Flower, Herb and Vegetable

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I was happy with what I saw in the garden even under the overcast sky due to the haze and clouds. I am so pleased with my Anthurium. The plant has been sending up bloom after bloom although the leaves have turned slightly yellow. 

The other is my Rabbit's Foot (Maranta Leuconeura var. kerchoviana). I thought this plant had rotted long time ago. Out of a sudden, two leaves sprouted from the soil of my Yellow Spiral Ginger or Lemon Ginger (Monocostus uniflorus). How surprising!

And the seeds of the past prime Gypsophila have already germinated as the plant is dying...

The Coral Berry (Ardisia Crenata) shrub has been flowering well and this the first time I spotted a seed (in the middle of the pic below).

The Trailing Watermelon Begonia below is my happiest find this week. Hope this vine will grow well in my garden :-)

Found a pot of Flat Leaf Parsley and another pot of Lemon Basil at the gardening society carnival recently. I am still finding the correct spot for the Flat Leaf Parsley.

I settled the Lemon Basil in between the Watercress and Trailing Rosemary.

The Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) seedlings seem to be doing well.

Another pot of Watercress...

Chinese Hat Plant (Holmskioldia sanguinea) looked amazing last week as more leaves flourished and the flowers though smaller in size this time round, their colour is deeper -- deep orange blooms.

The little red flower in this dried flower arrangement is the rose that I wrote about in my last post (the one before this). 

My Tillandsia has turned pink for many months. Months ago when it started to blush I noticed the top rotting. The plant however blushed slightly more last week. Not sure why...

This gorgeous bloom of my Jasminum sambac 'Grand Duke of Tuscany' opened the night before. The sweet fragrance was released into the air as dusk falls.

Enjoy all the plants in your garden :-)

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  1. Hi Stephanie,
    You have lovely plants! And I like your herb plants. The parsley leaves are large! I've recently sowed some parsley seeds and still waiting for them to germinate! The watercress seeds are not easy to find, where did you get yours?

  2. Hi Joyce,
    The watercress seeds were bought from a Ebay seller. There are many on the site. Just choose one. Good luck with your parsley seeds! My one in the picture is the flat leaf type so the leaves are big :-)

  3. I notice you have calathea too. I love this plant because of the leaves pattern are so impressed..

    1. Yup but currently they are not at their best. Some of the leaf tips have turned brown.

  4. Beautiful! Especially the jasmine. Happy gardening!

    1. I saw one new and plump Jasmine bud last week. It will open soon :-)

  5. Nice to read about what's going on in your garden. Your Grand Duke of Tuscany (the plant really deserves that grand name, doesn't it) is still flowering! Mine only blooms in summer :( Can you please tell me the name of the plant with small leaves that is trailing down behind your anthurium? The same plant is also seen above your watermelon begonia. Thank you!

    1. Hello Shailaja, that light green trailing plant with small leaves is a Pilea depressa. I used to grow it in little pots with faces so that the plant can be the hair :-) It's great to hear from you.

  6. I love these plants so much. They are beautiful and fantastic. You can plant some orchids for the colorful view.

    1. Glad to hear from you and thank you for the orchids suggestion, Ayanna :-) I have space for a new orchid now as I have moved and attached an old orchid (monopodial) to a woody vine ;-)



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