Plants for our home at last

Last weekend we bought plants for our home. I’ve always felt that our home was incomplete without plants. The previous owner had tiled up the entire front porch and cemented the whole backyard. Not wanting to spend too much on renovations, we didn’t change a thing. So that meant that we did not even have a little patch of green. I’ve always imagined that a house should have a small patch of green grass so you can do some gardening.

We’ve moved in for almost 1 1/2 years now but still no greens. Finally we got some plants. Yeah! We didn’t get many but I tried to get as many varieties as I could in the few that we got. So we got little ones, medium ones, leavy ones and flowery ones, green leafed ones and red leafed ones, big leafed ones and small leafed ones. So many varieties in so few plants. Haha. Like Rojak like that.

Still I am pleased with my new mini garden. We bought the kids watering cans so they are naturally pleased too. Hopefully the plants will stay lush and beautiful as it is now and not yellowed and wilted a month later. 😛

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  1. cloudsters says:

    Bravo. We’ve been sitting on our plans for getting greenery for the planters outside our windows, so Nature acted on our behalf and got moss to grow there instead. Sigh… not quite what we wanted.

    Well, it took us years to get to this stage so I’m not quite sure you could say bravo. Hahaha.

  2. Superman says:

    Yes, totally agreed. Home will never looks like a home if there is no natural greenish thing that we called it plant. However, I prefer have a grass field than decorating my house with cactus, it just not my style. But the worse thing of having plants is to maintain them, so good luck for maintaining them. ^^

    Haha. Yes, I hope they won’t have all dried up in a few weeks time. 😛

  3. sting says:

    I so totally agreed… love greens, wished we have a garden.. sure makes the house feel like home.. 🙂 all the best

    Yes, I wish I have a garden too but this is the best we can do. Hehe. But come to think of it, a mini garden in pots is probably better for me. Otherwise in no time my garden will be covered with lalang and weeds.

  4. Moomykin says:

    Wonderful! I love plants too, though I don’t know how they’d grow if they were actually under me. Mil is the gardener with the green thumb at home.

    Do try to get some aloe vera. Very handy for burns and they really grow quite easily. Don’t need a lot of care.

    Ask around from your friends, or can get one from me as we are actually in the same neighbourhood. Do e-mail me:
    kathie.yeoh [at]

    Errrr…. how do you know we are in the same neighbourhood?

  5. chinnee says:

    now the maid is here, i get her to plant some chilli and maybe soon a lime plant so she can tumbuk cili for me everyday, haha!!!

    What about spring onions and lemon grass and pandan leaves? Those are easy to grow and fragrant. Hehe.

  6. Moomykin says:

    I think you once mention in passing, vaguely, where you are, or near where I am. can’t remember which post it was, but I just thought: Oh, I’m there too, and it kinda stuck to me.

    Oh, I can’t imagine having mentioned it in passing because I guard my anon status rather seriously. Haha.

  7. Moomykin says:

    Sorry, maybe it was my assumption. Don’t panic yet.

    But do get some aloe vera. Very handy to have around. And yes, someone mentioned pandan – good for tong-tsui or even agar-agar! 🙂 These can grow pretty well in pots.

    Yes, yes, I must have pandan. Hahaha.

  8. Rachel says:

    Recently I was into gardening too. A house with some plants will add up some warm and sweet feel, and sometimes after work reach home and do some gardening can release stress too…a way to get balance too 😉

    Yes, it really adds a warm feeling of home. 🙂

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