Happy Chinese New Year!Monday, February 06, 2017
So glad I could see the shrub flowering at its peak and missing a bit of it even when I left town for celebrate the festivity for a few days.
Below is another shot of the short shrub ;)
Whenever Chinese New Year approaches, I look forward to seeing Azaleas. Perhaps it is because I lost one plant before and missed it a lot. Perhaps also I just like to see the pretty blooms. This particularly one below that I bought last year grew so slowly. Even the buds formed slowly and took a while to open. But when they opened, they really gladdens the heart :D.
In the kitchen, like last year, I brought out some arrowhead corms from the refrigerator to grow. This time two corms and they are last year's stock!
My one week's harvest, okra! Eight of them, I counted, yippie! I had a plateful for dinner, yum!
Nothing beats these colourful and sweet-smelling blooms of plumeria. I wish for more buds to appear from this new bunch of flowers as the earlier bunch kept sending out flowers for a while.
Once very popular (when it was first introduced to the market), Little Bird Plant didn't disappoint me too. The pot of plant sent our a few stalks with 'bird-like blooms' that is not only attractive to human eyes but also the birds in the air. 'Birds' attracting birds, hehe...
Another brilliant bloom that has just shown up is this one -- a bromeliad called Flaming Torch.
Enjoy the holidays and be happy :)