Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lots of Red

I haven't been growing many new plants in my balcony lately - just happy keeping those I already have growing and happy.

The past few weeks of sunny weather has been good for my flowering plants! I stepped out into my balcony this morning and was rewarded with lots of red and pink.

The 2 hibiscus weren't doing really well a few weeks - Ms Flamenco hadn't been flowering much and the other red hibiscus was infested with aphids. But a good dose of bonemeal plus a couple of sessions of washing for the red hibiscus fixed the problems. (I'd post about what I mean by "washing" in a separate post)

I especially like the colours of the periwinle - dark red with a spot of white and yellow in the centre. The flowers look so much like fancy butterflies!






5 comments:

Mark Willis said...

Hi; Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm quite happy for you to link to my "My Plot" page - In fact, I'd be honoured if you would!

milka said...

Your balcony is full of colours, how lovely. We had thunder storm this evening and a few of my love was 'killed' :(

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Hi Mark, thanks! :) I'd let you know after I post...

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Milka, I'm sorry to hear that.. I know how that feels like :(

Stephanie said...

That's one gorgeous periwinkle! And your super red hibiscus is amazing. Good job in getting rid of aphids. Have a great week!

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