Thunbergia erecta is strikingly beautiful

Thunbergia erecta (King’s Mantle) Absolutely a winner and a gardener’s joy and delight! It was love at first sight when we saw the King’s Mantle for the first time at a nearby garden nursery, slightly more than a year ago. Its vibrant purple bell-shaped blooms with a contrasting yellow throat fascinated us so. Definitely¬†too attractive […]

Pseuderanthemum reticulatum (Yellow-vein Eranthemum) simply adores the sun!

Pseuderanthemum reticulatum (Golden Pseuderanthemum, Yellow-vein Eranthemum, Golden Net-bush) These stunning sun-loving flowering shrubs, growing at the The Little Sisters of the Poor St. Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly in Cheras K.L., certainly caught our eyes. Golden Pseuderanthemum simply adores the sun. From afar, we saw smiling and sunny faces, reverberating in the sunlight that […]

Fuchsia species & hybrids with superb flower dangles!

Fuchsia species and hybrids We were definitely impressed by our first sighting of these superb flower dangles on the Fuchsia plants at the Cactus Valley in Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, home to many of Malaysia’s spectacular flower gems rarely seen elsewhere, especially in the lowlands. Numerous trusses of beautiful and vibrantly coloured blooms were seen hanging […]

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (Christmas Kalanchoe) for charming colors

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (Christmas Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe, Flaming Katy) Garden retail centers would naturally know the kind of colourful flowering plants that could entice their customers during the festive seasons! In our tropical country, Malaysia, especially during the Chinese New Year in January or February, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is a must in their list of favourites, besides […]

Decorate indoors with Sinningia speciosa (Florist’s Gloxinia)

Sinningia speciosa (Florist’s Gloxinia, Brazalian Gloxinia, Violet Slipper Gloxinia) Spectacular plant with large colourful blooms sitting atop its handsome green foliage. These eye-catching beauties in such a marvelous array of colours are usually offered for sale as gift plants or decorative houseplants around festive seasons in garden centres and hypermarkets. Hence, I grabbed the opportunity […]