Category Archives: Gardening

Home Canvas Aims to Redefine Home Décor Shopping Online

homecanvasHome Décor is the most challenging aspect of making the space we live ours.  With many shops and online sites offering products, it is a nightmare to locate the ones we want without losing the bigger picture. Many times, during my purchase spree, we have landed with items which we never want to use as it does not fit into the idea we have in our mind. On contemplation, we understood the mismatch between the sellers and buyer’s mindset. We arrive at a theme and look around to buy things that match but the sellers are only selling products. This makes a big difference, be it furniture, furnishing or other household items, either offline or online. It has been overwhelming at times since it involves substantial investment of money, time and effort. This is when I stumbled across an online site, Home Canvas, a platform that curates furniture and home decor products from stores, suppliers and artisans from all over the country.

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Love Gardening? Be at Terrace Gardeners Meet in Chennai

Are you the urban gardener or a green thumb looking for an opportunity to get on the gardening bandwagon? Then check out this post –

Terrace Gardeners meet is going to be conducted at the Spaces in Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar.
Avail the opportunity to meet and mingle with namma Chennai’s popular Gardeners, buy gardening kits and Organic gardening materials, herbal plants, flowering plants, lot of seeds and saplings as takeaways. Lucky dip prizes, event for kids, talk sessions by experts, herbal juices and tea for the health conscious, and much more.

Location : Spaces, Elliots beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Date : 28th November 2015
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

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Health And Fitness – Heart Warming Ways to #ProtectHerHeart

A timely initiative by BlogAdda brought us in terms with health that needed attention but still somehow was not given the priority it requires. Life is so fast paced that we lose track of time and also we have made our day complex that we do not find time to attend to our health and wellness. When you are aged above 40, doctors advise yearly checkup as most of the diseases show up their ugly head during this time. Last year checkup doctor advised walking and low salt diet to make sure BP is under control.

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It was much easier to implement the low salt diet though there were demands for extra salt initially but soon it has become part of our diet. Walking did not find the daylight at all as we kept discussing about the ideal time and the area to walk as our place was abuzz with heavy traffic always. Discussion kept on till it was finally shelved and forgotten.

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Interested in creating a Kitchen Garden?

July is the right month to plant seeds in your kitchen garden, say experts in the state agriculture department.

Kitchen garden at Bolen residence

The department has designed a training programme for homemakers and entrepreneurs to set up kitchen gardens in apartments, rooftops and empty spaces wherein they can learn in easy steps how to grow organic food without too much investments.

Sixty people have already registered for this one-day training which will be given Wednesday at the Information and Training Centre (ITC) premises of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Anna Nagar.

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Attention : Bonsai lovers, Bonsai Exhibition in the City

Bonsai na praça - Arraial do CaboBODHI – THE CHENNAI BONSAI ASSOCIATION & INDO – JAPAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY*   (IJCCI) cordially invite you to a BONSAI EXHIBITION

The event will be inaugurated by Kayoko Furukawa, Consul, Consulate – General of Japan.

The demonstration will be done by Suseela Vergis and Dr. Yogesh Bhuvaneswar of BODHI, The Chennai Bonsai Association.

Bonsai is the art of growing dwarfed ornamental varieties of trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays by selective pruning techniques. The trees are grown in various styles such as upright, informal upright, slanting, cascade and semi cascade and in sizes ranging from small and medium to large.

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Chennai’s The Touch and Smell Garden

M S Swaminathan Foundation’s unique Touch and Smell Garden for the visually impaired was set up on the basic principle that it is not by sight alone that we perceive objects.From a distance it looks like an ornamental garden put there to break the monotony of the surrounding buildings. Swinging terracotta pots disgorge leafy vines, and lotus lined mini tanks glimmer in the afternoon sun. The narrow, neatly tiled pathways are embedded with smooth pebbles to show the three directions a walker may take. Every few feet a strip of red coir mat marks off the path. There is a central pergola with benches attached to its pillars. A picture-perfect piece of land set in the ordered, efficient beauty of the M S Swaminathan Research Centre in Chennai.

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Urban Horticulture Development Centre, Chennai

Urban Horticulture Development Centre was established at Chennai to serve as an information center for hi-tech horticulture technology and conduct training programs at chennai.

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