It’s been nearly a year since I last posted about our balcony. Plants have come and gone, it’s been re-arranged several times (in as much as we can on such a small strip)! But the colour scheme is still mainly green, green and green. Don’t get me wrong I love foliage, but it would be nice to have something to break it up.
So I thought I would post about a splash of colour which appeared recently, aka my Adenium obesum or Desert Rose. I always thought this was a Frangipani (Plumeria) but had a nagging doubt that it wasn’t, so when I googled it of course, I found out it was a Desert Rose! Sounds very romantic…
The flowering has lasted for nearly two weeks, normally they drop off after a few days. Now I’ve discovered this is a desert plant, I am putting this down to the unusually dry weather we are experiencing in Singapore (it has not rained for around a month now) so it is obviously happier for it, unlike our tropical plants.
Another source of colour came from a long-awaited tomato which I seemed to plant ages ago, well, last year anyway. Finally a fruit has appeared and as you can see from the second photo, it’s joined by another one. I am going to pick the tomato later and eat it straight from the vine. Back to another all green plant then!
Was it worth the effort for one or two tomatoes? I’ll tell you when I’ve eaten it! Have a great weekend, whether you are gardening or not.