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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cactus Garden - 2008

I have manage to do this beautiful miniature garden with my various cactus plants.
I lasted for about 6 months, then they started dying one by one.

Finally I got replanted, somehow few manage to survive & grow.

Cactus Garden - 2006

This is the view of my cactus garden.
I had placed them in my balcony - just beside my bedroom.
Usually I have place to dry towels here
(the other side of this area - where Im standing to take this pic)

It was easy to take of this garden at the balcony.
Watering was like once a week.
If I forgot or got busy, I need not to worry about it..
there is always next week for these plants.
The only worry is too much water.
Thats what makes the cactus rot & dies.

Cactus Garden - 2005

Cactus Garden - Year 2005

There is a bit of history concerning my cactus garden.
I have been keeping them as my life timeline.

this succulent (top pic) didnt make it to the next year.
I was not sure what was the problem.
Probably not enough water or attention.
I got this from a friend (another gardener friend)
probably she is clearing her cactus garden...
(too many thorny plants are not a fav. plant for many people )
It was small branch, doing quite well in a medium size pot without much attention.
I had found this "towering cactus" on the roadside,
someone had chopped off and threw it away..
manage to collect it and carry it inside my motorbike basket.
And its was quite challenging not getting myself poked from this thory spikes.
(new growth appeared from all the tips of the cactus crown)
I have kept a collection of all the shells I had collected when I go to the beach
I had placed it here in racks.
Looks neat and very collective with my cactus collection.
I had taken for granted my panda plant (middle)
It had died once I transfered them in another pot separating all of them.
After few years, I had managed to save only one leaf and its going now
very very slowly.

I bought this succulent for RM10 for 3 small pots.
They were small as not more than 5 leaves in stack in a small pot.
These are real grown-up now.
The other green succulent is trailing downwards.
The whole thing is just one plant.
I dare not disturb it, in case it dies just like my panda plant.

My collection of mother of thousands.
Just starting off.. I had hard times keeping this plant alive,
until one day.. they all burst into a great number..
Grew everywhere and still look beautiful in my eyes.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Black Velvet Begonia

This is a close up shot.
I like the part where the leave stacks "tentacles"
sort of vines, running all around and a little leaf bud.

Its getting dark
This is the moment I was waiting for.
I somehow managed to get the flash on in my camera.
Lo and behold - the flash gets the effect I was looking for.
Notice the "blue green glow on the leave"
Beautiful isn't it..
I often stop and admire this leaves most everyday..
"Can't get enough of it tough"

I have not seen its flowers yet.
Been keeping it for few years but have not bloomed.
Hope one day it does.

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My Malaysian Tropical Garden mainly focused on unique and colorful plants ranging from rare to common plants all around the tropical belt across the world. Ideal for inspiration for challenging areas in the garden space - indoor gardening, balcony gardening and small green spaces especially for ariods, bromeliads, begonias, edibles, cascading & vertical garden plants, succulents & cacti, orchids, together with both shade and sun loving plants.

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