Making StandardsMonday, September 19, 2011
I have repotted a few plants last week. I realised that as they grow bigger, repotting is not so easy anymore.
Still I could handle the Hibiscus Red Shield easily as the plant is still small/light and in a small pot. However, before I could repot this Hibiscus, I have to repot my Plumeria first as I am re-using its container to grow the Hibiscus. The Plumeria unfortunately gave me some trouble during transplanting though.
Below is an upright growing Coleus that I have been trimming into a standard (or lollipop). I have just pruned the tips of the branches last week. I hope the plant will grow lushier and more importantly, continue to look good :-)
Below is a Euphorbia Milii plant propagated from a stem cutting of the mother plant that was rotting away few months ago due to the prolonged rain. Hmm... I wonder if I could make a standard from here...
I am so glad to discover that my interest to make standards allows me to cram more plants into my garden ;-)
In the pic below... Plumeria at the rear, soon to be the tallest plant in my garden, is able to 'stretch' out its new branches without any problem.
My Hibiscus plants allows more space for the Aloe Vera and for the rest of the shrubs that are at the foreground to 'expand'. In any case, I hope they are not going to 'suffocate' hehe... ;-) Hope you too will enjoy making standards in your garden!
On a different note, I hope to see my Double Pearl Tuberosa and Gladiolus flower soon.