The Garden Bloggers Bloom Day (GBBD) is here again for the month of November, first time Im participating. It comes on every 15th of the month, where we show what flowers are blooming in our garden at that particular time.
Asters are perennials and easy to grow. It can be grown by dividing the plants and by seeds. I bought these before the last Hari Raya to add colours to my garden for the festive occasion. They have been blooming ever since. Asters need average soil but will grow well with compost, full sun and water once a day, but no over watering. They come in blues, purples and a variety of pinks and they look like daisies with yellow centres.
These white anthuriums when I first bought had normal size flowers. But later I noticed their flowers have shrunk to half their original size. Probably because the plant was exposed to full sun, which I was told later, should be in the shade. Anthuriums are usually grown for their attractive looking flower spathes and their ornamental leaves and also they are popular in the tropics because of their long vase life of about 6 weeks, depending on the variety.
I have three different colours of Pentas Lanceolata, pink, white and red. They are also called Egyptian Starclusters, Star Flower and Star Clusters. They have lush dark green, veined folliage which make them look attractive with their clusters, bloom all year round, need full or partial sunlight. I placed mine under the awning to protect them from the onslaught of rain but still get the full sunlight to bloom. When their flowers fall off, I cut the flower heads so that they can grow new branches and bloom again. Pentas are supposed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds but so far I havent seen any!
If you want to participate in GBBD please go to May Dreams Garden. Here is the link: