Saturday, 17 December 2016

Day 23/37


Procrastination is like a credit card: It's a lot of fun until you get the bill!
~ Christopher Parker

I'll do it tomorrow as I still have lots of time. Relax!
~ Chinda Sengsuwan

I'm procrastinating, still! I've been thinking about the 'bill' and all the consequences, yet I couldn't bring myself to focus.

The following quotes are a form of graphical reminders ...

This is the best!

Start DOING!

Friday, 16 December 2016

Day 22/37


Hard work brings prosperity, playing around brings poverty.

Presenting Prosperity roses. The second flushes of blooms come after the pruning and cutting.

Work hard but play well!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Day 21/37


Miracles always happen when you believe.

And I believe immensely.

Get well soon my dear sis.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Day 20/37


What's in a name? 

This ruby red foliage plant is Loropetalum (Loropetalum Chinense), also known as Chinese Fringe Flower.

I've planted these plants in Dusita Vista Garden a year ago without knowing what it's called until one of the FB Flowers Group members brought up this matter.

According to the plants experts, Loropetalums show excellent versatility in the landscape. They are attractive when grown in clusters or mixed screens as well as foundation plantings, single species and bonsai. 

Their deep plum-pink foliage contrasts well with other shrubs and the profuse fuchsia fringe-like blooms make a great all time show. They are fast growing, and sun and drought tolerant too.

I'm now the proud owner of two pots of blooming Chinese Fringe Flowers and I happen to have two healthy plants on the ground, guarding the front gate as well.

Happy Gardening!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Day 19/37


This shot was taken yesterday, a cool Monday morning. I don't know her name but I love her immensely.

If there's a special camera that can capture not only her beauty but also her fragrance...

Monday, 12 December 2016

Day 18/37


It's raining cats and dogs.

It's been raining since dawn and it rains the whole day.

Dusita Vista is being enveloped in thick mist.

The scenery is heavenly.

The air is cool and refreshing.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Day 17/37


I've got my dream plants two days ago and it's time to re-pot them.

The plants in the list are hydrangea, the Lady of the Night and angelonia.

I got the task done with the help of my hubby, of course. We used up three bags of compost and two bags of baked garden soil.

I really hope these new members of Dusita Garden will adapt to the new environment soon.

The picture shown above has nothing to do with the blog post today. It's YTT, Yesterday Today and Tomorrow and it's a whole lot different post.

Happy Gardening!

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Day 16/37


Today, December 10 is my beloved dad's birthday.

Happy 69th birthday Dad!

Love you dad!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Day 15/37

Blue daze.

I adore blue daze due to its colour, blue.

I love every shade of blue.

Blue daze is a morning flower.

Come rain or shine, blue daze has never failed to perform.

Happy Gardening!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Day 14/37


I had always wanted to plant hydrangea in my garden.

My dream came true when an online seller informed me about the availability of the plant.

They came early this morning; after spending two days on the road, cramming in a box.

One looks good but the other one is quite worrying.

They came together with the Lady of the Night and pink Angelonia.

No matter what it takes, I hope they will grow well in Dusita Vista Garden.

Happy Gardening!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Day 13/37


We're sisters.

There's no better friend than a sister, and there's no better sister than you.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Day 12/37

Day 12.

How time flies. I couldn't agree more with the old adage; time flies when you're having fun!

I have a feeling that I haven't done much in these 12 days. I don't see any vital project accomplished thus far. I'm yet to lay my hand on the stalled 'project'! I was diverted each time I sat down for it. I need to do something. I have to do it quick!

No matter what the project is, gardening is still my top priority! Let's admire the charming old school flowers that provide the cheery blue to my garden, Dusita Vista Garden.

This baby blue beauty, Plumbago auriculata, is always very dear to me. I've been yearning for this flower from the moment I laid eyes on it. Now, I'm the proud owner of three healthy Plumbago plants and they keep me smiling with their continuous blooms. They are a little idle during the rainy season though.

Happy Gardening!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Day 11/37

Day 11.

Cooking. Yes, after many moons I cook today. But, the focus isn't the dishes that I cook, for food isn't my passion and neither does the cooking.

Reading, blogging and gardening are my passion. But that's a whole different blog post.

For today, I'm going to focus on the lady of the house - Lady of Megginch. I woke up this morning to a sweet fragrance smiling lady. She's dangling over the fence; beckoning to me as if she wants to have her picture taken.

More blooms are expected in the next few days.

Happy Gardening!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Day 10/37

Day 10.

It's weeding day. Both of us, me and my hubby spend the whole morning weeding and clearing the overgrowth and weeds.

This picture has nothing to do with today's activity. I adore the pink flowers though. Please ignore the droopy leaves and flowers as this shot was taken at noon and the March sun was unbearable. 

Nothing makes a tender plant wilt quicker, than a hot, dry day. Add in a dry wind, and the conditions for wilting are perfect. Do not worry as the plant recovers as late day and evening temperatures go lower. This is very common with this beauty.

Happy Gardening.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Day 9/37

It's Day 9. Since my the other half is home today, I've planned lots of things to be done together. Let's have a look at my list ...

1. Weeding - vinca and spider plants, which were among the first flowers and plants planted in Dusita Garden a year ago, are in need of serious weeding.
2. Turmeric - I've tried growing turmeric twice and it failed both times too. Thus, I plan to grow turmeric in pots or in a new bed.
3. Angelonia - my angelonia bushes needs trimming and replanting as I want the plot where the present bushes is, to be covered with angelonia.
4. New flower bed - already built two in the compound and now I want another one along the fence outside
5. Own root roses - I've successfully propagated a few pots of own root roses from cutting and they need bigger pots to perform.

As you can see, my list revolves around my garden, Dusita Vista Garden. Nonetheless, we may make our plans but God has the last word, right? Anyhow, you can always change your plan if you have one, and I happened to have FIVE!

As usual, during this season, rain determines our plan over here. I ditch almost all the planned activities in the list, but one, trimming and transplanting angelonia. Instead of weeding, I clean the drain around my cottage. It takes me hours and the menial task has stiffened my muscles and joints. Having said that, the sight of purple angelonia or summer snapdragons makes my my heart flutter!

Happy Gardening!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Day 8/37

It's raining again. It's been raining since yesterday. Even though I love rain, too much of anything is quite bad, quoting Mr Twain,. I couldn't weed. I couldn't trim. I couldn't prune. The only thing I could do is watching out the window. 

Blog Header.
I'm going to share with you about my latest blog header. I've been changing and updating my blog header umpteen times; since the conception of this blog, which was known as Sophyta's Casita. Yesterday, I decided to have the name changed. Dusita Vista is my present humble abode, and it's my latest blog name. There's no reason behind this major revamp. I did it because I felt good of doing it!

Honestly, Header 1 is not my first blog header. I'm quite annoyed as Mr Blogger fails to safeguard my blog pictures. Anyhow, six awesome blog headers are something to be proud of, right?

Header 1
Updated on April 16, 2011

Header 2
Updated April 16, 2011 - a few hours after Header 2 above

Header 3
Updated August 12, 2011

Heaser 4
Updated December 2010

Header 5
Updated December 2013

Header 6 
Updated December 1, 2016

Thank you.