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Saturday, December 24, 2011

End of the Year

This year is coming to an end, and so are the holidays. It's a really rainy Christmas here with heavy downpours and thunderstorms occurring almost daily. However, life has flourished here in the rain. Here are some photos to share. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my blogger friends!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Finally, I'm back to blogging again. I've been on vacation for a week, then busy entertaining my Singaporean aunt and a distant cousin. Anyway, my garden has been improving a lot since the last post. The various plants are thriving, including those previously fussy or fragile ones.

My poinsettia rebloomed while I was on vacation. It was a wonderful surprise since I heard that poinsettias are hard to rebloom.

The delicate bloom of my waterlily

Some ladybugs on the lilypad.

The hardy and everblooming Mandevilla

Heliconia rostrata on a blooming spree.

 This large red hibiscus is finally blooming after a bad case of mealybugs and aphids.

The self-seeding, hardy Angelonia providing my garden with an unlimited number of purple blooms.

The delicate flower of a resurrection lily.

The tiny bird-like flowers of this Pedilanthus is such a great source of nectar for the native birds that they have made my garden a regular feeding and nesting place.

To all my blogger friends, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!