A forest of flowers (kusuma) was in Kusuma-sarovara full of varieties of trees, creepers and flowers like beli, cameli, juhi, yuthi, mallika and campaka. Srimati Radhika used to come here on the pretext of picking flowers with Her girlfriends, but Her real intent was to meet rasika Sri Krsna, with whom She would have love-quarrels and sarcastic exchanges full of rasa.
Krsna-bhavanamrta describes how one day Srimati Radhika was picking flowers here with Her girlfriends when Krsna arrived, and the following exchange took place:
Krsna: Who is there?
Krsna: Tell Me honestly, who are You?
Krsna: You are speaking in a very crooked way.
Radha: And You speak in a very straight way, don't You?
Krsna: I am asking You who You are.
Radha: Don't You know?
Krsna: What are You doing?
Radha: Picking flowers to worship the Sungod.
Krsna: Have You received permission from anyone to do so?
Radha: There is no need of anyone's permission.
Krsna: Aha. I have caught a thief today. I wondered who was stealing flowers every day and ruining this garden. Now I have caught You, and will punish You straight away.
Radha: Since when have You become the master of this flower garden? Have You ever planted a single flower here? Have You ever even watered one? On the contrary, You ruin this flower garden with Your hundreds and thousands of cows and Your boisterous, brazen friends. Indeed, since when have You become the protector of this garden?
Krsna: Do not defame a pious, righteous person like Me. Now I shall teach You a good lesson.
Radha (smiling): Aha-ha, You are a highly pious and righteous person, are You? You killed a woman right after Your birth; You lied to Your mother even in childhood; You stole butter from the houses of the neighbouring gopis; and when You became a little older, You stole the clothes of the young gopis. Only a few days ago, You killed a calf. This is the extent of Your pious, saintly conduct.
Hearing the retort, Krsna scratched His head and looked towards clever Madhumangala, who advised Him, "One's wellbeing lies in remaining quiet." At this point, all the sakhis surrounded Syamasundara (Krsna) and began to clap.