Pleasant Surprises!Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I am happy to see that some of my plants are appreciating the cooler temperature due to the frequent rain and cloudy skies that we are experiencing nowadays.
Below is a pic of my Thai Caladium that I bought in March. It has blossomed an inflorescence last week... much sooner than I expected as I recall my other Caladiums took longer time to flower, yay :-D
With blooms like Gloxinia coupled with the cooler than usual mornings I really feel like I am on holiday in a temperate country.
I must give "credit" to these flowers... just when I thought my Yellow Crossandra, Mini Bamboo Orchid and Gerbera Daisy are not going to bloom anytime soon, voila... they sent out flower stalks!
|Top Left: Mini Bamboo Orchid Bottom Left: Yellow Crossandra Right: African Daisy - Gerbera|
Nonetheless, I hope my Euphorbia 'Breathless Blush' will show more of its pinkish bracts... soon!
There have been lots surprises in growing Coleus thus far and I am still learning how to grow it better. When the plant is supposed to trail it didn't do so until the stem grew much lusher or the plant grew much bigger till it kind of fell over.
Although the Coleus (in the pic on the most right in collage above) looks similar to another Coleus that I have (as shown in the pic below), its pink colour would only appear with lower light.
The Coleus (in the pic below) has all its colours (the same colours) whether in full sun or partial shade ;-)
After more than six years of growing the Agave below (Agave Colorata, I think), it is finally sending out a little pup :-D
It however has yet to flower.
Of all the pink flowers that are blooming, I love the pink Azalea the most. This time, the flower is huge and long lasting. Although the Verbena had earlier stopped flowering, it is now again providing some colours to the garden with its dainty blooms.
|Top Left: Azalea Top Right: Desert Rose Bottom Left: Little Bird Plant Bottom Right: Impatiens and Verbena|
I hope there will be plenty of pleasant surprises in your garden as well!