Year End Blooms

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This One-Day-Yellow Desert Rose gave me a big relief! I pruned off its only stem two months ago for more stems to grow out. It didn't. Instead one stem grew back but with several blooms.

My Flame Violet gave me a cheery year-end with its bright red flowers! I find that this plant really like the condition of the space below my porch. The leaves have never even withered since I planted its stolons in this small white pot.

Meanwhile, the red Gloxinia came with four buds only and three blossomed. The last one rotted as I over-watered the plant. Fortunately the plant did not die later. I hope it would 'resurrect' and give me more flowers next year.

Have a funfilled countdown to Year 2010!

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  1. Stephanie, I wish you a Very Happy New Year 2010! May all your dreams come true. Looking forward to another year of beautiful and unique blooms from your garden.

  2. Stephanie, I love the Desert Rose but I am too chicken to try to grow one ;-)

    Your violet is so pretty and the foliage is fantastic.

    Oh, the double blooms on the gloxinia is just beautiful. I am going to have to get some seed ;-)

    Happy New Year to you and I am looking forward to your postings in 2010.

  3. Stephanie, your Desert Rose is amazing. Congrats on the blooms and have a Happy New Year.

  4. Lovely desert rose. I want to grow these plants but I am afraid it won't survive the winters here. Have to specially create some lighting/heat treatment for it. Have consulted a seller here in India and he said that i can try growing it this springs. Hope it will make through.

    Regarding the card on my blog yes that is lisianthus (My fav plant)

    Wishing you a great year ahead!

  5. a beautiful last post for 2009....
    and awesome flowers for 2010....
    HAPPY NEW YEAR for you and all the people you love...:o))

  6. Your dessert rose is beautiful, reminds me somehow of lilies and that orange one,Flame Violet, what a sunshine, good it survived all the water and Gloxinias are allways a winner :) No chance I will overwater my plants, I seem to have forgotten them for weeks.. Wish you all the best for next year - enjoy your evening :)

  7. I love your year end blooms, so glad you shared them! Those desert roses look quite large and I like the texture of the Flame Violet leaves. Happy New Year! :D

  8. Beautiful flowers Steph! Happy New Year!

  9. wow, these flowers look great. I especially like the first one - I love how the full large blooms look on the stocky stem.

  10. Happy New Year Steph.... lets paint a brighter colour for a brighter year. ~bangchik

  11. hi Stephanie, a Prosperous New Year for you. I haven't seen that yellow dessert rose yet, but your experience is quite amusing and rewarding. I had a wonderful experience also about Episcia several years ago when i had a fascination with them. I realized they don't like too much food because mine grow very vigorous big leaves at the beginning. Maybe the diffuse light i gave them also delighted them. However when more shoots come, it become very ordinary, so after sometime i gave them to friends and i lost my interest with them already. sorry about that though!

  12. May your garden continually bloom and give many lovely surprises to brighten the New Year!
    Have a wonderful Happy 2010!

  13. Happy New year to you Stephanie! That is quirky of the desert rose, you have cut it down far. I am afraid to do that to mine in case I loose them. Yes I have killed my Gloxinia with too much water so this year I have none.

  14. Happy New Year, Steph! I love this One-Day-Yellow Dessert Rose that you posted! Wish you a great 2010!!!!



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