Growing WondersFriday, October 04, 2013
Behind the One-Day-Yellow Desert Rose, I have another Desert Rose that is much bigger and older. The plant has produced a pair of seed pods for the very first time. Unfortunately, I didn't realise it till one of the pods fell onto the rosemary shrub that is situated in front. What a waste!
Anyway I was curious about how a fresh pod would be on the inside. So I split open the pod to see how the seeds look like when not ripened...
The other mishap was the spike of bloom of my Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa). As it grew taller, it probably gained some weight as well. Otherwise, I couldn't think of any other reason why it actually bowed to one side.
At one corner of my garden, my Hoya diversifolia has grown a little messy as I was not able to provide structure for the vines to climb neatly onto due to the limited space that I have. I am afraid I will have to prune the vines one of these days and hoping that it will still flower :-(
Spring Onions (Allium chinense) are one of my favourite herbs and I like to use it for garnishing dishes and soup. But the leaves can be spoilt (bent) easily by a heavy storm. Keeping my fingers crossed for these two ;-)
The only vegetable that is growing in my garden now is Amaranthus Perfect Red. The last yield was a little better as they were slightly more productive then. This time though, it's just a handful of them.
And finally, this is the greatest surprise... a Hibiscus 'Panama Red' (a Hibiscus acetosella variety) seed sprouted late (many months after I sowed the seed) and just blossomed. Now I have another H. acetosella in my garden besides Hibiscus 'Red Shield'.
TGIF :-D Have a great weekend and happy gardening wonderful flowers and greens ;-)