Saturday, December 9, 2017

Random Identified

I finally figured out what this random plant that is growing among my rainlily - that purple calla lily! I'm so glad I didn't pull it out!

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Mosquitoes broke me. I no longer could enjoy gardening. I had to keep my action haste and it's giving me grievance.
Other than that, I purchased more annuals yesterday: zinnia, cosmos and marigolds. I also bought a pot of bird eye chilli.

Odyssey dug out the cosmos and peach zinnia 5 minutes after I planted them into the ground. God damn it.

As you can see, the dual-colored balsams are reaching their end. Hydrangeas are growing pretty slow.

I'm quite disappointed to see this rose variety has such a small bloom.

The Prince (David Austin variety) has arrived. It's quite different from what I have expected.

 I very quickly transplanted tomato and white radish seedlings to this plot. I got dizzy few times from getting up quickly to get the mosquitoes off me. ARGH!

Jee Petch looking extra pretty today!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Phantom Gourd and the Rest

The phantom gourd creeper grew a fruit today and I found out it's luffa/petola, one of my favorite veggie. That means, I have to fertilize it and wonder if I should move it to the patch. I mean there's some free space on the patch now. I pulled the red okra today when I saw them infected with something. One Japanese cucumber plant and french died. So I think I can grow this next to the french bean.

I finally made something with the first cucumber that I harvested - cucumber yogurt sauce for grilled fish today. I'm leaving the second cucumber to seed and harvested 2 cucumbers.

Sun was in full force today my carrots withered. I pulled one out and it was quite fat but short. 

So I noticed one zucchini plant grows a lot of female while the other two don't,

A couple more young fruit rotted.

My neglected seedlings. Those are spinach, leek and more spinach. The 3 newspaper pots were chili, they didn't germinated.

Another tray of neglected seedlings. Front to back: Giant Italian parsley and coriander, tomato with parsley, etiolated white radish, onion and Columbine with 2 rogue strawflowers.

I still haven't move the cotton plants to the ground. I really should but the mosquitoes are really crazy right now it's discouraging me from going out there.

My patch. Zucchini and sweet potato are overgrown, another cabbage head kaputted by insect. I accidentally pulled out the kailan that's growing seed pods. It was on my way.

Fruits section is doing not too bad - Longan is still at flowering stage.

At least6 jackfruits are fattening up on the tree. I really wish I know when to harvest because the first one that I harvested didn't even form fruit inside.

Mulberry shrubs are shooting shoots with a lot of fruit in vengeance.

Herb patch is also pretty wild. The latest addition - rosemary is not doing ok.

Harvest of the day.

Bloomer and Foliage

My marigold patch isn't doing ok since odyssey loves to walk on that patch.

Odyssey broke this one on the base so it's dying. I wonder if I managed to root the broken cutting the last time?

Ms Ridleyi has 2 fronds now.  

I should cut those dried stems. It's so nice to see that it survived.

Baby bifurcatum is growing bigger pretty quickly.

For the love of God, the flower bud of Egg Magnolia dropped?

A succulent that I took from the Airbnb in Los Angeles.

More blooms!

That 2 dual-colored roses. I've decided to hold of my rose haul. I should not be so greedy.

What's left of my dahlia.

I have 3 pots of freesias. Only 2 pots have sprouted but not all of the bulbs did. There's at least 10 bulbs per pot.

A couple of my autumn beauty sunflowers are going to bloom.

The Mexican Giants decided to grow more blooms and they look mutant.

Friday, December 1, 2017


 So I have been wanting to buy some variety of roses for a while, and I bought a couple. They arrived at the office yesterday.

I didn't get to see the bloom.

I purchases these 2 varieties.
Abracadabra/Memphis Music

All American Magic

Below are the ones I'm attempting to order at the moment:
 Red Intuition


Soeur Emmanuelle 

Pat Austin 


 Dijon Honey