Promising Start

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

It's a brand new year! What will 2015 be like? A better year, I hope :-) And a few projects to accomplish for the garden and for myself... I am all set to face another hopeful year and perhaps a busier one.

My garden receives a lot more sunshine this week as compared with the previous weeks. My heart is still with those in grief due to severe flood though. It is heartbreaking to see many areas being destroyed by the strong currents. 

These plump red berries of Rivina humilis also known as Pigeon Berry made me smile. They look delightful! 

Here is my second Maranta plant. When I bought it the plant was already quite lanky. Since it grows quite slowly, I didn't prune it. The plant is now loving the cooler weather and I hope it will continue to be so even when the sun is back.

There are pros and cons to the recent wet weather. Some plants are loving it, some do not. Yellow leaves are frequently found in some of the plants that did not cope well. The plants flower lesser and sometimes I am not sure if I should water the plants. A downpour can just happen suddenly.

Anyway, have a great New Year 2015!

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  1. Hi Steph!
    A good year I wish you. And a lovely year in your garden.
    Hug to you from Gudrun in Sweden. I´ts cold here now.

    1. Hi Gudrun!
      How are you? It's so good to hear from you. Just went to your blog, left a note and came back. You have the brightest vine and it is beautiful. Keep warm and may you have lots of sunshine soon. Best wishes, Stephanie

  2. I like your foliages, so beautiful. Is the Rivina humilis berry edible? I have a lot of that berry in my garden. They just for ornamental plant.

    1. Hello Endah, happy new year! Birds will love those berries but I have not eaten them before. The berries are small in size and they do make the shrub looks prettier :-)

  3. Your foliage plants look good! Happy New Year to you!

    1. Happy New Year, Malar! After I wrote this post, it rained so much!! A few plants that are prone to pest attack have pests all over now :-(



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