Cheers To Year 2012 :-DTuesday, January 17, 2012
This brand New Year 2012 (now two weeks old!) is promising lots of sunshine :-D It has been really warm and hot here in past weeks and my plants are definitely getting all the much needed sunlight they were depriving of for the past months.
Here is one of the first flowers of my pale yellow Fountain Plant. It has taken me months to get this plant to reach flowering stage. Perhaps due to the lack of sunshine, hehe...
And I have to thank a dear friend for parting the stem cuttings to me. At that time I was hunting high and low for a small plant but couldn't find one as most of those at the nurseries are sold in big pots/plants (meaning they are expensive!) and they are usually in the common red.
The tips of my Aloe Vera spikes of flowers meanwhile are drying up fast. Hence, the flowers did not develop as nice as I expected them to be... sigh :-(
But my Fittonias are looking incredibly good these days! Earlier, they were like wilting away due to over-watering. Now I am glad the foliage has re-grown in vigour and I have the opportunity to be able to feel its healthy, stiff leaves again.
Meanwhile the Mexican Plume has blossomed a few flowers from its bracts... ta da... voila!
As for the Geranium... all the leaves are gone after the earlier non-stop rain. I hope the sun will bring back some of them. For now, the plant is surprising me with a few flowers...
The Celosia Flowers are feathery and bright and they have grown slightly 'thicker' since I brought the plant back from the nursery. A marvellous plant to have indeed. I placed it in shade in hope of prolonging the life of the flowers ;-)
I have killed some precious Fuchsias before. I hope I won't do the same for this one. I love the plant's pendent flowers. They are gorgeous!
Hope you have had a great start in this brand New Year. Cheers!