Thursday, 28 February 2013

Autumn beauty Sunflower

Up to now I’ve grown 12 types of sunflower and a few more is waiting for their turn. But the Autumn beauty always fascinates me since none of the flower of this hybrids sunflower is the same.


Monday, 25 February 2013

Gladiolus cormels

Last 2 months i started planting my gladiolus corms. I staggered planting the corms every 2 weeks. This staggered planting schedule will have space their blooming time hence i have gladiolus blooming for a whole year. Now i have many pot of gladiolus in different stage of growth, still have 150 corms to go:-))

a  first  batch

second batch

cormels in various size

Planting cormels for next year corms

have to buy more pots to accomodate all cormels

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Lately it seems that most of my flowering orchid is purple, white and yellow

Friday, 15 February 2013

Perfect Bloody Red Rose

I’ve been growing roses for more than 20 years. Recently the weather is perfect and there are so many flower and fruit around my house that the pests leave this rose bud alone. This is the first time I’ve a perfect stalk of rose that look unblemished like in a postcard. It last for 3 weeks.

perfect and pretty

this is ok

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Double flower balsam

This is an easy flower to grow. I only have to plant it once, and   it will self seeded. I fertilize the seedlings once in a while. It grows in full sun in less fertile soil. Its double purple blooms are really beautiful. This is very hardy plant, despite been pounded relentlessly by heavy rain during the monsoon season, it is standing tall and producing mass of beautiful flowers.
Lone african marigold bloom in between the balsam