Monsoon is the best season to sit back and relax amidst greenery in your blossoming garden. The rain gives a soothing effect to your mind and body and helps Mother Nature heal after hot summer season. Monsoon is the best time of the year for people who love gardening. Are you wondering which plants to grow this monsoon? Read on to know.
Gulmohar is an ornamental plant that can be seen covered in bright red & orange flowers during monsoon. People admire this plant for its beauty. It develops broad umbrella-shaped crowns during maturity period. It can grow up to a height of 30-40 feet. The plant is perfect for adding lush greenery and colour to your garden.
Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines, which is native to tropical and warm temperate regions. It is widely grown for the characteristic fragrance of its white flowers that attract bees. Some of the species of jasmine plant have yellow or cream flowers that can bloom all year long. It can grow in a pot, hanging basket or directly in the ground. The freshness of rain mixed with the scent of jasmine flowers will make you stay around them forever.
Hibiscus is a flowering plant native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. It comprises of several hundred species that are widely grown as ornamental plants. It can grow up to 15 feet. The colourful blooms of this plant attract birds and butterflies. The growth of flowers is quite generous in the rainy season that will give your garden a beautiful look.
Marigold is a fuss-free annual that brings the colour of sunshine and attracts bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects. The marigold seeds germinate quickly and bloom in about eight weeks. They are available in shades of orange & yellow with highlights of red, copper, gold, or brass. There are varieties of marigold available from 6 inches to 4 feet tall & 6 inches to 2 feet wide.
Cleome is a genus of flowering plant in the family Cleomaceae. We also know it as spider flower, spider plant or bee plant. It is a tall spiny plant with clusters of flowers. The scented flowers come in a variety of shades- pink, white, rose and light purple. Planting cleomes in the vegetable garden help attract beneficial insects and drive away bad bugs which damage crops.
Cosmos are annual flowering plants that are easy to grow. Summer and rainy seasons are best to grow cosmos flowers. The plant is 1.5- 4 feet tall and bears large red, pink, purple, and crimson flowers with a yellow centre. The flowers sit on the top of a long slender stem & form a cloud of colour that looks attractive. They attract birds, bees and butterflies to your garden.
Monsoon Cassia is also known as “Amaltas” or “Golden Flower.” It is known to have antibacterial & Ayurvedic properties. The yellow flowers of Monsoon Cassia give a perfect look to your garden during the rainy season. It is the state flower of Kerala. The gardeners use this plant for ornamental purposes due to its excessive flowering.
Honour the beautiful rainy season with the above mentioned flowering plants.