Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Zephyranthes Candida

Another rain lily species ... white
z Candida

Z Candida

An this is Z Citrina and Z Reginae side by side
Z Citrina, Z Reginae

Zephyranthes Grandiflora

These rain lilies are small, yet if a row of them are in bloom, they are a sight to behold

Special, with 8 petals
Z Grandiflora S

Z Grandiflora S

Z Grandiflora S

Z Grandiflora S


Monday, 27 July 2009

Hippeastrum Andrea Maguire

Of the 5 bulbs purchased from Australia, Andrea Maguire is the first to bloom. It is considered miniature double, with cherry red veins, dots and picotee edges

ANdrea Maguire

Andrea Maguire

Andrea Maguire

With Blossom Peacock
Andrea Maguire, Blossom Peacock

With Giraffe
Giraffe, Andrea Maguire

And together
Blossom Peacock, Giraffe, Andrea Maguire

With Roseum
Andrea Maguire, Roseum

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Zephyranthes Citrina, part 2

Better photoshots of this lovely rain lily

Z Citrina

Z Citrina

Z Citrina

Z Citrina

Friday, 24 July 2009

Zephyranthes Citrina

Caught me by surprise ... after a period heavy rain last week, these small bulbs that I planted on the ground have been pushing up scapes, some with three to a bulb, and the colour is a bright yellow which is different than the one I bought from a different nursery, which is a pale yellow ...

Z Sulphuria

Z Suphuria

The other species, Z. Reginae, a pale yellow
Rain Lily

Friday, 17 July 2009

Hippeastrum, the true Puniceum?

I have been eyeing this variety at eBay from a few sellers in Thailand because I could not find it at local nursery here.

Hehehe .... today is definitely my lucky day! I dropped in at a local nursery to buy a few bags of potting soil ... as usual, I would walk around the nursery just to browse around and see if I could find any new interesting plants. I walked to the back of the nursery, to the the section where there was the nurseryman's work area ... YAAY! I saw this orange hippeastrum that had creamish yellow centre ... the center is a knigh star shape, and the blooms measuring 4 inches.

The price tag was RM5.00 but managed to bargain it down to RM4.00 per polibag. If I were to buy it from Thailand, it might cost me more than RM30, including postage.

Here are the blooms




Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Orchid : Cattleya

My two cattleya's that I bought at the same place at the same time in Decembar last year are giving out blooms at the same time. One is coloured yellow and the other coloured orange ...

Cattleya Oren

Cattleya oren, kuning

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Peruvian Lily

Peruvian Lily or the scientific name, Eucrosia Bicolor .... tangerine, smallish with long stamens. Many blooms per scape

Peruvian Lily

Peruvian Lily

Peruvian Lily

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Hippeastrum Giraffe

Miniature .... 4 inches ... maroon veinings on a light green petals. Only 2 blooms from this scape, one is facing upward!



Hippeastrum Vera

Pretty in pink ... and large



Hippeastrum Naranja

Orange ... large petals


Close uppppp

Monday, 6 July 2009

Japanese Roses : new additions

Last week/weekend there were some new additions to my JR collection. Now I am in the process of replanting them again, in planter's box and in 4" plastic pots. I hope that come this Raya, all my JR will bloom profusely, provided the Meally bugs do not get to kill them first :-)

Here are the new additions :

1) Pointed Leaves, large 'Dazzle Doubles' orange

Pictured with the other small multilayered variety
Double Orange

These 'Dazzle Doubles' JRs, I notice, are bigger in size, and do not sleep at night. Early morning, the blooms are already open ...

2) Pointed leaves, large 'Dazzle Doubles' Red
Double Red

3) Pointed leaves, large single white, get it from a friend
Japanese Rose

4) Oval leaves, large single orange, also given by a friend
No flower yet, but it is a large single, with rounded leaves.

Here are more more photos of JRs in bloom

'Dazzle Doubles' White, pictured next to the small multilayered white
Double White

'Dazzle Doubles' pink

Here is a better picture of 'Dazzle Doubles' cream
Double Cream

Enjoy the photos :-)

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Hippeastrum Blossom Peacock

Small double ... white with bright pink edges ... simply beautiful ... long lasting

Also from Royal Colors. I wanted to purchase it earlier last season but it was sold out. Royal Colors sent me as one of the Surprise Bulbs (3 Surprise Bulbs in a wooden box). So I am extremely happy and grateful ....

Blossom Peasock

Blossom Peacock

Blossom Peacock

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Japanese Roses

Non amaryllis ... Japanese roses, small blooms measuring from 2 cm to 4 cm, but will produce beautiful and colourful blooms. I have them planted in pots and planter's boxes ...

Oval leaves, large single magenta flower

Oval leaves, large single yellow flower

Oval leaves, small hybrid white flower
White Hybrid

Oval leaves, small hybrid, yellow flower
Hybrid Yellow

Oval leaves, small single magenta flower

Pointed leaves, large single magenta flower

Pointed leaves, large double pink flower
Double Pink

Pointed leaves, large double yellow flower

Pointed leaves, large double white flower
Wouble White

Pointed leaves, large double cream flower
Double Cream

Pointed leaves, small multilayered red flower
Triple Red

Pointed leaves, small multilayered orange flower

Pointed leaves, small multilayered pink/white flower
Japanese Rose

Pointed leaves, small multilayered pink flower
Japanese Rose

Pointed leaves, small multilayered white flower
Japanese Rose

Pointed leaves, small multilayered purple flower
Japanese Rose

I think that's all!

Those already can not be traced :
1) Oval leaves, small single white flower
2) Pointed leaves, large single white flower