Delight in Chevron

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Where flowers bloom, so does hope -- Lady Bird Johnson

The Dendrobium orchid flower buds blossomed one by one and they are two sprays of them now. Pale pink so sweet. I like! But I just wish they are more orchids.


The other orchid that is in bloom is the Phalaenopsis bellina, called The Beautiful Orchid. The flower also blossomed one by one.




Polygonum capitatum or commonly known as Pink Knotweed, a volunteer plant or rather weed that just left it grow to trail down the container. 



The leaves have a chevron marking on it. Lovely when in bloom as the shrub is crowded with pink pinheads.



After a very heavy rain, I saw a ripen black berry! Botanically named Morus nigra, the little shrub's heart-shaped leaves are more obvious than the fruits as they are big, hence hiding the fruits.



The most robust and plant of all is Euphorbia millii, also known as Crown of Thorns. This one has pretty small pink blooms.



Berries of Rivina humilis or Pigeon Berry plant -- oh yeah! They are so small yet so bright. I love berry-bearing plants!




Last but not least, the top of a really sweet pineapple that I had the other day is already rooting. Well, I am just doing this for the fun of it. No space actually to grow a pineapple in my garden :-P



Nonetheless, happy gardening!

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14 comments

  1. I love the orchid's color. So soft and sweet.

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    1. I love the price also... bought it at a cheap price ;-)

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  2. Hi Stephanie,
    Your orchids are so pretty! I never had luck with orchids and have stopped growing them in years. Hurray for the mulberries!
    Your pineapple can be planted in a pot. I have 7 pots of pineapple at my backyard and they are growing rather well. Easy to grow without any special attention required! Keeping my fingers crossed that some of the pineapple plants will fruit by end of the year!
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. Hi Joyce, I don't think I can be good at growing any plants. You are good in growing edibles! I am just so encouraged to see all your healthy greens every time I visit your blog. Thanks for keeping fingers crossed for the pineapple. I just can't bear to throw away that head as the fruit was just so juicy and sweet. You have a wonderful week ahead as well!!

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  3. Hi Stephanie... good afternoon... I didn't know that plant is also called 'Crown of Thorns'... in the underwater world, the 'Crown of Thorns' refers to a starfish that feeds on corals...

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    1. Wow really, Lrong Lim? I must go read up those starfishes! This E. millii is special for me as it is one of those first plants that I planted. Love to know other Crown of Thorns there is in this world. Thank you for letting me know!

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  4. I started my first pineapple plant, years ago, using the 'top' of a store-bought pineapple. It bore fruit after three years. This year I got a cricket ball-sized fruit from the great grandchild of that plant! Enjoy the plant and the fruit it will bear in the next 2-3 years!

    Shailaja

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    1. Dear shallaja, you are so funny!! Your cricket ball-sized pineapple reminds me of my mini rose I once planted. After some time, the flower was just a little dot! Well, the pineapple, you really had gotten me to think twice about tossing it away now... see how. Thank you :-) Cheers, Stephanie

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  5. I never grow orchid before! yours look so awesome!

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    1. So far the orchids that blossom well in my garden are Dendrobiums, Oncidiums and Phalaenopsis bellina hybrid. They love to be fed well so have to discipline myself to feed the plants regularly. But when I see the blooms it is so satisfying especially when it is in the perfect bloom :-)

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  6. Linda dendobrium , desta não tenho, que engraçado , aqui tenho desta plantinha
    e arranco sempre que aparece , infesta os vasos, suas plantinhas
    estão lindas.
    bjs
    http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. I believe you, Simone! I think seedlings are beauties. I love watching sprouts grow to become a plant :-)

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  7. I like the colour of the first orchid, unusual.

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    1. The flowers pale as they age. Today they look almost white.

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