|1. Angelonia biflora 'Rose Pink'|
During the Lunar New Year in January 2012, I was so busy that I didn't have time to visit nurseries to buy more specialty plants and flowers. I did get hold of some kalanchoes, chrysanthemums and lucky bamboos during my shopping trip in December 2011. Other than that, I had to rely on the performance of those already planted in my DIY garden. Luckily they didn't let me down.
My citrus limes and the little pineapple fruit stayed throughout the 15 days of celebration. The most wonderful was the Phalaenopsis orchid which I featured in my GBBD post in Oct 2011. Well, it bloomed throughout the season too - lasting a total of more than 90 days!
|2. Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Burgundy' - Chinese Fringe Flower|
There were many blooms on my Chinese Fringe Flower plant. I love their leaves which start a maroon/burgundy colour, then turn to olive green later. The leaves are a glossy and grayish-silver in colour on the underside.
Today is Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden on the 15th of every month. To participate and/or to view what is blooming in gardens around the world, please visit the link here.
“My DIY Home Garden in Malaysia - February 2012”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on February 15th, 2012.
|3. Euodia ridleyi - Bucket of Gold|
This is my "Bucket of Gold", the auspicious name for Euodia ridleyi, common name: Evodia. This plant is our native plant. It is named in honour of H.N. Ridley, the father of Malaya's rubber industry.
I purchased the plant a few months ago i.e. just before the seasonal price hike. This plant grows wild in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The leaves are 3-pronged, hence no surprise that they are also known as 3-claw golden dragon, 3-claw tiger and even chicken feet.
I love the way their foliage turn a bright yellow and shimmer under the sun, just like a pot of glittering gold.
|4. Lagerstromia speciosa - Pokok bungor raya|
During the dry season in early January 2012, this Crape Myrtle (Lagerstromia speciosa), a public tree in front of my house has dropped all its leaves. Yeah, this time, I saw the leaves turn a bright yellow, then orange to reddish brown before falling to the ground leaving the tree completely bald. Hence, it looked like "winter or fall" in my place, hehe.
The light green shoots are reappearing after the rain has returned. The tree behind is my neighbour's longan tree.
|5. Desert Rose|
|6. Common Mormon (Papilio polytes)|
They just appear in my garden, sprouting unexpectedly anywhere, anytime, like magic!
|10. Blue wings Torenia fournieri|
A tiny bee was busily sucking nectar from the flower when I aimed my camera at close range but alas, the photos were captured without any bees. I guess it was too quick for me. The bee was not meant to be... here!
|11. Pink pentas|
|12. Angelonia biflora 'Purple'|
|13. Torch Ginger and Vinca|
|14. Red Rose|
I am really very happy that this red rose started to bloom on the eve of Valentine's Day. My other roses that are blooming today are the pink one, the miniature red and yellow. I love it even when they wither and the petals fall on the ground.
|15. Pink rose.|
My son was born today on February 15th, just one day after Valentine's Day.