Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fingers not so black after all..

I got my 10 fine fingers from mom. From my early years I have discovered that my 10 fine fingers were exemplary members of a not so anonymous Plant Killas cult. Grass turns yellow then brown once trimmed by our 10 fine fingers. Easy to care for potted cactuses known to cross our path were never spared.

Mom almost dropped her jaw when I declared I'm trying to grow a garden. That was almost a decade ago.

Up to yesterday, given, presented and bought plants can be summarised as below:-
Okay, so only one plant flowered. Buy hey it has not ONE .. but TWO f l o u r w a r s!
Sceptics, never say never 'kay.
ps. Yes, an odd post for my foodblog but hey, I'm just so darn proud of myself. Mom too. Wendy Yap too. Her mom three. =D Plant was from them ;o)


thenomadGourmand said...

good effort good effort! *clap clap* ;)

worldwindows said...

Orchid is the hardest. Try it but fail each time. To the extend I just go for aloe vera and other non-flowerings! Aloe can make tong sui and also for treating burns. The flowers are rewards of efforts put in.

backStreetGluttons said...

ever since then when we peeked at those slim tender your-ten-little ends we oredi knew they were going places & true enough today they are bearing fruits , errr colors !

Tummythoz said...

thenomadGourmand, people says self praise is no praise. Now you praised, I'm genuinely praised! Not really making sense am I? Lol.

worldwindows, actually that orchid plant was blooming before I 'rescued' it. The previous owner didn't like the white blooms so just left the whole pot thrown uncaringly on the ground. =,( Tried aloe vera too. Mine refused to multiple, shrunk & finally died a slow ugly moldy death.

backStreetGluttons, these little fingers definately can do more than just manouevring eating utensils. :D

mimid3vils said...

U have green finger huh.... I like gardening too~~

J2Kfm said...

hahaha ... you're funny as usual.
i've never done any gardening since small though.

my fingers ... are definitely blacker than yours.

Selba said...


my mom got really good hands for plant... mine? aiyayaya... even when I've tried to pour water as told by my mom... mostly the plant will die *sobs*

Tummythoz said...

mimid3vils, not green-lar. Maybe a bit greyish only. :)

J2Kfm, glad you enjoyed the post. Haven't tried does not count.

Selba, all my father has to do is dump a seedling on earth and it will shoot up fighting for attention. My mom & me, there are times even our mere mention of the plant's growth will murder it.

Kok said...

Time to get other plants then (different challenges)!:D

Tummythoz said...

kok, let's not kill too many plants. Leave some for 2009.

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