Sunday, November 8, 2015

Happiness in Green

One of the best things I like about Singapore is that despite it being developed/urban and land space is quite valuable, it never runs out of green space. 

Living in a city that loves green it does inspire me to have my own little garden. However it is hard to have your own garden especially when you are living in a concrete building.  My thought I have seen neighbours who have managed to have a little green space of potted plants, so I too can have a piece of green heaven outside our door step. Wouldn't be that hard, right?

This plant here has been with me maybe for about five years now. It never grew out its small pot until recently after we moved house early this year. Quite surprised, good thing I decided to take it with me instead of discarding it.  It's a good sign that I may have a green thumb somewhere deep (deep) down and our new place was simply is well sunlit.

The idea has been playing in my mind for sometime now, but just never had the time to setup something. Not till a friend asked me if I was interested to take care of her beloved plants since they are moving, so I am game! Challenge accepted.

Lucky to have remembered these old wooden shoe racks stacked in the storage room just accumulating dust. I then sorted the plants, trying to group them which are plant, then herbs, then flowers.

(L-R) The thin plants are Carnations, I initially thought its rosemary or thyme because of the leaves. Then Petunias, who love the sun that's why I moved it on top of the rack. Lastly some baby Tomatoes, I want to get some chop sticks for so the stalks can standup straight.

(Top rack L-R) Starting with Parsley, recently harvested by the former owner that's why its looking bald. Then Basil, plus all the pots below are also basil, smells really awesome. And the wild looking plant is Mint, although I am not a fan of eating mint, it does have a great smell to it, fresh and earthy.
(L-R) This rack I am not so sure what are the names of the plants, I only know now that the first two are flower plants, then green plants, lastly is the rose which I am hoping I can get to bloom again.

I am giddy excited about these plants. Hoping I can get the flowers budding and the tomatoes cropping and the herbs blooming. End of the day I just want them healthy and green.


Blog Mo Mukha Mo! said...

Good luck! Ang hirap magpatubo ng halaman huhuhu, nagsisimatay na nga mga tanim ko eh. :(

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