Friday, July 30, 2010

Treasure trove of natural fragrances ... Juniper greens ... :)

If I were as stingy with my money as I am with my garden greens ... my husband says ... I'd be a millionairess by now ... ;)

my Juniper's just got their first trim  ... and I just couldn;t get myself to throw away all the cuttings ... I love the  heavy woody fragrance ... and if its my treasure then I got to have them in the treasure chest ... :)


there are some very fragrant greens in the garden ... if you try them ... some of their cutting make the room smell beautiful ... and in case of the more woody ones like the juniper and other conifers ... you can even mush up some thicker stems and branches and hide them in all that green ... the thicker ones are more fragrant at times ... then the tender ones ...



So next time you are doing away with the greens  ... think of me  ... :) and ofcourse please ... Oh! please share with me what you ended up doing with them ... in the meanwhile .... aaaouch! they are bloody pokey  ... but I am enjoying the fragrance ...and they look pretty too ... what do you say...  :)

25 comments:

Preeti Kashyap said...

Such a nice idea!

mo said...

Beautiful pictures. I can smell the Juniper greens! *hugs*

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

fabulous idea and love the chest!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely idea and a gorgeous treasure chest!

Sidu said...

oooh that treasure trove is beyond gorgeous. is it an indian find ?

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Lovely chest and the combination of green and dull gold is beautiful!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post !...superb idea and a stunning treasure chest :)

GB said...

LOVE that treasure chest...and I have to agree on the fresh woody aroma of evergreens.....lovely!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh My GOd could almost smell the greens and such a brilliant idea. You rock my friend.And I have fallen in love with the chest. Absloutely brilliantly awesome.Reading your blogs is a visualtreat . I linger on the pages for hours just can't get enough of it .Dying to see your house in person.

Kamini said...

Oh wow! The greens look beautiful against that chest! You're right...that woodsy piney fragrance is intoxicating! Just looking at your pics makes me feel like I am walking thru the woods early in the morning....

Sudha said...

cant help but stare at the treasure chest...wonderful

Komali Nunna said...

Hi Rajee,
I know exactly what you mean by natural fragrances in the house. Summer, I always cut some branches in the evening from Raat ki Rani bush and bring it inside. If I am having overnight guests I leave a small bowl of Michelia Champaca flowers in their room. I love your brass treasure chest. What a beautiful piece!

Rekha said...

Lovely pictures, and the chest too.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Preeti,
Glad you enjoyed it ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Mo,
Thankyou for dropping by ... and those are lovely compliments ... and the warmest hug ever ... thankyou again ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anu,
Thankyou ... grabbed that chest at the Navi Mumbai brass store ... the evening before I left for Gurgaon ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sidu,
Everything about this is all Indian ... I was told that the man who cast this brass chest was a traveller of sorts ... I often wonder myself if his inspirations were from more than one region of India... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi @ Once upon a tea time,
Guess some spur of the moment thingies turn out quite nice ... glad you too enjoyed it ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sanghamitra,
Thankyou ... always love to hear from you... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Gagan,
That chest is surprisingly very heavy and no way was I being able to hold the lid up ... kept closing over the lil' cuttings ... but I guess in the end it looks nice just that way ... :)
Thanks for dropping by and leaving me your thoughts ... love them as always ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Snehal,
All I can say girlie is ... fly over ... I'll come pick you up at the airport ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Kamini,
I do love having the greens indoors too and not just the flowers ... its lovely to be able to share all my thought via this blog ... and get to here lovely thoughts in response ... thankyou so much ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sudha,
Me too ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

HI Komali,
I can imagine how amazing it is to have all those fragrant flower plants around ...I too am thinking of planting Raat Ki Rani along the windows to bring in some natural fragrances with the wind ... :)THanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts with me .. :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
Thankyou ... :)

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