There are pictures, at least, for days away from the garden ...


I do not always get to be in my garden in Ipoh. So whenever I got to be there, I would make sure I enjoy every minute of it to the fullest. Whether I was doing some garden chores or simply being there admiring my garden or plants.

Every time, before my stay is over, I would take some pictures of either my garden, my plants or my harvests, if any, so I could always have a look back at whenever I miss them.


Here they are, my dear most three flowering plants this time, which I think I would miss the most. Having nice pictures of them would surely help in cheering me up after I go back to Kuala Lumpur few days from now.



1) My beautiful Frangipani ( Plumeria sp. ) ...


Though its flowers are not yet in full bloom,  I am most happy to see them. I have waited a year or so for the tree to flower again. So when it finally does now, I am happy no bound. I know I can easily make it flower more often, with the many flowering boosters available in the market, but I somehow prefer to wait and let it flower naturally. The flowers seem more precious to me this way.

To extend the worth of the flowers and to fully enjoy their beauty and sweet fragrance, perhaps I should also pick them up whenever they drop to the ground. I could put them in a plate on a table as a center display before they really withered. What do you think?




2) My ever easy-growing pink Air Mata Pengantin or Bride's Tears or Chain of Love or Coral Vine or Mexican Creeper ( Antigonon leptopus ) ...


It is now flowering again, though its florets are not really open yet, after I had it trimmed to ground level some time back. Its pretty pink florets really look like beautiful drops of happy tears. No wonder it is given this name ' Air Mata Pengantin or Bride's Tears ' by the locals here!




3) My forever love, Periwinkle ( Vinca rosea ) ...


So far, they never disappoint the gardener, me. Always flowering. No matter the weather. These ones were cut back to ground level some time back. They have all grown back now, more bushy than ever and are flowering. Both are being planted in the same pot. What a perfect combination! They make each other's colour stand out.




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Did anyone of you, like me, ever take pictures of your garden or plants for the same purpose? Do let me know in your comments below!


Finally, hope you have enjoyed mine as much as I do!




Recreating My Small Backyard Garden - Part 2


When I mentioned HERE ( back in June ) that I would be super slow at reporting Part 2 and Part 3 of my Recreating My Small Backyard Garden, I never thought I would be this VERY SLOW actually! ( It took me more than four months time to do so! ). But, blame me not, given the fact that I had been really very busy for the past few months! I was busy travelling between cities ( Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh - Penang ), participating in Buddhist Retreat Camps, working and learning new things from my teacher.


Finally, last week, I was able to spend some time in the garden, fertilizing, potting up long time neglected cuttings and plants, trimming, weeding, and most importantly, rearranging all the pots of plants that I have, so that My Small ( twenty-two feet by eleven feet ) Backyard Garden looks more neat with ample space in the middle for arms and body stretching and also, for some portable garden furniture placing when necessary.



Here they are, pictures taken from three different angles of My Small Backyard Garden, after the rearrangement of pots was done:


Ornamental Plants Corner

Activity Space

Fruit, Herb and Vegetable Plants Corner


All for now! Till Recreating My Small Backyard Garden - Part 3 is completed! Again, do bear with me if I am super slow! Thank you so much for reading this! Bye!