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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Episcia Collection - Growing on Pebbles

It is always taking the risk. You will never know whether they will survive and barely make it or thrive and showcase a grand beauty. Here, I had planted Chocolate Soldier, Strawberry Patch and Malayan Gem.

Eventually the Strawberry Patch gave a beautiful growth and formation until rodents and cats started to messing around on this flower bed and it proved fatal for the whole collection.
I had reset them again and replanted using Monet stolons here and they had flooded the space beautifully with the green and silver tones.

I would encourage you to try this set-up if you have spare stolons to grow.
Do place them on top of a heap of pebbles that cascade down in a slope.
You don't have to worry about soil medium as they will do just fine.

The only thing you have to aware of it the placement - find the most humid area in your garden. I would recommend nearby a water source areas like drainside or pond areas.
That would be the most ideal places.

Very much earlier I had planted begonias and Coleus but it didn't seemed to do so well for it's either too wet or too dry during the day. These Episcias handled it well as carpet plant trailing and well growing as ground covers.

You can notice the Begonias and Coleus, the remnants of earlier planted shoots that suddenly showed up after episcias started to thrive. Sometimes, letting them grow and taking their own course is more rewarding especially for this particular species. 


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  2. James, I discovered your Garden Chronicles blog is refreshing. Why? The pictures of the plants in your garden and your chronicles jogged my memory of the gardens my late mother used to keep. I am not a gardener but my late mother was. Only I could not recall the names of the plants she planted. I am talking about plants that were popular during 1970's to 1999 in KL/PJ but hardly seen now. Your blog gives me ideas how the gardens of where I live can be (by our apartment committee ) enhanced.


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