This is fun! The plants look so fresh and healthy. You can find bougainvilleas, lantana, pentas, roses, vinca, angelonia, gerbera daisies, balloon flowers, gloxinias, verbena, big and brightly coloured hibiscus, bauhinia kockiana, ylang-ylang, rangoon creeper, ixora rose, rose begonia, Euphorbia milii, sunflowers, jasmines, gardenias, clerodendrums, ornamental bananas, ornamental pomegranate flowers, plumeria, cactuses, foliage plants, air plants, epiphytes, heliconias, bird of paradise flowers, pine trees, hyrangea (blue, purplish white, pink) and gingers ..... in poly bags and plastic pots/ceramic pots ready to give an instant lift to our home gardens. Hey, I even saw a visitor begged a vendor to sell off a pretty pink miniature rose plant together with the decorative container he used to promote his ceramic wares. He sold it for RM 35 and the customer was ecstatic!
Orchid sellers have a section of their own.
But I can't find the Epiphyllum oxypetalum (night blooming cereus / bunga bakawali)! Last year, I found a single plant but the asking price was RM 55. I didn't buy it. Now I am still regretting my decision because I have not found any nursery that has EO for sale :(
Asking price is about RM 45- RM 55 on first day.
“Putrajaya Floria 2012 - Garden Bazaar Part 1”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on July 5th, 2012.
Not for me. I am a cactus killer! 100% die under my care.
Its a beautiful shrub with gorgeous powder-puff flowers and cherry berries.
This is Persian Violet (Exacum affine). Thank you very much to Connie Chong for giving me the name.
They have single, double, triple flower desert roses. Also many sizes and colour choices.
The variegated bougainvilleas with small leaves are very suited for hanging baskets.
The multi-colour grafted bougainvilleas are more costly but they were sold out.
What did I buy?
Do you have any smart shopping tips when it comes to buying plants at flower shows?