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I'm Shy... I'm Not Shy

By Stephanie
As I was watering my plants, I noticed that this particular coleus has suddenly grown bushier and looking quite outstanding. Now I don't remember if it did grow this way earlier. Nonetheless, the dark red with green edges made it extra special compared with the neighbouring green foliage :-D I'm Shy... I'm Not Shy



At another corner, my anthurium has a new bloom. It's seldom that productive and the red and yellow are so vivid. Love it as well :-D
I'm Shy... I'm Not Shy

Due to the hot and humid weather that we are experiencing of late, I wasn't expecting my plants to do any better but out of the blue, my low-growing Calathea roseopicta has produced an inflorescence with a tiny flower! A pleasant surprise really :-)

I'm Shy... I'm Not Shy

Several months ago at a nursery, I thought of getting a Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as Milkweed or Blood Flower but I took a wrong plant home which turned out to be an Oleander. Regardless, it was a 'happy' mistake as this Oleander is a good bloomer. Recently, these flowers (in pic below) are not having enough space to blossom nicely and as if hiding behind the leaves. Hmmm... shy perhaps? Hehe... 

I'm Shy... I'm Not Shy

Anyway I subsequently managed to find a Milkweed and its brilliant blooms are very striking! This is definitely not a 'shy plant'. On the contrary, it's a plant that shouts for attention ;-)

I'm Shy... I'm Not Shy

Happy growing your plants... shy or not shy :-D

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