Our June 2012 garden project: propagating a Staghorn Fern My first attempt… I’ve procrastinated too long with the fear that the project is doomed to fail. Well, it’s about time to charge ahead, equipped with my gardening instincts with confidence. I’ll never know unless I try, don’t you think so? Currently our potted Staghorn Fern [...]
Aglaonema or popularly known as Chinese Evergreen, being first cultivated in China, is one of the most decorative indoor plant with attractive variegated foliage for homes and offices. With much hybridizing over the many decades, especially in Thailand and Indonesia in Southeast Asia, the newer cultivars are now available in explosive colours with many variations [...]
How to propagate Cyperus involucratus (Umbrella Plant/Sedge, Umbrella Grass/Papyrus, Dwarf Papyrus Grass) These Umbrella Plants are so easily re-propagated! A single plant can provide material to last many many years. A lifetime, so to speak, as it suckers rather rapidly, forming dense clusters effortlessly.
We had planted a beautiful Hawaiian Ti (Cordyline terminalis) before, probably about a decade ago. It grew from a stem cutting (also known as ‘log’) that was presented by a dear couple who returned from holidaying in Hawaii then. But was eventually discarded when it became leggy and unsightly. Seeing a vibrant variegated pink/maroon beauty [...]
Hmm…not only this garden blog of ours had been neglected, even our garden had been too! My garden chores like planting, replanting or repotting, and pruning have been sidetracked by my fixation on unexpected problems that surfaced at my Blogger blog and whilst guiding a friend to create her own blog via email. Too much [...]
For the past one month, we’ve been busy clearing up the garden of unwanted plants, unkempt growth and appearance, and the like, especially propagating what were needed. Top on the list was this pot of Anthurium andraeanum or Flamingo Flower, as seen in the first image below that screams to be attended to. How unsightly! [...]