Always on a look-out for beautiful plants in my outing, I saw these beautiful trailing orchids on her jackfruit tree (pokok nangka). Such beauty I have never seen before. Noni said its a wild orchid picked by her husband from the forest near their dusun (orchard) in Negeri Sembilan.
Must ask Makarimi (Orchid de Dangau), the name of these beauty since he's an expert in orchids and have a large collections in his garden. I was so happy Noni offered to give the seedlings later!
one of the many gated palaces along the main road
this is on top of the hill, down below on the left side is the golf club
The thick wooded hills are also homes to our furry long-tailed friends, the monkey. Its an added attraction to the joggers here especially in the evenings, where food and fruits are brought to feed them. They come in hordes, granpa, granma, uncles, aunties, small babies all very friendly and eager for the free food! In the early morning, there are only a few providing company to us who walk or jog here. Noni is scared of them, so she walks with a cane, well...just in case the monkeys tease her or follow her.
After walking, usually we will end up going for breakfast near there! You must be thinking, after all those brisk walking at least for 5 km, you put on what you lost earlier by having a hearty breakfast at a mamak stall! Hahaha...No, we were just having light one, no nasi lemak or roti canai!
saw-tooth corriander seedlings
Today she followed me home to see my new vegetable garden. I gave her seedlings of okra, eggplant, local and Thai basil (which she originally gave me 'cos hers are now dying!) and also Vietnamese mint (daun kesum). She wanted to know how to grow corriander and I showed her a pot of tiny seedlings, saw-tooth corriander and also dills given by Joy of My Little Potted Garden. Thank you Joy, the babies are looking great! When I showed Malar's (MyLittle Garden)balsam plants (now 1 foot tall), sprouting all over my new flower bed, she promised to give me some other colours she had in her garden! I guess by exchanging plants we are spreading them out of our garden to other areas! Such great pollinators we are, dont you think?
my first time pak choys
arrgghh....an invited guest on my okra seedling!
Our early morning walk turned out to be more than just a walk after all! We walked, we ate, we talked, we exhanged plants and gardening tips! I felt rejuvenated again and had an adrenalin rush the whole day after such a long time and I felt so good! Will walk again next week because Im off to Penang tomorrow for the weekend!
HAPPY WEEKEND GARDENING!!!!