Feel Good Week

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Last week was a happy week, yay! I have finished a rather big project. Incidentally, the flowers in my garden seems to be celebrating with me. 

First of all is my Jasminum sambac 'Grand Duke Of Tuscany'... oh, how wonderful! When I caught sight of the opened blooms in the morning, I immediately put my nose to the flowers to inhale their sweet scent as much as possible. It's really sweet, trust me :-)



I have been growing this jasmine in a small pot, hence the result was not really that great. Each time I pruned the plant, it will only send out a shoot. 



This time it's different. Last week, many shoots emerged. I was overwhelmed by the many buds that was on the little shrub...



The rain didn't stop my Smooth Aster (Aster laevis) from flowering. The flowers were brightening the garden last week and will do so this week as well. Look...



A snapshot of one part of my garden... 

Loved this fern Nephrolepis exaltata (cultivar) a lot. The fine foliage is ever so graceful. They make the garden feels airy and wonderful. 



Meanwhile, a few of my Rivina humilis is flowering and ladened with berries. This shot below is a little special as a seed was still hanging from the stalk. Later it will drop to the ground or soil to start a new plant.




Oh my... this begonia has not been thriving. Recently the leaves started to grow bigger and more leaves are now growing out from the main stem. 



Ipomoea quamoclit flowers are obvious even against the red-leaved shrub, Hibiscus acetosella (cultivar)...



This plant below was tagged Polyscias filicifolia but I think it should be Euodia ridleyi. Besides its slow-growing nature, I adore the pleasing soothing green colour of the leaves.



My Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoviana that emerged from the pot of Monocostus uniflorus is now flourishing steadily.



The other plant that has very pleasing lace-like and wonderful green foliage is the Asian spikemoss (Selaginella plana). Moved one to a new location last week. Hope it will do well there.



Btw my project was my first book! It will be released soon... before Christmas. So stay tuned :-)

Have a blessed day!

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14 comments

  1. You always have wonderful plants to be enjoyed. So lovely. I like your jasmine and aster too. I want to grow the jasmine like that on my garden, cause that kind of jasmine is always reminds me into my childhood. When I was I little girl I often picked a double petal jasmine near my elementary school on the way home and kept it on my wardrobe. It has long lasting fragrance.

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    1. Nothing smells better than a scented fresh flower and in this case, the jasmine. When I was young I attended a tuition class in an Indian community and used to walk past Jasmine shrubs. Even though the blooms were single-petaled, they smelt sweet too :-)

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  2. Gongrats to your job & flowers. Both of them ending well. Also sharing my happy with your duke of Tuscany and aster. I'm still searching for the white, pink & light purple aster.

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    1. Thank you, Normala. I hope you will be able to find the white, pink and light purple asters soon. They are like rays of sunshine :-D

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  3. Congrats on the publication of your first book, Steph. I look forward to seeing it. I love the flowers and plants you show in this post, especially the Asian Spikemoss. Is it a type of fern? and the Aster flowers are lovely, so cheerful.

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    1. Thank you, Sue Catmint :-) The whole process was quite tiring actually but I am glad it is over now. Asian spikemoss is a fern ally. It is easy to grow here due to our humid tropical climate.

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  4. beautiful bloom in rainy season! My Aster missing from the garden early last year! sigh.....Jasmine does have sweet smell!

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    1. Yup, they do and they make wonderful floral garlands :-)

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  5. Cant wait to browse through your book. Must be a Herculean effort to compile the photos and arrange them.

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    1. You will find some familiar things in the book, Stiletto Elsiexie :-)

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  6. Hi Stephanie,
    You have a good reason for your "Feel Good Week"! Your plants are lovely and flourishing! Congratulations on your first book, how exciting it must be! Looking forward to more info on your book!

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    1. Hi Joyce,
      Sure, I will definitely keep you posted of the details. Now I wonder how is your garden is doing and hope the heavy rains didn't cause havoc. The rain washed away the soil from one of my two potted watercress. I can see the roots now.

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  7. Oi Stephanie
    Lindas suas plantinhas , é uma graça vê-las tão belas e cuidadas.
    beijinhos

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

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    1. Hello Simone, thank you for kind words. It is raining cats and dogs now. I hope no plant will suffer. Have a great day!

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