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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.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Make Over - April 2012


Its been quite awhile I had been working on my new make-over for my garden. I had taken lots of picture and most of them had been deleted in making the best selection for viewing. The arrangement for the progress (for the viewing) was quite a challenge as I had hard time sorting them in chronological order.

Well, somehow I manage to put a nice composition in this collection for your view pleasure.

I'm surprise myself to note that most of the plants here are basically rescued from the roadside and dump-site & that all of them are really doing well. I'm refraining myself from explaining too much of all the other details here,
So here goes - Enjoy...
















































25 comments:

  1. You have an amazing collection of plants, James! And I would love to hear some of those rescue stories too.

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    1. Basically I had collected all those pineapples where some gardeners just uproot and toss them along the roadside.
      They were all in a bad shape where the leaves got withered and sometimes infested with mealy bug.
      But all of them jump back to their best after few weeks of intensive care.

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  2. nice garden...with all kind of plant love the purple plant u have....

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    1. That purple one is known as Purple Queen.
      Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. Love those cryptanthus plants! I only have black and pink ones. But also no space to add more. Maybe I just didn't make use of my space as well as you did. Good job and very pleasing display of your plants :-D Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Yes - space seemed to be the most challenging issue in my garden.
      Thanks and have a great week ahead.

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  4. GASP! it has turned out so well James. Just goes to show that foliage can be stunning ,exciting and dramatic. I love that veil of what I think is Spanish Moss (air plant) and it makes for such a good contrast with the crypanthus and their pink leaves.

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    1. Totally agree with you Rosie.
      That is one plant that really makes a lot of difference in my garden.
      Thanks for mentioning about the stunning, exciting & dramatic part.

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  5. It is just gorgeous!! Those rescues sure look happy! I love the air plant - those were all the rage at the Philly Flower Show. I love how you've utilized every bit of space in your garden.

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    1. Limited space seemed to be the most challenging issue in my garden.
      Somehow it just turned out just nicely.
      Thanks Wendy for your lovely comment.

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  6. A wonderful garden, it makes a good hand that you have with plants.
    with your permission, I will visit very often..

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  7. Very lovely arrangement. All the plants look exotic eventhough they are rescue plants. Nice combination of colours as well.

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    1. Thank you - I tend to collect only the unique ones - those with colours & unique shaped leaves.

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  8. James:very nice make over! I love that pink stripped bromeliad. It is amazing that most of them were rescured from the dumping site or curbside. I wish I can find such treasures from curbside in my neighbourhood :)

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    1. Most of the plants at the dumpsite are critically damaged as they were put in the fire together with other waste material.
      Sometimes - you just get lucky as you arrive to see them at the right moment when they were pruned or thrown out with the soil intact.

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  9. Mission accomplished! Congratukations, James! Most of all, I like the mix of colors!

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    1. Thanks Tatyana - the work is still in progress.

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  10. What's that curtain like plant? Some Tilandsia? Gorgeous.

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    1. Its known as Spanish Moss or Old Man's Beard.

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  11. Really impressed with your tilandsia. We used to call it the 'Old Man's Beard'. I've never planted it before but now after looking at yours, I'm inspired to attempt planting it.

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    1. They do well in shaded area.
      Once they get established - its easy maintenance & they grow fast and you get more addition to make the curtain material.

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  12. James, your garden keeps looking better and neater after each makeover. I remember your plant-saving stories. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Belle - After you mentioned the word neater - I realised that it seemed to be the most challenging task in my gardening.
      The plants somehow seemed to overgrow and crawl all over and more additional plants coming weekly - the arranging work continues.

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  13. James, you have so many colors of Cryptanthus, i love them, though it doesn't like too hot climates so mine died. You have so many plants already, maybe you need to buy the lot adjacent to you, hahaha! Lastly, i succeeded in making a new blog, thanks. This is also me Andrea!

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