My Roof-top orchid garden

I have a little roof-top garden. When I first saw orchids on a street stall of  Dhanmondi Residential area, I just fall in love with orchids. Attractive colors, shiny petals and small to medium sized flowers just made me crazy. I started to collect orchids plants from Dhanmondi, Agargoan and Mirpur nurseries.Soon it became my passion.Each year I visit  Brikha Mela in Agargaon to collect seedlings of orchids.

Dendrobium Orchid
I have set up a Matcha (bamboo roof) and placed net over the roof. Orchids need shadow to grow and bloom.Orchids also need plenty of air. In forest orchids grow on trees.Some orchids also grow on ground. The Dendrobium orchid is common in Dhaka's nurseries. It is also low priced. 

Ground orchid
I started my roof-top garden with Dendrobium and now I have a collection of almost 25 species of orchids. This hanging plants make me happy everyday. When my mood goes down, I just look at the flowers, their mind warming colors and brightness, deep greenish leafs give me strength. 

The dancing dolls orchids

 Just look at the above orchid.It is called 'The dancing dolls' orchid. If you closely observe the flower, you will see that little girls wearing yellow Gagra ( Indian dancing custom) dancing extending their hands above their heads. 

Catellya orchids is a medium to large sized orchids. It's native land is Thailand.Catellya orchids are used to decorate houses, offices and hotels in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines. It is also called 'Cut flowers'. 

Brikkho Mela in Dhaka city

Brikho Mela or Tree fair is now an annual fair in Dhaka City,which takes place in Agargaon through June.People from every corner of the city visit this fair especially the tree and plants lovers come here frequently. The main attraction of the fair is trees-from tiny seedlings to grown ones with fruits.

Brikho Mela at Agargaon in Dhaka City

I have a roof-top garden.In the garden I have variety of  trees such as Guava, lemon and kamranga (starfruit) etc.Roof-top gardening has became a hobby for some house-owners in Dhaka city. A roof-top garden needs large containers ( drums) and good soil and plenty of  hybrid fruit trees.

The fair contains various stalls of  fruit trees and flowers. Home decoration flowers such as orchids,palms,money plants are also available here. Some stalls display Egyptian sweet fig, longan, dragonfruit, passionfruit (also called Tang) and avocado trees.Jambura, tetul, sofeda and mango are popular items in the fair. People feel delight when they see small trees bearing fruits and flowers. Taking a selfie with trees or flowers became a hobby. 

A pot plant in the fair

I  mainly visit orchids flowers stalls. Depto orchids stall in the fair exhibits some common orchids which can survive in the home conditions such as Dendrobiums,Vanda,Fox tail,Cattleya,Phalaenopsis etc. Orchids are high priced. You have to bargain with the sellers.Usually a Dendrobium orchid costs around 250-500 taka and a Phalaenopsis may cost 1000 to 3000 taka per piece. The nursery also exhibits seedlings of  the Dendrobium orchids.

Those who have no scope for roof-top gardening try to buy fancy flowers plants,Cactus and varieties of money plants. If you are tree lovers,this is the fair you must attend.    

Eating Out: Shawkat Kabab Ghor,Mirpur,Dhaka

Eating out with family or friends has become a part of our lifestyle now a day. We sometimes feel boring to eat homemade foods and want a break. As I am a resident of Mirpur,I usually like to visit a local Kabab restaurant named ‘SHAWKAT KABAB GHOR’ in Mirpur.
Shawkat Kabab Ghor,Mirpur,Dhaka
The restaurant remain overcrowded all time. So you have to wait for some time to have a seat. Various types of mouthwatering kababs are available here. Customers having the kabab with paratas or luchi. In holydays such as Friday and Saturday the restaurant remain over-crowded. You may not have any seat. So guys avoid holidays.
Kabab items.
Kabab Items list
  Ghorur chap ( Beef cutlet)
Murgi chap ( Chicken cutlet)
 Khashi chap ( Mutton cutlet)  
Mogoj ( Brain)
Shami kabab
Jali kabab
        Deem chap ( egg cutlet)
      Shahi kabab
   Guli kabab
Alur chap
Sheek kabab
Boti kabab
Special Parata
Kema chap
Native chicken roast 

Shawket Kabab Ghor-Front side

Address :  Shop no-1 ( Opposite to Mirpur Indoor Stadium)

Secion : 10, Block-A