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Gardening in Northern India

Gardening with an incredible view

pink amaryllis growing in front of a house

Today we’re headed all the way to India to visit Saroj Sawhney’s beautiful garden. Saroj lives in the village Shyamkhet, Uttrakhand, in the north of the country.

The weather here has been a delightful experience, the fragrances particularly. The early morning begins with the chirping of the birds, the sunrise behind the hills, and morning light on the trees. The flowers are simply magical, and the changing light on the hill takes over with stunning views to admire.

close up of bright red rose with tree covered mountains behindA beautiful rose blooms against the backdrop of the mountains behind. What a magical setting for this garden!

pink amaryllis growing in front of a houseIn North America, we’re used to seeing amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids, Zones 8–11) grown as houseplants indoors in the winter. But in warmer climes, they can grow outside as beautiful flowering perennials.

lush plantings along a garden pathThe lush garden invites you to explore what is half-hidden behind the greenery.

home with lots of windows and surrounded by lots of treesThe home is beautiful and sits perfectly in the garden.

close up of Southern Magnolia treeSouthern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora, Zones 7–10) is native to the southeastern United States but is popular in gardens all over the warm parts of the world for its glossy foliage and beautiful, huge white flowers.

view of mountains in northern indiaLooking out from the garden to the beautiful views of the hills beyond.


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    simplesue 06/14/2023

    Wow! I love your cool house with the curved stone patio and garden- so beautiful! Love that photo of the red rose with your beautiful view in the background! So interested to see your S. Magnolia growing beautifully in India!

  2. btucker9675 06/14/2023

    Love the way your home sits so perfectly in your gardens and the surroundings. Beautiful!

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