Some nepenthes growing nicely. They mostly love the heat and sun (for the lowlanders anyway), yet supplemented by constant watering and misting. (Clockwise from left: N. x dyeriana, N. mirabilis var. globosa, N. x gentle)
My carnivorous mini-bog has been doing quite well and has overgrown rapidly since I first made it (which was months ago). I should probably trim them and separate the offshoots and plantlets. One of my Venus Flytrap has gone into dormancy though (which is a risky situation here in the tropics since we don't have the 4 seasons.)
My vines are also making the most out of this heat, provided that the water supply is sufficient. The scarlet passion flower (passiflora coccinea) has gone into a blooming spree after a long time as just leaves. The mandevilla is also producing lots of flower now. I'm not sure whether the Madagascar periwinkle is a true vine, but mine sure does acts like one. It's so free-flowering, I'm tempted to buy more. My variegated bleeding heart vine is also starting to send out blossoms.
Also, I've recently been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by both Bernie from Bush Bernie's Blog and James Missier from Gardening Chronicles. Bernie is an experienced gardener with an extremely variant collection of plants in her beautiful garden. James is quite the knowledgeable fellow in gardening, and is a good source of information regarding tropical plants. Thanks, both of you!
Here are the rules upon accepting The Versatile Blogger award:
- Thank the person who gave you the award.
- Include a link to their blog.
- Select 15 bloggers that you follow or have just discovered who you would consider fit the bill of a 'versatile' blogger.
- Tell 7 random facts about yourself.
- Include this set of rules in your post.
- Inform each of your nominated bloggers of their nomination.
1. Andrea/Kalantikan from Pure Oxygen Generators and Andrea in this Lifetime. She's an incredibly informative blogger, especially regarding tropical plants and nature.
2. Autumn Belle from My Nice Garden. She's an extremely versatile gardener, and her blog is very entertaining to read. She's very passionate in her hobby of gardening.
3. Bangchik and Kakdah from My little vegetable garden. Their blog is very informative regarding tropical vegetable, fruits and herbs and their gardening methods.
4. Lotusleaf from gardentropics and Indian Flowers and Herbs. Her blog is a wonderful source of knowledge on tropical and exotic plants.
5. Orkid La from Orkidla. Orchids are his specialty, and his blog is filled to the brim with marvelous photos of them.
6. Rohrerbot from Las Adventuras. His blog is very informative regarding flora and fauna, particularly those from
7. Becca from A Southern Garden by Becca. I enjoy reading about her garden and the various plants she grows.
8. Noel from A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii. His blog is always a fun read, and a very good source of information regarding tropical plants of Hawaii.
7 random facts about me:
1. I'm currently preparing for both SPM (a major and very important exam in my country's education system) and Grade 8 piano exams (I'm not really confident this time since I lack time to practice. Maybe I'll try again next year if I fail).
2. I enjoy making and animating 3D models, as well as papercraft (building 3d models from paper), but I'm currently sacrificing these hobbies to prepare for my exams.
3. I enjoy art, so I'm taking Visual Arts as a subject and is currently completing the compulsory assignment (in which I chose carnivorous plants as an inspiration).
4. I love playing video games and browsing the web like any other teenager.
5. Plants, gardening and botany has always been my interest since I was still a child in primary school, and I hope to further my studies in plant-related fields such as agricultural science or plant biotechnology.
6. I love to please people and set a good impression. Unfortunately, this causes me to fear other people being disappointed in me. This is one of the factors contributing to my stress as my teachers and parents have high hopes and I fear of not meeting them.
7. I have the bad habit of studying at the last minute. I can procrastinate until a few days before the exams, and then burn the midnight oil until 2-3 am in the morning. So far, my results are OK but I really need to change this attitude of mine before the final exam on December.
Until next time!