The Tulasi Garden is the first garden I ever visited in Amritapuri. I probably saw it for the first time a decade or more ago. It has changed so much over the years. They have added land and there are so many different kinds of plants there now. Most of the plants are edible.
I really enjoyed my visit to the Tulasi garden last week. These first photos are of the nursery and some newly planted seedlings. (Click on any of the galleries to enlarge the photos.)
The garden had a banana palm that was at least thirty feet tall. It was twice the size of any I have seen in the past. I also saw several sprouts, the beginning of new banana palms. These photos show various views of banana palms.
I thought this scene of a coconut palm tree was beautiful.
These are old and new papaya trees. The short ones surround the tall one.
There was a wild orchid in the garden.
This is a photo of some of the rudraksha trees…
The seeds that are inside the fruit of a rudraksha tree are sacred. They are often used in making malas. I took these photos of the fruit of rudraksha trees, and the seeds that are inside of them, a few years ago. The second photo was taken at a work station where ashram residents were separating the seeds from the fruit.
Below are photos of other plants I saw in the garden.
And last but not least, I saw this unusual but beautiful tree as I walked back to the main part of the ashram.
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