Today is Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for July 2011. Leading my parade of flowers today are the roses I had purchased from Floria 2011 at RM 10.00 (USD 3.32) each. I love their fragrance.
I love the dark pink rose the most because it looks quite 'happy-go-lucky' with its ruffled and wavy edged petals!
“GBBD July 2011”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on July 15th, 2011.
The most wonderful thing about roses is that the flowers are beautiful from buds to bloom to fade and their perfume have staying power! I love to look at the pictures of rose buds.
This month, I have Arundina gramilifolia in my garden. Some time after reading Solitude Rising's post about growing them in Waiting For Bamboo Orchids To Grow, I chanced upon some of these bamboo orchids at my favourite nursery in Sg Buloh. Now this lovely wild orchid is sharing a place in the sun among my other native plants, i.e. the Bunga Kantan (Etlingera elatior) ginger flowers and cat whiskers plants. Hopefully they can get along well.
After 7 years of tender loving care, my Lagerstroemia speciosa (Crepe Myrtle, Queen Myrtle, Pride of India) has grown tall, put on a lot of bright green foliage and it is blooming at its best now. This tree was planted by the developer in front of my house, along the border that I share with my neighbour. They are renovating their front entrance so they have cut off the portion of the tree (from top to bottom and roots) that occupied their side of the border. They wanted to cut off the whole tree but I wish to save this tree. Now I hope that the tree can survive the injury.
My Chinese witch hazel is blooming now. I like its little red flowers that look like mini pom-poms.
I grow this coral vine as food for the butterflies. All along I had thought that this coral vine is a weed because I see this plant growing freely in abandon places. My perspective changed when I visited the Penang Butterfly Farm and found that the coral vine grown over the Butterfly Swing had attracted a lot of butterflies, in fact it attracted the most number of butterflies in the area. Anyway, the flowes are really sweet and pretty and it is very easy to grow.
There can't be any nectar below the flower.