Sunday, July 26, 2009

From today's shopping basket

Aglaonema hybrid 'Pride of Sumatra' - from World Farm
26 July 2009

Got these two caladiums from World Farm this morning
26 July 2009

Creeping rosemary - from Far East Rid-out-26 July 2009

Thyme Vulgaris (common thyme) - from Far East Rid-out
26 July 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fruits from an afternoon at 4 nurseries

These are the fruits of my shopping trip at 4 nurseries on a Friday afternoon:

Phalaenopsis Bellina - 26 July 2009

Episcia 'Malaysian Gem' - 25 July 2009

Aglaonema nitidum var. curtisii - 25 July 2009
Didn't know the name of this plant until my green-fingered friend identified it from '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' - Thank you for that.
This plant reminds me of "pak choy" when I first saw the plant. Love the light striation on the leaves as well as the white-edged tips.

Sedum Mexicanum - 25 July 2009
Always wanted to add this happy looking plant to my backyard, and I finally did yesterday.

Caldium Bi-Colour - Kathleen - 25 July 2009

Got this from World Farm. Comes in a little black bag and is relatively inexpensive yet very pretty to look at.

Caldium 'Sub Som Boon' - 25 July 2009
Got this from a nursery near World Farm. Love the big dark red leaves tinged with green.

Codiaeum - 25 July 2009
This was not a plant on my shopping list but I found myself attracted to its vibrant colours.

Hoya Kerrii - 25 July 2009
Love the heart-shaped leaves.

Laksa Leaf - 25 July 2009
Got this as well as the curry leaf plant for another plant lover. Personally, I love the fragrance of the curry leaves and laksa leaves but having had a laksa leaf die on me - it literally flopped onto its pot - I have decided that these two plants are not for me and my garden. At least not for now...

Curry Leaf - 25 July 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sightings on a Sunday Jaunt

Having caught sight of a flowering cactus when I returned home late Saturday night, I decided that I had to take a photo of it. So armed with a camera, I trotted to my neighbour's garden only to find that the flower was not in bloom. Even then, it was a sight to behold.

After the cactus flower sighting, I was off to Little India for a Rocket Thosai and milk tea.

Then off I went to Arab Street for a late morning jaunt.

Shopfront in Haji Lane.

Saw pictures of this shopfront on Wilson's blog. Was pleasantly surprised to see that the shop is still around, and so are the plants.

Anthurium Crystallinum in front of a kumquat standard.

A trough of Alocasia x Amazonica

And some very lovely espicias... absolutely gorgeous leaves and flowers to boot.

Passing by Duxton Road, I saw this blooming bougainvillea plant... Though I am not a bougainvillea fan, I couldn't help but be in awe of this beauty in the backlane.

Phalaenopsis Bellina

After having been intoxicated by the fragrance of the phalaenopsis bellina, I decided last Saturday that I got to find one to add to my backyard. So here it is, the belle of the backyard.

There were quite a number of bellinas at Song Orchids last Saturday, but this beauty caught my eye.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Some more new additions to the backyard...

Huperzia Nummularifolia - 13 July 2009

Begonia Tiger - 13 July 2009

Fittonia - White Forest Flame - 13 July 2009

VFT - 13 July 2009 - from Goodwood Thomson

VFT - with red tinge - 13 July 2009 - from Goodwood Thomson

N. Mirabilis x Viking - 12 July 2009

Sundew with a slug... 13 July 2009

Nep x Hookeriana (Rafflesiana x Ampullaria) - 13 July 2009

N. Ampullaria x Harlequin (BE-3285) - 12 July 2009

Pinguicula - 12 July 2009

Nep. Viking - 12 July 2009

N. Ampullaria x Ventricosa - 'Green GardenTech' - 12 July 2009

Flowers by the Road

Before last weekend, I had never been quite convinced to grow any flowering plants in my backyard. But having seen some awe-inspiring flowers in full bloom in a new friend's backyard, I am beginning to see things a little differently. . .

Morning Glory - the one with the bigger and blue-er trumpet - 11 July 2009

Passiflora coccinea bud - 11 July 2009

Passiflora coccinea - 11 July 2009

Passiflora Laurifolia - 11 July 2009