Perils in the GardenSunday, December 12, 2010
I place my Impatiens at the most outer part of my porch. When it rains heavily, some rain will fall into the pot. Hence, some parts of the plant look like rotting away. Later, when the sky is clear, the sunray is so strong that the weak stems would begin to look frail.
I have just cut back the plant earlier and now have to keep discarding weak stems. The first pic in the collage below is after the cut back. Probably it would have been better if I had repotted the plant instead.
Anyway I am glad that my Snakeskin plant or Fittonia plants have bounced back as many months ago, they were wilting. Before that, they were looking really healthy... check out the second pic in the collage below.
In the past, I have had bad experiences with this festive plant, Kalanchoe. I have bought one that has no roots at all! Last week, I bought a new one. I hope this one will survive well...
After growing this Begonia for three months, the size has doubled. Now I am not sure if I should cut the plant back as I didn't want this plant to end up like my Impatiens. For now, I am just discarding the flower stalks that have grown quite long...
Coleus is often very pretty looking. But when they grow tall, their shape usually will not look so great anymore...
What do you think of these plants?
Meanwhile, my Poinsettia is now growing green leaves already. I bought it four weeks ago. I am glad that only a few leaves at the bottom have turned yellow. How's yours doing?
Happy making preparation for the year-end holidays!