Desert Rose & Her FriendsWednesday, June 20, 2012
Also as slow-growing and probably as old as the One-Day-Yellow desert rose (I think I bought both at the same time) is this dwarf ixora. But unlike the desert rose, this pink blooms are amazingly productive... never once was this dwarf ixora without any flower :-D
Sitting on the same bench, next to the One-Day-Yellow desert rose, is this new Azalea indica hybrid. Propagated using a stem cutting from the mother plant (a dwarf variety), I am growing it in the open and in full sunlight. So far so good... touch wood!
And growing opposite the desert rose is the Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Shamrock'. The flowers came back after winning a battle against the pest. Yay! Green for Ireland, hehe...
Certain flowers like Zephyranthes rosea has petals which colour fades fast under the hot sun. But when the flowers first blossom, the colour is always amazingly intense.
Spotted this first bloom of my lady fingers plant (below). I thought of planting two plants in this one pot but the other one stayed short and small for a long time now. The little bush in the background is a lemon basil which self seeded. The mother plant has sadly withered.
Meanwhile a few other yellow flowers are on the way... from this Chrysothemis pulchella :-D