Garden delight in March 2009

Haha! Of course I know it is past mid-April now and I am a little behind time in reporting last month’s garden news! Blame it on the thunderbolt that knocked out our iMac, rendering the computer unserviceable for quite some weeks since late March. Nevertheless, there is usually at least one extraordinary surprise in our […]

Pityrogramma calomelanos (Dixie Silverback Fern)

Pityrogramma calomelanos (Dixie Silverback Fern, Silver Fern) One of the pleasures of gardening is to know the names of our garden plants! Like babies entrusted into our care, it is lovely to be able to call them by name and to know their likes and dislikes! Hence, recently when researching online for our previous article […]

Platycerium (Staghorn Ferns) with fascinating fronds

Platycerium (Staghorn/Elkhorn Ferns) Platycerium are epiphytes, growing naturally on branches and trunks of trees in the tropical and subtropical jungles and rainforests of Southeast Asia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea, Madagascar, Africa and South America (only one species, P. andinum that is native to Peru and Bolivia). There are popularly cultivated worldwide for their fascinating […]

Memorable June 2008 event in our garden

Everything seem so marvelously perfect in our tropical garden setting in June. Foliage plants were at their luxuriant best, flowering plants/shrubs were happily blooming non-stop, mealy bugs/white flies were least seen, and even the weather was extra kind, neither too hot nor too wet. To give you an idea, we’ve added our garden image here, […]

Adiantum latifolium – free tropical ferns for life!

[Recently discovered on March 9, 2015 that this fern is Adiantum latifolium Lam. and not Adiantum trapeziforme. Sorry for the wrong ID. I’ve edited accordingly] Adiantum latifolium¬†(Broadleaf maidenhair) – How wonderful! These tropical green beauties are found self-sown in every nook and corner, sort of. Like the Torenia fournieri and other ferns, they’re seen growing […]