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Rajini’s Terrace Garden

Roses, orchids, and more in a small space

close up of cluster of pink roses

My name is Rajini. I am from Bangalore, India. I have a terrace garden and would like to share these pictures.

close up of bright pink rain lilies in a containerThese plants are called rain lilies (Zephyranthes, Zones 7–10) because they tend to bloom throughout the summer, putting out a new flush of blooms after each rainstorm.

close up of various orchids in hanging baskets under a treeThis corner of Rajini’s terrace garden contains hanging containers of orchids. Many popular orchids grow in the branches of trees, so hanging baskets like these mimic how they would grow in the wild.

wider view of terrace garden and hanging basketsEven in a small space, you can grow a lot of things by using containers and hanging baskets.

close up of soft yellow orchid flowersSoft yellow Phalaenopsis orchids bloom in one of the hanging containers.

close up of cream colored rose with pink of edges of petalsThis rose is just stunning. I love how each petal is perfectly outlined in pink.

close up of bright yellow orchid with lots of bloomsThis is an Oncidium orchid, one of the easier types to grow and a heavy bloomer when happy.

close up of cluster of pink rosesThis rose has small individual flowers, but it makes up for that by producing them in these big clusters. I love how they open a darker pink and fade to near white, so the cluster shows many colors at once.

close up of roses with pink and white speckled and striped flowersFor multicolored roses, it’s hard to beat this one, with each bloom striped and speckled with pink and white. There are quite a few rose varieties that show this type of pattern. Each bloom is different, and all are beautiful.


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  1. sandyprowse 07/27/2023

    This posting of your garden is amazing! Such an education for me. The first Indian garden I have ever seen and the flowers are just absolutely beautiful. Every one of them. Thank you so much for sharing your labor of love with us.

    1. Rajini 07/29/2023

      Thank you. Really appreciate your comments.

  2. [email protected] 07/27/2023

    Your orchids are beautiful. Here in southeastern quebec Canada we have one small orchid in a pot inside but where you are they are bountiful just wow!

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    musabasjoosue 07/27/2023

    I love seeing what people are growing in areas very different from my own. Thank your for sharing this beautiful space!

  4. user-7392754 07/27/2023

    The cone-shaped containers for your orchids are really cool!! Your orchids are thriving in your climate! And your roses look very happy too! Thank you for sharing your stunning garden!!!

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    simplesue 07/27/2023

    Wow all those beautiful plants thriving on a terrace garden- just gorgeous!

  6. btucker9675 07/27/2023

    Love your terrace garden - the yellow of that phalaenopsis is gorgeous and the oncidium - I grew up calling that one dancing ladies. My mom had rain lilies in our garden in Florida when I was a kid and I always loved them. Thanks for sharing your corner of the world!

  7. Rajini 07/29/2023

    Thank you. Really appreciate your comments. It also motivates me to do much better. Thank you everyone for your comments

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