We just couldn’t manage to tend to our garden plants due to my illness. Despite being almost neglected, our babies thrived well with nature taking care of them. Our tropical climate with heavy showers and abundant sunshine did the job for us, thank goodness!
The White Mussaenda tree…
that is botanically named Mussaenda philippica ‘Aurorae’, as seen, is the happiest of the lot. Truly our garden star for the month of April 2012. Spectacular and sparkling with its off-white crowning glory, it is a sight to behold and truly uplift our spirits!
This tree was given a bald crop last October when it was heavily infested with mealy bugs. We did think of removing the whole tree altogether then. Fortunately, we decided against it and it’s rewarding us wonderfully.
BEFORE: White Mussaenda tree on the extreme right that was heavily pruned down to half its height
AFTER: White Mussaenda is currently back to its glorious beauty, illuminating the whole frontyard
We’re giddy with delight at the resulting appearance! It has never been so beautiful and stunning before. This attractive blooming tree is really a hot traffic-stopper that illuminates our garden, and especially remarkable in the late evening… wow!!
Is this Begonia ‘Eureka Green Leaf Pink’?
How lovely to come across this volunteer plant (sprouted itself) in one of our pots, sharing space with the young Bougainvillea ‘Aiskrim’. A pretty-looking plant that grows rather fast, spotting bright green leaves and pink flowers.
I last saw this Begonia species umpteen years ago, during my teen years. Hence, this attractive volunteer is surely a most welcome treat!