While nurturing and growing your garden is one way to bring some greenery into the urban environment, it isn't the only way. Especially, if you're looking to add some elevation and variety to your garden.
In that case, what you need is some trees that can transform a concrete jungle into a thriving urban wildlife sanctuary.
However, this can seem like a daunting prospect. Trees aren't like small flowers or shrubs; They require a different level of skill and attention. At least at the start. Once you have them up and running, then you can take full advantage of what they have to offer!
So, if you want to plant some trees in the nearby urban environment, not just gardens but also sidewalks and mid-crossings, then let us guide you.
Here's a list of trees that you can get started with:
The Gulmohar Tree: These trees thrive in warm climates, with moist soil that is nutrient-rich. So, they are perfect for Indian conditions! They don't grow too tall, so they are well-suited to being cultivated in your home garden in your backyard. This tree has a familiar and pertinent nickname, The Flame of the Forest, because of the bright reddish-orange flowers that it develops.
The Washingtonia Palm: If you want to grow an ornamental tree with an exotic appeal but don't have the time to take care of it, then here's the answer! The Washingtonia Palm does not need much water and grows in almost all kinds of soil. It is a regular fixture in the coastal regions but would be welcome on any sidewalk greenery project.
The African Tulip: Here's another ornamental tree, but this one is famous all over the world! It develops a dense foliage coverage and striking orange flowers that it can produce almost throughout the year. Just remember, these trees do grow a little tall so make some space for them. Also, they will need nutrient rich soil that is moist to develop to their potential truly. But after that, you will have a winner on your hands!
The Mountain Ebony Tree: In India, this tree is popularly known as Kanchan. It is renowned throughout the subcontinent for its fragrance that adds an almost soothing sense of calm to the environment. There also are multiple varieties of this available, each producing different colored blooms so you can take your pick. Their height too varies, from 10 meters to 4 meters depending on the growing conditions. The good news is that they are well-suited to the Indian climate and should be a right choice for you!
The Mango Tree: Is there any tree or fruit that has more connections to our childhood memories than the mango tree? Its sweet pulpy fruit was often the craving of our childhood years, and mango trees were popular locations for meetings and friendly gatherings. However, as you probably remember, mango trees can be quite tall, and you'll need to have enough space to support them. If you can find the right place, then there's nothing like them!
So, which of these trees do you wish to grow in your garden? Let us know we'll point you in the right direction!