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Garden Walk: Series 1- Interview with Fashion and Food Blogger Vaishnavi

1. TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF?

Food and Fashion influencer, Jewellery designer and a Graduate in Bachelor of Business Management with a big heart for nature defines a lot about me. Being food and fashion enthusiast, I started my blog ‘Grubmode’ that defines ‘grub’ means food, ‘mode’ means fashion. My life is all about the love to experiment with Fashion and Food. I love exploring new places and wanderlust from the heart. As a Gemini, who has traits of multi faceted personality; I am a different person every day, who is driven by a passion for learning something new every day and every moment.

2. YOUR INSTAGRAM PROFILE IS SO BEAUTIFUL I GUESS YOUR HOME IS ALSO BEAUTIFUL.

Thank you for the compliments, it really means a lot to me. I believe in keeping my home beautiful as it is the place that I spend most of my time. We forget to enjoy and feel the small things of life which bring us priceless happiness because of a regular hectic schedule. I took a step to bring “INDOOR DECORATION” inside my living which keeps the house beautiful, the indoor decoration can make even the small house beautiful, AGREE?!DO

3. YOU LIKE ROOFTOP GARDENING IDEA?

OF COURSE, I DO, we actually do enjoy nature right?!

After all who doesn’t enjoy having greens at their house ?, and I completely believe that gardening is a great workout and spending minimum 30 minutes at your garden will reduce stress. In fact, University studies show that gardening for just 30 minutes a day can have real tangible health benefits. Besides burning hundreds of calories weeding, digging holes and planting; gardening is said to increase flexibility, strengthen joints, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and even lower your risk for diabetes. So this is one of the best workouts to get around the house.

4. IF YOU HAVE TO GROW EVERY FOOD THAT YOU USE FOR YOUR SELF FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE WHAT TYPE OF PLANTS YOU WILL GROW 😜? ONLY 5

Aha! That’s a tricky one, but being honest I would like to grow tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onions, chillies and bell peppers I prefer basic veggies in my garden as it is vital in daily life.

5. WHAT TIPS YOU GIVE TO OUR VIEWERS TO STAY FIT AND HEALTHY LIKE YOU?

  • Intake water: On an average, a person should have 3-4 litres of water on a daily basis. But if you need to find the exact water requirement of your body then just divide your total weight by 16. For instance, if your weight is 60 you need to have 3.75 litres of water for your body to function properly.
  • Say yes to fat: Fat is important for your muscles to repair themselves after a strenuous workout. But more than that, it is excellent for bone health. Unsaturated fats — such as Omega 6 and Omega 3, found in olives, walnuts, almonds, pecan, brazil nuts and flax seeds — are a must-have
  • Watch your eating habit: No matter how busy you are, never skip your meal. It slows down your metabolism rate. Also, don’t stick to one type of food; add varieties in your meals. That way you can kerb your desire to indulge and personally I never diet, I intake and eat everything crave but working out for an hour is mandatory.
  • Sleep: Even if you just get out for a walk a few times a week, exercise is important for being fit and healthy. Cardiovascular exercise helps to strengthen the heart and lungs, strength training helps to strengthen the muscles and stretching helps to reduce the risk of injury by increasing flexibility. Exercise also improves circulation and body awareness, and regular exercise can help combat depression.

6. WHAT IS THE BEST GARDEN YOU EVER VISITED?

Lalbagh botanical garden in southern Bangalore. This garden is a home to a various variety of flora and fauna.

7. NOW PLEASE SHARE YOUR DREAM AND FUTURE PLAN. SO YOUR FOLLOWERS CAN KNOW WHAT VAISHNAVI IS UP TO.

Well as you all know, I’m an aspiring fashion and food blogger and I will continue to pursue in the same field. I am also a freelance jewellery designer and business developer at my dad’s new venture. I shall continue to learn, live and enjoy every moment as an influencer, business geek, foodie, fashionista and a proud daughter. I am excited about all the adventures ahead, Please stay connected with me for extremely interesting stuff about food, fashion and more on my all social networks.

8. TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBY THAT IS GARDENING?.

I love gardening, and that is a part of my daily routine now. Credits and kudos to my lovely mother. She always had interests about plants, flowers and growing organic vegetables. Yes, now as her daughter I have inculcated this hobby of her.  My mother and I believe that

that a garden teaches you to look at living things. You cannot keep a garden if you are not aware of the seasons or if you don’t understand why a plant might thrive in a certain place and die in another.

My personal belief is that my mother thought, in some ways, that God was not only in temples but also in the nature of wellness. So by stopping to see how each plant is doing was a form of compassion. We have to learn a lot from plants – they can suffer from winter wind and things like that, but they have the strength to repair themselves. Isn’t that amazing? Every time I see a bud blooming, that brings a smile on my face, and whenever I am sick my mother never lets me touch the plants too.(yes, not kidding) the best lesson she gave me is that gardening applies to our own lives too.

9. WHERE YOU GET IDEAS FOR BEAUTIFUL TERRARIUMS PLANT GARDEN.

Terrariums are those where we grow plants inside a glass jar or a container which contains soil. A terrarium can be closed and open terrarium, Terrarium are often kept as a decorative or ornamental item and I really love this idea. And the ideas and thoughts I get while I create them are endless, nevertheless, I experiment with them every time, results may differ some may turn to be beautiful, some crooked, but terrariums have nothing in particular though.

I customise terrariums based on themes, I usually create with a simple house theme, adding few miniature elements ex: ladybugs, pebbles, chairs and create an environment just like a garden using succulents.

10. WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 GARDENING POT FROM YOUR HOME

  • Basic nursery pots
  • Hanging pots
  • shaped mud pots
  • Ceramic pots
  • Plastic containers

I hope you guys like this lovely interview done by vaishnavi about gardening. She is an amazing personality go checkout her instagram profile which full of food and fashion post- – Check out profile here

5 Plants that Help you Sleep Like Never Before

We have covered the topic on those plants that can repeal plants and also plants that can repel snakes, and now we bring you the list of 5 plants that can help you sleep better.

You must be wondering how the plants can help me sleep? Keep reading this list, and I will explain how each plant enables you to sleep in different ways.

Bamboo Palm

We all love bamboo palm, and it has such benefits as we all know. These benefits also include help you get to sleep more easily.

Bamboo palm is excellent for purifying of airborne toxins like benzene and trichloroethylene. These airborne toxins can lead to low oxygen intake and bad sleep cycles.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has so many beauty benefits as you already know. Aloe vera also helps us getting sound sleep.

Aloe vera release oxygen in the night that will make surrounding easy to breathe. This plant, in particular, is great for purifying benzene and formaldehyde.

Areca Palm

Areca palm is used for decoration purpose because of its exotic-looking leaves.

This plant acts as a natural humidifier, and because of this feature, it is helpful for the people with the issue of a sinus.

Sleep issues are a major concern in recent times due to busy and stressed lifestyle. But having 6-8 hours of sleep per day can help you with so many problems according to various studies.

These are many health-related tech gadgets like sleep tracking devices that can not only monitor your sleep but help you to improve your overall sleep quality. If you would like to know more about these sleep monitors and other health gadgets,  I recommend to check out the SmartifyLife for the effective use of sleep gears in your daily life.

California poppy

It is the state flower of California. California poppy’ parts that grow above the ground is used for medicine.

We have enough reports to say that this plant helps in better sleeping directly because this plant is used to treatment of insomnia. In combination with other herbs, California poppy is used for depression.

Lavender

People usually associate lavender with two specific traits: its fragrance and its color. It has other health benefits also with the oil.

Lavender with its fragrance can help you get better sleep according to a study,  where scientists attempted to determine how aromatherapy affects sleep quality.

Did you like this blog? If yes you will like reading how women surrounding plants live longer.

How to make beautiful Garden fountain DIY

Garden fountain DIY

We all love fountain in the garden it represent how beautiful a garden is and also it increase the beauty of the garden.We have written this blog so you can create Garden fountain DIY.

After learning from this guide please make sure to comment about when you will start preparing your own fountain.

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How to make Garden Fountain

Before creating your fountain you have to first learn how fountain work.

Fountain consist of a tank that hold the water and placement of the tank is always at the Bottom. A pump is submersible inside the water tank that will pump the water at the top of the fountain.

This pump and pipe are both hidden to create natural look.when we start the pump water will pump to the top and it will fall back on the tank.

This way the fountain will keep on working and it will keep on making our garden beautiful.

Selecting the fountain design

Now that you have learned the basis of the fountain it is time to learn how to design your first fountain.

In the design process you have to make sure to follow these basic point.

  • Water tank should be big and should have a space to hide the pump.
  • The path of the water fall should be beautiful and slow so water do not go out of the fountain.
  • Pipe and wire should be hidden.
  • You your creativity in creating your own fountain design.

Beautiful fountain design ideas

We have selected some easy fountain design ideas that you can build by your own with some creativity.

Garden fountain DIY
Garden fountain DIY

Selecting the Pump for Fountain

There is a specific pump that can be really helpful for this type of DIY it is the solar powered pump and that will be easy to hide. It will be also easy to install this pump in your dream garden.

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Women Surround Plants Live Longer Really

Women Surround Plants Live Longer Really

We all know that green plant and healthy living can increase the life spam of the person.This report will prove that women surround plants live longer really is it possible?

Let’s start the blog post but before going into the blog post share this blog post to let your family and friend to be more healthy.

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The research comes out of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. It analyzes the results of an eight-year study that looked into a potential link between vegetation and life expectancy.

The findings? Women who lived in the greenest surroundings were found to have mortality rates a whopping 12 percent lower than those of women who lived in plant-less homes and areas. And these women not only had a longer life expectancy but better mental health, too.

Haganta Plum Tree plant Care and Growing Tips

Haganta Plum Tree plant

In Recent year the trend is to grow beautiful fruit plant in the backyard garden or the rooftop garden. Many gardeners want haganta plum tree plant in their house so we have created this blog for you guys.

How many type of fruit plants do you have in your garden? and what is the most difficult fruit plant you have ever grown?

Haganta Plum information

Learn about the details of the Haganta plum

Season of Plum Tree

early September or mid September is the best time for Plum Tree growing.

Plum Tree Uses

Eat fresh as this is fruit.

Disease

This plant is resistance to disease is Good

Other Information on Plum Tree

Haganta is one of the heaviest-cropping of all plums (although not in the same league as Victoria). The stone separates quite easily from the flesh (free-stone).

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Haganta Plum Care tips

Where to find the plant for havanta plum? Do not worry about finding the plant to grow yourself because haganta plum is too easy to find in your local nursery.

It is advisable to start with saplings, rather than seeds because it is more beneficial.

Before planting the haganta plum make sure soak the plant in the water for one hour. dig a hole in the garden in the desired location and put the plant after one hour.

It is relatively simple if you have grown the fruits tree before.

Thumb cactus (Mammillaria Matudae)| Information

Thumb Cactus (Mammillaria Matudae )| Information 

Mammillaria matudae is a columnar cactus that offsets basally to form wide clusters in time. The stem is quite tidy in youth and tends to recline as it elongates giving the old plant a characteristic sprawling habit.

Thumb Cactus is called by this name because of the shape of the plant. If you have this plant in your please tell us in the comment section.

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Magenta flowers Information

This section we will learn about the common information about this flower and the cactus.

Shape of magenta Flower

Magenta flowers usually just 2-5 cm from the growing tip of the cactus. There are ample variations among spines colour.

Flower location and how it gets its name

The flowers are attractive, tubular, with meganta colour on the outer portion of the petals. The stigma is whitish and prominent, and the corolla throat showy with yellow coloration.

Stevia Plant | A herb With nutrition [facts]

Facts and Information of Stevia Plant

The Stevia, (Stevia rebaudiana), also called sweet leaf, flowering plant in the aster family (Asteraceae), grown for its sweet-tasting leaves. Stevia plant is native to Paraguay, where it has a long history of use by the Guaraní people. 

We should learn about new plants and flowers to increase our gardening information.I hope you like the information we provide if you like please comment.

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Stevia Plant Information

These are the basic details of the stevia plat.

Shape and size

Stevia is a tender perennial herb that reaches 30.5–80 cm (1–2.5 feet) in height. The oblong aromatic leaves are 2.5 cm (1 inch) long with a prominent midrib and are arranged oppositely along the stems.

Uses of Stevia Plant in Daily Life

This plant has leafs that contain a chemical that can act as a sweetener. This is why this plant is used fresh or dried to sweeten beverages or desserts or can be commercially processed into powdered noncaloric sweeteners

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These are the nutrition Facts Stevia Plant

  • The small tubular flowers have five white petals and are borne in terminal clusters; the flowers are usually removed to improve the flavour of the leaves.
  • This plant is very low in calories and it is has more sweetness than sugar so it can be used as artificial sugar.
  • Consuming this plant as the sugar can reduce the blood pressure in the body. It is also confirmed in the labs too.
  • The most good fact is that you can have this plant as the sugar and it will not give you any dental problems.
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There are many products that are using stevia leaf as the sugar substitute. You can buy these from any other online store or general store near you.

Grow Aloe vera indoors easy and fast

Grow Aloe vera indoors

Aloe vera is the most useful plant to grow if you want a home made beauty solution for your skin.So let’s learn how you can grow aloe vera indoors easily.

Aloe vera is used in almost all the major beauty products it will help you to get the best possible skin at home without chemicals. If you are using aloe vera please let us know in the comment section.

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Aloe vera juice is jack of all trades: it’s good for burns and many skin conditions,

it works as hair conditioner, styling gel, or for a doing your own non-toxic blow-out.

Growing aloe vera indoors

Growing aloe vera indoor is easy just follow these steps and you will have a healthy herbal skin remedy at home.

Step 1 – Soil

All members of the Aloe genus require sandy or gravelly soil with very good drainage to reduce the risk of root rot and nutritional deficiencies. When planted in containers, aloe vera plants do well in a mixture of commercial potting mix with extra sand, granite grit or perlite added.

Step 2 -Containers

There is no special requirement for the containers you can have the container according to the space and theme of your garden. But make sure it will be strong enough to handle the weight of the plant.

Step 3 – Water

Aloe vera is the Drylands plant it is low maintance plant. It need water only after water is completely dried. So it will need water in 1-2 weeks.

Now finally you have grown your aloe vera. What I want you to do it comment how many time a week you use aloe vera?

This Cute Plant That Reacts On Your Touch?

This Cute Plant That Reacts On Your Touch?

You love to touch the plant and flowers in your garden. But there is a plant will not like to be touched by anyone.This cute plant that reacts on your touch.

You will see the change in this plant position when you the touch the plant. But we will be happy if you keep in touch with us and give us a comment and share this post.

The mimosa pudica — also known as the sleepy plant or touch-me-not — reacts dramatically when touched or shaken.

Sensitive plant

When touched lightly, its leaves collapse, two by two, until the whole cluster closes up. The harder you bump it, the faster and more strongly it reacts.

The movement of plants caused by touch stimulus is known as Thigmonasty. In this mechanosensory response, water within the cells and other cell contents apply a certain amount of force against the cell walls of the plant; this is called turgor pressure.

These fruit have 65 more Vitamin C content than an Orange

These fruit have 65 more Vitamin C content than an Orange

Most of us know that orange is the best source of the vitamin C and when ever we need vitamin C we eat orange. But do know there are other fruits also that can provide you more vitamin C.

These data is collected by the many research sites and we do not clam for the proof. If you like this blog post please share this blog post with your friends.

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KiWi 

This Wonderfull fruit has more vitamin c than orange and this plant is originated from china and but in recent time this plant is found all over the world.

How to eat kiwi for better result?

Kiwi contains only 64 milligrams of vitamin C, a cup of sliced, green kiwi gives you 167 milligrams of vitamin C.

You would have to eat nearly 1 3/4 cups of orange slices to get the amount of vitamin C in 1 cup of sliced kiwi.

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Lychee

This fruit is called lichee and it is from the soapberry family.This exotic fruit also have more vitamin c from the orange.

Lychee is loaded with vitamin C, which means it can further protect you against the common cold and other infections, help the body develop resistance, and fight inflammation.

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Guava 

One of the most gregarious of fruit trees, the guava, Psidium guajava L., of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), is almost universally known by its common English name or its equivalent in other languages.

In Spanish, the tree is guayabo, or guayavo, the fruit guayaba or guyava. 

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