Flourishing GreeneriesFriday, October 25, 2013
Hiding behind my Bougainvillea that is almost leafless now is my Hippeastrum 'Mrs Garfield'. I didn't realise the shrub was flowering till the flower stalk grew to about a foot high. And I was glad to see the stalk of flowers bloomed so perfectly. All four flowers opened together :-)
In front of 'Mrs Garfield' is my old Ivy and it is flourishing fine as well :-D
Meanwhile, my Hibiscus acetosella 'Red Shield' grew so tall that it has to rest on the orchid which is next to it. Still, it can just produce flowers and sweet ones too :-)
I went out late one morning and found the Hibiscus acetosella 'Panama Red' closing... hey, wait!!
My Pink Thyme meanwhile not only looks lovely, it has wonderful aromatic fragrance!
I bought a new plant, an Alternanthera sp. (if you know the cultivar name, please let me know!), bronzy-green in colour. I placed it next to my herbs and azaleas...
I also spotted little blooms on the tips... making the little shrub even prettier!
I always like my garden filled with red, either from the leaves or blooms. But from this Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum) shrub, it's both. The foliage and flowers are red...
Notice the spot of orange next to the Chinese Fringe Flower shrub? It was from the flower of my Senecio confusus 'Sao Paulo' vine, which has produced a bright and cheerful bloom...
I mixed my precious compost with some burnt and black soil to add soil to my existing pots and repotted some plants. It was so hot out there that I had to do everything fast and quick. I was panting and sweating after that!
Happy looking after your garden and yourself :-D