Something Purple, Something Great

Monday, June 08, 2015

Not much sun and most of the time just cloudy. It rained on a few occasions, otherwise a bit humid. Anyway, my One-Day-Yellow Desert Rose is blooming! There is a bud behind this bloom that would probably open the next day. Though it didn't make it in time for this post, it should be in the next :)



In spite of the lack of sunlight, I think the weather is just good enough for my Rose-of-Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). The flower that opened was such a large one. It was about 4 1/2" (11.5 cm) wide!



Behind this beauty I can see another huge flower bud forming. I hope it is going to be a big bloom like this one and I also wish that the petals are more well formed... greedy me, right?



The shrub is planted in a pot and it is not really tall...



The other hibiscus that is blooming at the same time is my Hibiscus acetosella 'Red Shield'.



The flower closes so fast, leaving the deep burgundy red leaves to shine in the afternoon.



My Cypress Vine is flowering less this week. 



Its seeds are forming! I usually don't keep them and don't get rid of them either. Just let Nature does its work :-) 



It is a notorious self-seeder. Before this vine, one was flowering at another corner of the garden. The seeds just sprout easily in the garden.



Oh, this little bloom... it is a flower from my Maranta leuconeura var. erythroneura. Glad to see this shrub flourishing well in my shade garden.



And this Phalaenopsis bellina... another beauty! I over-watered the earlier one, hence rotted. This is a new plant. I hope I won't over-water again. It is especially hard to gauge whether to water or not to during cloudy days. Anyway, love the bloom so much :-)



Have a wonderful day!!

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14 comments

  1. What beautiful flowers and what a delight you blog is :)

    Greetings from Finland

    - Rita -

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    1. Thank you, Rita. You made me glad :-D In this post, the surprise one is the Rose-of-Sharon. The plant seldom flower.

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    1. Welcome to my garden blog, Subham Sengupta :-) Will definitely visit yours. Happy blogging!

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  3. Linda sua rosa do deserto, esta cor me enganou ,
    pensei que era outra.
    beijinhos
    http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. It's a rather strange colour for a desert rose isn't it hehe...

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  4. Lovely flowers Stephanie! They are very striking! ;)

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    1. Great to hear from you, Malar The hibiscus blooms have all faded today but my mini yellow roses are back in action!

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  5. Hi Step,
    beautiful hibiscus ..especially the red one..I should buy it at CH..huge and tall..only RM18..but I didn't...so now feel so frustrated...waa...

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    1. Hi Normala,
      The red hibiscus is sometimes sold here too. Hope you will find the plant again soon :-)

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  6. Beautiful flowers Stephanie. I loved your hibiscus plants. Their colors are new to me.

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    1. Hello Vasudha! Glad to hear from you. The lavender Rose of Sharon is lasting but the other pink H. acetosella 'Red Shield' closes fast - just open in the morning.

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  7. Your Rose of Sharon is gorgeous! I am intrigued by the pink hibiscus.

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    1. Hi Lotusleaf! The second bloom of the rose of sharon was well formed and beautiful. I am going to post the photo soon. Watch out for it in next post.

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