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Boshonto eshe gechey…

Have you noticed that the celebration has already started with the changing colour of the morning sky, the sweet breeze from the south, and the smell of 'amro-mukul', the

Letter from a reader

Allow me to thank you for the wonderful articles on plants and everything related to gardening.

Siyara – the new age planter

It has been over one year since the day Siyara came to my office and expressed her desire to visit a nursery – home of the plants! She wanted to touch the seeds and soils and see by herself how the life of a plant begins.

Fading greens in the concrete jungle

A city is meant to sustain life in every form. The concrete and the dust just do not seem to add up with the bustle of the people.

Orchids find a new home

The famed orchid is not an indigenous bloom and came to this land from one of our neighbouring countries. Like gracious hosts, nature lovers of the country welcomed orchids with open arms.

Budapest Park – a pride of Toronto city!

This is one of the favourite places, and a source of pride for Toronto city dwellers. As it combines history and nature together, the Budapest Park is termed as a 'city within a park.'

April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017

Dreaming Vincent's dream

On 30 March, the world celebrated artist Vincent Van Gogh's 164th birthday. To honour his memory, I decided it was best to begin with a short letter for him and to him directly, reminiscent of the song his artwork inspired, one whispering of starry, starry nights.

March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017

Rooftop Gardening: Days of Babylon to our Current Life

The concept of 'hanging gardens' fascinated me from the second grade.

February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017

Fading greens in the concrete jungle

A city is meant to sustain life in every form. The concrete and the dust just do not seem to add up with the bustle of the people.

February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017

Orchids find a new home

The famed orchid is not an indigenous bloom and came to this land from one of our neighbouring countries. Like gracious hosts, nature lovers of the country welcomed orchids with open arms.

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016

Budapest Park – a pride of Toronto city!

This is one of the favourite places, and a source of pride for Toronto city dwellers. As it combines history and nature together, the Budapest Park is termed as a 'city within a park.'

November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016

Q&As

It has been a long time since I last wrote my column. I was preoccupied during the entire hiatus but happy to have received some

November 1, 2016
November 1, 2016

Allan Garden Conservatory

Toronto city of Canada itself could be termed as a vast park. It has more than 1,500 parks with numerous open spaces and 600 km of trails.

October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016

Teresa – tale of an orchid lover

For over a period of three the sixth-floor balcony of a neighbourhood building attracted me so much that overtime I became its observer.

August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016

Buildings - with or without walls

For past few years, I have been observing a change in the building code as many builders/owners have started thinking about greenery.

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

Flowers that beautify the home and soul

Flowers are a veritable gift of nature, with power to change a scene, decor and a person's mood despite their delicate fragility.