Friday, November 13, 2009

Yin How's pride and joy

Some time earlier this year, there was a flower festival thingy at Botanical Gardens. At that time, I had just bought my DSLR and owning a DSLR for the first time makes you to crazy things like standing in the ridiculously hot sun crowding with a bunch of other people just to take a photo of a flower.

Yin How was excited. Especially when he spotted plants for sale. He was particularly interested in getting an ambra tree which caught his eye.




And then he started his bargaining process of squeezing every cent he could from the young Malay boy.



 Of course, with he managed to win the bargain and posed for a victorious smile to the camera.



He took around 15 more minutes to choose the perfect ambra plant among many while I was cursing how hot the weather was.



I was just glad to get out the heat. I happily walked back to the car and dumped the plant at the back passenger seat. Yin How insisted that the plant sit in front, so fine..... I got out and moved the plant to the front seat with me.



At home, a very excited Yin How began digging a dead plant from our huge pot so that his precious new plant could move in.

 

He carried the pot outside to make sure that his plant would get enough loving tender care from the sun.
 

And there it stood... Yin How's pride and joy. His bonsai ambra plant (if you just call it the ambra plant, he'll correct you and say it's a bonsai ambra plant). He was soon talking about how he would make ambra juice after the plant starts producing fruits.

Any guest who comes over would be introduced to the plant.




After more than half a year of watering, fertilizing and caring for his precious plant.....







Ta-da!!~~~

 

;)

13 comments:

Tan Shu-Yin said...

oh gosh...muahahaaha.

i expect to see the last pic of a plant full of ambra. mana tau...

chiaoju said...

hahaha... i was excited to see what an actual ambra tree looked like! =) good one good one. =P

yours truly said...

i'm sooo sorry. i was also like chiaoju excited to see what or how the actual ambra tree looks like... hahaha. : P

Mindy said...

When he was going to buy the plant, I already could picture how this whole story would end and how it would make a nice blogyy post. ;)

Jasmine said...

Hehehehe.... Gd one. Btw, this is how my plants looks after a few months with me. :)

jeanne said...

lol... I don't have green fingers either... Perhaps, try something easier to grow first?

Mindy said...

Jas, please pity the plants and don't buy anymore. ;)

WY, you can try a cactus. You can't possibly kill a cactus... I hope. :)

cylooi said...

Haha... the last 2 photos are so funny! Can't say much because I too have tendency to kill plants, remember the small plant you gave me and QF last time? :P

Jasmine said...

Min, my last one (called Lace - yes I name my plants) died couple of weeks back. An improvement coz it was alive for almost 8-10 mths. Got a new one few months back. I think this might actually make it. I know my mistakes. :) Btw, its name is Freshie.

Pig said...

oh man. i feel so silly. i actually was thinking to mysef.. "what does this mean? it made it or not?"... I had such high hopes on both ur nurturing and care... :P Heehehe..

BTW, i killed all my cactus.. so, it's a myth that u can't kill cactus..it's a MYTH..!

Soo Huey said...

oh dear... i kill all my plants too. i didnt keep track of time (the plants werent something i thot about each day, hence their death), but i think it was less than 1 mth.

i'd always had at the back of my mind that when i have my own home, maybe i can have cactuses. but pig's just dashed that hope!! :(

well... at least now i know its a myth and the life of at least 1 cactus will be spared.. lol.

Soo Huey said...

orchid? what about orchids?? i dont need to water them, right? so if i forget to water them for days they'll be alright, right? tho i do tend to over-water too...

has anyone ever killed an orchid? now my cactus hopes are dashed, i needa look for something else! :P

Mindy said...

I think orchids need a lot of care. My grandmother has lots of orchids. Quite a lot of them have died now that she is too old to care for them.

I find it so funny that cactus can be killed. I thought cactus were the strongest plants on earth considering that they can survive in the desert. You must be worst than the desert to them then. Hahaha... :P