Monday, March 16, 2015

Say Peace

My Peace Lily is rewarding me with its six white spathes this week. Two have opened and the rest are following suit. Hope they will open soon coz I wanna see them all open at one time!

So come on Peace Lily, haven't seen you blooming profusely for such a long time :-D



Studies have shown that Peace Lily is a good air-purifier. Here is a close-up of its graceful bloom...



While the Peace Lily is in its most glorious moment, my Gloxinia is sadly not blossoming well. Part of the flower petals did not develop as they ought to be hence resulting in a half-opened bloom... 



Meanwhile, the Lemon Ginger that is in front of the Gloxinia has been flowering with a succession of blooms. The flowers are lovely and cheery at the same time, don't you think so?



Meanwhile Anthuriums are giving me a slight headache. They seem to like the sunlight for flowering but the foliage and spathes are easily burnt by the hot afternoon sun. Hmm... 




Anyway, glad to see my Pilea involucrata that is sandwiched between two Buxus harlandii plants doing well these days :-)



My Fittonia that is in the potted fairy garden has past its prime. Earlier the plant bloomed profusely and now all its leaves have suddenly dried up and wilted. Hope they will come back soon.




And my Calla Lily gave me a surprise as its leaves growing bigger by the days. Perhaps flowering soon?



In the pic below, the plant that is in front, with bright green leaves, is Kalanchoe pinnata and the one at the back, in bluish green leaves, is Kalanchoe daigremontiana Itulehti. Both are thriving well in spite of the frequent afternoon rains. Yippie!!



In the combo pot below I have a Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve growing and flowering. Used to have some Gypsophilas growing in the same pot besides the Alternanthera shrub. I guess the rain must have drowned the Gypsophilas already.



In any case, have a beautiful day!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pink CNY

This year, my plants seems to be 'enjoying' the Chinese New Year more than I do. The weather was hotter than usual and I stayed indoor most of the time. But my plants, they are sending beautiful flushes of blooms. And it happens to be more of pink ones!

Look, my Desert Rose basking in the sun and shouting for attention...



My bougainvillea that has not been flowering nor growing lushly, bloomed for weeks. I was enjoying how the blooms blushed to pink by the days. Then recently when the rain came pouring, all its blooms dropped... sigh!



In front of the Bougainvillea is the little dwarf Azalea that I propagated from a cutting years ago... sweet?



This pot of dwarf Azalea (mother plant of the Azalea above) which I bought for 2011 CNY, bloomed again -- for this year's CNY :-D The pic below shows how it was before I left home to my hometown for CNY...



This is how it looked now! All buds and flowers opened!!



Close-up view of the gorgeous flowers...



Before CNY, my Medinilla sp. sent out its last bunch of flowers. Lovely sight to behold :-)


Meanwhile, this pot of Japanese knotweed (Polygonum capitatum) that I let grow and then pruned a month ago, has now grown denser and sent out lots of tiny spikes of blooms.



Close-up view of the pink pinheads... interesting?



The other shrub that I pruned was the Chinese Fringe Flower plant. Shortly after, the shrub flowered profusely...



Next, I hope to see my Gloxinia flowering soon. The flower bud below (in the centre of the pic) looks rather small now. Still, I hope it will develop properly and the flower would be large.



Also, I hope this spike of blooms from my Coral Ardisia would set fruit and develop into berries. Oh, I am so excited!



And I am happy to see my Peace Lily blooming after a long rest...



To all my Malaysian followers, I hope you have had a good rest (CNY or not!) and now already back to work, haha... 

Here my Senecio confuses 'Sao Paulo' for your admiration ;-)



You have a wonderful day :-)