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A Little Bit of Purple

By Stephanie
I am delighted to know that Chinese New Year is around the corner as I am hoping to have a really good break. Before that, I must appreciate some of the plants in my garden that have doing really well.

My Christia obcordata has been flourishing lots of attractive butterfly-shaped leaves and pretty dainty blooms. This week however, the shrub turned a bit leggy. The leaves might have dried and fell to the ground due to the drier and hotter weather. Well, time to give the shrub a little 'hair cut' ;-)


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The other plant that would probably need some pruning is my dwarf Arundina. I love the combination color of its flowers -- yellow, purple and white.
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Interestingly, my little Water Lily flowers blossoms the same colours as the dwaft Arundina. Though the form is different but still as pretty. 

The purple color shows more at flower bud stage...

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The flower that has deeper purple or blue is the true flower of the Sandpaper Vine or Purple Wreath (Petrea volubilis). The sepals are in light purple.


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The vine has been blown over by the strong wind a few months ago. The top was actually down, touching the floor, while the pot was not moved at all. I quickly ran out to bring the poor vine back to an upright position. Thank goodness, it survived that bent ;-)


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Smooth Asters (Aster laevis) are smiling towards the sun -- must be loving the sunshine a lot! 

A Little Bit of Purple

I thought the Medinilla seeds would be in white only. This time round, one of the bunches turned purplish in color. 

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Perhaps an annual daisy? Well this little bush has been flowering non-stop since it was planted in my garden two months ago. Like the Smooth Aster, this daisy loves the sun a lot also. But I really hope that it will blossom forever. 


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Btw, Purple People are people who loves the color purple and all things purple. Are you one of them?
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To all my Chinese readers, have a very happy Chinese New Year!

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