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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Growing Green Shamrock Or Oxalis Dehradunensis In My Garden.

I have 2 hanging pots of Purple Shamrock under my porch and 3 small pots of Green Shamrocks. On one of my holidays in Fraser's Hill, I saw some weeds with green leaves that looked like the Purple Shamrock growing by the roadsides. I called these the Green Shamrock plants. That was few years ago. I dug up some to try growing in my lowland garden. It was not successful. In the middle of last year, we were again on holiday in Fraser's Hill and again I brought back some of these plants to grow but again it was not successful.
I thought of giving up trying to grow these Green Shamrock plants but last November when we were on holiday again in Fraser's Hill, I again brought back some Green Shamrock. This time I used the soil for growing succulent plants which has a better drainage. I placed the pots under semi shade near my bougainvillea plant.
 Every morning I checked on the Green Shamrock plants and they seemed to be growing well. I googled and found a matching plant with matching flowers. The scientific name for the Green Shamrock is Oxalis Dehradunensis.
 One by one the leaves appeared.
 Then the flowers appeared. I was so happy to see the flowers.
The plants in this pot are doing very well.
 The flowers are in this shade of purple.
 The flowers are raised up high above the leaves.
The flowers may be tiny but they are very pretty.
 What a joy to see this pot of Green Shamrock blooming beautifully.
 Good thing I was persistent and didn't gave up after 2 unsuccessful attempts.
 I am now looking for a place to hang my pots of Green Shamrock.
Every time I see these pretty blooms, I rejoice and praise the Almighty Creator.

Linking to Floral Bliss.

Let the heavens be glad, the earth rejoice;

Let all the nations say, 'It is the Lord who reigns.'

(1 Chronicles 16:31, The Living Bible-TLB)

66 comments:

  1. Nancy, you are so caring with your plants! I tend to just grow plants that are willing to grow and care for themselves. We have green shamrock that grows and spread happily in our garden. They disappear around autumn to hide from the very cold winter. In spring, they all come back...but not the purple ones...they are more delicate and will not survive outside all year:(

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    1. I love these Shamrocks for their pretty butterfly leaves. I am now slowing cutting down on delicate plants and replacing with edibles.

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  2. Hello! In my garden clover grows, but it is not thal variety. Nice fhotos. Greetings from Galicia.

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    1. Hi Tania, I love gardens and I am sure you have a beautiful garden. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Good thing you where persistent! These flowers are beautiful! And thanks for visiting my blog.

    Greetings, Sofie
    http://sofiecreates.blogspot.be

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    1. Thank you, Sofie. I almost given up but so glad I didn't. Have a beautiful day!

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  4. you are so pro. can recognise this plant even when the flowers are not out yet.

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    1. My friend and I love nature and we were looking out for unique plants on the roadside. I saw these tiny little butterfly leaves and I wanted to see whether they are the same as the purple shamrock.

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  5. They're so very pretty. Thriving in your hands :D)

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I am so happy that they are growing well and I get to enjoy the pretty flowers.

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  6. It's a pretty plant! We gardeners don't give up so easily when we want a particular plant :)

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    1. Ha ha..Phong Hong, we are in the same boat. I almost did but am glad I didn't give up!

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  7. Pretty blossoms. I've had these potted plants for St. Patrick's Day, but never had any 'growing' skills/luck to keep them alive.

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    1. I have other plants that died on me too, especially those that are delicate and are not easy to take care.

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  8. That is a pretty plant and the petal color is so brilliant. Beautiful photos Nancy, thank you for linking. Have a nice day!

    https://floral-passions.blogspot.fi/2017/02/floral-bliss-10.html

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    1. Thank you, Riitta for hosting. Have a nice day too!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Have a beautiful day!

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  10. Beautiful! Sometimes it takes several tries with plants, i'm glad you got these to grow.

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    1. I am so happy to have these growing in my garden. Have a lovely day!

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  11. You were patient in planting this plant and have effect. Beautiful leaves and flowers. Greetings.

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    1. Thank you, Giga. Have a beautiful day!

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  12. Love the butterfly leaves. Pretty plant.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. It is the leaves that attracted me to this plant.

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  13. Your purple shamrock is gorgeous Nancy. Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful week too!

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    1. Hi Sharon, when you come to Ipoh, I will show you where to eat. Ha ha!

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  15. I think the lesson here for me is to not give up. And what a reward you got for sticking with it, trying new soils. Absolutely beautiful, Nancy. A co-worker, a receptionist, had a shamrock on her desk and it greeted everyone well. She kept it healthy for years!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. We all need to keep on trying. I hope my plants will stay healthy for years too!

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  16. ...Nancy, you seem to be able to grow just about everything in your garden.

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    1. Not everything, Tom. Many do not make it.

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  17. What a pretty plant. Perfect for this month too.

    You have an amazing green thumb.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee for your kind comments. Have a wonderful day!

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  18. Such beautiful tiny flowers, I love looking at flowers, it makes me happy

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    1. Thank you, Libby. I feel the same way too!

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    1. The little purple flowers always cheer me up.

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  20. As our saying goes, "The third time is the charm." They are beautiful! I especially like the big yellow center of the flowers. We have the Shamrock with the purple leaves growing at the side of our house.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. These little Shamrock, green or purple are pretty plants.

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  21. Beautiful, such a lovely plant famous in Ireland.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. It was growing while in the highlands but so precious in my garden.

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    1. Thank you, Basia. Have a great day!

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  23. Really beautiful, you are so good with plants!

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a beautiful day!

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  25. I wish I can keep that much beautiful plants and flowers but they need a lot of care... Nice post dear
    XOXO
    Glamorous without the Guilt

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    1. Some plants do need extra care. Most plants will grow easily without fuss. Have a nice day!

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  26. Such pretty flowers. Hope you're having a great week. :-)

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    1. Thank you, dear. Everything is great. Have a great week too!

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  27. I like tiny flowers better than large ones and these are simply fantastic!

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    1. Thank you, Bettyl. These tiny flowers are very pretty.

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  28. This is awesome Nancy!!! thank you for stopping by my blog; I am following you through GFC now..
    Check back for new post and keep in touch!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    IG @grace_njio

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a lovely day!

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  29. Such pretty shots of the flowers.

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    1. Thank you, Lady Fi. Have a fantastic day!

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  30. This is a glorious shade of purple!!

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a beautiful day!

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  31. Ohh..I love the leaves on this plant. So unique and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I was attracted to the leaves.

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  32. The combo of those leaves and the flowers... so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Now I get to enjoy these pretty plants.

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