Easter Greeting 2015

John 10:10-11…
I have come that they may have life
and have it abundantly.
I am the good shepherd;
the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

“Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!”
“He Is Risen Indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia!”
“Praise To You, O Christ, King Of Eternal Glory.”

“By His passion, death and resurrection
He has saved and redeemed us.
By His wounds, we are healed, forgiven
and given the promise of eternal life.
All praise and thanks be to you, O Lord”

To All Celebrating the feast of The Risen Lord Jesus Christ:

Wishing You And Your Loved Ones

A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER SEASON!
MAY GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL & PERFECT LOVE,
PEACE, JOY, HOPE AND AMAZING GRACE
BE OVERFLOWING UPON YOU ALWAYS.

Self-created Easter greeting card for 2015

A self-created Easter greeting card with the image of Tabernaemontana divaricata cv. Flore Pleno, from our tropical garden.

Tabernaemontana divaricata, an everblooming white beauty

Tabernaemontana divaricata

While sourcing for some plants to add to our garden in May 2013, we came across this white beauty that fascinated us so. When informed that it’s a hardy plant that enjoys sunshine, we grabbed two pots without hesitation.

Tabernaemontana divaricata (Pinwheel Flower, Crepe Jasmine) thriving well at the outer bed, Dec 10 2013 Tabernaemontana divaricata (Pinwheel Flower, Crepe Jasmine) thriving well at the outer bed, June 22 2014These Pinwheel Flower, a dwarf variety were strategically placed at our outer border that gets blasting sun, almost whole day long.

The above images show them thriving beautifully to brighten our small garden paradise. Attractive white flowers that shine from daylight and through the night. Charming companion plants that stand out in a crowd. Also, a year-round everblooming, glorious white beauty that provides us our daily dose of joy. :D
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Tibouchina urvilleana, truly a vibrant purple glory bush!

Tibouchina urvilleana

Such vibrant purple blooms of Princess Flower is definitely a sight to behold and a must for gardeners!

Tibouchina urvilleana (Princess Flower, Glory Bush)We first sighted a row of these glorious bushes during our vacation at Cameron Highlands in late October 2013. Simply irresistible and absolutely spectacular! Hence, we bought a pruning shear and took some cuttings home and hoped to root them in a pot.

With great enthusiasm, we watch their steady growth and expectedly it was a great success, rooting easily without any need of rooting hormone. We transplanted only one young plant, the sturdiest of the lot, into a large pot.

Six months later, it started flowering and it has been blooming almost perpetually ever since. Super reliable to keep us delighted everyday! :D
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Schismatoglottis calyptrata with fabulous foliage variegation

Schismatoglottis calyptrata

We sighted this beauty at one of the nurseries along Jalan Sungai Buloh, Selangor in November 2013, a little over a year ago. Schismatoglottis calyptrata, seen at a nursery in Sungai BulohIt was love at first sight and we happily grabbed a pot of them home without hesitation.
We just love variegated foliage plants and these suit perfectly amongst the crowd of potted plants at our courtyard.

They were specially identified to adorn the courtyard which never takes a back seat.

Grabbed home a pot of Schismatoglottis calyptrataThough mostly non-flowering, these cheer-leaders with fabulous variegated foliage are plants that we would not garden without. Hence, we maintain them well so that we can enjoy them when we’re indoors and away from the blazing sun outside, especially during the hot seasons.

However, occasionally we do need to revamp with other shade-loving plants to replace some plants that are ailing due to lack of sunlight and relocate them outdoors. They’re like our children… our garden babies and need our tender loving care, right? :-)

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Happy Chinese New Year 2015

To All Chinese and Your loved ones

Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year…

GONG XI FA CHAI

In the Lunar New Year of the Goat and thereafter…
May all of you enjoy good health, peace and life to the fullest,
And God’s manifold blessings be overflowing always.

Greeting card for 2015 Chinese New Year of the Goat

Happy Holidays
And be safe as you travel home to celebrate the eve reunion meal!
As well as do enjoy, be happy and merry during the CNY festive season
with family, relatives and friends.