Pretty in Pink, Purple and Green

>> Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Colors of blooms and greens that captured my attention and I hope it will to you..

purple hibiscus hybrid

bird nest ferns / Paku sarang Burung /scientific name Asplenium Nidus Linn

bunga seri pagi/ a pale purple morning glory



>> Thursday, December 18, 2008

These are some pictures of small cucumber plants which hubby planted, in fact its like lembu punya susu, sapi dapat nama, meaning that he is the gardener but I'm the one gotten something from his doings. But then thats my way to appreciate someone right, ..well then back to our track, these little cucumbers swaying in the wind are one of the many plants he like to plant, mostly he prefers herbs.

the matured cucumber


Daun Pegaga

>> Thursday, December 4, 2008

Daun pegaga or pennywort (Centella Asiatica/Hydrocotyle Asiaticais) is said to be good for the eyes and also purifying the blood. There are many types of pegaga, some are big and others with small leaves. It is also known as the arthritis herbs according to source. The squeezed juice of the leaves are also believed to cool down the body temperature. Rich with vitamin A, C and Iron, daun pegaga for certain culture is the "official" veggies for women who has just given birth during the period of healing the body.
The pennywort in my mum's little garden. I think its the Chinese Pennywort as the leaves are small.



>> Tuesday, December 2, 2008

credits to the photographer Michael Lo

This is one of our local fruit namely buah rambai. Its botanist name is Baccaurea kunstieri . This fruit is not in my garden but just to highlight it as one of my local fruit here. Its taste is mostly sour, sometimes sour sweet.

the inside

Credits to Michael Lo


Mum's orchids.

>> Friday, November 28, 2008

Orchids are my mum's favorite plants but not many bloom nowadays for my blog..
have a feast..



>> Saturday, November 15, 2008

It is said that thousands of fungus exist on earth and some can be found in the human body, without causing illness. Here are some fungus found in my surroundings. It was interesting to observe these unique specimens.



Lemon is oval, has shiny green leaves and a nice purple to white flowers, thorny twigs and can grow to a height of 20-30 feet at maturity.


Spider Lily

This is a Spider Lily plant grows near the fence of our backyard. Its Scientific name is Hymenocallis Littoralis. The root is believed to treat wounds. It has large white flowers that look like a spider. It is about 2 feet high and is a native plant of South East Asia.


How green is your life?

>> Monday, November 10, 2008

This is my Score :
Your Life is 60% Green

Your life is pretty green - and you know a lot about how to live an eco friendly life.
So congratulate yourself for being good to the earth.

What's yours? Try it HERE



>> Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Avocado tree

have to wrap it with newspaper to make it ripen

the ripe avocadoyummy

You know this fruit? Its the avocado or buah lemak, buah susu in my place. Its now bearing flowers and pictures were taken during the fruit season. Its called the palta or alligator pear and is a tree native to many countries. Its nutritional values is 75% monounsaturated fat, more potassium than bananas, rich in B vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin K, scientific research states it has the highest fiber content of any fruit.
I love making avocado's juice as it is so rich and creamy.



>> Friday, October 31, 2008

Starfruit is another plant grows in my garden..Its scientific name is Averrhoa Carambola and known as Belimbing in my place. When you cut the fruit it will have a star shape, good to eat during hot weather as it is juicy..

the starfruit tree

the starfruit's flower

the young starfruits

the ripe starfruits

the cut starfruits (credits to wikipedia)

posing with a young green starfruit..



>> Sunday, October 19, 2008

I took a walk this afternoon in my surroundings and  found weeds that were awesome in pictures, check them out..

pink  purple weeds

white ones
even this one has its own visitor..
pretty in pink weeds..


Natural way to prevent pesky bugs on plants

>> Saturday, October 18, 2008

the weaver ant's nest

the weaver ants

One of the ways that my hubby used to prevent pesky bugs on plants is to get these ants /weaver ants and its nest to the plant that is flowering in order to kill the bugs or insects on it in a natural way. The benefit is that you don't have to use fertilizer to make it healthy as the ants are protecting the plants on its own natural way but the negative side is that you have to bear the pain from the ants biting by carrying the ants to the other plant that needs the protection with running and bare hands! Also when you want to have the fruits you have to fight with the ants..Have a try.. :)



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