Adaptable PlantsMonday, December 05, 2011
Overall, I must say that my garden looks really bad nowadays. Most plants are not in the best of health and vigour. But for some I must say they are doing exceptionally well in spite of the bad weather we are experiencing.
My neighbour has been admiring my Oxalis more than I do. She loves the leaves and says that they look like butterflies. As for me, the plant is growing really slow this time round. Nevertheless, I love its dainty pink flowers that look really bright and cheerful during the day :)
Gloxinia flowers broke the record of lasting for weeks. I am so pleased! :-D
The Pilea Involucrata 'Norfolk' shrunk in size a while ago and is now returning to grow more and bigger leaves after I moved it further into the porch. Does your Pilea plant has the same reaction towards the sun or it is normal for the plant to shrink and regrow that way?
Succulents are easy if they are not over-watered. I almost killed the one with fine leaves below. Thank goodness there was one little stem cutting left at that time. Though it was rather limp already, it later regained its vigour and regrew. Otherwise my dear friend who gave me this plant will be disappointed ;-)
After my Sarracenia produced its first flower about six months ago, I am now seeing its second bloom...
I was so, so glad to see some seeds that Diana sent me sprouting. They were wetted by the rain in my mailbox which was not rain-proofed.
I can even smell Lemon Basil from its first two sets of true leaves! The rest of the seedlings in the collage below are Carnation Chabaud Mix and Cherrytime Capsicum. But the Pattypan Squash that I have sown at the same time has not germinated yet. Diana, thanks again for the seeds :-D
I am also happy to see my eggplant flourishing its first fruit! According to the seed packaging the fruit is going be round and black...
Well, December is a time to be busy... to prepare things for Christmas and relax and feast till the end of the year.
I hope you have a wonderful month.