Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Adenium Flowered at 17th Month

Finally got to see the adenium bloom ..... :-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

White Hibiscus Flowers (Updating)

The hibiscus cuttings have grown into bigger plants by now. They have also budded and bloomed a couple of times in the CG. I noticed that the plant can flower at such a short height (30 cm tall). During the last round of fertilizer feeding, I pushed some frozen banana skins into the soil. Banana skins are high in potassium and this is good for growing better quality flowers. I noticed that the white flower petals are not as thin and translucent as the orange hibiscus I grow in the CG.
To my hibiscus cutting donor .... looks like many of the cuttings turned out to bloom the white flower with the blood red centre. I believe I have about 8 pots of them ... LOL

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Hoya'd Fence

The Hoya Trellis in the CG has been deconstructed all because of a thunder stormed that happened some time ago. The significant bamboo pole broke into two and the whole trellis came tumbling down. So now the hoyas in their bottles hang on the green fencing and I don't know how long they will do that cos' there's simply no budget to buy better materials to build another trellis. But I must they do actually look so much neater this way and I really don't mind them hanging like this.

Pic below show some hoya leaves getting a red coloration. They do bring out the contrast against the green majority.

Pics below show the hoyas blooming away. They do like the shaded area where the afternoon sun shine for a couple of hours.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Episcias Corner in the CG

I have set up an Episcia Corner in the CG and here I hang my pots of episcias which are grown from stolons. Some of them like the spot and some don't. Those that can thrive here will also flower here eventually. Let's see how the episcias like the environment since they have been growing here for about three months. Some them them need to adapt to the environment by growing new leaves and deteriorating the old ones. They sort of 'resurrect' from a short stalk and give you a nice surprise.

Below are the ones that flowered over the three months under the green canopy. Enjoy!

Pic below is Episcia Kee Wee.

Pic below is Episcia Warpaint.

Pic below is Lady Amazon.

Pic below is Episcia Burning Embers.

Pic below is Episcia Lil' Lemon which is grown under a tree in an old rubber tyre planter.

Pic below is Episcia Faded Jade.

Pic below is Episcia Pink Panther which was resurrected after the leaves were masively pruned down to get rid of the mealy bugs.

Pic below is Episcia Tropical Topaz.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Adenium Update 17th Month

Finally after waiting for 17 months the first signs of an adenium bloom surfaced. I believe there are a couple more coming up too. Rejoice!
Just for the record .... this batch of adeniums had undergone a couple of times being botak because of caterpillar attack. This is especially so during the rainy season cos' usually after the rains the butterflies would come to lay their eggs on the leaves.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Brugmansias are doing it again !

The rainy season at this time of the year and the cooler temperatures are helping the brugs to bloom once again. This time I see four bushes having blooming buds and there are still more to come. My CGers are so excited this time cos' they are buying 4-D based on the buds appearing on each bush. Well I wish them good luck and hope they will strike 4-D too.

Brugmansia Versicolor.