Recently, I've bought a few more plants for my roof garden, and there were also a few pleasant surprises which definitely lightened up my day.
My roof garden, still in the process of weeding and rearranging some plants. It's a real improvement since I first started it months ago.
Just got these two hoya vines, probably H. carnosa (white) and H. pubicalyx (maroon). I love the clusters of small star-shaped flowers.
I've also got a new purple vanda orchid, a white gerbera and two dianthus. Hopefully they'll thrive here and fill my garden with lovely blossoms.
Finally, after almost a year of rest, my medinilla decided to send out not one, but three inflorescence. Maybe moving it to my roof garden, where it's more humid, sunny and have a higher temperature drop at night triggered the blooming. Anyway, I'm glad it finally flowered again.
And this uninvited guest to my garden surely surprised me. Luckily I noticed it before I drenched it with water. I think this is an Oriental Bay Owl (Phodilus badius), a nocturnal owl native to Southeast Asia. It was around 6 pm when I saw it, so maybe it just woke up. I think it's adorable, staring at me as I watered the garden.
Until next time!