Eau de JardinThursday, August 18, 2011
The fragrance of these huge flowers of Chalice Vine can be smelt throughout the entire garden in the evening. And they look really cheerful in the morning :-D
It didn't occur to me that my Plumeria has such strong smell till I took this shot. For me, the fragrance adds value to the plant's ordinary looking flowers ;-)
I have to thank my friend, Hannah for advising me to stop watering my bougainvillea for about 5 days, for flowers to flourish. It did! Thanks, Hannah!!
Also, I am pleased that the flowers stood up well to the heavy rains that happened last week. Only a handful of them dropped off from the bush. The rest are still intact... yay!
However, the pruning result is not as I had expected it to be as the ball-shaped top is not as round as I had hoped...
I plucked a Balsam seed pod from a nearby house about a month ago and planted the seeds. Only one seedling was able to take off well. Although the plant is short, it has started to flower!
I love its sweet pink colour against the bright green foliages :-)
Earlier, I pruned the entire Gloxinia plant when it re-grew as it wasn't growing so well earlier. I over-watered it but fortunately, the tuber was strong and didn't rot!
As for my Azalea... the flower buds unfortunately have not been forming properly for months as they will just dry up and fall off the stem. Probably attacked by some pests... sigh! Now the plant seems to have recovered though. But it's just flowering one or two at a time with the bloom slowly turning single-petaled.
Happy growing and have a great weekend!