Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

One of our Finest Young Gardener From Karachi

Moderator: Izhar

Izhar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4292
Joined: April 11th, 2011, 9:38 am
Country: Pakistan
City: Karachi
Gardening Interests: Fragrant plants, shade gardening, bulbous plants, annuals
Location: Karachi, Sindh

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » December 9th, 2011, 11:06 am

V caracalla changing color:

Image

The whole vine (two of them) the blooms are at bottom left side:

Image

Mirabilis Yellow and Red Marbles (seeds from T&M):

Image
Image

ahussain
Posts: 69
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 2:51 am
Country: USA
City: Beach Park

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by ahussain » December 10th, 2011, 11:46 pm

I recently saw a variegated Lantana with yellow flowers. Flowers also come in New Gold,Weeping Lavender,Weeping White, Pink,Red, and Lemon Swirl colors.

mirafzalkhan
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 261
Joined: April 10th, 2011, 1:39 pm
Country: Pakistan
City: Karachi
Location: Gulshan-e-Hadeed

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by mirafzalkhan » December 11th, 2011, 12:40 am

Lovely blooms of Vigna caracalla. I think you have not forgotten to prepare some rooted cuttings for me ;)

Izhar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4292
Joined: April 11th, 2011, 9:38 am
Country: Pakistan
City: Karachi
Gardening Interests: Fragrant plants, shade gardening, bulbous plants, annuals
Location: Karachi, Sindh

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » December 12th, 2011, 2:48 pm

Mir sb I took 10 cuttings some time back but neither rooted... may be it is not the season... I'll try again in spring...

Izhar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4292
Joined: April 11th, 2011, 9:38 am
Country: Pakistan
City: Karachi
Gardening Interests: Fragrant plants, shade gardening, bulbous plants, annuals
Location: Karachi, Sindh

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » December 23rd, 2011, 11:18 am

I hope petunias will cover it up in a month or so:

Image

Dahlia.. the open center is a plus point for the bees and butterflies in my garden:

Image

Izhar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4292
Joined: April 11th, 2011, 9:38 am
Country: Pakistan
City: Karachi
Gardening Interests: Fragrant plants, shade gardening, bulbous plants, annuals
Location: Karachi, Sindh

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » December 30th, 2011, 12:45 pm

Paperwhite Narcissus:

Image

tweedle2009
Donor
Donor
Posts: 714
Joined: April 12th, 2011, 12:16 am
Country: Pakistan
City: Lahore
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Contact:

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by tweedle2009 » December 30th, 2011, 6:36 pm

I am jealous of your vigna caracalla and variegated gardenia.One thing I have noted abt snail vine is that it prefers part shade rather than full sun.Places which receive morning sun only are ideal for this ant attracting vine.

Izhar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4292
Joined: April 11th, 2011, 9:38 am
Country: Pakistan
City: Karachi
Gardening Interests: Fragrant plants, shade gardening, bulbous plants, annuals
Location: Karachi, Sindh

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » January 16th, 2012, 4:33 pm

I am back..!!

Adnan would you believe that these very first blooms produced two 4" long pods, I didn't took the pix (kay kahin nazar na lag jaye.. lol) but squirrels munched on them :( end of story..!!

Here are some recent pictures from my garden:

Dahlia "Showpiece Mix" ...seeds bought from T&M (UK) in 2010, the plants didn't bloomed the first year but formed tubers, which I saved in the soil, now look at this... I am so pleased with the result, its a keeper and I am looking for a complete bed of these next season:

Image

A mutant Cosmos sulphureus, the flowers buds are forming from a spent bloom, they are semi double, height is now 5' and its a big bush now:

Image

Giant Decorative type Dahlia from cuttings:

Image

The Salvia "St. John's Fire" earliest to bloom and inshaAllah will be the longest too, bees love them:

Image

Stock "Harmony Series" starting to bloom, but I haven't noticed any fragrance at all, there are some single ones in the bed too:

Image

Izhar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4292
Joined: April 11th, 2011, 9:38 am
Country: Pakistan
City: Karachi
Gardening Interests: Fragrant plants, shade gardening, bulbous plants, annuals
Location: Karachi, Sindh

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » January 17th, 2012, 12:48 pm

Some more big Dahlias:

Image
Image
Image

Muhammad Arif Khan
Donor
Donor
Posts: 4319
Joined: April 14th, 2011, 1:01 pm

Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 18th, 2012, 10:10 am

I would love to have some of your Mirabilis seeds.
You have a green thumb and love for plants, may Allah bless you.

Post Reply

Return to “Green Thumb Izhar's Garden”