Have a Joyous Season!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas -- Calvin Coolidge



Meanwhile here are some garden progresses. Firstly my Thyme! Oh, the herb is so gracious. Each time I prune it, the little shrub grows back so quickly. The plant smells wonderful and I just love how the foliage drape down the edges of the pot. But soon it will be time for a cut again.




Cuphea hyssopifolia (Mexican Heather) is the other bush that needs a prune soon. Actually I have been delaying the cut as the shrub has been flowering so well. 



So is my dwarf Ixora. The shrub is ever-blooming! Love it when there is some sun shining on the plant as the light make it look extra cheerful! 



My pink dwarf Azalea has at least six flowers on the little bush! 



Look closer...



Meanwhile a hibiscus blossomed to brighten up the whole garden during a cloudy day. I wish I can have more of this!



A cute little yellow Crossandra (Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Lutea') has finally emerged. The plant took such a long time to regrow and reflower!! Oh why?



My favourite plant, Gloxinia! This one flower a little late. I thought after the first two buds opened, I won't be seeing more. I was wrong. These three blooms are its second flush of flowers. Love them to bits :-D



Red-berried, Rivina humilis brings outstanding colour to the garden. Red happens to be the colour of Christmas! Glad to see these fruits though the bush has not been growing as lush as I wanted. 



Have a wonderful time with your loved ones :-D

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16 comments

  1. Merry Christmas Stephanie! Hope you have wonderful time with family!

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    1. Thank you, Malar. You have a good holiday!

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  2. Really beautiful flowers !
    Merry Christmas to you and uour family !

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    1. Hello Ela, merry Christmas to you and your family too! And happy holidays :-D

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  3. Hi Steph.
    Wish you & your beautiful plants a happy chritsmas and happy coming new year!

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    1. Thank you, Normala! Happy holidays to you :-D

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  4. ツ Passei para uma visita. As plantas estão lindas!

    FELIZ NATAL!!!
    ✿╯BOAS FESTAS!!!
    ╰✿╮

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    1. Hello Magia da Ines! Glad you stopped by. Here is wishing you a joyous season and happy New Year :-)

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  5. What a beautiful Hibiscus! But you know I love your Gloxinia blooms. Gorgeous!
    Happy Holidays to you Stephanie.

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    1. Hello Lona! Tq and here is wishing you the same, have a wonderful holiday!! Those Gloxinia flowers have faded today but the shrub will regrow and rebloom again. When it blooms, I will post for you to admire :-)

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  6. Seu jardim sempre florido , aqui meu cachorro deu uma trégua ,
    e deixou as plantinhas em paz , adoro hibiscus.

    beijinhos e boas festas.

    http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Hi Simone, good thing I don't a dog hehe... but it has been a very wet week. Hope you have plenty of sunshine and have a great countdown to the New Year :-)

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    1. Happy New Year and best wishes, Ela :-D

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  8. FELIZ ANO NOVO ♫♬° ·.
    HAPPY 2015!!!
    ིه° ·.

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    1. Hello Magia da Ines, best wishes and happy 2015 :-D

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