I spent a few minutes on Saturday morning to look at my plants. I have 2 plants in my MIL's garden. One is the Aloe plant which was initially belongs to my colleague. He asked me to take care of his aloe plant when he resigned from our old employer and when the plant was in my care, 2 baby aloe sprouted ( is that the correct term?) so I adopted one of them.
It used to be big but I forgot to water it until it wilted. I quickly save this fella, watered it and gave it some fertalizer and it started growng again. Phewh!
I also have my mint plant. My MIL bought it for me in Sungai Buluh. I wanted to have one coz I used to make my own detox drink. You know, the one with lemon, cucumber, orange skin and mint leaves in ice water. It was hard to keep the mint leaves fresh in the refrigerator so I decided to get one pot and keep it in the garden. This fella experienced a similar problem with the aloe plant. I forgot to water it for a week so it started wilting. And there was some bugs stuck on the leaves. I had to cut off the wilted part past 2 weeks and now I'm somglad to see some green leaves started growing
I was never good at planting. I used to plant cactus and they died! My mom said that cactus are supposed to be the easiest kind of plant to keep so it kinda bothered me. It made me think that I am just not meant to plant anything. Well after looking the aloe plant and the mint plant, I think I was wrong after all. I think it's in my blood. My dad after all, has been a planter all his life.
I went to look at my MIL's bunga kantan ( torch ginger flower) and took some photos of it.
That's a pretty neat looking flower right?