Sadly, my poor pink Air Mata Pengantin or Bride's Tears or Chain of Love or Coral Vine or Mexican Creeper ( Antigonon leptopus ) and my multi-coloured Lantana ( Lantana camara ) had gone from my backyard garden in Ipoh forever, due to my frequent, inevitable neglects. How I miss them!
Fortunately, Mum's best-loved plant, Golden Trumpet or Common Trumpet Vine or Yellow Allamanda ( Allamanda cathartica ) is still thriving. Though it seems to take forever to grow big and strong, and flower. Much unlike its countless siblings and relatives that reside whether by the roadsides, in other peoples' gardens, in the parks or in the wilds. Oh, how my patience is put to test!
Thankfully, my little Frangipani ( Plumeria rubra ) did not seem to mind my neglects all the while! It bloomed, rather profusely, nonetheless. But then, oh, how just very short a time good things always seem to stay! Before I managed to really find my time to be in the garden to enjoy them ( the blooms ) to the fullest, they had all come to an end. The last precious bloom, somehow, happened to fall off the tree onto the ground, right before my eyes, just when I was about to lean over to smell its fragrance the other day. Its mere, a little over a month long flower show had finally, officially ended, then and there. What is left now is only clusters of its white-yellow blooms in picture. Oh, how I wish I could touch and smell them once more!
Recently, after having fed my Frangipani with cow manure fertilizer, I am hopeful again. Given its long-known love for manure, I am quite certain that in no time, some new, strong branches and leaves would form. Perhaps, soon after, longer and more spectacular flower show could happen! Wish me luck!
All for now! Thank you for reading this! Bye!