Blooms March 16, 2010
These rangoon creepers branches are heavy with flowers. The flowers appear white and slowly turn into pink and then into red. It simply add colours to the garden.
Frangipani March 14, 2010
My love affair with frangipani resulted in successful propagation of 3 healthy branches. 1 branch from sis’ place (dark maroon) and 2 branches (light pink) from the tree just outside our place. I asked our Indian gardener to give me a branch and he kindly did. But I think that poor chap got told off by our ever-so-diligent security guard.
What seems like eternity when it’s just starting to root, and attack of pests, it has turned into a truly healthy looking tree. Now, let’s hope it bloom soon enough.
This year, we decided to go back to tradition for CNY dinner. Instead of the anything-goes steamboat, Mom took out the old charcoal steamboat for our reunion dinner. Strictly the traditional ingredients goes in there ……. bak khng, hae chor and egg rolls with chinese cabbage soup base. What a wonderful feeling ….
“Do you want some lefover ham from Christmas?” , I was offered almost a month past Christmas. Hmmmm, why not? They make lovely ham and cheese loaf. I’ve tried this recipe last year ….. for exactly the same reason…..leftover ham from Christmas. The difference this year, I’ve got a brand new icy blue Kitchen Aid mixer for my birthday from dear hubby. The more reason to try it out. The end product turns out well ……fragrant soft bread with plenty of ham and topped with lots of cheese. I’m not a cheese person but I love baked cheese. I love the smell of freshly baked bread at home!
See who I have to pose for me!
See the other loaf on the counter?
I know realise that moss is a very slow growing plant. Look at this ……… after more than half a year, this spout is still not entirely covered in moss yet. In fact, besides the moss, there is also some mould growing on it. Ahhhh …. this is really slow process. Besides, I think my water pump system needs a upgrade. The rubber tubes are bend in many places and there are also leaks. But I can’t do much now because if I do anything right now, I’ll scare away the pigeon nesting on the bamboo tree.
The bulbs you see here are made of capis shells, which I bought from my last trip to Manila. With the bamboo background, it actually gave it a Japanese garden feel when you turn it on
I was inspired by Patrick Blanc’s creation of vertical gardens that I attempted to create a mini version of a vertical garden. This is a trial piece and I’ve hoped to create more pieces, bigger and more complex. But so far, I have not made much progress yet. Well, my next project would be to create a vertical garden with succulents, Even though someone said that cacti are the easiest plant, I have never really planted them.