Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Plant: Poinsettia

I was happy to have my family and my little boy back home after being away for 2 weeks. I decided to go with Poinsettia since it's the holidays and I added few things here and there for a nicer arrangment. These poinsettias thrive really good outdoors and you see many houses have them outside already nowadays. I've seen many other colors but the red is always a favorite!

Stargazer lily

I purchased those already in bud. It's a great addition to my container garden since the weather is very cool and perfect for thses lilies. The smell is very strong. I've tried growing those from bulb but I only get few buds.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Florist & Plants Shop

Across the street from Berlin's famous KaDeWe, Europ's largest departmant store.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Garden Center in Berlin

I'm in Berlin, Germany for a week vacation & relaxation. Today i went to a garden center. They had so many neat things. I want to share few pictures:


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blue Orchid

Blue orchids at the garden center.

This is my favorite part: flower bulbs for sale!

Bareroot roses and in the background herbs to grow.

Bougainvillea & Hibiscus

Double Bougainvillea Standard.

Hibiscus tree recovering after the hot summer. It had leaves but because i planted this in unshaded area the leaves dropped.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I rearranged these over the weekend.

Friday, November 5, 2010


It's been a productive weekend at the garden! I've pruned many plants and trees, I re arranged all of the pots, I tried to get rid of the mealy bugs (white fluffy pests), there are many of them around my hibiscus and lantana plants. I used tissue paper to whipe them off the leaves and stems, I know they are coming back but this week I'll have the pest control guy to come and spray these little pests, also I've noticed my newly potted Marigold leaves are eaten.

This bougainvillea which I showed previuosly in many posts, bloomed again while having the older blooms on!! I'm amazed how these are in bloom for months now.

My miniture rose 2nd bloom cycle with many buds yet to open! thanks to the Rose food!

One of my few cactus around the garden. Small ones only!

The gladious are doing good!!

On the left, 2 Jasmine. I trained them against my living room window. I potted these last summer, it's amazing how they are growing fast. I put them on top of a container with new potting mix so the roots will have more room to grow. I need hight so they reach the window and they need more soil to continue to grow!

That's my torch glow bougainvillea, first of them all! the pot is so small that the roots tend to break the cement underneath. So I put them on top of another pot with new soil. The roots are out of the pot already so I'm afraid I'll disturb them, as they are so sensitive.

Summer is over but these Portulacas (Summer Jewels) are still in bloom.

A current view of my garden front border!

5 hanging pots with white & pink bougainvillea. It seem to be doing good.

bougainvillea collection again!

When I got this miniture rose, the color was yellow. Now it has a different color. I really like it! very spicy!!

This rose is so beautiful in real life. The blooms are so huge but the plant size is not that big (it will not grow any bigger according to the garden center).

Bougainvillea Bonsai.