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Dave's Garden Articles: By Dinakar KR

Sunday, August 19, 2012

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Flowers as a theme in Philately
By Dinakar KR (Dinu)

Flowers as a theme in the hobby of stamp collecting (Philately) can be fun. Many countries have issued various postage stamps to commemorate certain events or to 'immortalize' certain rare species of flowers and plants. There may be many who have chosen this theme as it can also be a learning tool. I have found it interesting.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

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Some potential benefits and medicinal uses of Pomegranate
By Dinakar KR (Dinu)

Most parts of the pomegranate (Punica granatum) tree is useful to remedy many common day to day ailments. It is said to be a 'cure for all ills'. The pomegranate is valued as a powerful medicinal plant and used in folk medicines. Its uses also find mention in ancient pharmacological manuscripts. Its value as a wonderful 'polycrest' is too well known. Here are some of its potentials and medicinal uses of this humble tropical fruit. This shrubby little tree is quite easy to grow in home gardens.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Dave's Garden leads to Dinu's Garden
By Dinakar KR (Dinu)

Gardening has been one of the most enjoyable passions for me since as long as I can remember. DG revolutionized my idea of gardening and I narrate how it all happened and changed the way I live, changed the way I garden and much more. I would often look back to derive happiness this 'DG thing' has brought to me and my family. DG is one of the best things that have 'happened' in my life that gave rise to what I call my 'Eden', with really some effort for which I don't regret. Smile Read on.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

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Grow plants that give glowing health
By Dinakar KR (Dinu)

I intend to share some hints about a few plants that possess medicinal value and are in wide use. Medicinal herbs are too numerous and the subject itself is too vast to cover here. This is not an exhaustive guide, but just a little window to that world where one can take a peek and have a "dekko."

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Rainwater harvesting - the need of the day
By Dinakar KR (Dinu)

Gardeners must do this; So should farmers and others! You will never regret for its benefits! Let's do our small bit to 'save our only Earth'.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

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Thrills and ills of seed trading
By Dinakar KR (Dinu)

As I moved on, trading has taught me many lessons as failures far outweighed successes, not in terms of the seeds reaching destinations, but the reached ones germinating as I [foolishly] desired. That led to great disappointment but the positives that resulted from all that has been a worthy outcome.

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