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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

No Turtle Doves, Agapanthus, Desert Rose, Gardenia, and Jasmine

Since I really don't have a garden anymore, here's what was growing on my front porch back in July. I totally forgot to update ya'll on the mourning dove, also called a turtle dove like in the Christmas song. Remember when I showed you the bird in the bush?


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Well, the bird did eventually leave the nest and I managed to catch a photo of the egg. And then...nothing! The bird disappeared for a week and the egg stayed unopened. Then the egg disappeared completely too. I don't know what happened! :(



My agapanthus. Too much green and not enough flower for me, but they're still nice while they last.


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The desert rose that I brought back from Vietnam three years ago as a small cutting.


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The very first bloom from my gardenia. I bought it three years ago. In my old garden the leaves turned yellow and it struggled to bloom. I don't know if it was the sunny spot or the hard-packed clay soil. I dug it up recently and brought it to my new place. It's still in a temporary plastic container, but the leaves are now glossy green and I managed to get a few blooms. Will have to pot it in a real container soon. It's on my porch so the next time it blooms I can catch a whiff every time I walk by.


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My jasmine had almost completely died. I buried a whole bunch of shrimp shells in the pot and brought it back to life. I've repotted it into a hanging basket so I could smell the blooms better but I'm not sure if it likes the new pot or if it's just adjusting.


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My African violets and begonias are also on my porch, but I can save them for another post.

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1 year ago today, 1 of 7 random things about me meme: I hardly ever make my own nuoc mam cham (Vietnamese fish sauce dipping sauce).

5 comments:

  1. Ooh, that jasmine looks so fragrant! As does your gardenia. Mine has completely gone on strike. There are buds, but they fall off before they bloom.

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  2. Do you know, Jasmine, or locally, we call it sampaguita, blooms just about anywhere here in the Philippines? I love the desert rose!!!

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  3. Nikki,
    Three years and my gardenia never bloomed or turned green. The repotting and less sunny location finally did it. I do love the smell of both gardenias and jasmine though.

    Ning,
    Lucky you! I love the smell of jasmine. Haha! I should have used the desert rose picture with my toes showing just so you could see my "cute" feet. :P

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