Rare Occasions
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1y ago
Recently, Rosa 'Othello' sent out a long stem that bore a big bud outside my gate that eventually blossomed into a beautiful pink rose. You can see it in the second pic.This big blossom made me wondered, how in the world the rose bush can endure the hot blazing sunshine here?There was a faint sweet rosy smell in the air when the rose ..read more
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Hey! Gorgeous?
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1y ago
While the flowering plants are at their best, some of my foliage plants are doing exceptionally good as their leaves look rather strong and remarkable.My Alocasia 'Polly' in pic below has been producing more and more leaves, and hence grown bigger in size. Sometimes this plant can be really bare as its leaf does not seem to be growing and at times yellowing. See it? A ..read more
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Sprouting Chia
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1y ago
We eat chias to keep ourselves healthy. Because they are seeds, they can also be grown into sprouts or microgreens. Recently I started growing some and here is the result...First, I placed some chias onto some gravels and soil and left the pot near the window of my kitchen. The spot is sunny in the morning. I water the chias regularly to keep ..read more
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Strong Chia Plants
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1y ago
The chia plants that I have raised in my garden is thriving under the hot tropical sun and subject to torrential rains too. They seem to be doing well.Amittedly they are all squeezed into a small space as I have packed so many of the seedling into a 12-inch pot. Look at the pic below, I even tucked in a sweet potato plant!I think I might ..read more
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New Old Plants
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1y ago
It has been a while since I last posted an update of my garden. Now that everything is almost back to normal, I can now shop and add/replace some pretty plants to my garden in addition to the regular robust ones I still have.I used to have several gloxinias with different colours but with time, they have faded and died one by one ..read more
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Warm Loving Plants
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1y ago
Here is a belated update dated 5 July 2022 from my small garden and indoor plants. They are made up of mostly plants that do not require much attention. Planted outside, they just need to be watered everyday like the gloxinia which I had about earlier. The plant has just gone on to produce its third flush of blooms even when I didn't add ..read more
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Canna 'Tropical Salmon' Are True To Seed
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1y ago
I came across some dwarf versions of Cannas online last year and thought it would be interesting to see if these lilies will grow true to the seed. Searched and bought some seeds online. Fortunately they are not expensive :DThey come in a few bright colours, so I chose a salmon one and it turned out great.The pic below shows the first bloom...The ..read more
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? Yellow Delights ?
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1y ago
Yellow blooms are delightful additions to any garden. They come in different shades. Some are bright, some pale.While they may make you think of the sun in the sky, you will certainly associate the flower below to lemon. Its delicate paper-thin pale yellow petals can look really bright once the sun is up, earning the common name, lemon ginger.The perky flower will surey put a smile on our faces. Only ..read more
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Impatiens walleriana came back to life ???
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1y ago
I have a really hot porch as my house faces the afternoon sun. So, those plants that you see me feature from my porch are really good heat-tolerant plants. Impatiens walleriana is one of them.The snaps before and after surviving the hot afternoon is shown in the video. The pic below was snapped two days before. By 5:00PM, the plant looked like it was going ..read more
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Harvest Anytime Crop - Sprouts & Microgreens
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1y ago
Growing crops for own consumption is difficult when gardening space is limited. But, I found that growing microgreens or sprouts frees me from finding space for the roots of vegetables to stretch deep and wide.Though little in size, microgreens are highly nutritious. That is why many call them superfood!Interestingly, microgreens are economical to grow. You don't need a lot of tools, supplies or skills ..read more
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