Saturday, May 3, 2008

Earth Day....

April 22nd is Earth Day. I thought everyday of the year should be Earth Day.. Just to proof that I am an 'earthling' , I have recently made some contributions towards it also. Of course not the roses, they are already here when we first moved in. Normally whatever I plant will just wilt and die away... I am convinced that my fingers are not 'green' ... and they are also 'hot' ! I have always admired people with cool and green fingers.. anything they plant will just flourish. My mother-in-law is one of them; and I managed to convince her about my 'hot fingers' too ! She would willingly plant whatever green there was in my garden back home, weed and repair them whenever she comes visiting! Always having gardening advice for me : The best baja is 'chicken shit', siram tak boleh tengah hari, gembur kena selalu. Believe me I tried ! But, they never turned out right, like the way her garden grows. Thank goodness she never complained ( well, none that I know of..so far ) nor compared me to her other 'menantu' whose fingers are as green as the 'rain forest', and have a garden the envy of her neighbours. At least I am comforted knowing that my mother-in-law acknowledges the fact that not all of her sons - especially my hubby ! - inherit her 'green fingers' or have the gardening passion that she has....
Now that I have aaalll the time in the world ( I keep saying that...he..he..he ), I thought I could un-convince myself of my own hypothesis with the help of proper watering system in the backyard and 'perfect' California weather.



No, I didn't plant this....






nor ...this...








Not even this pokok sambung hayat .. which was planted by Rahim ( Rusminah's hubby ) from a tiny, dried up twig which they risk smuggling for me in their luggage when they were here holiday-ing. True to its name - panjang sungguh hayat pokok nie..










My chillies in the 'Made in Malaysia' pasus, basil and mints on the ground in front... hoping not to die.....









My tomatoes...
notice the wire climbers, they are terbalik!.. :-)


2 comments:

fidah said...

Awat kat msia tanam tak mau jd mcm tu..pakai baja chap apa ya..

zidnee 'ilman said...

Tanah yang jual kat sini pun dah dicampur dengan baja. Jadi senang laa. Ada baja organik..Organic Fertiliser ...makna nya dah dicampur dengan tahi ayam laa tuu..!