Glaring Blooms

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

There are not many plants in my garden that is blooming. Most surprising are the usuals like hibiscus plants... none of them are flowering. The obvious ones are the ones in white.

The Jasmine sambac 'Grand Duke of Tuscany' double blooms have finally opened. Both blooms didn't open simultaneously but one after another. They are precious nevertheless, as the plant was a gift from my neighbour's mum.

Out of the several plants I received from her, this one proves to be most heat tolerant. The other was the double hibiscus which however wilted few months ago due to the prolong rain. 

At another side is my white dwarf Azalea. The little shrub has four flowers on it which looks kind of strange as all four are at one side of the shrub. Also these blooms last so much longer than the Jasmine although their petals are thinner.

Well, not all white blooms are glaring. The green ones from the Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Shamrock' are also extremely bright. Actually I am surprised that this shrub is flowering as I thought it usually flowers during rainy weather. Well, I guess when it's about time, they will flower :-)

Here is the first bloom from my Solandra maxima (Read more about the plant here). I waited a long, long time (more than a year!) for this to happen but in the end, the big bloom petals were damaged just when it opened :-(

Anyway, the scent was there... still sweet :-)

Spotted a yellow flowered weed that I purposely didn't pull out. It grew out from my pot of Lavender.  

The yellow flower is dainty and has strange-shaped leaves...

The little sprout of my Malpighia glabra has not showed its true leaves yet. Oh, it is growing much too slow...

Meanwhile I replaced the plants in one of my terrariums with two bright green Episcias. They look like they don't mind the heat that comes thru' the window.

Here is the view from the top... green and beautiful :-D

It is really hot and dry here. I hope your plants are doing well!

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  1. Hi steph, plants in your garden need to be really resilient to cope with prolonged rain at times and heat and dryness other times. Those white scented blooms must look and smell lovely. Hope the weather changes soon.

    1. Hi sue, oh yes. It smelt so good and strong. re resilient, yes again. When plants are not resilient enough, they just wilt suddenly... :-(

  2. Hi Stephanie, I'm also waiting for my Solandra to blooming. Now almost sevent months, slow progress.

    1. Hi Normala, patience is virtue :-) When the time comes, you will get to enjoy the beautiful bloom.

  3. Love the Jasmine, we call it Melati Menur. I really love it. The scent is so lovely. Oh... I 'm so sorry sbout the Solandra, it's so beautiful.

    1. Now I have wait for its next flower... sigh.

  4. Por aqui só os Kalanchoes que floriram , é inverno e não sei o que é céu azul,
    o tempo está nublado , frio , e chovendo as plantas estão tristes.

    1. Kalanchoe blooms are special in their ways. Faming Katy is really pretty. Enjoy the Winter :-)

  5. The plants are surviving well in hot sun i guess! They look good! Your terrarium is beautiful!

    1. Well, most of them are. But some are suffering. We need to have moderate weather! Rain please come back...



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