Patience I Must Have...Tuesday, April 05, 2011
This week, I'm just keeping a record of some of the seeds and bulbs that I have planted for easier reference later. I must confess that I do not have a detailed record of my garden plants. I just jot down in a notebook the date I have sown the seeds.
So far, only Amaranthus Torch and Amaranthus Illumination have germinated.
Calla Lily hybrid bulbs (Mango, Majestic Red and Black Eyed Beauty) rooted really fast but the leaves are growing slowly. The pic below shows the plants after about two weeks of planting the bulbs...
The Arisaema Speciosum that I have planted at the same time as the Calla Lily hybrds has not shown any sign of growth yet. I wonder if this bulb requires a lot more time to grow...
And these bulbs, Nectaroscordum Siculum and Fritillaria Lutea, I have rooted them in the fridge for about four months. And ten days later, while I see that the tip of one of the Nectaroscordum Siculum bulbs has turned green, I didn't see any sign of growth from the Fritillaria Lutea yet.
This is my first time planting bulbs. I have no idea how fast or how slow they will take. I just hope that they are still alive ;-) In fact, one of the Fritillaria bulbs has rotted in the fridge.
In the pic below is the one that has rooted but no sign of growth yet. Have you any experience in planting Fritillaria or any of the above-mentioned bulbs? I would love to know your experience.
Last week, I was surprised by the Hibiscus Red Shield. I saw its seed pods! It has not even happened to my other Hibiscus plants (Rosa-Sinenses) before. I'm glad that the pods hang on to the plant really strong. Weeks of rain did not smashed them :-D
My other highlight was an Aglaonema plant gift which came complete with the pot. The nursery owner who gave me this plant told me to have this plant placed at home (blog) so that I will always remember him ;-)
Below is a pic of my Verbena. The blue is so striking. Even my neighbour noticed the striking flowers :-)