January 2010: Propagating Cordylines or Ti Plants

We had planted a beautiful Hawaiian Ti (Cordyline terminalis) before, probably about a decade ago. It grew from a stem cutting (also known as ‘log’) that was presented by a dear couple who returned from holidaying in Hawaii then. But was eventually discarded when it became leggy and unsightly.

Cordyline terminalis or C. fruticosa shrub (hot pink/purplish maroon) at Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park, SungkaiSeeing a vibrant variegated pink/maroon beauty during our recent vacation to Felda Residence Hot Springs, Sungkai in Perak, has surely rekindled in us a strong yearning for one!

We’ve never seen this variety of the Ti Plant before with such intense colours, the shocking pink on the glossy foliage is absolutely striking and truly spectacular, in fabulous contrast with the dark maroon and in lovely random blotches. I believe this is Cordyline terminalis ‘Red Sister’

Brighten up with colourful Cordyline terminalis (Ti-plant)

Cordyline terminalis (Ti Plant/Tree, Hawaiian Ti, Good Luck Plant/Tree)

Cordyline terminalis/C. fruticosa or Ti Plant, Hawaiian Ti, Good Luck Plant - (hot pink/purplish maroon)We’re definitely going to reintroduce Cordylines to our garden again. Gosh, we didn’t realize how gorgeous they can be until we saw this striking variegated pink/maroon beauty at Felda Residence Hot Springs recently!

It sure would brighten up our plot, adding contrast and interest to our current landscape

Vacation at Felda Residence Hot Springs in Sungkai, Perak

Malaysia’s largest and most well-maintained hot springs is Felda Residence Hot Springs in Sungkai, Perak. It’s better known by its previous name, Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park or Taman Rekreasi Air Panas Sungai Klah (TRAP) in the Malay language than its new commercial name.

Hot and Cold Pools at Felda Residence Hot Springs, Sungkai

Maxi, our lovable pet and faithful companion!

John&Jacq's New Year 2010 greetings to our online friends

For a change, we’ll start off the New Year 2010 with a post on our affectionate miniature pinscher, Maxi, whose lovable ways have never failed to uplift our spirits everyday!

Like our garden plants and flowers, he provides us countless delights and pleasures, yet different from plants, in that we can interact and communicate with one another so playfully and joyfully that he is reckoned as an additional member to the family.

Christmas 2009 and New Year greetings

Wow! A New Year in 10 days time! Time really flies!
And Just 3 more days to welcome Christmas,
in celebration of the birthday of Jesus Christ,
Our Lord, Savior and Redeemer!

Happy holidays to one and all!
And a greeting card specially created to wish you and your loved ones
A joyful Christmas and a blessed New Year 2010 too.