Garden HighlightsSunday, October 18, 2009
I took some pics of my garden for this week's highlights. I love to match red and green foliages together like these two begonias that are under my front porch...
My roses are doing quite well with the help of sunshine, fertiliser and water.
The cream-pink rose is a much bigger type than the miniature red rose. It is a local rose plant called 'ros kampung' or 'bunga mawar' in Malay. I am excited about this one as I have only seen a spent flower when I bought this little rose shrub. It was about 6 inches in height then. Now it is more than 1 feet high (doubled).
My desert rose plant has more than 10 blooms this week...
Meanwhile a long vine has grown out of my speckled leaf hoya recently. I hope it will bloom soon. Earlier the nursery owner told me that the flower is red and the hoya is called 'Honey Den' but it looks like a Hoya Carnosa to me.
My sarracenia is growing fine. These four pitchers are at least twice the height of the older ones. Noticed the side which faces the sun would turn red. And if you are having a headache, do not look at the hood... else it will become worse looking at it :-)
One of my plants that was not doing so well is the sweet potato vine. I have cut the leaves and stems off as most of the leaves have turned yellow. The tomato cage that I have installed for the creeper to climb did not help. Now the pot of vine is left with just its tuber and roots. Though this plant didn't make a good candidate for my sunny hot garden, I am still hoping that it will grow back soon :-)
Also I caught this tiny ladybird on my Chinese hatplant...
Thank you for visiting my garden!