Pretty and dependable, that’s Catharanthus roseus

Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle) An old-fashioned and reliable bedding plant that never fails to shine year round in our tropical climate, abounding in pretty little flowers that are usually of the purplish-pink, rose-pink or white form. But, of course, many marvelous cultivars/varieties of various vibrant colors and dwarfish forms have been developed over […]

Gomphrena globosa (Globe Amaranth), a colorful everlasting

Gomphrena globosa (Bachelor’s Buttons, Globe Amaranth) These globe-shaped blooms in brilliant magenta-purple contrast beautifully with its cool and refreshing bluish-green foliage. Wonderfully catchy and everlasting in color and shape, their showy flowerheads are popularly used as cut flowers or dried flower arrangements!

Colorful Tropical Bloomers in December 2008

Sharing a colorful photomontage of beautiful bloomers in our garden in December 2008. A harmonious and happy crowd that flowers throughout the year in our tropical country, Malaysia! How rewarding to grow these flowering plants (mostly perennials) that never fail to add color and brightness to our front yard!