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.
A beautiful rose blooms against the backdrop of the mountains behind. What a magical setting for this garden!
In 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.
Southern 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.
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