Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

When I was young, whenever I wanted some fancy toy, my mom used to say ... you think money grows on trees???? Hahahaha. So one weekend when I visited my friends place .. I really saw money growing wor .. money plants that is *smile*.

I really love these. She has such green fingers. All her plants are growing so well and these money plants are left to grow falling off their pots and resemble a curtain! Yeah! It even helps shed the walkway from the hot sun too .. lovely eh?

Personally I have yet to explore the joy of gardening .. simply because I never grew up in a house that has ample space around for us to have plants growing. Mom lives in an aparment and she does have some indoor plants but just a few.

However, after getting married and moving over to live with hubby & MIL on a terrace house, MIL loves gardening (in her own unique way that is) and we have lots of plants at home now. I cant recall their names but she even has a few papaya trees as well as sugar canes planted in addition to her many flower pots. She has quite a bit of herbed plants too, one of which is the "lam fei tai yip" loosely translated as South African Big Leaf .. which is known to cure high blood pressure, lower cholestrol and sugar levels.

I believe when it comes to gardening, you need to pour in a lot of TLC (tender loving care) to ensure they grow well .. just like our kids. So that is a no-no for me at the moment. I have enough on my hands with lil one.

My new home-to-be is also a landed property and it also has an indoor courtyard which I am thinking now whether I should remove it when the house is ready to be handed over to us.

I really dont fancy have an indoor garden cos I dislike mud & wet land and creepy crawlies. Yeeks! I dont mind having some nice potted plants at the porch or verandah area but they have to be of the easy maintenance type .. yeah.

9 comments:

Mommy to Chumsy said...

oh the plants are lovely. i wish i have green fingers too. we have potted plants because i want some greenery for my house but my mom is the one who usually takes care of them :D i just like looking at them, not working on them though.

Josephine said...

Hey, must plant some Aloevera, ok?
It is good for facial, and small cuts as well. hehehe

LittleLamb said...

i love plants..
in fact i wanna go to Sg buloh this weekend .. wanna get some nice flowers...

flowers make u happy? it does for me

Mummy Gwen said...

I don't fancy indoor garden coz I don't know much about gardening and plants. Those hanging plants sure look nice.

The curtain shop at Mines is called Tewah. It's same row as SenQ. The custom made curtains price is quite reasonable. I'm not sure up to your taste or not coz I can see you have quite good taste. ;)

Miss Stymie said...

wow..the plants look beautiful almost serving the purpose of curtains. With kids around in my home, it's tough to go green[:)]

2L2M.... said...

who knows you got green fingers as well and not gold finger??? wakakakaa.....haiya, me staying in apartment also grow some indoor plants....yeah, need lots TLC....else few days tak tengok the plant.....tai kat lei si. Go and try out :)

sting said...

oh wow! your friend really have green fingers ya! :-) and it's such a good idea to use plants as curtains

VG said...

A woman after my own heart. I love plants too.

Constance Chan said...

i love gardens. but i also don't appreciate indoor garden because i am obsessed with cleanliness and dettol sanitized floors... but if you have the space, you can place a fake turf and create an indoor garden of fake greens just for the ambience. this way, your flowers are everblooming, plants dont need watering and you can have a nice water feature. lolol just a crazy idea.