Marching OnWednesday, April 07, 2010
While there are plants that are just not growing well, some are doing pretty well. I start with bad reports...
My miniature rose has gone to a size that's as small as a moss rose! The leaves are small and turned dry, and they really look unhealthy. Due to the lack of experience on my side, the rose was totally exhausted by the recent heat and flash rains. In fact one of my rose plants had died on me. So sad :-(
My Mexican Sunflower plants were infested with small white flies. When I was getting rid of insects, most of the leaves turned yellow and dried up. These problem worsen when the weather turn sunny and hot.
While these plants are striving with their problems, my Chinese Fringe Flower gave me a flush of blooms! Unfortunately, they all lasted only about a week as they dried up when I was away one hot weekend.
On a happy note, some of the plants that I have propagated earlier gave me a plesant surprise. I didn't realise how easy it was for a dwarf Ixora cutting to take root until I saw these flower buds. It's a nice experience for me.
I am so pleased with the orange Hibiscus cutting that I'd asked from a stranger not long ago. New leaves are growing out and the cutting looks like it has rooted and would grow me a shrub in no time. Yahoo!
I also managed to collect some seeds from my Mexican Sunflower (on the left in below pic) and African Daisy, Gerbera.
Nonetheless, have fun gardening!