Before The Hot Weather

Saturday, July 02, 2016

This week has been really hot. I thought there is no progress in the garden except for pruning. I was away for a day and some plants were almost dried up when I got back. 

The plant that seems to enjoy the hot temperature is the Japanese rose. I bought a pot few weeks ago and have used its cuttings to multiply the plant. I poked cuttings in any empty soil I see. They root easily and fast!

This Japanese rose is actually more popularly known as common purslane. It is the easiest-to-grow type of portulaca in my opinion.

In the kitchen, my resurrection moss is still turning green. The ends of the fronds are still brown as you can see from the picture below.

Meanwhile, I salvaged the polyscias foliage below from two bridal flower pins. They were placed in some water two weeks ago and are still alive till today!

Butterfly leaf foliage are wonderful to see...

When their stems grow long, the leaves growing on them seems like butterflies fluttering in a group.

Meanwhile, my radish is growing healthily.

So is my Choy Sam but one leaf seems to be infested by leaf-miner. I cut it off right away after taking the shot below.

The week before was also sunny but not as hot as this week. My Chalice Vine threw out a few blooms at one time.

Glad to see the short vine in bloom :)

And this one  which the person I met at the nursery described as daun hutan (jungle leaves)  I think is an Anthurium. Well, let's wait and see...

Have a pleasant day!

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  1. It's so dry over here too Steph! The plants are getting very tasty!
    You have added in new plant collection! ;)

    1. I have been watering my plants twice a day for the past one week. It has been really dry and hot. A few plants died on me last month, so I took the opportunity to grow new plants :)

  2. Raining during this hari raya morning...I'm going back to my hometown. Hopefully all the plants are in good conditon.
    I also have a big problem with the leaf miner. All the green vegeis look so ugly & damage.

    1. What a blessing. It is cloudy here but no rain yet. Let's hope that the rain will keep coming thought raya and your plants will be alright. Re: The leaf-miner, I just cut away the affected ones.

      Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri :)

  3. Olá Stephanie
    Lindas suas plantas, a planta Rosa de jericó é plantada ou deixada
    na água? agradeço se poder me responder.

    1. Hello Simone,

      Glad to hear from you. The rose of Jericho is just on the surface of the water. There are roots below and they are touching the water.

      Happy planting :)



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