This blog purpose is to share my success and failures in gardening in a tropic. I have no particular liking to any plant/ flower but once it caught my attention there is no other way for me but to have it. Since I’ve all the local plant that i fancy, now i cast my eyes far away, temperate flower/plant. Hence the existence of My Experimental Garden Blog. Hope you enjoy my blog.
This Louisiana iris is a
gift from my blogger friend (you know who you areJ). It gives me a nice
bloom only after 3 months. I do not know the name of this variety, any
information is greatly appreciated. To my blogger friend, don’t be jealous
because you get the flower only a few years after you plant it.
plant also known as Abyssinian gladiolus, Acidanthera bicolour and peacock
orchid. Its scientific name is Gladiolus murielae . This interesting species is
not an orchid but is a species of flowering plant in the family Iridaceae,
native to eastern Africa. These plants require a longer growing season than
common hybrid gladiolus .The flowers are similar to the familiar gladiolus, but
are more delicate and relaxed than the showy hybrids. The 2-3” star-shaped,
white flowers, with 6 equal tepals have a deep purple blotch in the center, each
stem produces several flowers that open one at a time starting from the bottom
of the spike, over a period of three to four weeks. The individual flowers last
a few days and make long-lasting cut flowers. From my reading they are fragrant
with a light scent reminiscent of gardenia or jasmine that is stronger at
night. Sadly i never smell its fragrant even when i put my nose a mere centimetre
from the flower! The corms were kept in the fridge since March; thank God it is
Calla lily is not a true lily but a species of flowering plant in the family
Araceae. This is also my favourite cut flower. In a rush to bloom, this calla
tuber forgets to send out leaves first. It sent forth strange flower from the
central (an only) stalk. Can you spot the
I couldn’t help myself when i saw these lisianthus, i must have it. So i end
up with 2 pots. It brings back fond memory of spring in Europe. I love to go to
street market to admire various types of cut flowers and to buy lisianthus and
calla lily. I know it is not fragrant but i still love it.
The flower bud and flower look like roses minus the thorn and fragrance. I sow lisiantus a few months back, the germination rate is about 75% but its
growth is very slow. When i went outstation, my mum forgets to water it. That is the short history of my sojourn to
This is gladiolus nanus, i bought a bag of gladiolus nanus mixed bulb in
March but do not have enough space to plant it until recently. Now i can enjoy
its beautiful flower. Gladiolus nanus is smaller than regular gladiolus in term
of the plant height and flower size.
Finally I recalled
the name of this flower; Rubyglow. The flower is small nevertheless its bright
double ruby flower is really attractive and looks cheerful. I plan to turn
this rubyglow into a bonsai, its needle like leaf and small flower will change
colour from ruby to pink and finally white.