2015年3月24日

Smithiantha "Designer's Arabian Nights"

垂筒苣苔 "設計師的天方夜譚"

total plant height around 12"
植物全株高約12英吋
medium sized Smithiantha hybrid
中型的垂筒苣苔交配種
green velvet foliage with dark veining
綠色絨質帶深色脈葉片
long-lasting flowers are tubby with opened petals
壽命長的筒狀花瓣開展
red outer tube with yellow patches
紅色外花筒帶黃色斑塊
red dots densely spread at the edge of yellow petals
黃色花邊密佈紅點
plant and spike proportion is around 1:1
株身與花序的比例約 1:1


2015年3月19日

Episcia in Chiang Mai , Thailand

Episcia is a common hanging plant in those stalls who sell so-called "Tropical Plants" in the "Khamtieng Market" of Chiang Mai, Thailand. I went to Chiang Mai last month and I surely went to the flower market to find something special. You can find almost every gardening stuff in Khamtieng market as it is the largest flower market in the northern Thailand. The commercial stalls here open daily from morning to 6PM. Some stalls owned by enthusiasts open on the weekend only.




2015年3月17日

Smithantha "Designer's Jingle Bells"

垂筒苣苔 "設計師的聖誕鈴聲"

total plant height around 7"
植物全株高約7英吋
miniature to small sized Smithiantha hybrid
迷你至小型的垂筒苣苔交配種
green velvet foliage with dark veining
綠色絨質帶深色脈葉片
bell-shape flowers are dense, pendulous and long-lasting
鈴鐺型花朵密集垂落且花壽長
red color on outer tube
花筒外部是紅色
red dots/stripes spread on yellow petal
黃色花臉上散佈紅色點線
plant and spike proportion is around 4:6
株身與花序的比例約 4:6




2015年3月16日

Primulina subrhomboidea

Not mine , just borrow it for photography. :-)
It it very beautiful, I used to have this species but no longer have it since a couple years ago.



2015年3月13日

Time to wake up

All Sinningia are preparing for the coming season. They grow pretty fast because the weather is getting warmer day after day.  They will bloom heavily in May as usual.

Sinn. speciosa "Pedra Lisa"

Sinn. regina "Serra Da Vista"

2015年3月8日

Primulina linearifolia x fimbrisepala

These lavender flowers reveal the approaching spring punctually. Season by season, all my growing schedules follow the tempo of nature and respond it properly.

The background is the miniature sinningia that I just re-potted them in new soil for meeting the blooming season in April and May. This is what I did every year for best quality blooms

Nice hybrid from Japan

Easy to grow and bloom

2015年3月7日

Smithiantha "Designer's Ice Pop"

垂筒苣苔 "設計師的枝仔冰"

total plant height around 16"
植物全株高約16英吋
medium sized Smithiantha hybrid
中型的垂筒苣苔交配種
medium green velvet foliage
中綠色絨質葉片
tubby flowers are open and long-lasting
開展的筒狀花壽命長
light rosy covered on outer tube
外筒是淡淡的玫瑰色
fine red dots/patches on petal, with yellow throat
花臉上有細緻紅點及色塊,黃色花喉
plant and spike proportion is around 4:6
株身與花序的比例約 4:6