Rain ColoursWednesday, May 18, 2016
It was wonderful to have so many heavy rains though it might not be good for many who are out there driving. I read from the news that the rain had caused dangerous flash floods in the city.
The cryptanthus below was left with half of its original size after a tree shrew came to wallop the plant years ago. Today, it has bounced back to a full size plant and growing vibrantly.
Then weeks later when the flowers are not so plentiful anymore, the leaves reign...
The leaves sometimes close up (leaf mastic movement - light stimuli).
...and most of the time they look like butterflies fluttering.
My resurrection moss resurrecting and turning green... very slowly...
A few blooms from my Rose of Sharon have opened. They didn't last long this time as the rain came pouring not long after.
Still it is a sheer joy to see such marvellous flowers blossom each time. Love their purple colour that looks a little different each time I look at the flower.
After thinning my pot of Choy Sams, I have these very tasty seedlings. I used them to add into my one of my dishes for dinner. Yum!
Those purplish pink flowers from my Barbados Cherry bonsai did not set fruit. In the front is the Cobweb Spiderwort (Tradescantia sillamontana). The plant is throwing out one light purple bloom. I must say that this little plant has been flowering really well.
The blue and white Gloxina is not doing that good. These two blossoms just managed to open. The whole plant is now infested with mealybugs and I am afraid that I have to cut down the whole plant soon even when these two have not opened fully.
My Agave potatorum cv. blooms have finally bloomed. As you can see from the pic below, they have yellow anthers.
They are borne on a thin and long inflorescence...
Keep warm and dry :)