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There is something very serene and stable when I come and spend time in my Garden. These are my quiet moments where I seek God - listening and finding myself in that reflection. There are times when I'm not able to blog, If you have any questions or queries Do seek me out in Facebook and I will try my best to help you out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Part 1 - Garden Turning Forest



My ferns in the hanging pots had partially dried and I had hanged it in a unreachable place as to maximise my garden space. Along with others those which are not so attractive plants hidden at the background where it serves as a haven for snails, slugs and mealy bugs.

I was thinking... and thinking...

Should I or shouldn't I?

It was really a now or later issue actually...

And so these thoughts continued playing in my mind as I was pruning & cutting off all the dried fern pots after another. Most of the Maiden Hair Ferns and the Fluffy Ruffle Ferns are dried at the bottom (either too hot and had faced lack of water)

The Cane Begonia had grown nicely about to my height and I had also pruned it to give a nice lovely look.


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Above all I cannot stop admiring the Spiral Ginger with the Never plant together with the Dumbcane plants - they give the everlasting variegated white look.
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With the Green Flaming Violet and the blue tiles at the foreground certainly gave a nice feature to feast the eye upon. (With the background of the begonias and the red vine plant)
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Back: ZigZag plant, Black Berry Lily, Creeping Fig
Front: in the planter box - Song of India & (another one which I had forgotten its name)
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The sore eye begins with all the half eaten leaves in all of these plants. These are all been damaged by slugs and snails which seemed to be hiding behind all these stones.
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The only way to get rid of them is to remove these and properly clean the whole area.

(This is what I was contemplation on: Should I or Shouldn't I)
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I started this with a small handful strings from my mother's garden.
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Eventually I had nurtured it and made many hangers, currently there are 3 here. I had given a lot of it as gifts to my neighbours and also to my mum but unfortunately none of them survived in their garden. (sob..sob..)
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Currently this Spanish Moss do take the limelight of my garden. I think I had seen too much of it that it totally block most of the lovely view of my garden. Or perhaps another word - too long & messy.
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(Hibiscus, Water Jasmine, Bougainvillea)
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The hibiscus have been flowering a lot lately, but the rest of it is just foliage - too many and leggy actually. It had altogether had turned the whole garden very heavy looking.
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(Bleeding Hearts, Palm Orchid, Maiden Hair Fern)
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These were infected with whitefly and were farmed by ants. It didn't do any damage to the plants. I didn't want to resort to pesticide too soon so I just managed by flushing them with water. I know its a losing battle as these pest might just multiply within a weeks time. Probably will check on them on the coming weekend to see how bad is bad.
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10 comments:

  1. So lush! I like that varigated look as well. The Spanish moss is so cool. I love how it just hangs there. What is your moss hanging on? I wrote a quick post on the moss I saw in the south over the summer. Interesting plant.

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  2. The combo pot in your last pic is interesting! I think it would look even nicer when the palm orchid gives some flowers :-D

    The spanish moss looks like waterfall. Once, I saw a house using cloth hangers to hang the plant on the fence. They look quite cute though. Yours is beautiful. It can block some sunlight from the house also. Nice plant to have! Also the cane begonia ;-)

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  3. Wendy - I actually unwind the cloth hanger and fastened it with the common plastic flower pot hanger. Would look out on your write-up on in, in your blog.

    Stephanie - It took more like a (pontianak) vampire's hair - when the wind blows strongly before the rain, it could look a little bit scary. And yes, I really give a lot of shade creates a cool atmosphere in my garden.

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  4. I love the different shapes, colors & patterns foliages that you have in your garden, James! I can see that you have many many different plants. I don't think they look messy, they look very natural to me. Nice garden there!

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  5. JC - Its nice to have varieties of colours & shapes in the garden, it surely make a small garden look interesting. Thanks for your comment in saying that they look natural & a nice garden.

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  6. I love your potted courtyard...so lush! The variegated arrangement is especially beautiful. What a SHOCK to see someone intentionally growing Spanish Moss! I sit here speechless. Don't really know what to say.

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  7. Floridagirl - You mean no one grows them intentionally? It might be a greater shock to you if I tell you that this plant is highly sought after here and sold very expensive in nurseries?

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  8. James, you spanish moss looks like a guy's beard hanging down. But this is a plant that I'd like to have hanging in my garden.

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  9. Hi James!
    I am just getting to those who posted comments on my last post. I had fun reading about your garden clean out backwards. I thought about going to part 1 first, but my eyes just kept reading where I was.

    Your project reminded me of my current getting ready for the kitchen remodel. In fact, now that I'm finished eating breakfast, I am about to take some things off of the glass case in the dining room to move it to the living room so we can put the hoosier cabinet in the kitchen into the dining room. I had thought of putting a different shelf out, but it would have to go into a different room, and there are more things that would have to be moved out of there. I feel a bit overwhelmed, like it sounds like you did at parts of your garden clean out. I bet it feels good to be done with it! It looks great!

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  10. Belle - Actually the Spanish Moss is also known as Old Man's Beard. Few of my friends who came to visit me for Christmas was joking about using this for the Santa's beard.

    Sue - I really understand what you mean when you mentioned about the kitchen remodeling & this garden experience.
    I think yours was much overwhelming compared to mine. I can just stop & take a break - but when it comes to kitchen - I guess cooking & all have to continue together with the modeling project.
    And yes, its feels great after all these are done.

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