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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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A New Arrangment



These are the update of my garden. I had set the rescued orchid in this pot and positioned it here together with my Chinese Croton and Aluminium plant. I had trimmed off all the burnt and dried leaves (you can note the spiked short leaves)

My Palm Orchid is still surviving - still waiting for the next bloom. I'm contemplating of resetting this pot (replanting the whole plant into few pots) Still wondering if its a good idea. Of course, time is another anticipated issue.

I have manage to plant the spotted begonia here too, I think its known as Angel Wing Begonia. It look very poise with the rest of the plants. Don't you think so?











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This is my collection of Golden Hanni together with the Purple Queen Plant. They seemed to compliment very well with their opposite colours.
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I forgot to mention that I had reset my garden again. I didn't like the earlier setting as its not accessible for easy watering and the snails and slugs were having jolly good time feasting on all my plants. My Dumbcane plants suffered the most - it had literally became a cheese leaved plant with so many holes in the leaves that I have to cut off all of them leaving just the stalk.
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I had placed two pots of my Winter Jasmine Plant which I had planted it by seeds. It had really grown tall - still waiting for the flower to bloom.
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Not much of changes here except for the resetting of the stones and pebbles. The Cane Begonia had grown taller than me this time reaching for the roof. I have decided to plant more Flame Violets to attract more sunbirds - they usually come for their nectar.
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I had minimise all my ferns and just have these hanging at the tip of my roof top. I guess too many green plants are a little boring in my very limited spaced garden.
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This is how it was earlier before the new arrangement. Most of the plants had crawled out from the pots and had become leggy. The Coleus plant had become so matured that it may not survive for another month. I had given away some of my plants to my office mates who were very eager to get them in their garden.
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Right now, there is a strong sense of satisfaction and a feeling of zeal returned to realise that my garden is back to its original sense of worth. Seemed to made some positive effect on me as I find myself very much eager to water and watch the progress.
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I still have a lot of touch up to do, but its really OK now as the major once are already completed.
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9 comments:

  1. Your garden looks much neater now! I am still hoping that the orchid will grow well in your garden. It's a pity that they got discarded earlier.

    The picture of your flame violets with the two birds on the wall is really nice. And I must agree with you that the Golden Hanni and Purple Queen Plant really compliment each well. They look like stars!

    The recent cloudy and rainy weather has made my pots good breeding place for small snails. Some of my plants are suffering from the consequences. One of my sun loving plants is dying as a result of soil wet for too long. I really hope for the sun to be back again.

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  2. a container garden has a great advantage - its mobility! you can rearrange it as often as you need. everything is looking good, James!

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  3. So neat now! The foliage combination is marvelous and wonderful!

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  4. The orchid which is a new addition to your ever-growing family looks very happy in its new foster home. Now, I'm wondering if the flowers it bears will be as gorgeous as the late Marilyn Monroe!

    Oh how I envy your healthy spathos. Mine are spindy and lean after a recent attack by mealy bugs. I had to turn the leaves upside down and hose it down :(

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  5. Your begonias and orchids are looking beautiful! My ground orchids (Spathoglottis) suffered badly in our cold weather this past winter, but they now have beautiful leaves again. If only they would give me blooms like last year. Love those rocks in your garden!

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  6. Your rearranging has brought new life and vitality to your beautiful garden - as they say "a change is far better than a rest. It looks wonderful.

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  7. Stephanie - The rain is creating a havoc in my garden too. Though I have eliminated most of the snails and slugs. The whiteflies seemed to emerging again even after I had sprayed the pesticide few weeks ago.

    Tatyana - Its a blessing in a disguise, having container gardener. The only thing is I cannot manage to have big plants or heavy pots.

    Aaron - Neat is the Word. Thanks Aaron.

    Belle - Truly I love the spathos you mentioned, the only thing I long for are those darn flowers which always evade their blooming in my garden.

    Floridagirl - Since you mentioned it, I think Im going to focus more in my Rock Garden Theme.
    Thanks for the thought.

    Thanks Rosie for your compliment.

    Thank you all for all your wonderful thought concerning my garden.

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  8. Dear James,

    I love the varieties of plants in your garden. The different types of foliage and colours really complement one another! Nice!

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  9. It looks great! I'll enjoy comparing the first photo to the one of the plants thriving and blooming as i'm sure you'll get them to do! The photo with the birds is great. How lovely to have them flitting around your garden. btw - e-mail me your mailing address!

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