Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More of the rose arch

The roses on the arch are blooming their heart out thanks to the timely prunning last October.

It's truly Spring.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A cottage-garden in a container

I was checking my container plantings this morning and found the Plumbago auriculata I planted several months ago blooming. What a surprise!

I really like the pastel color of the bloom on this plant. Years I tried to grow it but failed. I bought this one last year but didn't hope it would survive. I got it potted up in a large pot with some coleus.

And now I've got this cottage-garden in a container. It looks great, doesn't it?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Amazon lily

The plant is blooming again the second time this year. Though I want it to produces several scapes, I could only have one at a time!

I like how the pure white blooms showing off themselves high above the lush green foliage. Amazon lily has a sweet fragrance, stronger in the evenings.

Do you grow Amazon lily in your garden?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The rose arch

Are you weary of cold and gloomy days? Let's look at this rose arch.

There are hundreds of buds and blooms on the arch these days thanks to the severe prunning that we did to it a few weeks back.

The rose is a NOID one. Not that I forgot its name but in here, you don't rarely have the correct botanical name for any plant.

But who care if you have such beauty!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Spring is around the corner here in Tuysonvien

I feel so delightfull this morning walking around in my yard. It seems plants are responding to the change in the weather and are ready to usher in the Lunar New Year.
My peach trees are showing off their pretty pink blossoms; although not as many as I wished.

More than that, the east side bed looks very pleasant with spring colors.

Definitely, spring is around the corner!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Amaryllis Nymph - from Royal Colors

The last of my 4 bulbs, Nymph, has opened its first bloom to my delight.

Nymph belongs to the same family with Cherry Nymph and Sweet Nymph and is a double hybrid. Its scapes are stout and short and its blooms are big and round.

Like Sweet Nymph, it has a mild fragrance when first blooms, but I believe the smell will get stronger as the blooms mature.
Currently with this first scape, Nymph has 3 blossoms. But there's a second scape coming up.
All the four bulbs I bought from Royal Colors are correctly labeled and blooms true to their colors as listed on RC catalog.

Thanks to RC for these wonderful looking amaryllis.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Amaryllis Misty - from Royal Colors

My Misty bulb has opened its first bloom today.

There are two scapes on the bulb.

I hope to see all the buds open soon.
On another note, both of the other bulbs that have already bloomed, are now coming up with a third scape!
So much the better!