This will be among the best gardens of Pakistan one day. A garden that I started from scratch 3 years ago has started to take shape and the plants are maturing. Among the best gardens of Pakistan , this is probably the youngest but it grows over 300 very unique and not so common flowering plants. Most of these are exotic and imported from various countries. Welcome to the garden of SYED ALI ZAFAR , barrister and a keen gardener.
Located near Orchard Road, Islamabad , we started this garden 3 years ago with an English Garden Theme in our mind. Overwhelmed by the beauty of English gardens , We also had an obstacle that we did not want to build a garden that only blooms in spring and is dull for the rest of the year. We wanted to have equal share of magic in all four seasons and that made us work really hard. We planted diffrent varieties of Maples, Houyttunia Chameleon, Heucheras and berberis to give Red and Sophora Gold Rust , Ilex variegata , and some other variegated plants to Give other colors to break the green. Flowering plants provided us other range of colors in the garden.
You can view the video below and see some of the exotic plants blooming.
We are almost into June and Summer Flowering Plants “Coreopsis Grandiflora” are making a good display as perennial bedding plants. Also known as tickseed , they are equally good as pot plants. Summer Blooming Plants “Coreopsis” bloom from March to November , they put on an excellent display. They can be grown in Sindh , Punjab and a few areas of KPK. If you are living in Karachi, Hyderabad , Multan , Rahimyar Khan, Lahore, Faialabad , Sialkot , rawalpindi, Peshawar, Islamabad or areas with similar climate, you can grow this plant with ease. It best thrives under full sun with adequate water. They ll make an excellent choice as summer flowering plants as they continue to please gardeners even in hot months of May and June when even the petunias and breathing their last.
Here’s a video from a customer’s outer lawn in Sialkot where tickseed were planted a year ago:
How To Grow:
We provide Coreopsis perennial plants in 10 inch pots. You can plant them at an interval of 9 inches. They are best grown in full sun while keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Make sure to add our “ORGANIC COMPOST” to soil before planting. Water well after planting so that you do not have to water it the next day but from the third day onward, water on daily basis unless there’s already enough moisture.
Here’s an image of a full grown Coreopsis Plant. It is roughly 12 inches apart and not more than 7 inches tall.
Coreopsis are propagated by division of clump in mild season preferably in October or February. However, root division can be done from August to March with effective results. While dividing in winter months , place them under plastic or a speedy recovery. As the name suggests, plants can also be propagated by seed. Sow seeds in February or March under Green Net or filtered sunlight.