Give Thanks At All Times!Saturday, November 27, 2010
Some of you may be very familiar with this plant, Clematis. I would never have imagined myself seeing a Clematis in real, let alone planting one!
This fast blooming vine gets a few good hours of hot sun daily but undershaded ;-) Its dainty flowers are cute and pretty and I love how the purplish sepals open up to reveal white pom-pom-like petaloid stamens.
Also, I am glad some of the seeds that Beba has kindly gifted me are growing well! Thunbergia Salmon Shades and Maurandya Magic Dragon were sown about four months ago. I hope to see their flowers soon :-)
Hibiscus Red Shield seed's a tricky one for me. At first I thought I needed to nick the seed first before soaking it, as I did for my Hibiscus Swamp Mallow. But for this particular one, nicking is not needed. I think I have actually killed about 4 or 5 seeds before successfully germinating one a few weeks ago.
As for the other seeds like Thunbergia Blushing Susie, Melianthus Major and Rhodochiton, I have unfortunately failed in my attempts to germinate them :-(
Anyway I forgot about the Dwarf Red Caesalpinia seeds that came together. Hmm... I must try to sow one soon. Nonetheless, I should still give thanks in all circumstances... regardless whether the seeds germinate or not :-D