Purple Sage

The drought hardy plant I spotted on my morning walk has been identified.  It is a introduced, desert-adapted plant called Leucophyllum frutescens (click for description and characteristics), commonly known as Purple Sage or Texas Sage.  It has really low water requirement, needing watering once in 2-3 weeks in the summer and just once a month in … Continue reading

Transect through East Delhi

The monsoon was late arriving and plants, including trees, were showing water stress.  On Sunday, July 1st, a week before the rains finally arrived, at 7 in the morning I took a walk down Vikas Marg following the Metro to the bridge to see how the street landscape put in during the Commonwealth Games was … Continue reading