I spent a few days shopping for (and buying!) plants last week, which was very therapeutic :-) Seeing the many gorgeous plants, I was so tempted to bring home all of them!! Alas, I stuck to my old favourites.
I spotted a group of Gloxinias on a rack at one nursery and quickly picked up two -- one red and one blue with white edges up. And on a nearby rack I found some African Violets that were just too hard to resist. They look absolutely lovely when put together :-)
Meanwhile, my old red with white edges Gloxinia was (and is!) blooming happily in the garden. The blooms stayed for a longer period of time due to the wet weather and cooler temperature. Good thing the mealybugs that have infested the shrub didn't kill it, haha...
Can you spot the Gloxinia in the pic below?
My Medinilla that has also been infested by mealy bugs find it hard to flower though :-(
A few whitish leaves from my Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.) appeared recently. Blooming soon or what?
And this Tillandsia 'Multiflora' that I had for years has now sent out a few coloured leaves... I can't wait to see its bloom!
Meanwhile, the orchid blooms are still in tact but has paled.
Lobelia in bloom!!
Can you spot the Lobelia in the midst of these potted plants?
My terrariums... oh, how I love them! It has been so fun to build this one. The palm-like shrub that is planted here came from my own garden. It sprouted from one of the pots. I knew it wasn't a weed so I let it grew and it fitted perfected into this terrarium that I have created :-D
I finally get to harvest some Caixin 'Hong Kong' leaves. Well, not enough for even a dish unfortunately. I had to buy some extras to cook together.
Lastly, these are some of the other plants that I brought back from the nurseries... yippie!!