It's way far from an Eden so, I would rather call it a place for hangout because this is where I usually go to in the evening or weekends. We have a small space of land at the backyard which we use to plant fruit trees. It has always been my dream to have a large piece of land where I can plant fruit trees of high commercial value like the king of fruits, durian or other types of local fruits. At the moment, we have some rambutan trees which always bear abundant of fruits during its season.
At The Backyard
|A few types of fruit trees.|
|A rose plant that grows among the fruit trees.|
|The rambutan trees. The flesh of rambutan looks like lychee fruit.|
|This is herb which tastes nice.|
The young leaves can be eaten fresh with sambal belacan (shrimp paste).
|The flower, bunga kantan, of this plant can be prepared as salad or used in cooking spicy sweet and sour fish. |
Popularly used for preparing noodles gravy. It has a fragrant smell
|The leaves of this herb has medicinal value for diabetes and hypertension.|
The leaves can be dried and used for preparing herbal tea.
It's called misai kucing (literally - cats' whiskers)
At The Car Porch
As a plant enthusiast, I love planting variegated foliage. There is so much beauty in the striped variegation; cream, white or striped lines on the leaves. Variegation means marks of varied colours, especially in plants. That is the definition in Longman dictionary. In Science, it means distinctive patterns of green and white on any part with chlorophyll. (quoted)
|My newly planted polyscias.|
|The stripped and spotted bamboo plants were still in polythene bags at the time this picture was taken. |
Now, they are growing well in flower pots.
|A family of the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum variegatum).|
|Tanduk rusa, in Bahasa Malaysia, literally it's the reindeer's horns.|