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RolyPoly
28-10-2011, 10:44 PM
<div style="text-align: center;">Pink represents sweetness, playfulness &amp; gladness.
Pink flower conveys youth, innocence &amp; joy.
The charm of pink flowers will always turn
the occasion of life into a memorable moment.

Here are the pink blooms gracing my garden now
~ Hydrangea, Adenium &amp; Periwinkle.

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lady-o-leisure
01-11-2011, 04:17 AM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/maximumbabe/flowers/_MG_4829.jpg


Passionfruit flower: Passiflora

RolyPoly
02-11-2011, 11:28 PM
LoL, you have passion fruit plant in your garden?

lady-o-leisure
03-11-2011, 12:14 AM
RP... inspired by all the talk about passionfruit here in the forum, i asked hubby what he thought about it, since we hv a patio cover that is good for it to creep onto. So we checked online, found that it can grow quite well in our area, so we went to Home Depot to look for it. Voila!!! Found it.. then brought it home.. and wondered.. hmm.. why does the label say 'Flowering' instead of fruiting. So, bought one more, thinking maybe it will help with pollination. Err... i hv a feeling we aint going to get fruit. Last weekend, saw another one that had a nice big passionfruit hanging off it. That plant is from a different supplier tho. Sooooo... i hv a feeling that we might end up buying one more that is for fruit. Well, considering the weather is going to get really cold, we will wait til Spring to see if this ones will bear fruit, or else get the real fruiting one. Hubby had to put a wire fence around the bottom to keep the chickens from eating the leaves.
Btw.. the fruiting one we saw is called Passiflora Frederik. The ones we hv now are Passiflora Edulis.

Dervish
11-11-2011, 08:07 PM
RP ~~~ Lovely flowers. Very inspiring.

Lady ~~~ Your story about the passion fruit reminded me of my bird's nest fern, otherwise known as Asplenium nidusi.

For years, I had one pot of fern squatting in my garden. It was a gift from my garden pal. Soon the fern spanned more than a meter across. Sadly, there were no little ferns. Curious, I asked my garden pal.

The theory (between me and my pals, we do come up with lotsa theories BTW ;) ) is that my pot of fern is lonely. Yes, a spouse should fix this problem. I bought another little fern from a nursery. It costs RM5 and came inside a seashell. Hung it near my pot of fern so they could gaze at each other.

One year later or thereabout, little baby fernies start popping up all over my garden, in flower pots, orchid pots, among my bonsais ~~~ everywhere! :eek:

Gave most of them away. Mr and Mrs Fern are still around in my garden but Mr Fern is rather poorly these days. He is at one corner of the garden while his other half is at the other end. I couldn't handle the little fernies explosion.

lady-o-leisure
12-11-2011, 02:13 AM
hahhahaha VP.. you are quite the story teller. That was hilarious. I had no idea ferns need partners too. Always thought they were like lalang, growing like crazy. Guess they arent so one-man-show after all. hehehe.. Nice one VP.

lady-o-leisure
12-11-2011, 02:58 AM
oh.. hubby just found a youtube vid on passionfruit pollination. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eicamZk1qis

Naka
12-11-2011, 04:59 PM
oh.. hubby just found a youtube vid on passionfruit pollination. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eicamZk1qis

That is very clever. TFS

Naka
15-11-2011, 09:13 AM
It's Spring n they are back. :D :D :D


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/Dragon%20Fruits/IMG_3544a.jpg

Naka
18-11-2011, 08:36 AM
Another view. See my beautiful kanggaroo paws in the back ground, there are about a dozen birds who come in & out hourly.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_3587ab.jpg

RolyPoly
19-11-2011, 12:12 AM
LoL, hope to see your passion fruits photos soon.

That info about bird's nest fern is enlightening, VP!

Naka, I have seen the white version of your pink flower in my neighbour's garden. It's like a type of cactus, right? My neighbour's flower blooms only at night and for 1 night. The fragrance is sweet and strong. Is yours like that too?

Naka
19-11-2011, 06:02 AM
Naka, I have seen the white version of your pink flower in my neighbour's garden. It's like a type of cactus, right? My neighbour's flower blooms only at night and for 1 night. The fragrance is sweet and strong. Is yours like that too?

Yes, I do have the white ones too.

Here is one. We should see the white flowers in a few days


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_3600a.jpg

CS Chua
19-11-2011, 08:36 AM
Naka, I noted your back extension. Is that polycarbonate roof you are using? And the back seems more Australian than Malaysian.

Naka
19-11-2011, 08:41 AM
Naka, I noted your back extension. Is that polycarbonate roof you are using? And the back seems more Australian than Malaysian.

Chua, that's shed cloth of my pergola here in Perth.

Naka
19-11-2011, 04:00 PM
Colors of Purple Jacaranda along my street.


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_3605abb.jpg

Naka
20-11-2011, 05:19 PM
It's fully opened this morning :D

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_3628a.jpg

RolyPoly
22-11-2011, 08:26 PM
Wow, what a stunning display. Thanks for sharing the glorious bloom!

Naka, if I am not mistaken, the flowers only bloom for a day, right? Is there any fragrance? What is the name of this plant?

RolyPoly
22-11-2011, 08:27 PM
Colors of Purple Jacaranda along my street.


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_3605abb.jpg

Beautiful!

Naka
23-11-2011, 05:52 AM
Wow, what a stunning display. Thanks for sharing the glorious bloom!

Naka, if I am not mistaken, the flowers only bloom for a day, right? Is there any fragrance? What is the name of this plant?

Yes, RP, bloom for a day or two. As for fragrance, I doubt if there is any. I am not sure of the name :o

Naka
23-11-2011, 05:53 AM
Beautiful!

If the jacaranda is planted on both sides of the road, they are really beautiful. But I didn't take any photo

RolyPoly
25-11-2011, 01:35 PM
Even without the photo, I can imagine how beautiful the street would be if lined both sides with blooming jacaranda. :p Like cherry blossoms scene.

Naka
25-11-2011, 02:05 PM
Even without the photo, I can imagine how beautiful the street would be if lined both sides with blooming jacaranda. :p Like cherry blossoms scene.

You are right, I should have taken the photos but too lazy that day.

Naka
25-11-2011, 02:38 PM
Even without the photo, I can imagine how beautiful the street would be if lined both sides with blooming jacaranda. :p Like cherry blossoms scene.

Ok, I cycled down there & took the photo just now, most of the flowers are gone cos Summer is a few days away. I tot if I dun take it now, then it will be another 12 months away

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_3702ab.jpg

Dervish
13-12-2011, 05:01 PM
http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/Garden/P1060112.jpg

Dervish
13-12-2011, 05:02 PM
Orange cattleya.

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/venuspoper/Garden/P1060102.jpg

RolyPoly
10-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Wow, your orchids are growing well, VP! Would be lovely to have them blooming for Chinese New Year!

RolyPoly
10-01-2012, 10:07 PM
Ok, I cycled down there & took the photo just now, most of the flowers are gone cos Summer is a few days away. I tot if I dun take it now, then it will be another 12 months away

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/IMG_3702ab.jpg


Sorry, I haven't been visiting USJ.com forum for awhile. And I am prettily surprised by the nice layout of the forum with this pleasant creamy colour. How pleasant!

Naka, I must thank you for the effort put into taking this photo. The walkway is so wide. Lovely! I would enjoy walking along this road in the cool weather.

ahtal68
10-01-2012, 10:53 PM
Thank you for the lovely pictures posted on this thread, may I say without shame that I have copied many to enjoy them over and over again.

Dervish
11-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Wow, your orchids are growing well, VP! Would be lovely to have them blooming for Chinese New Year!

Thank you, RP. I made another trip to Sg Buloh this year. Bought another 3 pots of orchids. Will share pictures later ...

Naka
12-01-2012, 01:51 PM
Sorry, I haven't been visiting USJ.com forum for awhile. And I am prettily surprised by the nice layout of the forum with this pleasant creamy colour. How pleasant!

Naka, I must thank you for the effort put into taking this photo. The walkway is so wide. Lovely! I would enjoy walking along this road in the cool weather.

Oh RP, I just saw ur reply. U r welcomed.

Naka
12-01-2012, 01:52 PM
Thank you for the lovely pictures posted on this thread, may I say without shame that I have copied many to enjoy them over and over again.

U r welcomed.

lady-o-leisure
25-05-2012, 06:25 AM
It's been a long time since anyone posted any flower pics here, and since it is now Springtime, the flowers are slowly blooming in my yard. Finally....

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/maximumbabe/flowers/20120524-lily.jpg

lady-o-leisure
25-05-2012, 06:32 AM
The blossom of the Pineapple Guava plant....
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/maximumbabe/flowers/20120523-_MG_8634.jpg

Naka
25-05-2012, 06:56 AM
I like the last one, sooooooooo colorful

RolyPoly
27-05-2012, 11:22 AM
Latest from my garden: Bunga Kerak Nasi. If only I can include the fragrance of these blooms here......

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XJMmjhSkrVC4B68vTyVJDdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Urj4zrd6CUw/T79jlfSY5NI/AAAAAAAAM-8/VOS7DC6Jsmo/s640/MyGarden-250512%252520006.jpg" /></a>

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/f8118fXNk1Ifwmc81gj2ltMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eKywsEK0N9Q/T79jpleJYWI/AAAAAAAAM_U/u25P-AnvAoQ/s640/MyGarden-250512%2520015.jpg" height="640" width="480" /></a>

lady-o-leisure
31-05-2012, 02:27 PM
RP - such pretty flowers... can they be dried and kept as potpourri? Will it still retain its fragrance when dry?

I took some pics of a sunflower growing wild in the yard today
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/maximumbabe/flowers/20120530-_MG_8913-1.jpg

lady-o-leisure
31-05-2012, 02:47 PM
I like the last one, sooooooooo colorful
Naka.. i wonder if you can get the Pineapple Guava plant in your area. Seems it is quite suitable for our kind of weather, and it grows kinda like a shrub if u keep trimming after it is done fruiting. The fruit is supposedly quite nice. It was recommended by an expert who encourages "edible garden". This pineapple guava can be planted as a fence if u plant a few of them closely together to make it more dense.

CS Chua
31-05-2012, 05:12 PM
RP - such pretty flowers... can they be dried and kept as potpourri? Will it still retain its fragrance when dry?

I took some pics of a sunflower growing wild in the yard today
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg226/maximumbabe/flowers/20120530-_MG_8913-1.jpg
That is nice. Can eat the seed lah. In Dali, Yunnan province, they eat it raw unlike here where it is dried or roasted. After trying it, I learn to eat it raw too. Soft and slippery so it takes a while to do it.

RolyPoly
10-06-2012, 08:17 PM
LoL, the Bunga Kerak Nasi blooms do retain their fragrance when dried. They dry very fast, usually the next day after they are plucked. I use the flowers in my bunga rampai (fresh potpourri) that I use as offering on my altar. Very sweet fragrance.

Btw, I am curious, about the pineapple guava you mentioned in your posting. How does it taste like?

Naka
11-06-2012, 05:56 AM
Naka.. i wonder if you can get the Pineapple Guava plant in your area. Seems it is quite suitable for our kind of weather, and it grows kinda like a shrub if u keep trimming after it is done fruiting. The fruit is supposedly quite nice. It was recommended by an expert who encourages "edible garden". This pineapple guava can be planted as a fence if u plant a few of them closely together to make it more dense.

LOL, sorry, I just noticed this message. No, I never heard of Pineapple Guava but I'll ask later.

Naka
11-06-2012, 08:12 AM
My Taiwan Guava

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/P1020779b.jpg

lady-o-leisure
11-06-2012, 09:50 AM
LoL, the Bunga Kerak Nasi blooms do retain their fragrance when dried. They dry very fast, usually the next day after they are plucked. I use the flowers in my bunga rampai (fresh potpourri) that I use as offering on my altar. Very sweet fragrance.

Btw, I am curious, about the pineapple guava you mentioned in your posting. How does it taste like?

Ahh, i see... that reminds me of the large jasmine flowers that people sell at the roadside to people stop at the traffic light in Taipei. When it is fresh it is white, but then it gets dry, it becomes dark red. Smells amazing too. Normally people buy to keep in the car to make the car smell good the natural way.

We have not tried any pineapple guava yet. Since we got the plant last year, it is flowering for the 1st time but i havent seen any little fruit, and i wonder why.

Naka
11-06-2012, 05:23 PM
It's harvest time for sweet potato from my garden.

The sweet potato from this clay pot caused the pot to crack.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/Dragon%20Fruits/P1020797a.jpg

Since the clay pot is cracked, so I had to break it up.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/Dragon%20Fruits/P1020800a.jpg


All these from 1 clay pot

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx148/uc-naka/Dragon%20Fruits/redskin-goldenflesh-whitePurple.jpg

The white skin potato have purple flesh while the red skin have golden flesh

RolyPoly
27-06-2012, 07:48 PM
Just had stir-fry sweet potato leaves with sambal belacan for dinner.

Good harvest there, Naka.

Naka
27-06-2012, 07:57 PM
Just had stir-fry sweet potato leaves with sambal belacan for dinner.

Good harvest there, Naka.

Thanks.

I can't remember eaten such a dish. Must be good