Blooms Under The Clouds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The sky is filled with clouds most of the time but somehow there were lots of grassy weeds in spite of the lack of sunlight. I had to spend some time pulling them out from the pots. It's an endless job in my garden, yikes! 

This little Azalea sent out a sizeable flower again. Though hiding inside the little bush, I was still able to see the whole bloom as the flower was big...

Here is one huge surprise from my garden! I thought I will never see another flower from my Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, since the plant is always not flourishing well. This week I spotted two very promising flower buds on the shrub!! Glad I re-located the plant earlier. It must be liking the new location :-) 

My Jasminum sambac 'Grand Duke of Tuscany' released a pungent smell but the flower lasted only a day this time. The rain came and went, then the sun was just too harsh on the flower, hence it spent quickly.

The Oxalis regnelli 'Atropurpurea' bulbs have not been productive for a long time already. So, I am really glad to see lots of purple leaves and blooms filling the pot once again. They look marvellous and could really brighten up a rather gloomy day.

And here it is again, my loyal orange Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Love to see big ones forming, yay!

And my Lemon Ginger (Monocostus uniflorus), its flower is as loyal and as bright as the hibiscus.

A weed in the garden, the Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea quamoclit) is unceasing. I thought I killed the plant already but it kept cropping up every now and then. This time it appeared from the pot where I have a Senecio confusus 'Sao Paulo' vine growing. In fact they are growing together right now from the same pot and climbing over the same trellis.

Close-up view of the trumpet-shaped bloom with white pollen grains on the flower...

The red colour is so brilliant and deep that I can even spot them from the road ;-)

These Forever Roses® roses are spent now. They lasted for more than week!

Hope your day is full of sunshine. Have an amazing week and keep gardening!

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  1. The plants are really doing great! I have this Ipomoea quamoclit in my garden too! I love them so much! hahahhaa.....

    1. It bears pretty flowers to make the gardener happy ;-)

  2. O inverno por aqui não deixe flor nenhuma florescer é
    uma estação triste mas necessária.


    1. Good time for you and your plants to take a rest, Simone. I am sure you will see lots of flowers soon in your garden... perhaps in Spring?

  3. Happy for your plants Stephanie. I'm just smile watching your cyprus vine..because I have a lot here.. ..madly creeping & climbing everywhere at the homestay yard. Red, white & pink..almost being splendid in the grass..

    1. Normala, remember to make a post of the plant ok. Love to see how it covers the grass. Well, although the vine can be a bit pesky but I do like the pretty flowers :-)



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