Objects of Obsession

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Brilliant blooms are attractive even when they are small in size. Past few weeks have been really great for certain plants. Though there were storms and even thunders, my Monocostus uniflorus benefited from the wet weather.



The plant was blooming almost non-stop though the blooms were emerging one-by-one. The cooler temperature has certainly brought much comfort for this petite spiral ginger :-)




I have been replanting Senecio confusus 'Sao Paulo' due to its very attractive flowers. The vine tends to turn brown (dry up) after some time. 



And it seems that it likes to stretch out far. After I took below photo, I put a bamboo stake for it to climb onto.  I hope the vine would be happier and bloom more flowers!



Oh, where are my watering cans? As if you don't notice them, haha... Wish they were black (and the bin too!) so that they don't stand out like a sore thumb in my garden :P



These chillies certainly make my garden look bountiful, haha... 



One group of plants that I like to collect is Kalanchoe. This Kalanchoe pinnata flourished several "babies" from its leaf. I am so fascinated by how it can just produce those little plants so easily.



Another new Kalanchoe added to my garden recently is this Kalanchoe delagoensis, commonly called Chandelier plant or Mother of Millions. Little plantlets are growing on the tips of its leaves now... 



Delighted by the juicy and very sweet flesh of a pineapple I ate the other day, I decided to plant its head into a pot after rooting it in water. Glad I found a space for it to settle in ;-)



Though some plants bear tiny flowers, they look amazing when they blossom lots of them. Cuphea hyssopifolia or Mexican False Heather is a good example. Don't you think so?



I thought this Caixin 'Hong Kong' (a leafy vegetable from the Mustard Family) would grow bigger leaves during rainy days. But I was wrong. I suppose I need to harvest them already as one plant has already sent out a stalk of tiny yellow flowers...



My Dendrobium orchids are still intact... yippie!



Have a wonderful day!

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20 comments

  1. Your flowers are so beautiful ! I like the title of your post !
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Ela! I love bright blooms :-) Cheers.

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  2. Ohhh..wow! The Sao Paolo are so beautiful. I love the flower and the color are so bright. Never see it before. Where can I get this vine?

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    1. Hello Normala, the vine was given to me as a gift. I am not sure where to get it locally but I am sure it will be possible to find it one day at the nurseries :-)

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  3. Your dendrobium is so cute, and the yellow one is so striking. It's so hot and dry here, my garden is so poor

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    1. Hello Endah, my garden (out in the open) is poor too. They are not flowering much and their leaves are getting less due to the constant rain fall. A few plants that I have to placed under the gutter suffered most due to the water gushing over the gutter :-(

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    1. Dear Malar, unfortunately only this Dendrobium, Oncidum and Phalaenopsis bellina have been flowering well and quite frequently. I find orchids love to be fed very regularly which I find it hard to cope with it. Hence I only grow a handful of orchids in the garden.

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  5. Hi.. so many collection you have... really admired the Sao Paolo. the Monocostus unifloru's colour is gorgeous and attractive too..

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    1. Hello suka suka, it is hard to resist a nice shrub and the longer I garden the more plants I grow ;-)

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  6. Everything looks so healthy and that 'Sao Paolo' vine has such pretty flowers.

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    1. Hi Paula, glad to hear from you and thank you. The vine has grown to all directions lately. But you are right the flowers are really pretty. When it is happy, it flowers even more ;-)

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  7. Hi Stephanie, everything is looking fantastic, and there are some lovely vibrant colours . Your orchid is really beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Jane :-) Unfortunately the sprays of orchid have started to dry up now. Still I hope they will last for another week.

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  8. Those red chillies, pointing upwards certainly make your garden look HOT.... haha

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  9. Hi Bangchik and Kakdah, how are you? Fyi, those chillies are really HOT in the mouth as well! Usually I just take one to cook a dish. If I cook seafood then only I will put two pieces. And when cutting, after clearing the seeds, the heat stays on my fingers for some time and it is much hotter than the usuals.

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  10. Scenecio confusus 'Sao Paulo'
    Is it a succulent?
    It appear to be like a normal vine plant in your garden.
    Amazing.

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    1. No not a succulent. The genus Senecio (sorry typo error - I typed an extra 'c' earlier) has many interesting plants including vines :-) Good one James!

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  11. Lovely Sao Paulo vine, the beautiful color of the flower

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    1. Hello Vasudha Somayaji! Bright blooms cheer us up ;-) Thank you for stopping by.

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