Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ornamental foliage..time for a change!

All summer my garden and my balcony have been mostly devoid of flowers. My attempts at growing Sunflowers and Zinnias failed miserably. I needed to see some color and soon! So I went to a nursery and treated myself to some bright red Poinsettias and some brightly colored Coleus.
balcony gardenWith foliage colored as brightly as that, who needs flowers?!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Crysanthemums are peeping!

The Crysanthemums are beginning to bloom and I am getting to see the colors finally! Most of the cuttings were taken from my last years plants. Since I had not marked the cuttings I will only know the colors when they bloom. I think I should have a couple of more colors coming up soon! Count so far - Maroon, Plum, White and Yellow.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Looking forward to a flower filled winter

Its been a long time since I posted. I have been lurking around the blogosphere but feeling plain lazy to post mainly because nothing much was happening in my garden. But now winters are here and I am looking forward to lots of pots filled with flowers!
Last week I bought Dahlia seedlings which are now in their pots.
I am planning to use some cuttings (below) from last years Dahlias too.
The Chrysanthemum pots are coming along nicely and have lots of buds.
The shallow saucer shaped pots are waiting for Pansy and Petunia seedlings. Need to go and get some!
The Amaryllis needs to be trimmed and fertilised soon. I just love the show they put up when in bloom. Last year was a particularly good year and almost all my pots bloomed. I have nearly 50 of them now! Quite a few need repotting coz the pots have broken.


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