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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recent Garden Blooms

It has been quite a while had posted anything and I realised that time do fly very quickly. In moments like these, my garden had become more into a survival mode where daily watering is a very difficult task.

Most of my garden plants are infested with whiteflies, mealybugs and snails.
And to add to that injury - weeds grows freely among the garden plants, uprooting them sort off rips off half of the soil from the potted plants. Most of them needs resetting and pruning. Something I dare not do as I will not able to stop myself & may not able to finish any in time, creating more mess (as usual)

Its really pathethic to call it a garden.
When I make the time to simply do the easy chores - that would be the time when nature decide that it should rain cats & dogs. So much so, my porch is wet and dirty. My garden plants had doubled up (it happens when most of them have pups and become leggy)

I often tell myself I will pass this one & that one to some friends and at the end, forget about it and now become clueless why it look messier than the first time. Probably, I got high expectation when it comes to gardening. Perhaps - its often thought that a small, compact potted garden plants might not be so difficult to manage and simply enjoyed.

Well, the good thing about having hardy plants is that they can take care of themselves for sometime. (perhaps until weekend) and rainy days is an added bonus (no need to do watering - often) and I guess it sort of creates a shock of rain & shine for these to plants to bloom, especially orchids. (I didn't realise the bloom until a week later when I notice something purple striking out in the midst of green!)

Above all, I apologise to you all my garden friends for not following up with my blog nor visiting your gardens (via blog) nor replying nor commenting. It had been been really hectic these few weeks and to jump start in getting myself seemed to be more a difficult task that I preceived.

I guess - its a season I'm facing now (probably an invisible winter) a feeling of coldness and a sudden lack of interest (with a load of errants that keep piling up) and a bigger measure of feeling tired most of the time. Perhaps, spring is at the corner (hopefully soon) - hopefully that might bring some cheer - as to say, for Garden sake.

Till then, I bless you with these lovely blooms, may they brighten your day!


Chandramouli S said...

First, I should say, those are lovely blooms. I remember Ruellias! Wow! I miss them in my garden - they were a hit here and was one of the low maintenance plants. [SIGH] I can relate to what you're going through. Don't worry, you'd get back in gear. I was in similar situation too where just watering my pots seemed like a chore, forget about fertilizing, which became history for few months.
Anyways, don't feel bad about not blogging or visiting blogs. We all understand as we all go through such times. Take care of yourself and your plants.
Happy Gardening! :)

p3chandan said...

Your blooms dont really indicate that your garden is in neglect! They really add some beautiful colours with so many varieties. All of us need a break sometimes, and gardening is supposed to be therapeutic and not stressful, so relax and enjoy James!

Stephanie said...

Very nice blooms you have James! Love the cattleya. I hope the weather will get better. Otherwise those pests will keep disturbing plants. Take care of your busy schedule yeah. Have a great weekend.

painted princess collection said...

Nice blooms and I love visiting your blog

Andrea said...

James 'Messier', i am just trying to make a joke because you said you are messier now! You might want to take sometime off and laugh more. Gardening is supposed to be de-stressing us, not adding pressure to us, so take your time. Enjoy what you want and dont be pressured, come on ...laugh! and maybe play a bit, exercise more, and that will pass, and you will be back to your old self again. take care.

James David said...

Chandramouli - Thanks for the encouragement, I guess Im going thru the winter season.

P3Chandran - Im amazed too, for a neglected garden - they seemed to do fine. lol.

Stephanie - Pest is really a challenge in my garden, especially those nasty snails, slugs and whiteflies & mealybug. They never seemed to leave my garden for good.

anandhirajan - thanks for visiting my garden, I will soon visit your blog.

Andrea - so funny of you to identify the messy factor. Thanks for the warm regards.

Stephanie said...

Blogger was down yesterday. Fortunately I read your message before it dissappeared. Even my latter post is not published now.

It rained here after a number of very hot days. I hope it rained at your place as well.

Have a great weekend!

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