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Orange and Rose-Pink

By Stephanie

My Chinese Hat plant is in bloom again! Looking like bougainvillea from afar, the vine is putting out more and more of its orange flowers lately.

The pic below was taken in the morning when the sunlight was just shinning on the part of my garden where the Chinese Hat plant is.

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Here is a close-up photo of the unique blooms. I like the colour too. The orange turn a little bronze as the flower ages.

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Next to the vine is the pot of Chinese Rose radish which I am also germinating the seeds for sprouts. The sprouts come in handy for garnishing food in the kitchen. Now I hope that I would get to eat the radishes as well.

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My roses are in bloom as well. They delight the heart with their beauty and sweet fragrance. This pink rose releases a strong scent. Sometimes I could smell it without needing to put my nose to the flower.

But the miniature rose below has a faint smell. I have to put my nose close to the flower to sniff its sweet scent.

Desert rose in yellow... this one is called 'One Day Yellow'. The flower is yellow at first but turns whiter as it ages.

The rose-pink blooms of my Weeping Malpighia look outstanding against a bushy tarragon. This was another highlight of my garden last week. Every time it flowers, I have a chance to see if they set fruit. Sadly, they didn't again :(

White plumbago blooms are popping up again.

Took this picture of my Bankawali very early in the morning. But I am glad I did. Now I know that the flower is white.

Scenecio confusus 'Sao Paolo' is a tough vine. It sends out shoots and flower again and again.

Its bright orange blooms pop up here and there as I let the vine grow wild at one part of my garden.

The Rosemary is growing slowly but surely in this pot that I parked next to my edible gingers.

I happened to have both of these plants, Iresine and Coleus for a long time. Last month I thought of growing them together in this pot. They turned out be a great match for each other.

Here are my beautiful plants in the shade. Looking at greeneries like the dwarf syngonium and fern makes me forget about the happenings in the world.

Below is an Alocasia hybrid. The leaves are just growing back. The plant didn't do well for a long time already.

Two red Gloxinia flowers opened. The cloudy sky prolonged the lifespan of these blooms.

My favourite of the week -- Maranta leuconeura var. 'kerchoviana'! Propagated this plant from a division. I hope it will stay pretty this way for some time :)

Orange and Rose-Pink

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