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Monday, September 26, 2011

Passing Time


Just sharing some pictures of my plants, which are recovering fairly quickly.

My hardy and easy grass orchid


The recent heavy downpours have helped these rain lilies in producing blooms.


The jasmine is filling the air with a heavenly scent.


A single rose bloom after viciously attacked by caterpillars.

The Venus Flytrap is now back in action and ready to eat.


The white hibiscus bush covered in buds.



















Also, I just turned 16 yesterday. Time passes so quickly.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Photography Practice

Now that I have enough decent-looking plants in my newly revived garden, I decided to have some fun practising my photography skills, especially macro and zooming. Here are the results.






















Monday, September 12, 2011

Revived

Here are some of the many plants in my garden that got harmed from neglect as I was struggling with my schedule. Fortunately, they have been showing signs of recovery!

I had to cut back this whole brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) plant after it got attacked by scale insects. The plant had literally nothing else other than some fragile branches after I was done trimming it. Since then, it has sprung back to live and exceeded its previous growth, and filling the air with it's lovely fragrance.





















All my hibiscus have declined in growth since I became too busy to tend them. They lost a lot of leaves and became a little stunted. However, they are showing signs of resurrection as this pink hibiscus decided to bloom after month without flowers.





















Under the carpet of weeds, my African Football Lilies have sprung back from their dormant bulbs and have produced their first new leaves. It'll be quite some time before they bloom again. And I have massive weeding to do now.
























After dying back into a sorry pile of dried branches and decaying leaves, my jasmine plant has decided to regrow rapidly. The buds are already forming.





















The angelonia have sprung back to life too after looking dead for a month. It's already flowering too. And it's invaded another pot.





















I still don't know what purple leaf this is, but it has regrown amazingly fast since it declined in growth. It was a gift from my grandmother.





















Finally, this fussy plant have shown signs of recovery. I thought it was going to die after it got crushed by it's own pot after being toppled over by a strong wind. Fortunately, these green shoots from my Venus Flytrap is a hopeful sign.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Random Shots

While tending to my garden (It's hard to revive a neglected garden), I decided to take some random photos to share. I'm trying to be more active again on blogger. Well, here are some of the plants which are still healthy.




























Also,  Selamat Hari Raya to all the Muslims and Happy National Day (Though I'm late by 4 days)