Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Pink fragrant roses called "Sultani". This is the most popular roses to be grown in middle east. It tolerates hot summers. These types of roses does not flower in summer hot months but they bloom contnously in fall/spring.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Adenium obesum (Desert Rose)

This is an easy plant to take care of. I purchased this plant in July and is finally flowering!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Those Narcissus variety are called "Carlton". They bear huge flowers. When I first planted those they were pre-chilled so it took them few weeks till I saw these blooms!

There are around 3-4 buds that are still growing. Definately would grow these next year same time!

Enjoy the pictures taken this morning...

Cut Tulips

When the leaves of my potted white tulips started to turn weak and the last flower bud seemed to be dead, i decided to cut the tulips. The white one opened up as you can see.. the purple ones didn't reach that point yet. Loads of tulips waiting to bloom in my house and garden!!

Friday, February 12, 2010


This variety is called Multiflora Hyacinth. The flowers are not as compact as the regular Hyacinth and the mother bulb has about 4-5 baby bulbs. So this is coming from only 1 main bulb with small ones attached to it!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Forced tulip bulbs from Holland.

Mammoth Sunflower

I planted those seeds in November and I wanted them to face the kitchen window.. well, it didn't! It was facing the house back wall. It grew really tall about 11 ft. The biggest sunflower I grew to date.. but there is a bigger one coming along.. The King Kong sunflower.

Yellow Hibiscus

My favorite yellow hibiscus in my garden. The flower is very big about 6 to 7 inches diameter. I noticed that this variety stays in bloom up to 3 days!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Forced white tulips! 5 days and still in full bloom! there is one more bud that is reaching up to join them!

I have so many tulips that I had from my US trip, Amsterdam and Paris that are finally growing. I will keep updating with the rest.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Books: The House Plant Expert

This is a great book to have. It has almost all house plants you can think of. There is a volume 2 to this book, but this have the majority of all house plants.

ISBN: 0903505355

Friday, February 5, 2010