Blooming TimesMonday, April 08, 2013
Let me start with the one that I have waited for the longest time to re-bloom, my Hoya kerrii! Not just one peduncle this time but two... yay! Btw the pic is showing white buds only, which have not open yet though. Will update you guys in the next post, ok? hehe...
Meanwhile, the other hoya that is sitting just a few pots away is the Hoya pubicalyx. I have lost count how many times it has flowered (and still flowering) already. But each time when I smell something coming from that corner of the garden, I know a bunch or two of its wax flowers (and usually more than one bunch!) have opened.
My dear old Aloe Vera has been putting out spikes of yellow flowers. After each time it flowers, I find that the plant turns 'weak' as the leaves are more yellow than green. Not sure if there is anything to do with the flower (as I suspect that all energy may have gone into putting out the spike of flower) or due to clogging of the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Hmm... does anyone know?
Next, my very red Gerbera Daisy is really a bloom to treasure. The off-and-on wet spells have not been kind to this cheerful shrub. The stalks of flower buds that came out just didn't blossom properly. This time round however it is just perfect!
My pink Verbena dainty flowers are a pretty sight ;-)
As for the Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Shamrock', its little spaceship-like greenish-blue blooms are quite fascinating...
Just as admirable is the spike of blooms that is coming out from the Sundew. Love to watch how the flower stalk uncurls and grows.
... my bright red Episcias are flowering nicely ;-)