Coloured FoliagesMonday, February 28, 2011
These ornamental sweet potato vines are a special gift from a dear friend. They grow very fast, trail and look especially gorgeous when the sun is shining brightly. I am so amazed by their colours and forms. In the pic below, you can see their black, bronze and green leaves in various shapes.
|Ipomoea Batatas 'Blackie' & 'Bronze'|
|Ipomoea Batatas 'Margarita'|
|Ipomoea Batatas 'Black Heart'|
Only the Ipomoea Batatas 'Blackie' has been flowering since I started growing these Ipomoeas four months ago.
The other foliages that also look really outstanding during the day are Alternanthera Dentata and Cyathula Prostrata. They add texture and colours when grouped together with my other potted plants. Over here, they are used widely in public parks and building landscapes. Bring a cutting or two back, they will root and grow easily for you ;-)
|Main Pic: Alternanthera Dentata 'Brazilian Red Hot' | Left Inset: Cyathula Prosrata | Right Inset: Alternanthera Dentata 'Purple Knight'|
These Begonias are special to me also. They have beautiful foliages and pretty flowers.
|Begonia 'Hot Tamale'|
|Dark Leafed Begonia (No ID)|
|Begonia Rex Cultorum hybrid|
One thing that strikes me about begonias is that their flowers all look the same! These are some of my begonia flowers that have sweet pink shades...
|Main Pic: Begonia 'Hot Tamale' | Top Inset: Begonia Rex Cultorum Hybrid | Bottom Inset: Begonia NOID (Dark Leafed)|
I can't wait to see these sprouts of flower buds blossom - an Orchid that had never bloomed for me since I planted it more than a year ago, a Hyacinth that will bear double flowers ('Hollyhock') and returning Gloxinia.
|Main Pic: Orchid NOID | Left Inset: Hyacinth Orientalis 'Double Hollyhock' | Right Inset: Gloxinia|
Hope to show you their blooms in a future post. Happy gardening :-D