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Here is where I share all my tropical garden design, concepts, themes & experiences, secrets and tips in gardening, plant care, my plant discoveries, experiments of my trials & errors.

I'm blessed with the Hot & Wet Tropical Climate and my endeavour with Tropical Garden & Rare, Exotic Plants.

I am a Plant Enthusiast and Gardening is a major part of my life where I love to share my thoughts, experiences & life work.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bromeliad Collection

The Earthstar Bromeliad (Cryptanthus) had given out many pups that I had managed to filled them in this pot and also in few nice designated places to give a good impact in my garden. The pups seemed to grow fast & beautifully into adult stage & the older ones doubles its size.

The only thing is that Earthstars are rarely sold in nurseries.

If they are - you might find them hidden and kept aside as they are not popular any more.

Recently I went to Sg. Buloh nurseries to find any new stock for a different colours of this kind and came back disappointed as there was none.

I had placed some grass looking plants: Spider plants, Variegated Pandanus, Pineapples & Ground Orchid.
I like the grass-like effect in this area where the green blends well with white, yellow and cream together with some sprays of pink & red.

I really love colours in my garden - especially when they are leaves substituting the colourful flowers.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Colourful Foliages

If you consider these plants at the first glance - they may appear to be beautiful but in reality these are the ones that tend to disappear from the garden if they are neglected. 

These are actually behind the curtains.
The Spanish Moss had literally covered the whole view from the front - and so creating an illusion of a secret   Garden. 
A Garden within a Garden.

 The pink one which I got it a year earlier seemed to propagate easily and happily sit wherever I plant them.
This motivated me to get more Fittonias with many shades but only found 3 types sold in the nursery
(the pink, the red & the green ones) 

I skipped the green one as I had enough green in my garden & wanted to have more colours in my garden.

Basically the new ones I bought recently is the redder shade of Fittonia (Mosaic Plant) from Sg. Buloh nursery for RM6.00. 
The vendor refuse to give me a discount but I got it anyway as I noticed that there are none sold in other nurseries along the street-side.

The Earthstar Bromeliad  (Cryptanthus) seemed to give out so many pups and I manage to fill then in between of most nooks & corner in my garden. They seemed to be growing fast into the adult stage.

These pictures don't show a clear detail of my current garden as my camera had gave way. Something had snapped inside it and that's the end of it. I guess it served its purpose for about 10 years! Its a pity that I have to make do with my mobile-phone camera. It look so vague.
Hope to get a new camera soon when the funds are available.

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