May 30, 2015

32 Updating My Garden With Colours

Phew! What an amazing couple of weeks. Lots of quality time spent with relatives who popped into the big city for various reasons from a shopping holiday to seeking medical treatment. Since they were staying over at my place, I was automatically assigned the role of guide and chauffeur.

In between hectic days, I squeezed in some me-time which involved redecorating a part of the apartment. I felt that the garden needed a pick-me-up. The purple mona lavender that used to move me seemed tired against the pale grey walls.

So, off I went to nursery Lot 61, Kota Damansara - aimed for three plants, drove home with six! Haha, I have to say. I dug out my cute Daiso pink hand trowel from the cabinet. With it and gloved hands, the garden was fixed up to accommodate the plants I just got. Although I rolled my eyes over the extra purchase, I was feeling very, very pleased! 

My Haul Of Plants From The Nursery - Chrysanthemums and Begonias

A number of my neighbours use the balcony as their laundry area. For me, it is a place of relaxation. No drying our clothes here!

The day we (hubby and I) signed the papers for this apartment, we had fantastic ideas about what we could do to decorate our new home. My guy was adamant that we should have a water fountain in the balcony. He built a low wall to create a pond. Things didn't quite work out and it became home for my flowers instead (picture below).
 
Re-potted (This was where the water feature was supposed to be.)

Blue Pea Flower (Green)

We have a rocking bench squeezed in the center of the area. It was an impromptu buy that happened years ago when we were getting a new dining table. After testing out several chairs and sofas for fun, we sat on this bench and fell in love with this comforting feeling of swinging back and forth. That's what curiosity got us - a new bench! 

Chili Plants, Spring Onion, Parsley, Ginger, Pak Choy, Fern

My money plant had to be trimmed off because it was crawling up too high. The leaves were so vibrant that I knew it'd be ridiculous to discard it. It sits on my table today in a blue smiling cup. Hah! What do you think of my leafy table arrangement?

Money Plant

Well, that ends my gardening adventure. A body, mind and soul revitalising activity. ♥ ♥

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If you're into gardening, then you'll love Floria Putrajaya. The annual flower and garden festival begins today, until 7 June 2015. For details, visit their website or Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/FloriaPutrajaya

I had an amazing time last year : Flower Power at Floria Putrajaya 2014


32 comments:

  1. You have a very lovely garden. I need to learn some tip and design from you!!

    Very big money plant. I keep my money plant in cup of water and find them rather not growing well. Maybe I should transfer to soil.

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    1. Aww...thank you for the big compliment, Rose! ^.^

      On the money plant, I think a semi-shady area is important as well. Some sun, but not too much. The ones I planted indoors or out in full sunlight didn't do as great.

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  2. I love your balcony!! A water fountain would be fun, but a garden sounds even better, Sharon.

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    1. Thanks, Angie. On a brighter note, I think it's easier to keep a garden than a fountain..haha ^.^

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  3. Wow, I can imagine all the hard work, Sharon! I used to put a fountain in my balcony in my old apt & love the sound of running water. No plants for me as I'm really afraid of ants & mosquitoes. Hahaha!

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    1. The little ants, yes ...oooOo ..how I wish I can just spray them all away, but that would mean poisoning my plants! -_-

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  4. Sharon, yours is a lovely balcony garden. You have done it nicely and very neat. I like the top wall plant. That is cute!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy - would you believe that it's been with me for a decade now? ;)

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  5. What lovely plants and flowers, Sharon! I spent the majority of Saturday working in my flower garden. It's a passion of mine. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. High-5, Tina! I find it therapeutic and get this 'proud mama' feeling when I see my plants doing well. ^.^

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  6. huhu nice little garden at your home
    you are talented in gardening as well
    MY-Emily

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    1. Thanks, Emily. There is a lot of 'learning' involved ;)

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  7. whoa! so rajin and good in gardening too. Not just cooking...huhuhuhuh my balcony collecting more dust and it getting thicker and thicker. isk isk isk ...me so pemalas hehehe
    http://www.princesscindyrina.com

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    1. kakakaka ...you're not a pemalas to me. you have your interests! ^.^

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  8. What a lovely colorful space to relax in!

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    1. Thanks, Trishie! Wishing you a great week! ^.^

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  9. Your garden is so lovely. So many flowers. I love it.

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    1. Thanks, Ez. I'm getting overexcited - adding more and more!

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  10. So cute and fun!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2015/06/recococo-with-romwe.html

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  11. Sharon, you have a neat and pretty garden. Love the way you have used your space and your plants look very healthy. Your table arrangement is nice...I wouldn't want to simply discard (trimmed-off) plants either...Hope you are having a great week!

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    1. I am, Kanak, thank you - a little busy but a great week indeed! x

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  12. Lot 61 is the one which they have the Lelong Corner is it? Am looking for stevia plant. I wonder if they have it there

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    1. I didn't notice the lelong corner (lol! I was only focused on one corner- the Buy 3, RM20 corner), nor did I see any stevia plants sold there. But I have seen this plant sold at Lam Garden (Sungai Buloh Nursery) before. Not sure if they still have it though because it was ages ago. :)

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  13. I love gardening and seeing another person's garden makes me happy also. You have gorgeous plants and arrangements there. Good that I found your blog. Good day!

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  14. Hi Sharon,

    You did a good job maintaining your garden. I can see that you are very well organised and your plants look great!

    Zoe

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    1. Thanks, Zoe - lots of TLC involved! ^.^

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  15. I envy you, you've got oh so lovely plants!

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