|1. Native Plant - Red Ixora|
First in the line-up is my teenage (more than 10 years old) Ixora plant, butterflies big and small love this plant.
|2. Native Plant - Purple Cat Whiskers|
Fresh or dried leaves can be used to make an infused drink called Java Tea. Some people use the flowers, stems and leaves to boil herbal soups for health.
|3. Gerbera Daisy|
Red gerbera daisies are used to brighten up a dull corner of my garden. Any tips on how to care for gerbera daisies and to prevent their heads from drooping?
I find that those purchased from nurseries are difficult to self-seed eventhough the blooms are large, bright and beautiful.
|5. Tibouchina mutabilis|
This tibouchina grows more slowly and is shorter than my Princess Flower (Tibouchina urvilleana).
|6. Native plant - Torch Ginger|
Now the edible torch ginger flower looks like a lotus flower. I often see olive-backed sunbirds coming over but the torch ginger flowers have never set seed. I have been advised to hand-pollinate the flowers, tiny little red ones almost hidden among the large pink bracts. How, I've been wondering - should I use a tooth-pick to do this?
“My DIY home garden in Malaysia - GBBD March 2012”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on March 15th, 2012.
|8. Japanese Honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica|
|10. Tussock Moth (Orgyia detrita)???|
I found it at late evening today. I wonder who's the mother? What plant/leaves is it targeting?
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is 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.
This is also my entry for Fertilizer Friday hosted by Glenda at Tootsie Time, link here.