Gardening Magazine

Sunshine Colours, Sweet Fragrant

By Stephanie

These days I am dreaming of a big garden. One day if I ever have one, I will definitely grow more Frangipani trees. The Frangipani in the pic below was one of loveliest gifts I have received from an acquaintance several years ago. I must admit that I didn't really take good care of it.

I just left the plant in a small black bag as I really couldn't find a place to transplant it. So I have been placing it onto the soil of another potted plant. Two weeks ago, I saw flower buds forming at the tip of one stem.

Then flowers soon start to open one by one. Oh my, they were so sweet. Not just the colours but... umm, the wonderful smell too!

Though it was rainy throughout the week, my Hibiscus has been flowering too. The flower however has to cope with the rain once opened.

The little dwarf Azalea below has been gaining in size slowly. I really like the pic below -- taken next to the chives. They look great together. I think it is the different texture they have and of course the colour of the bloom stands out more against green background.

The most stunning of all is the blooms from Billbergia pyramidalis.

Unfortunately, they didn't last long. Once the flowers started to open, the inflorescence began to wilt as well.

I have only had two days to admire these blooming inflorescences. Then after the inflorescences have wilted, I chopped the plants down, leaving the pups to grow.

Another happy note from the garden is that I harvested the Choy Sam (or Choy Sum) plants.

I reap all that is in the pot below and another small pot.

Good thing they were enough for me to cook a plateful.

I had a breakthrough in cultivating microgreens. My Flax seeds germinated! I thought they were not able to germinate but I was wrong. They were just slow.

Dwarf Syngoniums are pretty little things. This time, the red markings are showing up more and more white than they normally do.

My Episcia with chocolate-coloured leaves was flowering in the porch. The buttery yellow blooms were just so pleasing. Oh I wish I have more space for Episcias too!!

Senecio confusus 'Sao Paulo' is in bloom again! I thought the vine was gone months ago. It keeps re-growing from this pot. How amazing!

A fading Frangipani bloom... I picked it up from the floor and put it in some water together with some Polyscias cuttings in the kitchen.

So colourful and sweet smelling.

Where flowers bloom so does hope - Lady Bird Johnson

Sunshine Colours, Sweet Fragrant

Share your experience and your thoughts on this post by leaving a comment :-)


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Email Marketing Best Practices That You Should Know

    In 1971, the first email was sent, since then email has become the preferred means of communication. Today, email is a primary driver of communication between... Read more

    11 hours, 12 minutes ago by   Sem Seo
    BUSINESS, MARKETING & ADVERTISING, SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Poland Poll: What Should Jonny Do in May 2018?

    Poland Poll: What Should Jonny 2018?

    Hey everyone! Apologies for not updating this blog so much recently. Life has been so busy. I have been inundated with new projects, I backpacked to Saudi... Read more

    12 hours, 7 minutes ago by   Northernirishmaninpoland
    COMMUNITY, DESTINATIONS
  • Hey Bulldog - Video Of The Week

    Bulldog Video Week

    Brian's favourite video this week is Al Lupo by Hey Bulldog. Like many bands before, Hey Bulldog began as a germ of an idea of main man Rob Manton. Read more

    12 hours, 47 minutes ago by   Mike Lindley
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Shelf Chat: What's Up With Me (Summer Lane!), and What's On My Shelf

    Shelf Chat: What's With (Summer Lane!),

    If you're too busy to read...you're too busy! I've always been one of those people who likes to fill their days and weeks up with activities. I work, I schedule... Read more

    12 hours, 50 minutes ago by   Selane
    BOOKS, CREATIVITY
  • #MaxYourLook with MaxFashion

    #MaxYourLook with MaxFashion

    Every season I tend to fall in love with the prints. The scourching heat is an excuse for me to play with the prints. Keeping it cool with the vibrant options... Read more

    13 hours, 28 minutes ago by   Chayanikarabha
    FASHION, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING
  • Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

    Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo Vegan)

    Pin Share Tweet Email Yum StumbleShares 0These Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are soft, fudgy, and incredibly chocolatey! These irresistible cookies are... Read more

    13 hours, 35 minutes ago by   Rachel Conners
    DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES, TRAVEL
  • Tree Peonies

    Tree Peonies

    For a brief and glorious moment . . . Read more

    14 hours, 50 minutes ago by   Vickilane
    CREATIVITY, PHOTOGRAPHY

Magazines