Growing, growing :-)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A pleasant surprise in the garden comes from a dainty bloom, Arundina sp. (mini bamboo orchid). I was just pulling weeds from the pot and didn't realise that a flower was about bloom. 

The little flower however seems to look extra small besides the big leaf of the Alocasia cucullata (Chinese Taro). Actually this particular leaf might have grown out of shape as it has kind of elongated.



Here is how the plant leaves were supposed to look... pretty pointy leaves :-)



Meanwhile, my Solandra longiflora that is planted in a pot and had shed almost all its leaves regrew and flowered. Always a delight to see this flower and it smelt really great ummm... coconut + vanilla :-)



During the recent Raya holidays, the blooms of my Guzmania were flourishing. And this week, the blooms are at their glorious peak. Glad I get to enjoy this moment :-D



A top view...



Out in the open, Symphyotrichum leave var. leave (Synonym: Aster leavis), commonly known as Smooth Aster has just started flowering. The blooms are like sparkling jewels under the sun :-)



Now here is another surprise... my closed terrarium with a little Episcia plant inside is still thriving! The plant has grown 'skinnier', still it is great to see how the plant could survive inside the bottle for about a year now.



Enjoy gardening!

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    1. Thank you, Endah. A few blooms opened today :-)

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  2. The Smooth Aster is beautiful. I have not come across it here.

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    1. Pretty flowers aren't they? Hope you will see some soon at your area :-)

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  3. You have many blooms in the garden! Aster is really pretty flower. 1 year in bottle? That's really survivor plant!

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    1. Yup, that is why I still keeping that little terrarium even though part of the media is mouldy.

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  4. Aster are very pretty flowers! And how interesting that your episcia plant is thriving in a bottle for 1 year! You must have taken care of it really well!

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    1. Err... actually just open the cap once in a while. I didn't even feed it. Perhaps that is why it is so skinny :-P

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  5. É sempre uma surpresa o que a natureza nos reserva quando
    mexemos nos vasos, já arranquei flor por causa das daninhas.
    bjs

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

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    1. Nature has a wonderful way to surprise us all when we see flowers blooming endlessly :-) Have the most wonderful day, Simone Felic!

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  6. Replies
    1. Thank you, Suka Suka! Glad you like them :-)

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