Thursday, 8 August 2013

Detoxification My Way - Day 2 : Flowers From My Garden


Today is Hari Raya and I would like to wish all my Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri! May you have a blessed Hari Raya with your family and friends.

It is day two of my detox and I am not exactly feeling perky. I attribute this to healing reaction. As toxins are being purged from my system, some of it are still in my bloodstream and making me feel a bit sluggish.

As part of my rest and relaxation, this morning I did a spot of gardening and let me show you some of the plants that are growing.


My dad brought this Hibiscus all the way from Kuala Terengganu and it is now growing very well.

A Hibiscus flower bud. Sometimes they fall off before blooming. Is this due to lack of nutrients?
Pretty isn't it?

Another variety of Hibiscus. This plant came as pruned branch which I dragged all the way from the roadside back to my house.

This is the very fragrant Bunga Melor. Its formation is deformed and I don't know why.

This Vietnamese Basil became very lush after I applied compost.

More Basil!
A garden pest. Loves to nibble of my Hisbiscus buds.
These Sweet Basil were in my fridge for 2 weeks and I tried my luck planting them.

One week later, I was delighted to see new shoots growing.
Three weeks later. Some didn't make it.
This morning :) It is things like this that give me such joy!

Does anybody know what are these yucky creatures? They ate my Zinnia seedlings. On rainy days they can even creep up my Hibiscus plant. 
My dying curry plant a few months ago.  Rescued after reading Joyce's gardening blog. I cut off all the leaves and hoped for the best.
New shoots growing.
Doing very well now!
My pink Hibiscus.
Another one.
Mint. Very important ingredient when making kerabu.
Another beauty.
I also cleaned my kitchen today. There's nothing I love more than a squeaky clean kitchen. Especially the floor.

And my meal for today is a roasted chicken salad. Will share the recipe later.



For the rest of today, I will be visiting my friends' blogs to catch up on what they are up to. I will be back tomorrow with a ghost story. See ya!

38 comments:

  1. I love love love your garden....drooling....look at all those basil!

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    1. Thanks! Actually my garden is a mess. That's why you only see close up of the plants :)

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  2. Lovely flowers and plants growing in your garden! Happy Detoxifying!

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    1. Thank you! Am enjoying myself relaxing but craving for pork belly muahahaha!

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  3. Me too, I like your garden. You have green fingers. By the way wish you happy detoxing. hahaha.....

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! My garden is not pretty, only the flowers are hah! hah!

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  4. Wow Phong Hong! Envy you! You have such a beautiful garden and all your plants look healthy and beautiful!

    BTW, take care of yourself while undergoing the detox process.

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    1. Alvin, my garden is actually a mess, only the plants are lovely hah! hah! And thanks, I am taking very good care of myself :)

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  5. Vietnamese? They told me it was Thai - I have that too. Aiyor....kesian your curry leaves. You should see mine - groeing out of control, right into my neighbours' compound some more. Want to kill it, also sayang...

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    1. Thai? Maybe I am wrong. I thought it is Vietnamese because that s the variety they use at the Vietnamese restaurant. Don't kill your curry plant. Just need to trim.

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    2. Coz aethur's curry leaves plants was planted on the land.

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    3. If I had more space I would plant it on the ground too.

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  6. Hi Phong Hong, I wouldn't mind having the salad. Its appetising enough. Love your garden blooms.

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    1. Thanks, Kimmy! I love gardening :)

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  7. Phong Hong I love ur hibiscus that ur dad gave u, very beautiful .... ..since I started blogging I have abandoned my garden. I think I only have one or two herbs left. Luckily hibiscus is really hardy they still alive but not so healthy ..:(
    Now that I decided to slow now blogging maybe I have a bit more time to look after my garden. Hate to do the weeding ..!,!

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    1. Li Shuan, I also don't have much time for gardening. It is only this week since I am on holiday I can spend more time. Hibiscus is very easy to maintain that's why I plant it. I also hate weeding :(

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  8. Love all your gorgeous photos of your garden!

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    1. Indeed! I am healing too from work stress hah! hah!

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  10. Oh, I too need to trim off my curry leaves plant. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Cheah, try it! Your curry plant will be revived.

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  11. Hi Phong Hong,
    The hibiscus is gorgeous! Love the layers of petals! Your plants are all doing very well. And so glad to know that your curry plant has bounced back with new leaves growing!
    The yucky creatures are called slugs, they are similar to snails, only without the shells. And usually can find them during the rainy season. And they are very yucky indeed!
    I have not been doing much gardening lately, but will be updating my garden post with my small miserable harvest! LOL!
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I wish I could spend more time in the garden. It is quiet a mess really. Just looking at the flowers one would think that I have a neat garden. Hah! Hah!

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  12. I am waiting for your updates on ghost story! Sound interesting!

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    1. Thanks, Jozelyn! Hope you enjoy my story hah! hah!

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  13. Those are slugs, if I am not mistaken. Loads in my garden too, make sure u get rid of them all cos once they eat your plants, it will die. :( Love your garden. Happy detoxing!

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    1. Thanks, Yen! I am happily detoxing away!

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  14. i make sure i read your ghost story in the morning :D

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    1. Lena, I write it in the afternoon before it get dark....

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  15. Wow I'd love to have a garden like yours. But living in apartment.... fat chance la. Plus I don't even know if I have green fingers or not. Hehehe. Happy Detox-ing!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I guess you can have some potted plants on the balcony :)

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  16. Hi Kak PH,
    Love your varieties of bunga raya.
    Look health and beautiful.
    I would'nt mind having salad everyday. Nice and refreshing!
    Happy detox-ing!
    mui

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    1. Thanks mui mui! I am very happy detoxing and looking at my flowers :)

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  17. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com11 August 2013 at 18:53

    Phong Hong, you sure have green fingers! The weeds in my garden are healthier than my plants :( So paiseh to tell you. It shows that how good I am in gardening!

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! Hee...hee...I have plenty of weeds in my garden too. They are such great survivors. Can't seem to get rid of them :(

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