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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A Tobouchina Plant Growing In My Garden.

Few months back, I was weeding my garden one morning and I came across a small plant just about 3 to 4 inches tall growing in one of the flower pots. The leaves are like a plant I have seen before while we were in Fraser's Hill. I dug out the small plant and transferred it to a small pot.
I didn't know the name of the plant so I googled and found that it is called Tobouchina. Some of its common names are Glory Bush, Glory Tree and Princess Flowers.
This familiar looking plant has grown beautifully in its own pot.
It is a fast growing plant and enjoys full sun.
One fine day, I noticed signs of flower buds.
The bud nearest to the fence will be blooming soon.
More buds.
The plant is full of purple buds.
Close up view of the flower buds and I caught a black beetle on a leaf.
Feeling excited waiting for the first flower to open.
Ahh! Here it is! Such a pretty flower.
The big buzzing black bees with yellow stripes love these flowers. I couldn't get any proper snapshots because they were too busy moving from flower to flower.
The branches are fighting for space with my other plants. So far I haven't noticed any seeds forming. I don't know how this seedling got into my garden in the first place.
I am glad to have this plant in my garden. It is easy to grow and easy to take care and the flowers are plentiful and pretty. Thank God for blessing me with this Glory Bush with Princess flowers.

Linking to Floral Bliss.

"But the good soil represents the hearts of those who truly accept

God's message and produce a plentiful harvest for God - thirty, sixty,

or even a hundred times as much as was planted in their hearts."

(Mark 4:20, The Living Bible-TLB)

56 comments:

  1. Nice... I love the color:) I din know it is called to ouch inappropriate. Thanks for the info

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

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  2. Muito bonitas estas pequenas flores.
    Um abraço.
    Autografos Futebol

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

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Have a lovely day!

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  4. What a gorgeous plant to have self seeded in your garden. It knew you would take excellent care of it!
    Have a wonderful week Nancy :)

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    1. Thank you, Prunella. I am glad I didn't throw away the plant. Have a wonderful week too!

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  5. The flowers are indeed very lovely! :)

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I love the purple colour. Have a lovely day!

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

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a fantastic day!

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  8. What a beautiful find! Also what a blessing that you knew it was something you'd seen before and didn't uproot it thinking it was just a weed.

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    1. I am glad I saw the flowers earlier or else I would discard the plant. Have a good day!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. This is very easy to grow. Have a lovely day!

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  10. What a nice find. Beautiful flower, Nancy ..!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I am it found its way into my garden.

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  11. Hello Nancy!:) The flower is so beautiful, and might even have brought the seed back on your clothing from your visit to Fraser's Hill, and it self seeded in your garden. Thank you for sharing the various stages of it's growth, and all the lovely blooms.:)

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. I am glad the plant got into my garden and now I am enjoying the lovely blooms. Have a happy day!

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  12. It really has beautiful flowers! How nice it was that you knew enough to save it an not pull it out like a weed!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I happened to recognize the plant by its leaves. Took a chance and planted it. Have a wonderful day!

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

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  14. Are you sure that beetle is black? It looks quite colourful to me and suspiciously like a rosemary beetle. If so they are very destructive. Love the plant. Take care Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I don't know whether it is really black. I didn't take a close look, only saw it from the photo. I do hope it is not the destructive type of beetle. Have a happy day!

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  15. That is a pretty plant with a fantastic flower. I had to google and found out that it has a Finnish name too and might survive here as house plant.
    The color is great <3

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    1. Thank you, Riitta. This plant is quite common in the highland and I think I have seen it in the lowland as well.

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  16. Beautiful! I love the colours, details and greens! I hope you are having a good week, Nancy!

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

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  17. It's beautiful. You have an amazing green thumb.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a fantastic day!

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  18. Looks similar to Singapore rhododendron or sendudok in the Malay language. Birds like to eat the fruit and spread the tiny seeds with their droppings. Humans may also eat the fruit which leaves a blue or purple stain on the tongue.

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    1. Thank you for the information. So, it must have a bird help propagated the plant in my garden. I would not dare to eat the fruit. Have a wonderful day!

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  19. Beautiful photos,this purple flower looks awesome ! ♥

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

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  20. Such striking purple colour!

    You have a wonderful garden Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Libby. I have a few plants propagate by birds in my garden. Have a lovely day!

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  21. This is a beautiful plant, and new to me. Everything you touch, you make grow!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. I am glad it turned out the flowers are so pretty. Have a great day!

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  22. Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice day)

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a nice day too!

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

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  24. That blue-violet shade is very pretty!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a good day!

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  25. That visitor to your garden made itself right at home and is treating you to its beauty. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie. So blessed by the visitor! Have a lovely day!

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  26. Wow! All the flower seeds want to grow in your garden. Envy you.

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    1. Ha ha...Rose, only the ones with pretty flowers are welcomed. Have a wonderful day!

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  27. Hmmm that does look a bit like the 'weed' I pull out all the time.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. I treated like weeds before I saw its flowers. Have a beautiful day!

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  28. Es preciosa, yo he tenido una parecida ahora está medio seca, no sé si seguirá adelante. La semilla pienso que la llevo algún pájaro. Besitos y buena tarde.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. Now having seen the flowers, I hope this plant will self seed and propagate more plants in my garden. Have a lovely day!

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