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Friday, August 22, 2014

A GREEN SOUVENIR

Today, I attended a wedding reception in another town.
Ya... my friend held a wedding party for his daughter.
Such a simple party but so impressive.
As usual we take home a pack of souvenir.
But I got special souvenir from this party.
I took home a pack of souvenir that consisting of so many traditional foods in the paper bag, and the surprising gift was a plant seedling.


I got a seedling of Gaharu (Aquilaria malaccensis).
Gaharu is a tree that produces resinous heartwood calls agarwood,oud or oodh.
The agarwood is the raw material for perfumery industries.
This is a plant that has a high economic value.
The material produced by this plant (agarwood) is so expensive.
Agarwood and its essential oil gained great cultural and religious significance in ancient civilizations around the world.


I have to think hard to find a suitable space for this plant.
Oh ... please... where...

14 comments:

  1. You are so creative with space, I am sure you will find a place for this plant too.

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  2. A very suitable gift for you - I hope it grows well.

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    1. I hope so..., but I have to learn how to grow this plant.

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  3. With your green thumb it will do great. I have no doubt you will find space for it. Cute kitty I love the big eyes. I love cats I have 4 cats.

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I also have 4 cats remain.

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    1. As long as I know that this plant is also cultivated on your country. Maybe you can find the seedling on the nursery there.

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  5. salam endah,
    i think it is vy special gift for u...
    how long we can harvest their yield?

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    1. Salam Ana,
      Yes, it's a special gift for me. We can harvest its yield at least on the 7th years after planting. So long...

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  6. Keren souvenirnya! I wish you luck in growing the gaharu. :)

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