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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

From Deep Pink To Very Light Pink Periwinkles

Once I planted the deep pink periwinkles in my garden, they have self propagated and are now growing here and there in my garden. Some of them have even found their way outside my garden and are now growing outside in the small garden patch.
These have even overshadowed my Amaryllis plants in the small garden patch.
This is the purple periwinkle.
Every morning I will sweep the cement floor around the small garden patch and one morning I noticed these familiar green droppings of the caterpillars.
2 green droppings of the caterpillars, 2 black ants and one open seed pod with seeds from the periwinkle plant.
I started my hunt and found a few fat caterpillars feeding on my periwinkle plants.
The caterpillars love my periwinkle leaves.
Time to transfer them away from my garden patch.
One morning, I was surprised to see this flower from a periwinkle plant growing in one of the flower pot. I had not planted this colour in my garden and I didn't know how it appeared. Though the colour is of very light pink, I still find it very pretty with the small pink and yellow centre. 
It is happy and blooming.
Sometimes the flowers appeared to be white.
Hopefully this will self propagate elsewhere in my garden.
I like this colour. So sweet and pretty. 
The pink seems to fade in the hot sun.
The bud has a deeper pink.
Below are my water jasmine flowers.
These are the single layer flowers from the water jasmine plant.
These flowers give off a nice fragrance when in full bloom.
They may be very tiny flowers but they are so pretty when you take a closer look.
A simple Christmas tree at the Tesco Mall.

WISHING EVERYONE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS
AND
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Blessed be his glorious name forever!

Let the whole earth be filled with his glory.

Amen and amen!

(Psalm 72:19, The Living Bible-TLB)

46 comments:

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your mom!

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  2. Nature propagates on its own! Lovely flowers!

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  3. Great flowers,Merry Christmas ❤

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  4. Your periwinkles are so pretty! Oh dear, those green caterpillars give me the creeps hee..hee... And I love your water jasmine flowers. So delicate and lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong! The caterpillars will wipe off my periwinkle plants!

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  5. Omigosh ...the caterpillars are so cute, Nancy! Lovely flowers there xx

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    1. Ha ha ha! Cute? When I see them, I go into panic mode to rescue my plants!

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  6. Wonderful, happy holidays and best wishes!

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  7. Merry christmas and a happy new year to you nancy

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    1. Thank you, Libby! Enjoy the holidays!

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  8. Happy Christmas! It's nice when new flowers just appear in your garden. Not so nice when caterpillars do the same.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! You are right about the caterpillars! Lol!

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  9. Love your garden! Have a great holiday season, Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Angie! Have a happy holiday season!

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  10. Hello, the flowers are so pretty. I love the pink color. Beautiful Christmas tree. Thanks always for your visits and comments. Have a happy day and week ahead. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  11. Such pretty flowers, Nancy, no wonder the caterpillars are coming to your garden. Happy Holidays!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. The caterpillars just love the periwinkle leaves. Happy holidays to you too!

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  12. That water jasmine is stunning!!! I have never seen, just gorgeous. Your periwinkles are so beautiful, I do hope they survive the caterpillar attack. Merry Christmas Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Riitta! My periwinkle plant is almost bald! Have a great holiday!

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  13. Beautiful flowers! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thank you, Betty! Happy holidays to you too!

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  14. Beautiful and colorful flowers and I love that simple tree. Sometimes they are the very best trees.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ♥

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  15. Cheerful flowers, but it's the close up of that caterpillar that really draws my eye!

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    1. Lol! After the photos, hubby helped to remove them to another place!

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  16. I do love your jasmine. I bet it smells wonderful!! Invaders in your garden! Will it be possible to get all of them? The caterpillars are so hidden by matching the leaf color.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Yes, the Jasmine smell great! These caterpillars will appear once in a while!

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  17. That caterpillar has been enjoying a nice feast in your garden!

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    1. The caterpillars always pick on my periwinkles!

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  18. Your plants seem to be very Merry and bright despite the humungous caterpillars!
    Happy Christmas to you.
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you, Wren! Blessed Christmas to you!

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  19. Preciosas las flores. Te deseo una Feliz Navidad.

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  20. Lovely periwinkles and water jasmine.

    Ugh those fat caterpillars look like the ones on my adenium plants. They can eat a lot within a short time.

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    1. Ha ha ha! That is why they are so fat!

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