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There is something very serene and stable when I come and spend time in my Garden. These are my quiet moments where I seek God - listening and finding myself in that reflection. There are times when I'm not able to blog, If you have any questions or queries Do seek me out in Facebook and I will try my best to help you out.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Kuala Lumpur Bonsai & Orchid Show 2012



It was a weekend event - started on 23rd March till 27th March.
My friend Eddie is an orchid enthusiast called me that Friday and mentioned that he had died and went to heaven - in a figure of speech that it really a mandatory factor that it is a must for a gardener to check this place out.


There were many Bonsai trees exhibited here.
I understand that it was about 100 over trees presented.


I still wonder how did they do it - it making one part of the trunk dead white and the other living and the whole thing integrated beautifully for ages.
Simply Amazing!


Never thought that a strangling fig making its grip on a stone can really look so beautiful in a bonsai look. Truly its a place to get inspiration and creativity.











This is my friend Eddie.
We managed to take our families out for a nice family outing that weekend and enjoyed the day with all the laughter and fun together.




The weather was unpredictable. One moment it was raining heavy and the next moment stopped. Regardless - it was a perfect weather as it was not too hot nor raining when we reached there.



After the whole stretch of the Bonsai exhibits we proceeded to the Orchid exhibition.
The entrance was very impressive.


These are the prized orchids exhibited during the show.
Not really sure how the whole thing was judged - regardless it was really a breath-taking to all those orchid lovers to see these up close and personal.











At the end of the row they also have many vendors selling orchids and plants.
I was very interested in this native orchid plant.
Known as Asian Ghost Orchid (Chiloschista osneoides)
Its all root and flower spike orchid.
The only set-back was the price - its way too expensive to try on this one for me.
(RM58.00) I got a bargain about RM50.00 - but it took awhile for me to consider whether to get it or not.
This plant is originated from Thailand - it was brought in from there especially for this event.

I asked my personal orchid expert (Eddie) but he too was not willing to take the risk.
Well - regardless risk or not - its truly a nature wonder of just putting up flowers without leaves.
And the whole mass of roots that looked like a white spider.




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Blue Frog Figurine



I'm very sure everyone have more than one frog story. Be it similar to the Frog & the Princess or a fact that many proverbs and legends pertaining them.
My story is simple - I'm fascinated by them. I had more than once rescued all the tadpoles from a puddle and nursed them into baby frogs or toads (really never get to see them once they are out of the water) And they do more good in your garden - keeping all the mosquito at bay.


Not really sure what wrong with my camera setting- I cannot get the right blue in my picture.
The blue that appears to me is mysterious and exotic - here it appeared as a wash-down plastic blue.
Anyway, I wanted to set all the slow growing plants with an exotic look.
These are the plants in the collection:

1) Philodendron Xanadu - planted inside the blue pot
2) Silver Squill - Ledebouria socialis
3) Matchstick Bromeliad - Aechmea gamospepala (I'm guessing - it could be a neoregelia)
4) Cardboard Palm (Cycad) - Zamia Furfuracea
5) Caladium Humboldtii
6) Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema Valentine
7) Calathea Majestica - (hidden at the back)

Looks like only the Philodendron Xanadu & Cardboard Palms putting up new leafs after planting them in this pot.


I'm glad with my collection coming together with a nice little figurine setting in place.
Right now - the frog is totally hidden - guess it sort of creates a mysterious, secret garden concept thing.
Let me know what you think about this.














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