I have been busy with too many things in my life lately that I have neglected my plants ...oOh..I feel so guilty for gardening has been my No1 hobby before blogging took over :( Yesterday I took a look at my plants and I found that most of my potted plants are dehydrated due to the hot weather the last few months and the leaves are drying and turning brown..Ooh so sinful of me to have neglected them....but I found some plants are blooming well...haha so I felt much better. The oregano plant which I bought some time back, hidden among my athriums aka 'naughty boy' plant , was growing well and my calamansi plant was full of fruits and waiting to be harvested :)) . I discovered that the garden snails have eaten up my italian parsley and my rosemary has dried up totally....oohhh for I have not been cooking with parsley the last one month !!!! sobz sobz :(
Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets gave me many packets of herb plants seeds like lemon basil, italian parsley, chives, oregano, dill and many more when she came back last CNY and I have yet to find the time to plant them. Thanks Gert for those packets of seeds :) I will sow the seeds when I re organize the garden after Jo flies off...I will have more time then :p
These are the packets of seeds she brought back for me (
dun be jealous okay...I am her good friend )when she came back the last CNY :) I can't wait to plant the salad lettuce..she told me it is easy to plant them , so I will definitely plant those first :) then I can have salad for dinner everyday. I am so blessed to have a friend like her...always giving me tips now and then though she lives so far away from me..the other part of the world when she is sleeping and I am awake :)) She is generous and kind and I have known her for more than 2 years and have met her twice in person...it is indeed a blessing for me for she has shared many of her wonderful recipes on her blog ... my mentor and friend!
these are precious gift I treasure most....
salad lettuce ...a mixture
my calamansi plant is in full blooms and yesterday I picked them and
not knowing what to do with them...should I pickled them the nyonya style ?
any suggestions ?
some have become over riped and dropped .....
calamansi in bountiful .......
I made juice with some of them ..the over ripe ones.....so refreshing
for hot weather like now - really quench thrist....
it's a joy to see the harvest of one's labor * wink
( of course I did not do anything much...God waters the plant for me)
Will let you know what I did to the rest of the calamansi in my next post....
Have a great day...take a minute of your busy schedule
and sniff in the fragrance of your spring flowers in your garden.
For me it is summer all year round :)))
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