Garden outside the fence
pandan leaves, curry leaves, cashew nut tree, morning glory,
sireh, kafir lemon and other small bushes of flowering plants to give colours
to this otherwise boring lot
I have a small garden on the right side of the house on the other side of the fence and a small strip outside the fence. My garden focal point is the water feature I added 2 yrs ago. Just a small raised kidney-shaped pond to hold 10 koi fish, 2 gelamas and 4 huge DBKL fish and tadpoles! I had a pondok built besides it too for resting my tired bones after gardening or for family get together. The pond is raised a foot above ground cos of the flooding we get from time to time if we are not lucky, during the rainy seasons, the result of an occassional overflow of Ampang River just behind my house (bad fungshui?)....Every time it starts raining heavily I started to pray hard cos once in 2007, I woke up about 10 pm and found the carpets in the living room and every thing else floating!
I placed potted plants on the board above the pond like bird's nest, 2 types of ferns, coloured keladi (red, green with white spots), pink n white anthuriums and lavender look alike flowers (in purple).
my small fish pond besides the pondok
In the pond, a tempayan was placed catching the water from the urn where water cabages and kiambang (water hyacinth) are floating. A pot of water lilies and also water orchids are submerged in the water. The pond is framed by a pegola, wooden arbor, for my grape vines to climb, where I can hang my potted plants of petunias, spider plants, ivy, ferns, red begonias and other plants which Im not sure of their names. I have other nooks and corners in my small garden which need my immediate attentions before the plants I placed there temporarily die a natural death or grow wild with weeds! WEEDS!!!??? I HATE THEM...!!! I really have no patience for them!
Hope my gardening mood will last longer this time....