Bright and Very CoolThursday, October 10, 2013
The begonia, Begonia 'Hot Tamale', an angel wing begonia, seldom flowers nowadays though. I am not sure why... may be lack of fertiliser. And it also grows rather slowly. I can't recall now when was the last time I cut back the shrub. I just know I did. And only this week I notice that it has grown back denser and bigger in size.
I was so happy to find a stalk of Amaranthus Perfect Red flowers flourishing nicely in my garden. This is the first time I see those tiny yellow blooms. How delicate!
I made a big blunder a few weeks ago! I accidentally watered the succulent again one day after I'd already watered it. Many of the leaves at the bottom have turned yellow :-( When my itchy fingers touched the fleshy foliage, they just fell out from the stem, piece by piece, sigh...
Meanwhile, I dug out a huge Amaryllis (Hippeastrum sp.) bulb that has produces four bulblets...
Cleaned the roots and separated them and I re-planted two small ones into a pot of soil. The two medium-sized ones and the mother bulb I will be replanting them after a 'forcing process'. By the end of the process, I hope to see them blooming :-)
This week I will be leaving them to dry upside down like this... After that they will be wrapped with newspaper and placed in a brown bag to 'rest' inside the refrigerator.
Click here for more details of the 'forcing process'.
In an article published in NST last Saturday, I shared about the history, design rules and principles and the meanings of the elements used in a Japanese garden.
This beautiful pond with colourful koi fishes in the pic below is located at the Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, Pan Pacific Singapore. Stunning!
Have a great week!