Some Old, Some NewMonday, May 20, 2013
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
According to traditional British custom, the four "somethings" mentioned are meant for the bride to carry on her big day for good luck :-)
The Spathoglottis kimballiana (Ground Orchid) shrub that was blossoming last week continued to see a few more flowers opening up. Love how the flowers look through the camera lens -- really striking against the green background. So I am posting this again today.
Here is a little surprise from my Pedilanthus bracteatus (Little Bird Plant)... I spotted a new shoot growing out from the shrub! OMG I thought the rain would be killing another one of this shrub but instead a new one has sprouted. How wonderful!
A plant that has become rather popular is a shrub called Sabah Snake Grass. The botanical name is Clinacanthus nutans. These stem cuttings came from my aunt's house which my mum has helped to pin into this little pot. This herb that has been used to cure snake bites, which some believe can also be used to treat cancer -- chew and eat the leaves or blend them together with green apple and drink the juice, they say.
My Goldfish Plant is getting 'stronger and stronger' by the days! I am so happy to see the plant in such condition even without blooms. Before this, the pot was left with very few leaves. It took the plant a long, long time to grow back to this state ;-)
I spotted lots of holes on my lemon shrub. Later I found its little multi-legged friend...
I just let it eat as much as it could and hope that it will come back to help pollinate the flowers that are in my garden later ;-)
Happy gardening, blogging... and have a great day!