It is hard to believe that yet another month has passed - and I think the plants in my little balcony garden feel similarly, because there has not been much change since the last Bloom Day. For the most part, the same things are blooming now that were blooming a month ago. The one notable development is that my rice plant has begun heading. Now I just hope I can keep ants and birds off it long enough for the grains to ripen.
My tiny little mālatī (Aganosma heynei) has been flowering for weeks now
My one surviving African marigold (Tagetes erecta) has produced its first somewhat ragged bloom
The four o'clocks (Mirabilis jalapa) are all blooming now; I was hoping for some color variations or two-tones, but the magenta is lovely nonetheless
The caladium and betel pepper (Piper betle) seem happy
My banana plants have definitely put on heft
One of several fruits on my bitter gourd vines (Momordica charantia)
New panicles of rice