September 2008 in our courtyard garden

It is almost two years since we last shared about this indoor garden space of ours. Hmm…about time to update here the interesting plants that currently fill this courtyard and give us much pleasure and joy. This rectangular void is adjacent to our dinning hall and separated by sliding glass doors and partly surrounded by walls and windows. Though measuring just 13 feet by 8 feet, it is wonderfully packed with foliage plants mostly, and roomy enough to potter around, as well as do some foot exercises on the stepping stones placed therein.

Here, it is 100% container gardening. The whole flooring is paved with mosaic-tiling except for a quarter-circle pebbled area to house potted plants, where water and dirt flow straight into the ground, hence one portion less to clean. ;)

Above, we have fixed a metal grille across for security reasons, and the metal bars serve as support for our hanging pots too. Great, huh! Moreover, passing sunlight between 10am to 2pm filters through a nylon-netted screen placed above the grille, just perfect for our semi-shade-loving plants to thrive healthily in a cooler, yet bright environment. The open space allows plants to be watered by the rains and wet with dew too.

Here’s sharing some photos captured during this lovely September month to give you a peep into what is behind the scene, so to speak.
Click on images to view large. Enjoy! :D

A peep into our courtyard garden from inside our dining area, looking out through the glass doors To the left of our courtyard garden

Focusing on the outer left corner of our courtyard garden. The background wall partitions off a neighboring house A more central view of our courtyard garden

Focusing on the outer right corner of our courtyard garden where the quarter-circle area is Container plants in the quarter-circle pebbled area

Listed below are some of the fabulous plants seen above :

Adiantum capillus-veneris (Southern/Common Maidenhair Fern, Venus Hairfern)
Pteris ensiformis cv. Evergemiensis (Silver Lace Fern, Slender Brake Fern)
Adiantum trapeziforme (Diamond/Giant Maidenhair, Trapezoid Maidenhair-fern)
Platycerium (Staghorn Fern, Elkhorn Fern)
Asplenium Nidus (Bird’s Nest Fern, Crow’s Nest Fern)

Variegated/non-variegated foliage and flowering plants:

Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)
Alocasia amazonica (Elephant’s Ear, African Mask)
Calathea roseo picta (Rose Painted Calathea, Rose Painted Prayer Plant)
Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant, Airplane/Ribbon Plant)
Codiaeum variegatum (Croton, Garden Croton, Variegated Laurel)
Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane, Spotted Dumbcane, Leopard Lily)
Homalomena rubescens (Roxb.) Kunth (Homalomena Rubescens)
Hosta? (Update 20090425: It does flower after all!) It’s not hosta but Proiphys amboinensis! Just knew its ID, July 28, 2009.
Oxalis triangularis (Purple or Dark Leaf Shamrock, Purpleleaf False Shamrock)
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’ (Golden Birdnest Sansevieria)
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ (Goldband Sansevieria, Mother-in-law’s tongue)
Spathiphyllum spp. (Peace Lily, Spathe Flower, White Anthurium)
Vanda Species (Vanda Orchid)

Last edit: May 31, 2016

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