Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Introducing Ke Yin

She is my god-daughter, also the eldest daughter of my youngest sister, Hooi Yie.
We celebrated her 2 year old birthday party on Sunday.

Look at her white boots. Maybe I should get one too.


A few months ago, I bought 6 pots of petunias, with 3 different colors. Then I transferred them into 2 Baba rectangular pots. 1 pot died, not sure why. Another pot survived and growing wildly, as seen in the photo. The other pot has been recycled to grow the babies of my Madagascar Periwinkles.

If you see on the right side, you will see a lot of greens with some tiny shoots of purple buds. There should be a lot more growing soon, from the centre, as there are so many healthy sticks growing. I have checked my books and asked some colleagues who are into serious gardening, but found no answer as to the identity of this one. Apparently, this plant is quite popular and widely grown in the kampung areas. I have also been wondering if people use the petals for their color purple when they make the sticky rice nyonya kuih, you know, the one where we dip with kaya.

Here Are My Roses!

This is a collection of my own roses.

Strange, tho. When I bought them at first (from one of the rose nurseries in Sungai Buloh), they came in all shades of different pink, peach and lilac. But after a while, some of the plants got somehow mixed up and what I see now is almost similar colored roses!

Maybe the eyes are playing tricks.