Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’ (Variegated Devil’s Backbone, Jacob’s Ladder, Zig-zag Plant)
It is popularly grown for its unique, interesting and curious form.
However, if you’re one of those people like me who’ll experience skin rashes when in contact with its toxic milky sap, it’s advisable to avoid it at all cost.
On the other hand, if you’re still desirous for it, just remember to wear gloves when handling it.
Unfortunately, it had to be removed pronto when it showed its beastly self, causing skin rashes on my palms and hands when I had to prune off some of its straggly stems. Well, I could have worn gloves when handling it but I tend to forget oftentimes and it can be rather cumbersome too.
Therefore, it is a definite no-no for us no matter how beautiful or captivating it is.
We just have to be contented, gazing adoringly at them in other peoples’ garden!
Read More >>
Tillandsia ionantha (Tilly, Air Plant, Blushing Bride)
We have been captivated by these fabulous Airplants when we first saw them hung at nursery gardens along Jalan Sungai Buloh several years ago. However, these nurseries, being too far away, about 40 km away from our home, somehow deterred us from acquiring any.
Even though it costs RM35, quite pricey for that smaller than fist-sized cluster, we joyfully brought it home to add to our garden collection.
Moreover, the nursery helper informed us that it needed no garden space or soil at all. That’s great info as our small garden has space constraint!
Amazingly, with our tender-loving-care, our exotic plant started to show signs of blooming six months later as seen in the images on the left.
We did not expect flowering so soon. What a happy and delightful surprise!
Read More >>
The angel said, “Don’t be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God… His kingdom will never end.”
WISHING ALL DEAR FRIENDS AND READERS :
A Very Merry, Joyous And Blessed Christmas,
And A Happy, Successful And Healthy New Year 2016!
Happy Holidays With Family And Friends.
May Your Hearts Be Filled With God’s Everlasting Joy;
Your Gathering And Fellowship With Laughter;
Your Home Be Warmed With His Constant Love,
And His Perfect Peace, Faithfulness And Hope Prevail Forever.
to all visitors and friends to our garden website. Your visits
and generous comments through the years are very much appreciated!
Our tropical garden paradise is forever alive with various flora and fauna to enchant us!
We’re truly blessed as we stand transfixed in awe at God’s marvellous creations, mesmerised by all the sheer beauty that we see everyday. Thank you, Heavenly Father!
Our small garden comprises of three sections… 1) the front yard, including the car porch; 2) the courtyard; 3) the backyard. We hope you’ll enjoy the photos presented below for your viewing pleasure.
Mussaenda philippica ‘Dona Luz’ (Dona Luz Pink Mussaenda, Tropical Dogwood Dona Luz)
We have never planted ‘Dona Luz’, an attractive landscape plant with eye-catchy salmon-pink bracts. Fortunately, we do get to admire these lovely shrubs that are often found along roadsides or countryside and parks.
Being year-round bloomers in our tropical country, we’re never deprived of photographing these beautiful shrubs/trees.