Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hey beautiful!

The rains make the garden looks greener, fresher, dewy...expecting some garden fairies among them...haha...And the WEEDS are having such a roaring field day in my garden! Both the grass and the weeds are looking lushier, healthier than my plants, especially with the long festive celebrations, Im yet in the mood to do the weeding....
But this morning, while hanging out my clothes to dry in my backyard, I noticed clumps of weeds growing out of cement cracks there...and look at that...with such sweet lilac flowers! Are they really weeds or some new flower seeds brought by the birds?



hey beautiful...




clumps of them growing out from cement cracks...


will try to plant them in hanging pots....




...or as garden hedges...such delicate colour and flowers...





11 comments:

One said...

Congratulations for having a pleasant surprise like this!

Stephanie said...

Yes I think the bird brought the seeds. Check out Ruellia tuberosa. See popping pods?

Nice purple/blue flowers :-D

Autumn Belle said...

The flowers are sweet and pretty. You are so lucky!

rainfield61 said...

But the rain told a different story to me.

They must be a different rain.

kitchen flavours said...

What a pretty blue flower! This is a survivor, growing in between cement cracks!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

What a nice surprise. Present from the birds.

p3chandan said...

Thank you guys, a nice suprise indeed and a lovely one too! Thanks so much to Steph for letting me know its name and its a herb too with some medicinal values..do you think it can be eaten as ulam?

James Missier said...

What a lovely Ruellia.
They tend to become a little invasive and leggy.
But if you enjoy the flowers - then they are no trouble at all.
A little pruning and fertiliser will give a full bloom of blues. Do collect and keep the seeds as this plant is short-lived.

Stephanie said...

p3chandan, sorry I have no idea if the plant can be eaten raw :-(

p3chandan said...

James, Ive kept their seed pods for future use and try to plant them in hanging pots cos they are also called wild petunia.


Steph, its ok but their green leaves look so lush and fresh and since its a herb I thought can take them as ulam...Im just like a kambing huh, anything green looks so delicious, hehehe..

Sunray said...

They are very delicate in looks yet you can't help but notice them.

Cher
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