I was taking a walk around my office area for my afternoon stroll (sort of making up for my exercise time and so I thought of using my one hour in brisk walking) I had spotted several trees along the roadside and found this cluster of hanging fruits which really look very familiar. I had once collected these seedpods and used it for my wedding decoration (found them fallen from a tree due to a strong thunderstorm) I had used it for a candle-light decoration where I placed tea-light candles inside the orange seed pods.
Known as the Peanut Tree fruit, (Sterculia quadrifida) said to be edible that the inner seeds taste like raw peanut. More information, click : Wikipedia. There were much excitement concerning this Australian native plant in my office. I actually got it when it was a unopened olive coloured fruits, which eventually turned orange in a week's time.
Also another factor that took much of my time was giving away plants to my office mates, to date I manage to give away about 50 plants - in jars, pots and in decorative items. It had created a lot of plant frenzy in the office environment.
You can see it at the last two pictures below where I had sorted the plants in one of the office cubicles. These are indoors plants and they are doing great for some time now. I may have to give all of them away by this week before the long 1 week Chinese New Year Holidays.
I would like to wish a prosperous Chinese New Year to you. In the matter of celebration - I'm pretty sure your garden will be auspiciously red and gold.
These are the moments where I spend time with nature, where in essence I find & seek God in my quiet time, and along the way came this chronicles of my tropical container garden.
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