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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ANGGREK MERPATI : FINDING THE FRESH SCENT THIS MORNING...

Finding the very fresh scent from our kitchen, our living room and mostly from the porch.
We are so familiar to this scent...


Yeah ... the white dove orchid or we call it as Anggrek Merpati Putih (Dendrobium crumenatum) is blooming.
We have some white dove orchid clumps both in the front yard and back yard.


The scent is so fresh and strong.
I really like it.


So refreshing...
Really refreshing our day...
Thanks GOD

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

KEDONDONG LAUT FOR AROMATIC CURRY

Kedondong laut (Polyscias fruticosum) is an aromatic greens.


Polyscias fruticosa is a perennial evergreen shrub native to Asia, especially India. 
The plant grows fairly slowly but can reach up more than 2 meters in height. The leaves are of a dark green pigment, glossy in texture. 
It's member of family Araliaceae.


The leaves are used as a tonic, anti-inflammatory, antitoxin, and an antibacterial ointment. 
They have also been proven to be an aid in digestion. 
Along with medicinal purposes, Polyscias fruticosa is also used as an ornamental plant and a spice.



This plant needs full sun to partial shade. 
But for me it has the best taste if it grown in part shady area.


Trimming is useful in keeping the desired height as well as shape. 
The tips are trimmed in order to encourage more rapid branching and thickening of the trunk.
The joints, closely set, then produce a thick growth of branches and a dense covering of leaves, which is an ideal look for this particular plant. 
The stems weave back and forth, creating a complex interlocking arrangement. As the plant ages, the lower branches die off, leaving a corky surface that is gnarled where the branches had been. 
This appearance is what attracts many people to adopting these plants for decoration of their homes and offices.



In village, peoples often grow Polyscias as hedge.
An edible hedge.



We love to eat it the fresh raw shoot.
The young and tender leaves even cooked in fish soup or curry.
Aromatic dishes with this greens.
Yummy...

Monday, November 5, 2018

DRYING AREA : EXPANSION

Love to spend time here in our drying area.


We use to dry our wet clothes here.
We need more space to put some new plants, especially ornamental plants.


We moved here some plants from the backyard, after my husband reload the old fiber roof.
We also put four seedling tray on the corner to get best place for their growth.


Now... with the new fiber roof, the roof is much clear than before.
And we get more sun shine, great for the plants.
It seem like a green house... LOL


We also removed the old wooden chairs, and put a pair of chair here.


New atmosphere... 


Enjoy so many color of blooms here...
Enjoy the breeze...
Enjoy the time...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

NEW LOOK OF THE ORCHID PATCH

It seem that my gardening spirit is on 'the peak'.
I want to grow everything ...
now... Orchid is really interesting me most.
The orchid patch on 2015 is found here and here
So many efforts have done to realize our own mini orchid garden.

First...


Tidying up the orchid wall...



Repotting...
Moving to the new place...
Purchasing orchid plants...
First batch...


Second batch...


And the patch this week...


So many spikes...



so many blooms...




So many colors...








Hoping they will grow well...
Thanks GOD...