Glad I Didn't Missed It

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Guess what's the little red flower that's at the top right corner of the pic below.



It is my old miniature Rose! The plant was growing weaker and weaker before I decided to do without it. Instead of chucking it into the bin, I just planted it at a corner of a pot. As I was checking on my plants, I was surprised to see something red appearing behind my Pentas. Now I am so glad I had not just tossed it away!




The other kind of rose (but not really a rose!) in my garden is the Desert Rose that is in bloom as well.



Although the sun is sunnier these two weeks the weather is still quite bad. Anyway, I am happy to see their cheery flowers all blooming together.



The Balsam has been flowering since Chinese New Year in February. I love its long blooming habit :-)



I am really proud of the bi-colour Impatiens flowers below which have irregular patterns. It's the first two flowers since I started this plant from a cutting in mid-February.



My other Impatiens grew much taller and is still sending out blooms...



The Ruellia and Blue Daze in the pic below are the closer shots of their blooms...



Water thrifty plants meanwhile always amaze me. Victoria Fern is the latest addition to join these group of plants. It's a fern that needs less light and less water then the other ferns that I have.



Hope your plants give you some surprises today!



I contributed a post on nasi goreng (fried rice) on Wendy's new blog on Asian food, Wai Sek. It's fun to see my post published there. Hop over to find a simple fried rice recipe :-D

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24 comments

  1. Beautiful blooms, Stephanie. What a delightful find ... your little red rose is just lovely. I really enjoyed seeing the different blooms on your Desert Roses and the colours on your Impatiens are gorgeous.

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  2. Steph.... really love all your photos ! The flowers are all so gorgeous !

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  3. What a lovely surprise to see your rose blooming again. Maybe you can open a hospital for sick flower plant as you are very good at nursing them.

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  4. You have so many beautiful flowers in your garden, Steph! And I just love the Adeniums!

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  5. Sometimes if we coddle too much on a plant, instead of growing healthier, it dies off. But when we just chuck it off in one corner, without paying any attention to it, its going to die anyway...out of the blues, it will thrive back and blooming! Its nature's work, and it surprises us! Your lovely garden never fail to delight me Steph!

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  6. Wow, how wonderful to have a surprise like that! Glad you didn't chuck it. Pretty rose! I'm also amazed at how well your adeniums are doing. They look fabulous! I tried hard to save mine by going slow with the watering. It's now got a a cluster of flowers but not looking all that great.

    I love the shots of your plants. The first photo is amazing!! i'll check out your nasi goreng post now....

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  7. Such pretty blooms, Steph! You are an amazing gardener.

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  8. Stephanie,
    I'm so glad your rose thrived under your care.
    Wonderful !
    Brad

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  9. Seems our gardens always have surprises in store. That's a pretty Red rose! I loved the Desert Rose plants as well. I can't stop admiring all your flowers; such pretty colors and harmony.

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  10. Steph your flowers are so pretty. It's always fun to find surprises in the garden, that little red rose is a cute surprise!

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  11. Good to know that the rose didn't die!

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  12. Hi Steph, I have finally learned too not to get rid of things but give them another chance, and they often bounce back. What a beautiful red rose. And nasi goreng is one of my fave dishes, so I'm off to Wendy's blog right now ... cheers, cm

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  13. I see you have your own Victoria in your garden. :-)

    What a wonderful surprise on your rose. That is your prize for not throwing it out.

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  14. How beautiful all your flowers are! I am glad you did not toss your rose either. It must be happy where you put it. Have a great Easter!

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  15. great surprise! It's starting to warm up and I'm in full weeding mode. I've found lots of surprises as well (mostly good ones, but some bad - many slugs, lots and lots of shotweed, etc.)

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  16. Hi Stephanie,
    It's great to see your rose recover and comeback! It just need a little rest. I can't wait to see what that plant looks like in a couple of months! Cheers!

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  17. Steph, this is the first time you showed ordinary plants/ornamentals. Normally, i come here to see those i haven't seen yet, now most of these are our weeds in the province. hehe! Haven't you seen a blue impatiens, now if you do, that is very unique i guess!

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  18. Looking good Stephanie! So much pretty foliage and beautiful blooms in spite of your icky weather. I'm glad you rescued your mini rose.

    I had a few mini roses my husband gave me when we first met. All except one died, and that one was pretty sad looking - getting smaller and smaller each year. I didn't expect to see it leaf out this year, but instead of dying it is much fuller and prettier than it has been since it was new - can't wait to see it bloom!

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  19. Oh, I'm so happy for you. After all this time your Rose is flowering, a beautiful red colour too. Lucky for you you didn't throw it away. I hope it will bring you more red miracules as time goes by.
    Nasi goreng, sounds delicious, must take a look.
    Have a great week :)

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  20. Hi Steph
    Beautiful flowers as always. Hey, I am on hiatus for a while just want to drop by and say thanks for all your visits and comments . Do u know you were the first person I visited and commented on when I started blogging :) Will drop by regularly and make my presence known haha..
    take care cinafong

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  21. I'm glad you didn't give up on the roses too :)
    They've grown so beautifully :)
    Brad

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  22. cinafong, I am so happy to know that. Thanks! You take care too yeah :-D

    all, I enjoyed reading your comments. TQ! Your kind and encouraging words made my day extra-ordinary ;-)

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  23. Hi mam.. thanks for all your comments always enjoy reading them. Ha.. finally rained today and long thunderstorm too and yet I went swimming in the rain 30 laps

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  24. cinafong, that's dangerous you know.

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