My New Plants

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I went shopping for new plants last weekend with a list of recommendations from my blogger friends, Avis, Catmint, Debbie, JC, Kanak, Lynn, Prospero and VueJardin.

I was looking for a nice pink Ixora, Bougainvillea, Anthurium or Summer Lily but ended up with a dwarf Ixora...

I was looking for a hot red Bromeliad or Plumeria or even a cacti but ended up with a red miniature rose...



The miniature rose was an act on impulsive buying as I was fascinated by the beautiful roses that were in a particular nursery that specialises in rose. The owner claims that the rose he cultivates thrives better in our tropical condition. I really hope that's the case!

This weekend I got two more plants, a red tropical Amaryllis (not in top condition but price was right) and pale yellow Desert Rose.


Also there was one plant that I was tempted to get... a gardenia (it smelt so good when I saw it at one nursery!). Oops... I better stop here as I have broken my budget for plants this month ;-)


Happy gardening :-D

P.S. I wrote a short article about rose in The Star Citizen's Blog.

Specially for Bangchik, here are close-up shots of the rose.



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12 comments

  1. My sister lives in tropical climate Florida and grows roses, so that's probably a good choice for you, too. And I love the red amaryllis! Your garden is going to look fabulous. Cheers!

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  2. Stephanie... I wonder where did you shop for plants.., Sungai Buloh?... Nice plants you bought, I am sure they will be in good hand. Water, fertiliser and a little bit of space are things they need.

    Can you do a close-up on the roses?, love to see them.

    Cheers!!
    ~ bangchik

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  3. Hi Steph. You made some fine purchases (especially the rose - if what was said is true). Did you see the Adenium in bloom?

    Did you ever consider growing your adenium from seed? It's a lot easier on the budget. People say they grow so slowly, but that hasn't been my experience. They can easily bloom after a year and they'd be about the same size as the one you have pictured. For about $5 worth of seed you can easily grow 10-15 plants. Plus you get the thrill of seeing them grow form seed to blooming plant. It's a great experience.

    Some of my adeniums are getting really large now. The older they get, the more impressive they are. I've heard of people paying a couple thousand dollars for really large specimens. They are incredible plants.

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  4. Wise pick on red miniature rose, they easier to take care. I have a pink one (aka Rose 'Cinderella' - see my blog's header image) and another orange-yellow mixed one. I love your red tropical Amaryllis, I'm thinking to get some on this Christmas. If I'm correct it is also call Christmas Lilies right?

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  5. Avis, TQ for your encouragement ;-)

    Bangchik, ok, I will upload close-up shots of the rose right after I finish here. Yes, I got them from Sg Buloh. TQ for the tips. Btw, you can see more of the close-ups when you click on 'nursery' in this post.

    Prospero, that's a brilliant idea. TQ! I will keep this in my plan. Maybe I can sell the adeniums for a good price later ;-)

    VueJardin, yes I think it is Christmas Lily. I googled and checked. Oh, I like your rose 'Cinderella' too ;-)

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  6. Steph, you've got some lovely plants! That pink looks delicious! I also like your amaryllis. It looks like the ones that grow in abundance in my home town but there, they bloom im April/May.

    Reading Prospero's comment, I think I should try growing adeniums from seed too. Should be definitely worth a try.
    The rose is lovely too. Good luck with your plants...may they all turn out to be prolific bloomers! And thanks for the link!

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  7. Do let me know whether the rose will survive long-term!! If yes, I'll get a few for my new house :) They are so lovely and can so do much in beautifying the surroundings...

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  8. all of these flowers you bought are so beautiful :) Great post !

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  9. Hi Steph! The desert rose in yellow will be exciting to see! I think this plant actually looks like a plumeria! Ixoras bring back childhood memories of sucking on the tube ends of the flower for sweet nectar. Start saving up for your next shopping trip..haha!

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  10. Dear Stephanie,

    I love to see beautiful flowers!

    by Jenny Eshjey.

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  11. I like Amaryllis, especially the ones with big blooms like this. I have the skinner, peach colour type at the farm. They're not as attractive.

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  12. Ha ha ha...when it comes to shopping for new plants, it's quite irresistible to buy, buy, buy, ya? Love those new plants you got!

    I noticed that growing roses is getting more and more popular lately.

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