Gloomy BloomsSunday, January 09, 2011
It has been raining and cloudy the whole week. Somehow, my mood towards my garden became likewise and I begun to look at my plants that are with growing issues...
I bought this Anthurium about ten months ago. The growth of the plant is rather funny. About two months ago, it fluorished a pink spathe and now mixed colours of red and green. Also I notice a second spathe. Hmm... now I wonder what would the final double spathe bloom be like...
The kalanchoe leaves have turned red. Probably it's a tan from the sunny sun a week ago. This second flush of blooms is defintely not as spectacular as the first one though.
The flower of this dwarf Canna Lily never last long, the most a few days only. If it rains, the blooms will surely fall to the ground. If the sun is too hot, the colour of the blooms will fade. I can't bring the plant into the shelter as there will not be enough direct sunlight for it to flourish well.
I find the Chalice vine flower loves the rain and cooler temperature. It always flourishes beautiful blooms during gloomy days.
Some of you may recall my earlier Begonia Headache post. Titania and Garden Girl mentioned that it's probably a hybrid that will revert. And I think this is actually the case. The pic below is the Begonia when I first bought it last March. The plant has a nice pink on its foliage. After growing the plant for a few months, it lost its pink.
Today, the plant still show no sign of pink (see the top pic in collage below). I even propagated a plant using its leaf but still no pink (see bottom pic in collage below). Now I just have to treat this type of Begonia as an annual or seasonal plant.
Meanwhile, my Impatiens (see earlier post) has rotted and wilted. But managed to root a stem cutting and now the little plant looks quite promising...
Hope all your plants in your garden are doing well... regardless whether its a gloomy or sunny day!