It's Not Over YetSaturday, July 20, 2013
While most of my vegetable seedlings were smashed by the pouring rain recently, I was glad to see some of the plants, that were all ready to flower, were not affected at all. One plant for sure was my Chinese Fringe Flower.
The other is the Purple Oxalis which has been flourishing its graceful leaves and pretty blooms wonderfully. Strangely, the heavy rain didn't smash up any part of this plant at all. Thank God!
By the way the Purple Oxalis and Chinese Fringe Flower plants are neighbours. I would say they make a good couple, hehe...
The triangular features of both the Chinese Fringe Flower plant and the leaves of the Purple Oxalis somewhat reminded me of the yellow bloom on my Zebra Plant. The inflorescence has grown bigger in size and sending out flowers slowly...
This Zebra Plant was my second try. I think I over watered the first one or it might have succumbed to pest attack... it died. Any tips?
Also anyone has grown a Ponytail Palm (which is a succulent by the way, not a palm!) before? Many sites claim that this is a very slow growing plant but not for mine though. I am able to see it progressing as it grows bigger and bigger by the day. And thank God again, the rain did not damage its strappy green leaves.
The night before, these Cup of Golds were bewitching! The scent released was so strong that I could even smell it from inside my house. However, the next morning the scent was almost gone and I need to put my nose close to the flower to be able to sniff the fragrance.
Hope your garden brings you wonderful fragrance as well. Have a great day! And remember to take time to smell the roses :-)