Thursday, September 29, 2016


A sweet-fruity aroma from our eastern back yard this morning...

So lovely...
Finally, our Cempaka Gondok or magnolia is blooming again, after a very long time from the first blossom.
The first blossom was failed.
It was fallen before the petal full opened.

There are three flower buds in this little tree.

The first flower a day before blooming...

Now, the first flower is full blooming...

Yellow-green flower...
So exotic...

So beautiful...

Fruity scent, so fascinating...
I can smell very nice aroma from my bedroom.

The second one is nearly blooming it may two days next.

And the last one is about four or five days to the peak of blooming.
It really makes me so happy.
We can see the first blossom here.
Thanks GOD for this beauty...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


This is our terrace garden in September.
Nothing special, expect our red cabbage row.
Lets we see closer...

In the center row there are cherry tomatoes, pakchoy and broccoli.

The eastern side...
Last two pots of cauliflower, eggplant, hot peppers, cabbages, thai-basil and mint.

The northern side...
Caisin, eggplant, green onion, and ornamental peppers.

They looks so healthy...

The southern side is brassica patch.

Green cabbage on the lowest rack.
The middle row is for 'Sawi Morakot' a kind of mustard-greens.
The highest rack is red cabbage row.

The western side...
This is the picture taken in the last of September.
The row of pakchoy and seedling tray in the highest row. 
Pakchoy, parsley and striped amaranth in the highest rack.
The middle row of the rack is for red amaranth, green onion and sawi keriting.
Sawi keriting is in the end of productive period.
The lowest row is for caisin.
We can see the rack in the early of September here.

Whatever... Thanks GOD...

Monday, September 26, 2016


This is a little mess in our backyard.
The chayote vine is growing like crazy here.
So lush...

The shoots are growing here and there.

Covering path way...

The vine is expanding into front yard, climbing on the plumeria branch.

Some of them climbing on the roof of the shed.

Lots of little fruit hanging on the vine.

Daily harvest...
Thanks GOD...

Friday, September 23, 2016


This is our lemon tree in our tiny back yard.
The little tree is growing so healthy near the entrance.

Every branch is ended by a bunch of lemons.

Tens of fruits are hanging on this little tree.

We share these lemons with friends and neighbors.
Thanks GOD...

Thursday, September 22, 2016


This our lada or white pepper (Piper nigrum).
I moved five pots of white pepper from north side in the early of September.
The previous place was too much risk on damage caused by heavy rain.

This new place is better.
I put them above the compost bin cap.
This plant grows best in the part shady area.
They get a bit shade from papaya tree above.

Lots of fruits here.

I hope it will grow better in the new place.
I wish...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


These are pictures of our backyard this week.

This is the northern side.
The wall is full of wild ferns, mosses and poor orchids.
The orchids are the ruins from the snail's attack.

I moved the white pepper pots onto the compost bin area.
Five pepper pots now are staying above the cap of compost bin.

Kenikir or edible cosmos (Cosmos caudatus) patch is growing so well in the first raised bed.

Tomato, eggplant, aromatic galanga, milkweed and  marigold are growing so happy in the second bed.
An asparagus plant is growing so happy near the

The third bed is full of kidney bean and a papaya tree.

Washing area is a strawberry patch.

The fourth beds is leafy bed.
Cauliflower, caisim, sawi jepang, two papaya trees and a red coleus as a highlight.

The fifth bed is for kidney bean, sawi jepang, tomato, hot pepper and butterfly pea.

This is second batch of kidney bean for this year.

Kembang telang or butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea) is growing so happy with beautiful flowers.

There are Canna, eggplants, and red okra in the sixth bed.
This bed looks so poor... 
Whatever... Thanks GOD...

Monday, September 19, 2016


This was my first fruit from our Delima or pomegranate bush.

I just picked when it looked cracked.
I think it caused by the extreme changes of weather  several weeks ago.

I was not sure, it have already ripe yet.

Then I checked the fruit, it looked black and dried on the cracked area.

The seeds were still tough.

The taste was a bit sour.
Actually, I have to be patient to get the real ripe fruit next.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


This is our little fig tree this week.

It grows so happy after I moved it into bigger pot.

Look... there are seven little fruits on the branches.

But there's a visitor that chewing the leaves happily.
Oh no...

Hoping the fruits will be safe until they are ripe.
I wish...

Thursday, September 15, 2016


This is our Caisim patch in our terrace garden.

We are growing it in a gutter.

The plants  grow so fast, and now... some of them are flowering.

It's too late...

But the flowers are edible, so they will be a great dish.

Beautiful dish...

Thanks GOD...