Nice, huh? It’s the sort of flower The Big Sister might put in her hair, except she’s afraid of creepy-crawlies… anyway she is away at summer school for a month, but she comes back next weekend, hooray!
I like my wonderful dentist very much but lately I have been afraid of going to her house. Not because of her 2 huge dogs (very huge, one is even heavier than The Big Sister). But because everytime I go, she yanks a loose tooth out! She says it will save Mummy a trip to her clinic.
Anyway, one night while we were there, apparently Mummy smelled a most wonderful pandan perfume. It turned out to be a beautiful climber called Vallaris Glabra, or the bread flower plant, or the pandan flower plant. I never noticed it or smelled it because I was trying to make myself invisible inside the house (it didn’t work, I still got a tooth yanked out before we went home).
Anyway again, here is a link to NParks’ website that will tell you more about this plant.
Guess what? Our wonderful dentist delivered a whole plant for Mummy a week ago! Here is an artistic shot of the upper part of the plant:
And here is an even more artistic shot of the underside of one of its leaves:
Just for the record, it is a miracle I have any teeth left at all. Even though the Tooth Fairy gives me $50 per tooth, it’s not worth the yanking out. Daddy says $50 is outrageous, but Grandpa says it’s just inflation.
I have started a radish plantation again. Just look what 2 weeks of rain and sunshine can do?
In case you’re wondering, Mummy stabbed some satay sticks into the pot randomly so the plants would have something to lean on in case they felt faint. But the plants are not the fainting type so Mummy moved them to the side in case they left marks on the growing radishes.
Are you getting bored by my banana stories? Actually I am a bit bored with gardening, but Aunty GL who came for dinner last night with her family told me she misses my blogs. So here I am again, with my bananas, like a bad smell.
Here are some photos of our banana plantation.
Short and leafy bananas:
Here’s a clearer view, because the photo above looks awfully crowded. Just tilt your head to the right a little, and you”ll have a better view:
Now we also have some banana plants in a pot – they are very slow to fruit but never mind! I don’t eat bananas anyway.
I’ll let you know when the spade leaves appear!
It is a long weekend here in Singapore so I have had plenty of time to make a nuisance of myself, Mummy says. To prove Mummy wrong, I decided to be constructive and take photos.
Here is our papaya tree. It’s doing well except that the fruit is petite and not enough for sharing. But it has a very small cavity inside only, so really, it is all flesh. Luckily I don’t like papayas.