Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Gardening and living...


I love gardening, so does my spouse. She would spend the early part of the morning to tend to her little garden at the back of our house. It is just a small patch mostly with potted plants of flowers and orchids. Among the many flowering plants we also have some fruits trees. One of the tree that had bear fruits is the Custard Apple. The image above shows the Custard Apple plant and some fruits dangling from the branches. Actually we just planted it just for fun and to get some green shade at the back of the house but as we nurtures it, it flowers and bear fruits. Every now and then we would get fresh Custard Apple for the table. Since I love this tasty fruits I am the one that really enjoy eating it. Because it has many seeds children did not take to liking it, so it is all mine most of the times.

They say if you are prepare to dirty you hands with the good earth and give your love and passion to working in your garden, you would be blessed with a good harvest in return. I learned in gardening it is not just planting the right seeds but nurturing with passionate love is equally important to getting a good harvest in return. The orchids that my spouse tended to blooms from time to time and give us not only it gorgeous and magnificent flowers but happiness as well.

Mother nature more often than not gives us more then we ask for if only we look around and take into account the flora and fauna that are abundant everywhere around us. The other day I just sat and watch the wonder of the sprawling Touch Me Not plant with its pink flowers. It is just a peaceful plants that just grow wild and minding its own business. It comes to live when you touches it. Once touched it would wilt for a while and then would slowly bloomed back for us to continue admiring this gift of nature. The images about shows this plant that grows wild without tending at the back of our house.

Unlike in the temperate climate area of our planet, in the tropic plants with flower grows and flowers all the year long. Thus we here are blessed with flowers of all shades and colors all the year around. Making life not only so colorful but cheerful as well. Friends if we work closely with nature and choose to live with it around instead of damaging it, we would gain more in that we would surely have a better quality of life as we live on. Have a nice day.[An Apple and a Custard Apple] [The Golden Shower orchid that just start to bloom]

8 comments:

anasalwa said...

PakIdrus,
Custard apple is AKA buah nona, right?

Pak Idrus said...

Ana, thanks for the visit. Yes Buah Nona. take care.

nazlihaffiz said...

Pak Idrus,

Nice garden you have there.

Suddenly I have a craving for the Nona.

Cheers ;)

Pak Idrus said...

Nazlihaffiz, thanks for the kind comment. I believe 'gardening' is in our gene. The green has always been part of our species. Have a nice day.

Ayah said...

Pak,
I think o love gardening and tried. But, when the flowers tak menjadi dah hilang terus semangat awal tu...

Pak Idrus said...

Ayah, thanks for the visit. Gardening like any other things in life should be done with passion. It is the process of gardening that is the fun and the end product is the bonus. take care.

Anonymous said...

that is touchme not plant is so good. is

Pak Idrus said...

anonymous, thanks for the visit. Really the touchme not plant is indeed a great plant. It is alive and during my young days, I love to play with this plant and enjoy touching it and see it closed itself and then when we are not around it would slowly open up again. Have a nice day.