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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:49 PM

Just want to share with you pictures of some of the plants in my garden:

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flowers.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower1.jpg
Hibiscus

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower2.jpg
Allamanda

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower3.jpg
Bougainvillea

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower4.jpg
Mini Rose

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower5.jpg
Pereskia bleo

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower6.jpg
Asystasia gangetica 'Alba'

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower7.jpg
Coleus

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower8.jpg
Cereus peruvianus

Pictures of my fruits & vegetables garden can be found under this thread.

Thanks for viewing!

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:09 PM

Nice! :)/> I especially like the 7 Star Needle, a.k.a Pereskia bleo. :)/>

Thanks for sharing! :)/>

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:30 PM

beautiful garden wisteria... ^_^/>
really love your Pereskia bleo and coleus.. :wub:/>
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:43 PM

Love all your flowers, very pretty and big. What fertilizer did you give?
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 04:46 PM

Thanks for all your comments! Sometimes the flowers look bigger only because of zooming in.

zaccoco, I don't use any fertilisers on the 8 plants posted above. Other than the bougainvillea & mini rose, the rest were all grown from cuttings. I only use liquid or pellet fertilisers on my edible plants on a very irregular basis.

I try to grow plants that can tolerate my very hot garden (which receives full day direct sun) and irregular watering. I prefer low-maintenance flowering plants that grow well in hard clayey soil & can survive pest attacks, little watering and zero fertilisation. I will post pictures of my plants that have blue & purple flowers when more of them are in bloom.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:22 PM

Your Cereus peruvianus blooms look great!
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:29 PM

View PostWisteria, on Sep 23 2008, 04:46 PM, said:

Thanks for all your comments! Sometimes the flowers look bigger only because of zooming in.

zaccoco, I don't use any fertilisers on the 8 plants posted above. Other than the bougainvillea & mini rose, the rest were all grown from cuttings. I only use liquid or pellet fertilisers on my edible plants on a very irregular basis.

I try to grow plants that can tolerate my very hot garden (which receives full day direct sun) and irregular watering. I prefer low-maintenance flowering plants that grow well in hard clayey soil & can survive pest attacks, little watering and zero fertilisation. I will post pictures of my plants that have blue & purple flowers when more of them are in bloom.


very big garden sia... but roses are not low maintenance plant wor.... they are prone to aphids although the plant won't die but flower will be distorted. Anyway, I love the Cereus peruvianus, used to have one in my parent's home.... and have almost 20 flowers at one bloom. Missed that plant.

Love the Asystasia gangetica 'Alba' too ;)/>
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:44 PM

i like the variegated leaves & red stems of the hibiscus :wub:/>
& the orange color bloom of pereskia bleo :wub:/>
come to think about it, it's not common to see plants with orange blooms

beautiful growing
yr veg page is another WOW :notworthy:/>
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:15 PM

View PostKC Goh, on Sep 23 2008, 08:29 PM, said:

very big garden sia... but roses are not low maintenance plant wor.... they are prone to aphids although the plant won't die but flower will be distorted.


The garden is over 3000 square feet, so priority is given to very hardy plants (the mini rose isn't one of them though).

I agree that the mini rose is a very troublesome plant. It's actually a potted one given to us when the plant's owner didn't like it anymore. It hasn't been transplanted to the ground unlike the others since I don't really like its colour.

We used to have another type of rose planted in the ground many years ago. This large fuschia-coloured rose (which looked more like a carnation than a rose) was seldom bothered by pests but we finally decided to remove the 2-metre tall bush after being pricked repeatedly by its sharp thorns while pruning it.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:44 PM

View PostWisteria, on Sep 23 2008, 09:15 PM, said:

The garden is over 3000 square feet, so priority is given to very hardy plants (the mini rose isn't one of them though).

3000 sq ft - wa how big is that, cant imagine but think must be very big lor...

I agree that the mini rose is a very troublesome plant. It's actually a potted one given to us when the plant's owner didn't like it anymore. It hasn't been transplanted to the ground unlike the others since I don't really like its colour.

We used to have another type of rose planted in the ground many years ago. This large fuschia-coloured rose (which looked more like a carnation than a rose) was seldom bothered by pests but we finally decided to remove the 2-metre tall bush after being pricked repeatedly by its sharp thorns while pruning it.

So sad right... you removed them?


Oh, sidetrack abit... u adopted your nick 'wisteria'... u must be a lover of this climber ya? Saw the pic many many years ago... the climber had such massive bloom with pendulum of lavender colour flower..... so breathtaking. Sad that we can't grow them in Singapore. :(/>
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:39 PM

Hi KC:
I choose the nickname "wisteria" because (1) it sounds like a girl's name, (2) it's a plant (this is a plant forum) & (3) its flowers are light purple (I like purple flowers). I have only seen pictures of wisteria, not the real thing.

The garden is roughly the size of three 5-room flats. Yes, it's quite sad that we had to remove the fuschia-coloured rose but its thorns were worse than the spiny stems of Pereskia bleo & Cereus peruvianus.

Hi crazyjellie:
Glad that you like the flowers. Kindly pm me if you are interested in getting the cuttings.

Hi Neverend:
Cereus peruvianus blooms are indeed showy. They open at night & will only last till early morning. We get to see the fuschia coloured fruits only on very rare occasions.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:13 PM

Blooming purple flowers:

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower9.jpg
Ruellia brittoniana

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower10.jpg
Peristrophe roxburghiana
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:10 PM

that's a pretty purple bloom, Wisteria....

I am very sure most members if not all would love to be invited to your garden.... :flowers:/>
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:33 AM

Hi KC:

old house ... old garden ... I'm just trying to add more colours to brighten things up. Most of the plants in my garden are very common ones.

I realise that pictures can be deceiving at times. Previously I saw photos posted by other members who had the same plants as me. I was envious that their plants looked so healthy compared to mine. Guess what? I started taking pictures of my not-so-good-looking-in-real-life plants & did a comparison. In photos, even my unglamourous plants looked just as great or even better depending on the camera angle. I was so happy there was nothing wrong with my plants. I'm still honing my skills in simple photography & I like to take pictures of my plants when they are flowering.
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:09 PM

Blooming blue flowers:

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower11.jpg
blue pea

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower12.jpg
Amazon blue

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower13.jpg
morning glory
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:40 PM

Beautiful blues!
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 10:51 AM

3 other types of flowering plants in my garden:

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower14.jpg
Orchid

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower15.jpg
Moon Vine

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/Flower16.jpg
Ruellia brittoniana (dwarf pink)
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:34 PM

http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_images/master/snapback.png' alt='View Post' />Wisteria, on Nov 15 2008, 10:51 AM, said:

Moon Vine


Moon vine opening in the day?!
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 01:04 PM

View PostNeverend, on Nov 15 2008, 12:34 PM, said:

Moon vine opening in the day?!


The moonflowers usually fully open by 6pm. The one in the picture opened completely by 4pm a few days ago because it was raining heavily that day.

I want to collect seeds from my moon vine & blue morning glory, but somehow they don't set seed at all.
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 10:04 PM

View PostWisteria, on Nov 15 2008, 01:04 PM, said:

The moonflowers usually fully open by 6pm. The one in the picture opened completely by 4pm a few days ago because it was raining heavily that day.

I want to collect seeds from my moon vine & blue morning glory, but somehow they don't set seed at all.


Interesting, I realise some flowers bloom weirdly. My 4' O Clock doesn't bloom in the evening, but rather at night.
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