Another Gift From AuntieTuesday, September 22, 2009
Each time when I see a pot of plant hanging at the fence that separates me and my neighbour, I know that my neighbour's mom (I call her auntie) has just dropped me another gift.
This time it's another sympodial orchid in a slightly bigger pot (but still small) compared to the yellow oncidium I posted earlier (hanging next to it). Again, no blooms yet. So it would be another pleasant surprise when I see the flower later :-)
I always have mixed feelings when I see a new plant hanging at the fence. Though I am very happy to receive a plant from her, I do feel quite sad for her knowing that she is giving away plants as she couldn't tend her garden at her house in the suburb anymore due to old age. She now has to shuttle between the suburb and the city to stay with her children in different homes. Her daughter (my neighbour) does not really garden.
The other plants that I have received from auntie are...
A monopodial orchid that I have splitted into two as it was so tall. But later I have learnt that I should have let it bloom first before spliting it :-P
Two herbal plants...
There was another very spiky herb plant but it didn't grow well in my garden, so I discarded it.
So far all I did in return was to bake her a cake. Well, it's time for me to bake another one :-)