Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Best ever-flowering climbers for a tropical garden

In the tropics it is possible to make an ever-flowering garden using ever-flowering plants. Among the most spectacular of such plants are 20 species of ever-flowering climbers. These are  described and illustrated in the December 2016 issue of the UTAR Agriculture Science Journal that can be obtained by logging into http://uasj.utar.edu.my

All these climbers may be viewed at the Secret Garden of 1 Utama in Kuala Lumpur except for the stephanotis which died last month. To my regret I failed to propagate it when I had the chance. Now I have to hunt for another plant. Last week I removed the Indian morning glory Ipomoea indica when I discovered that it was threatening to take over the whole garden by producing long runners that were spreading and branching underground. I will have to replant this in an isolated garden bed.

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