Friday, January 31, 2014


This is my kenikir kuning or yellow cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus).
 I planted it near the orange cosmos in front of my bedroom.

A simple flower.
Easy growing.... low maintenance...
So lovely...

I planted it as an annual in my garden.
Actually nothing special with this flower, but I really love it.

This is the double petal variety.
I took the seeds from a road side in September.
It was sown directly, and soon grew.
Maybe it will give me more flowers if I plant it on a sunny area.

The flowers give me shine...
Bright, cheer... and warm.
Have a warm  weekend.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Finally I find ripe rambutan.
Look so many reddish fruits on the tree.

There are so many black ants on the tree, especially on the fruits cluster.

Rambutan is come from word 'rambut' means hair.
So... look the hairy skin!

There are black mold on the fruit skin, and of course it will invite the ants to come on.

Yesterday, my son asked me to pick some rambutan.
Then, I picked some fruit clusters for him.
Actually, I want to let the fruits reach their peak of maturity with the dark red skin.

 When I tasted the pulp, it's taste fairy sweet and dry.

And the pulp is not too juicy.

My son is really love it.
I didn't know how much he ate it.

I found so many seedless fruits.

As the first time fruiting season, the yield is not bad enough.
I'm so confuse, I will cut it down the tree or will let the tree grow  and produce better yields.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


This is the current condition of my terrace garden

North rack
North rack: closer

A cluster tomatoes
Cauliflower row
Red Rapid lettuces and green mustard
Red amaranths as volunteer are ready to be pulled out

West rack
Garlic chives box; four days after cutting
Green mustard box; a week after transplanting
Lettuce box
The purple eggplant is bearing the fruit sets
South rack
Green packcoy on the east side

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


This week I get a lot of thing from my garden.
I have dry and sunny week, just a little shower.

From my front yard, the passion fruit vine give me a plentiful yields.
I share it with my neighbors and friends.
I make some sweetened juice from it.

From my back yard I find two varieties of pare, green eggplants, chayote, long hot peppers, cabe rawit (little chilli peppers) and kara leaves


Here, the chayote is called labu siam or waluh jipang.
The chayote vine is really plentiful in yield.

The kara vines aren't giving me their pods, but I can take the young leaves from them,  a delicious greens.

From my terrace garden, I get red and green lettuces, garlic chives, green beans, green onions, red amaranths, sweet basil and cucumbers.

The cucumber vines are starting their fruiting stage, so lovely.

From my balcony I get sweet basil, red lettuces and green mustards.
I love my harvest.
Thanks God for everything.

Monday, January 27, 2014


This is my red guava (Psidium guajava).
This is one of my six guava collection.
The little tree is bearing two little fruit sets.
I plant it on a pot.

The plant is still a little tree, but the plant already reach the fruiting stage.
I can't wait to taste the fruits.

There are so many bugs on it.
I hope it won't be  make a serious damage.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


This is one of three perennial vincas on my front garden.
We can see the flowers every day.
So beautiful...


So many benefit from this beautiful plant.
A useful plant...