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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Water Jasmine - Wrightia Religiosa


















Sometime in the past.
I tried to uproot these together with it partial damaged roots.
Pulling them is a feat as the roots had embedded deep into the soil.
The rescue is another factor -
it appeared to be a failed mission
when these somehow find itself growing around abandoned areas.

When all these attempts fail.
I humbly planted them using seeds.
At first try - I manage to sprout 4-5 seeds.
It started a steady growth
and it took almost 4 years for it to start it's glorious blooms.

These are the pictures of initial growths.
The leaves are broad and long.
Somehow,
I really thought this is not going to work out
but I manage to persevere in constant pruning and stripping of the leaves.

Then finally one day....
It started blooming a thousand flowers.
The fragrance is captivating and the flowers lasted for few weeks.
Many people turn this into a bonsai.
They may enjoy few hundred blooms when its dwarfed...
but there is another joy to see it at my height and gives a reward of a thousand.

The price: the patience of waiting almost for 4 years.












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