Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blooming Day

The sun is scorching hot right now, the evenings will see some respite with rain. Such an ideal condition for flowers to bloom, showing their happy bright colours in my garden!

The portulacas seem a happy lot, all smiling and showing their blooms to others. We are here..we are here!


portulacas - Yubi purple




portulacas - Fairytale Cinderella pink



portulacas - double layer white



portulacas - Yubi yellow



second time bloomer - asters

Three of my hibiscus are taking centre stage too, singing along full of pride of their big showy blooms!


pink roselles


white hibiscus






hibiscus - peachy pink




all 6 sweet corns are flowering now

ground orchids
Lantanas not to be left out are perking their necks up with sweet pretty blooms...hey look at us!

lantana - white/yellow


lantana - orange/yellow




lantana - pink/orange/yellow



bougainvillea - dark pink

petunia - dark pink

from the ginger family...curcuma petiolata (courtesy of Darla) thank you Darla for letting me know the name of this plant




If you want to see more blooms elsewhere, lets visit Carol at her May Dreams Garden who is hosting the Garden Bloggers' Blooming Day.

36 comments:

TheFusionTea said...

Geram tengok :) Bunga2 tu memang menceriakan

Rani acharyulu said...

Lovely and colorful flowers.Great post.....

leavesnbloom said...

Your lantana blooms are my favourites this month.

Janet/Plantaliscious said...

What a glorious array of colour - it will be months before my garden in the UK can boast such vibrancy. I think that is what I love most about GBBD, the peek into other seasons via gardens from across the world.

Darla said...

Beautiful blooms here, love the white hibiscus...your ginger might be "Hidden Ginger" Curcuma petiolata....I'd have to see the bloom, you can look it up though :).

perennialgardener said...

Your beautiful blooms remind of me of what's yet to come this season. :)

kitchen flavours said...

Wah, your flowers all so cantik! Wish I could have more blooms too!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Pots of beautiful motives ...

Caroline said...

Your GBBD post reminds me that I must plant lots of portulaca this year! Happy GBBD.

My garden haven said...

Looking good, p3. Didn't know sweet corn flowers look like that. Great shot.
Rosie

mothernaturesgardenevolution said...

I am partial to white flowers and love the hybiscus.

webb said...

I feel like I just stepped into summer - and it was wonderful! Love the portulaca!

Donna said...

so jealous of the gorgeous blooms that remind me of warm summer breezes...

p3chandan said...

FusionTea..thanks, memang menceriakan kalau semua tengah berbunga!

Thank you Rani, its a monthly post to showcase whats blooming in gardens all over the world!

Rosie, lantana is one of my favourites too.

Thanks Janet, I agree with you, GBBD such a great monthly meme to see whats blooming in gardens all around the world. Thanks to Carol to host it!

Bangchik said...

So many colours in your garden.... it sooth any worried mind. The sight of papery pinkish roselle blooms is so sweet....

p3chandan said...

Racquel, I see your garden too is showing lots of beautiful colours and blooms...more to come soon and cant wait to see them in your lovely garden!

Thanks Joy,good news...your precious seeds are germinating well!

Thanks Wong...I wonder what motives I have in growing those plants..mainly to get beautiful blooms!

Caroline...portulacas are easy to grow but a bit tedious if want a good bushy groundcover. But its worth all the hard work when you see them blooming in the morning!

Rosie, Im fascinated by sweetcorn blooms too, my first time!

p3chandan said...

Donna thanks for dropping by, hibiscus is our National Flower.

Webb..we have summer all year round! Portulacas are great for brightening up you borders or planters, I love them too when they are mixed together.

Donna, when we have summer all year round, we are envious of you having the 4 seasons and those plants that cant be grown here!

Bangchik, the cheery blooms brighten up the garden and lift up the spirit...quite therapeutic.

Masha said...

You have so many lovely blooms. Lantana grows very well here too, but not ground orchids. I like your hibiscus a lot, too.

Melissa said...

Wow such pretty flowers. So much going on for you.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

I think it must be nice to have hot weather. We have been having some spring days which are bringing out the blooms but I am looking forward to the heat. I love your hibiscus and and lantana. Enjoy your sunny days!

Egretta Wells blog said...

Beautiful flowers. A very nice post!

carolynsshadegardens.com said...

There is so much going on in your garden. Does that amazing white hibiscus ever stop blooming?

One said...

Wow! You have even more flowers this month. To me, the ground orchid stands out. Very beautiful!

PlantPostings said...

Where do I start to comment? Your garden must feel like paradise right now. So bright and so many different colors! I have a thing for Bougainvillea, but it doesn't grow well here. Lovely post!

Journey of My Gardening said...

I love the white portulacas. Trying to get my hands on some. Thanks for sharing the beautiful flowers. You never have to buy flowers from the florist ever again!

Stephanie said...

I admire your collection plants! The colours you have for your portulaca and lantana are wonderful. I wish I have them in my garden. Enjoy these wonderful blooms p3chandan. I am happy to see them blooming so nicely :-D

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Wah Kak Shidah you have so many lovely collection of portulacas. Very nice varieties.

Wife, Mother, Gardener said...

Beautiful blooms! Thanks for sharing for us all around the world!

HolleyGarden said...

Very pretty. Love that ground orchid - so exotic!

Malar said...

You have good collection of flowers! I bet Your garden is like a flwoer garden now!
Thank you so much for the plants! Glad to meet you !Hope we can have more time to chat next time!

Gail said...

Beautiful! We won't be seeing lantanas and these other blooms for some time, but I love seeing them here! Happy Bloom Day~gail

p3chandan said...

Masha, Melissa thanks, my first time with ground orchids and lantanas.

Karin, looking forward to your beautiful spring flowers soon. We are having hot and wet season, so ideal for the blooming plants!

Egretta thank you. Love your paintings, making me want to start my own watercolours again!

Yes One, my blooming garden just in time for GBBD this month! Its my first time with ground orchids, love them too, hope to get the purple one.

Carolyn, the white hibiscus having a blooming time since last 2 weeks and it never stop yet! But they dont last very long only for a day!

p3chandan said...

Thank you Beth,my garden is having a field day blooming in time for GBBD.

Thank you Journey of My Gardening, portulacas are so easy to grow and they are so lovely if you mix all the colours!

Thank you Steph, Im enjoying my blooming garden and sharing them with you all too! Thanks to Carol for hosting this GBBD.

Diana, thanks...portulacas are so lovely to look at in the morning!

Thanks Julie, love your blooms too!

Holley, thanks...I love them too, hope to get a purple one soon!

Malar, nice to meet you too! Hope all the plants will grow well in your garden!

Thank you Gail, looking forward to see your Spring blooms soon!

milka said...

Ello Shida (sweet!), hehe now i know your name from Malar. Yalar so long never blog like back from timbaktu lor. Your flowers are doing well in your garden, the lantana are so darling! Now im cutting down flower plants but having more veggies and fruit plants in the garden, but after seeing your beautiful flowers, very geram la!

p3chandan said...

Ello Milka, happy you are back to blog again! Miss you lor..wondering what happened to you so quiet for so long! Mostly the plants are bought long time ago, Im also growing more veggies now, no space for fruit trees, the one Im having are rambutan and papaya only. Take care Milka, happy weekend!

milka said...

Taxes time, slow a bit ar from my side, i hope you don't mind. Happy weekend!! - i'm working la over the weekends but happy for you can go see monkey haha.