Bells Ringing... Trumpets Blowing!Tuesday, November 02, 2010
I am so amazed by this variegated purple oxalis. The plant is grown from just roots given by a friend. Its leaves and flowers sprung out from the soil all within a span of two weeks only! I attribute this success to the strong and healthy roots.
Meanwhile, the other oxalis-looking plant that I have (that I consider as a weed!) grows in a few of my potted plants. I just leave this weed alone as it makes a wonderful campanion. Sometimes I even see tiny yellow flowers blossoming.
Meanwhile my Chinese Bellflowers have returned. After the first flush of blooms, the plants just dried up. The plants re-grew and flourished marvellous blooms. But this light pink one looks a bit shy, hiding behind some dianthus flowers...
The sizes of the double-blue Chinese Bellplant below including the flowers shrunk to about two-third of the original size though. Perhaps not enough nutrients, he he...
Trumpet-shaped Petunia flowers have sticky surface. Also, many times I had mistakenly cut off new buds instead of spent flowers. Now the plant is down to one-third its original size (the branches grown so long... crazy!). I hope to see it returning to bloom soon :-D
As for my Verbena, it's growing wonderfully in the full sun but on one super hot day, the flowers were 'bleached' out by the strong sun ray :-(
Well, I learnt that verbena means 'pray for me'... hence is a flower to give to request for prayer or perhaps like the bells at the church, to call for all parishioners to pray! The flower also means 'herb of the Cross' or 'holy herb' as the flowers were believed to have been used to stop the bleeding from the wounds of Jesus.
Hearing any 'bells' or 'trumpets' yet?