Thursday, July 28, 2011

Show stealer!

I saw this gorgeous Phalaenopsis Orchid on sale at S$5 (USD4) at Far East Flora that day and I'm so glad to have bought it!

I remember these orchids used to cost a bomb, but the garden centres are filled with them now. Still, it was a steal at $5!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The simple life

I can't really complain about the lack of space in my patio garden because I get to romp about in my parent's backyard every weekend. They rotate the crops regularly and these days, the yard is dominated by gigantic yam plants. My dad is really good at growing them. The tubers are huge and they taste fantastic simply steamed.

They have so much vegetables to spare, mum is always urging me to bring some home. Every Saturday evening, you will find me harvesting bags of sweet potato leaves, 'Di Huang Cai' or chives. They are organic and free. What more can a girl ask for?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This is what you get when you combine two different plants in one pot.

When both my hisbicus plants became straggly and sad looking, I decided to repot them into one large pot, wondering if they would ever flower again.

After adding some organic fertiliser two weeks ago, I spotted some new buds. Today, the patio is ablaze with two huge flowers!

Quite amazing really.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New plants

I was planning to add a wooden deck just outside the balcony but I didn't expect the cost to be so high. The deck area is only (12x5ft) 60 sq ft but I can imagine how it would make a difference to my living room space. That would also mean hacking off part of the old boardwalk.

I'm still deliberating.

While I don't have any new deck to flaunt, let me show you some new plants I have bought.

Wild flowers at Bukit Timah