Flowers, Fruits and Seeds

Friday, September 19, 2014

The sun has been hiding behind the clouds but the roses including Desert Rose (Adenium obesum) made their appearance felt. My One-Day Yellow Desert Rose produces blooms that have tinges of red on its yellow petals these days. Though pale in colour, they cheer me up every time they appear :D



My Rosa 'Othello' rose scaled so high up till I could see the flower. Also from the pic you could see that its leaves have been chewed. The leaves are sweet? Or maybe the bug was really hungry, haha...




This Mulberry plant (Morus sp.) was given by a friend. Anyone can identify this mulberry - whether black, white or red mulberry? I received the cutting a few months ago and only recently I found a place to transplant the cutting into a pot. Some weeks later I noticed its leaves grew bigger and pistillate inflorescences appeared.



The flowers... 



Notice a little sprout in the centre of pic below? I am keeping my crossed that it is indeed a sprout from a Mini Watermelon seed that I have sown earlier...



I got a bit greedy on Round Leaf Amaranth. Majority (if not all) of the seeds that I have sown into this pot sprouted. I have pull out some of them already. But I think tomorrow I have to thin them out more.



Meanwhile, the true leaves of my Caixin 'Hong Kong' seedlings in the porch have emerged. As you can see, I got greedy on this too. Have to thin out these seedlings as well.



My Blue Plumbago is ever blooming and its cool blue blooms are a pretty sight   to behold especially during cloudy days when everything seems so dull. The flowers below are resting on the Chinese Fringe Flower plant. 



The orange hibiscus below blossomed from one of the lower branches of the shrub. Like the orange colour more when it has faded to a lighter shade like this. What a joy to have caught a glimpse of it :-)  



Happy gardening, all!

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18 comments

  1. The yellow hibiscus is really catching my eyes. So striking, unusual color.
    Hope you have a nice weather for gardening.

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    1. The first time I spotted that hibiscus, I also thought it was unusual too. So when I saw the gardener was at the garden, I stopped my car to ask for a cutting. I was so happy he gave me a very long piece. The weather has been quite wet this week. I am hoping for more sunshine.

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  2. Hi Steph, nice to see your plants are greedy growing..and I'm agree with Endah, your orange bunga raya look so striking.
    The mulbery - I think it's red and turn to black when it's ripe.

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    1. It's the black one? Wow! I think I am going to love it :-D

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  3. Happy gardening to you too :)

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    1. Thank you, Mia! Glad to hear from you and enjoy autumn :-)

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  4. Que linda flor da rosa do deserto , esta ainda
    não tinha visto , as sementes eu não conheço,
    quando estiverem maiores quero ver.
    beijos.
    http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Hello Simone Felic! That two roses (desert rose and rose) gladden my heart each time they appear. The desert rose has an unusual colour and that rose is quite large. Happy that you dropped by. Will visit your blog after this :-)

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  5. Hi Stephanie,
    I like your yellow hisbiscus! I almost bought one when I was at the nursery last week.
    My guess is the mulberries are the black ones,. as I have not seen any white mulberries before, the black ones appears to the one commonly grown locally.
    I do hope that little seedling is indeed mini watermelon! Good luck!
    Great to know that your amaranth and caixin are growing well. In a few weeks time, you'll be harvesting them, yummy!

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    1. haha... as it is right now, everything is growing so slowly. Re mulberry, now I really hope that it is black. Wanted some to put into my mouth :-D Btw I always wanted to get more hibiscus every time when I see a pretty one. But the garden is just too small to fit in more...

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  6. Nice to see your garden updates.
    I rarely plant anything using seeds - I'm very bad at that.
    Either they don't sprout or they get washed down when watering.
    And if it works - something eats them or they get burned when I fail to water on that particular hot day.
    Cheers.

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    1. Two days ago I found two tiny snails at the bottom of that mini watermelon sprout. Good thing I spotted them before they eat the whole seedling. Squashed them and hope there will be no more. I am now keeping fingers crossed again for the sprout to grow true leaves.

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  7. Wow! good to see many vegetables in the pots! The flowers look great!

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    1. Thanks Malar! I replanted some of the little veges into another pot. Hoping for the best :-)

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  8. Fingers crossed your little seedling is a mini watermelon :-) . Your desert rose is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Paula! It's great to hear from you :-)

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  9. Hi Stephanie... thanks for stopping by...the mulberries when blacken will taste very sweet.. you have to patient a bit until the red turn dark when the red ones coming out... when red they are sweet & sour.. once I 'd been under a mulberry tree..I love rare hibiscus too..

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    1. Hi suka suka, the mulberry fruits are like taking forever to turn colour haha... But it is great to see the little shrub flourishing more leaves now. Glad you came by, now I am sure that it is a black one. Re hibiscus, there are so many new and exciting colours now. If I could, I will have them all ;-)

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