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Khush Manzari – خوش منظری April 9, 2017

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.چیری کے پیڑوں پہ پھولوں سے لدی یہ ڈالیاں !
میری آنکھوں میں کسی جنگل کی جیسے ہرنیاں
کس محبّت سے ترے نغمے سناتی ہیں مجھے
میٹھی آوازوں کی پائل سے جگاتی ہیں مجھے
تیز رفتاری سے کتنی دور تک جاتا ہے دل
کان میں چپکے سے کہتا ہے کوئی : آ مجھ سے مِل
اب بھی اونٹوں کے گلے میں بج رہی ہیں گھنٹیاں
اب بھی صحرا میں سنہری شام کی ہیں سرخیاں
کیا کہوں میں خواب جیسے اِس فسانے کے لئے
پھول تو ہوتے ہیں دریا میں بہانے کے لئے
دائروں میں جھوم کر آتا پہاڑی سے دھواؑں
اُڑتے اُڑتے مجھ پہ رکھ جاتا ہے اک کوہِ گراں

( فــرزانـہ نیــناںؔ )

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Angelonia – کالی آنکھوں والی سوسن August 14, 2012

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اینجولینیا کا پودا کیاریوں میں خوب بھلا معلوم ہوتا ہے، آج میں آٹھ پودے خرید کر لایٔ اور کیاریوں میں لگادیۓ، اب دیکھیں کہ ان پر بہار کب آتی ہے! ۔

سفید اور گلابی سی یہ ننھی ننھی کلیاں میرے من کو خوب بھایٔں، گو کہ موسم بہار جب بھی آیا میری چھوٹی سی بگھیا میں پھول لگانے کے کے لیۓ زمین کی قلت پڑ جاتی ہے اور خان صاحب کی جیب بھی چھوٹی ہونے لگ جاتی ہے مگر پھولوں سے میرا عشق تو ازل سے ہے، اس پر خزاں اپنا تسلط نہیں جما سکتی !۔

Angelonia is also called summer snapdragon, and once you get a good look at it, you’ll know why. It has salvia-like flower spires that reach a foot or 2 high, but they’re studded with fascinating snapdragon-like flowers with beautiful colorations in purple, white, or pink. It’s the perfect plant for adding bright colour to hot, sunny spaces. This tough plant blooms all summer long with spire like spikes of blooms. While all varieties are beautiful, keep an eye out for the sweetly scented selections.

While most gardeners treat Angelonia as an annual, it is a tough perennial in Or if you have a bright, sunny spot indoors, you can even keep it flowering all winter.

Light: Sun

Plant Type: Annual

Plant Height: 1-2 feet tall

Plant Width: 1-2 feet wide

Flower Colour: Blooms in shades of white, pink, or purple, depending on type

Landscape Uses: Containers, Beds & Borders

Special Features: Flowers, Fragrant, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Easy to Grow

ایک اور پودا جو ”کالی آنکھوں والی سوسن” کہلاتا ہے وہ بھی کافی دن سے میری نظر میں تھا،

اتفاقا [ہوم بیس] میں وہ بھی سیل پر لگا ہوا مل گیا، بیچارا مرجھا رہا تھا اور قیمت بھی گرادی گیٔ تھی، ۔

اب بھلا مجھ کو ترس کیسے نہ آتا اور پودے کے لیۓ میرا دل کیوں نہ مرجھاتا!

لہذا یہ پودا بھی میری ننھی سی بگھیا  میں جاۓ امان پا گیا۔

اس پودے کی وجہ سے تتلیاں بھی کھنچی چلی آتی ہیں سو دیکھنا یہ ہے کہ کس کس رنگ اور قسم کی تتلی منڈلاۓ گی، اور اس پودے کی کالی کالی آنکھیں کس کو لبھایٔں گی!۔

Rudbeckia Hirta, the Black-eyed Susan, with the other common names of Brown-eyed Susan, Brown Betty, Brown Daisy (Rudbeckia triloba), Gloriosa Daisy, Yellow Daisy, and Yellow Ox-eye Daisy. It is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is an upright annual (sometimes biennial or perennial) Black-eyed Susans can be established, like most other wildflowers, simply by spreading seeds throughout a designated area. They are able to reseed themselves after the first season.

The plant can reach a height of 1 m. It has alternate, mostly basal leaves 10-18 cm long, covered by coarse hair. It flowers from June to August, with inflorescences measuring 5-8 cm in diameter with yellow ray florets circling a brown, domed center of disc florets.

Butterflies are attracted to Rudbeckia hirta when planted in large color-masses

The roots but not seedheads of Rudbeckia hirta can be used much like the related Echinacea purpurea.

It is an astringent used as in a warm infusion as a wash for sores and swellings, The Ojibwa used it as a poultice for snake bites and to make an infusion for treating colds and worms in children. The plant is diuretic and was used by the Menominee and Potawatomi.

Juice from the roots had been used as drops for earaches.

The plant contains anthocyanins.

Water Hyacinth June 30, 2010

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I bought my first Water hyacinth yesterday, Looking for it since long and suddenly I found it in Floraland Nottingham :).

With vibrant green color leaves, a fragrant and beautiful purple flower, and the ability to soak up excess pond nutrients faster than a frog hops off a hot rock in summer – the Water Hyacinth is a great plant to add to your water garden or pond.

Here are just some of it’s benefits:  They float, so you don’t have to worry about planting them or dividing them when they get too big (they divide automatically).


Hyacinths multiply like crazy, so you may only have to buy 4 or 5 and by the end of the summer, you will be giving them away to your friends.

They get a gorgeous purple flower when they bloom, that has a sweet smell to it as it sticks 4-5 inches above the top of the flower.

And most notable about the Hyacinth is it’s fantastic ability to soak up excess nutrients in your pond, as well as act as a ‘floating filter’.  It’s deep floating roots serve as natural filter brushes, trapping suspended silt and other debris in the water – just like an external filter brush would do.  Just shake your Hyacinth sometime, and notice all the silt come out and cloud the water.

And as far as absorbing algae causing nutrients, the Water Hyacinth is hands down the very best pond plant to help get your nutrient levels under control in your pond.

The species of water hyacinth comprise the genus Eichhornia. Water hyacinth are a free-floating perennial aquatic plant native to tropical and sub-tropical South America. With broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves are 10–20 cm across, and float above the water surface. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black. An erect stalk supports a single spike of 8-15 conspicuously attractive flowers, mostly lavender to pink in colour with six petals. When not in bloom, water hyacinth may be mistaken for frog’s-bit (Limnobium spongia).

One of the fastest growing plants known, water hyacinth reproduces primarily by way of runners or stolons, which eventually form daughter plants. It also produces large quantities of seeds, and these are viable up to thirty years. The common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) are vigorous growers known to double their population in two weeks.

In Assamese they are known as Meteka. In Sinhala they are known as Japan Jabara (ජපන් ජබර) due to their use in World War II to fool Japanese pilots into thinking lakes were fields usable to land their aircraft, leading to crashes. In Burmese they are known as Baydar.

In Southern Pakistan, they are the Provincial flower of Sindh.