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Monday, October 10, 2011

So Little Time

My final examination is just around the corner and I'm anxious. I really need to pass with flying colours if I want to stay in the top classes. Cramming History, Chemistry, Biology and Physics into my brain is a pain that I must face though if I want to succeed. Anyway, I'm just sharing some plants in my garden. I won't be too active in the coming weeks again because there's too much knowledge I must squeeze into my brain (Did I mention that I have bad memory, oh well...)

The buds of my ixora plant, waiting to bloom in splendor.



The flowers of a nepenthes, proof that my nepenthes are currently under stress.



My multicoloured rose has finally decided to bloom again, with more fresh red shoots coming up.



Some fungi growing on the shelf where I placed my roses. The heavy rains must have been perfect for them.


The hardy, vigorous grass orchids never fails to flower.




These hardy angelonias are a constant bloomer in the garden.


The bud of my white hibiscus, the most vigorous hibiscus in my garden.



Surprisingly, the Venus Flytrap has been quite easy to care for although it's not native here. While the native Nepenthes are sulking and producing stress-induced flowers, the Venus Flytrap are growing at a rapid and encouraging rate.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Orchids Orchids Everywhere

Today, I went to a hotel with a two friends and a teacher to check on the hall reserved for our Prefects Annual Dinner on the 21st of October. (I'm in charge of the decorations and aesthetics and I will be performing on the keyboard too). My parents were busy, so the teacher who accompanied us offered me a ride back. She stopped by her sister's house for a while, and the garden was choke full of orchid plants, in pots, hanging or planted on trees.My teacher (herself an orchid enthusiast) told me that her sister was an avid orchid enthusiast and spends her free time collecting and tending orchids. Amazed and awed, I took some photos of the many gorgeous orchids in the garden. Here are some of them: