Because I’ve been moping around the house all week about the tree, we went on a mad hunt around the city today to look for things, which would beautify the home office. The idea being that we were trying to replace the beauty of the view lost with something else, inadequate as it may be. The plan included wooden blinds from Lifestyle and potted plants. Unfortunately, Lifestyle does not have stock of the blinds I want. I have the worst luck with shopping, which probably explains why I hate it so much. I have been trying to buy a digital voice recorder for three weeks with dismal luck; everywhere I go, I run into MP3 players.
Anyway, we turned our attention to the potted plants instead. The Association of People with Disabilities runs a lovely horticultural center where all the plants are grown and nurtured by people with disabilities. Tucked away in a quiet lane in Jeevan Beema Nagar, the center is open between 11 and 5 on all days except Sunday, when they are open only in the mornings. It’s a little oasis amid the crowds and pollution and traffic.
They have a variety of plants for sale–outdoor plants, indoor plants, creepers, herbs, medicinal plants and flowering varieties.