Hot Humid Week

Friday, April 20, 2018

It has been really warm and humid these days. Now I really miss the rain. Although some days we had the rain, the temperature was still high.

Anyway, look how wonderful is this inflorescence that had appeared from my Anthurium jenmanii recently. It is so slender and beautiful and I love the reddish maroon colour of the spathe. Oh, the leaves are really thick and green, so lovely :)


A few steps from the anthurium is one of my pink Impatiens walleriana. There were lots of blooms but the bush lack leaves. 


Desert rose was blooming profusely as well. They are marvellous under the intense hot sun. Somebody say, "high five!"


Seeing roses in the garden does bring down the temperature especially in the hot afternoon sun. They just look sweet no matter what colour they are in.


Another sweet rose... mini yellows.


And this one below is a white trailing type of rose.


White plumbago blooms look extraordinary in the morning and the flowers are nectar-rich! Where are the butterflies?


See how outstanding are the white blooms?


Even a tiny flower can be so visible. But this little bloom from this sweet basil has to go (sorry!). I needed more leaves for my pesto.


This yellow yellow dirty fellow from my Monocostus uniflorus came just in time, yay!



The purple blooms of this pot of Tradescantia sillamontana come and go frequently and they are so pretty.


Bright and beautiful little sedums, so cute :)


These guys need a lot of water... this cupful of Alternanthera 'Christmas Tree'...


And this bowl of Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'...


Stay hydrated and keep growing ;)

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22 comments

  1. I love them all! Especially those with yellow flowers and that cute, little, potted Alternanthera! They are all very beautiful and some of them are just so unique! Thanks for sharing..

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    1. The potted Alternanthera looks like a cone of soft-serve ice cream, don't you think so?

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  2. Beautiful flowers, all.
    Never seen this type of anthurium before.

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    1. This anthurium is cultivated for its attractive foliage.

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  3. Hi Steph,
    Just want to share my happiness. Bought already the whie plambago.

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    1. HI Normala,

      I am so happy for you! Thank you for sharing your happiness with me <3

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  4. Adeniums love summertime they bloom profusely in summer here to bring color to otherwise dull and dry garden,Whats the name of that yellow beauty it look alike Midday flower is it ?

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    1. That is Monocostus uniflorus. Its commonly called lemon ginger.

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  5. The flowers seem to thrive in the heat and humidity.

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  6. So glad that there are indeed flowers for every climate :)

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  7. Please any tips on keeping that sedum alive in the tropics!? I've tried a few times and just end up with a rotten mess. The dry season is OK but when the rains starts it's tickets. So sad as they are a lovely chartreuse little mound of light. I saw them growing in Vietnam around a tree as a ground cover in a raised bed.....it was the dry season so who knows. Maybe Im not getting the right sedum? Honestly they seem to hate the wet humidity for very long.

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    1. Hi River P, grow the chartreuse sedum under the full sun ;-)

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  8. Is it fine with the rains!?

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    1. Yes, it is fine for those two small sedums you see in this post that grow sideways.

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  9. Oh, the potted Alternanthera does look like one...a cone of soft-served ice cream.. Yum yum..

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    1. I wonder what it will taste like lol.

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  10. I know this one is natural and that they are some times called A. "Christmas tree" but can the Alternanthera sp "soft serve" be pruned into shapes? I've often seen little pots of these for sale and wondered what they were. Cup shaped shiny leaves. Could one make a sort of ground cover, flat mini hedge effect with them?

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    1. For mine I didn't prune it, it just grow to form a cone. I have been growing it for at least a year and it is just still really short... about five inches high only. So, it would be better to use it as a short ground cover or for edging instead.

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  11. Oh Ic thanks for that, so they're very slow growing. Very different to the other Alternantheras which need almost weekly pruning.

    I just bought three A ficoides, yellow variegated, the leaf is bigger than "Christmas soft serve" and not so curled under. I guess as they're so slow I shouldn't feed too much. They're decent sized plants so will fill the 25inch pot Im putting them in. Just as well because as they are so slow I could've waited forever to make a full pot effect.

    Thanks Stephanie!

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    1. Don't mention it, River P. Happy gardening those A. ficoideas. Those grow much faster than the 'soft serve' and require a lot more sunlight, full sun.

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  12. Oh, Ok thanks that's nice that they're fast growers I can shape them in the pot neatly. Yes I put them in the full sun. Does this mean "Christmas tree" likes shade? Because that would be nice as an under planting but I would still like it flat so would trim them. I see them for sale quite often so maybe should give them a try too?

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    1. I grow "Christmas tree" at a partial sun location. If you are trying it in the sun, let me know of the result, River P.

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