Add Crinum asiaticum ‘Variegatum’ to brighten your garden!

Crinum asiaticum ‘Variegatum’ (Variegated Crinum, Variegated Grand Crinum Lily, Variegated Giant Spider Lily, Striped Bengal Lily, Asiatic Poison Bulb) We just did that last July… added a pot of Variegated Crinum to brighten our courtyard that desperately needed a life saver. This plant stands out remarkably well where green abounds! It was love at first […]

Easter garden joy in April 2010

Alleluia! Jesus Christ has risen, He has risen indeed! Let us give thanks to the Lord, for He is good and His mercy endures forever! Let us rejoice and be glad! Wishing one and all, “A very blessed and joyful Easter Season!” May the triumph of the Lord strengthen our soul and grace us with […]

The bulbous Proiphys amboinensis (Cardwell Lily)

Proiphys amboinensis (Cardwell Lily, Northern Christmas Lily) Mysterious no more! Our hosta look-alike plant has finally been correctly identified as a Cardwell Lily, no less beautiful than the Hostas! Incidentally, just came across online that its common names in Chinese are Crystal Lily and False Hosta. Hmm…no wonder, our plant got us fooled! ;)

Hymenocallis caribaea, a spectacular garden jewel!

Hymenocallis caribaea (Caribbean Spiderlily, Spider Lily, White Lily) An outstanding perennial beauty with handsome foliage and spectacular flowers! Indeed, a garden jewel that will be excellent for tropical and subtropical gardens, parks and landscapes! Even without flowers, the glossy dark-green foliage of the Caribbean Spiderlily continues to be a great attraction.

Caribbean Spiderlily, another Easter 2009 garden surprise!

What a marvelous Easter Season surprise, following that of the Hosta flowers that had us mesmerised too! We didn’t even know that we were growing Caribbean Spiderlily (Hymenocallis caribaea) since last August until it flowered recently. Even Annette, a wonderful friend who gave us three kinds of Hippeastrum bulbs then, was positive that she parted […]