2020年11月29日

Colorful Foliage

It seems Episcia is a suitable ground cover and it's time-saving concept to put them on the ground. Easy to handle them with less attention. What a smart decision ~







2020年11月14日

Gloxinia perennis

Gloxinia perennis , also known as Canterbury Bells is a tall plant that is suitable for tropical garden display.




2020年10月20日

Season of Smithiantha

Yes, repotting Smithiantha is finished a couple weeks ago and the shoots are thriving. I did not harvest the rhizomes this year, just let them stay in the pots during the dormancy period. It seems ok and will be easier in taking care of Smithiantha in the future.






2020年9月23日

Deinostigma eberhardtii

Deinostigma is a latest genus in the family of Gesneriaceae. The common species is Deinostigma tamiana which was included in the genus of Primulina before. Deinostigma eberhardtii is another member of this genus. It's still not a popular plant and I also see it in the photo only. Very rare !!!




2020年9月18日

About these days

It's time to re-pot the plants because the growing season is coming. I'm working with Smithiatha recently as I did not harvest the rhizomes and just let them stay in the pot during their dormancy. Because I'm tired to repeat the same work every year. So far, so good.





2020年8月16日

Tenway Garden

Tenway Garden is a garden cafe located in central Taiwan. I heard there is a show room for violets all year round and I went to visit it this weekend. The blooming violets are placed in an air-conditioned room and they look good. It's not easy to see their beautiful color in summer because the temperature is usually 35~38 degree Celsius. The show room is an oasis and the violets and I are happy with the cool air.











2020年7月25日

Thai pink variegated Episcia

The common pink variegated Episcia that we know, fragile ... not an easy-going plant ... usually we have to put it in a transparent container to keep the moisture stable. And it doesn't tolerate the light/temperature change in short period.

But growing Thai version is totally different from our experience. Thai Pink Episcia requires almost the same as other normal Episcia. Not any special treatment is needed. It seems Thai version is strong and down-to-earth.