Peperomia clusiifolia ‘Jellie’ with psychedelic colours

Peperomia clusiifolia ‘Jellie’ (Variegated Red-edge Peperomia)

Would you not be tempted to add this uniquely coloured Variegated Red Edge Peperomia to your garden collection? We were definitely swooned over by its amazing psychedelic colours when we first sighted numerous pots of them at Cactus Point in Cameron Highlands last October 2013. A small pot costs us just RM5, dirt cheap right?Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jellie' with flower heads on an upright spike

It is one of the most impressive variegated forms of the Peperomia group that we’ve ever come across. The leaf blades are wonderfully adorned in various hues of green, ivory or cream and rosy-pink, and are beautifully bordered in red to show off their beauty. Each obovate and concave leaf is uniquely patterned.

Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jellie' with lighter shades if not located in bright/filtered sunlight.The good news is this smallish plant is still thriving well in our garden slightly more than a year later, though foliage is not that vibrant as located at the porch that’s not receiving much sunshine. Nevertheless, we’re delighted with its on-going beauty in our garden.

Anyway, looks like I’ve to move this potted plant in a sunny location.

Its green counterpart, Peperomia clusiifolia has rather large spoon-like dark-green leaves that are slightly concave in the centre and have a characteristic red margin.


2014 Christmas and 2015 New Year Greetings

Rejoice And Be Glad! Emmanuel = God is with us!
May His nativity brings a rebirth into our hearts, receiving freely His abounding grace and mercy!

Enjoy Your Holidays,
A Very Joyful And Blessed Christmas,
& A Happy, Successful And Healthy New Year 2015
That’s Filled With God’s Awesome and Numerous Blessings Always!

Wishing all a joyful and blessed Christmas and a healthy and successful new year 2015
We take this opportunity to extend our grateful thanks
to all visitors and friends to our garden website. Your visits
and generous comments through the years are very much appreciated!
And an ecard to warm your hearts
We look forward to your continuing support and encouragement. God bless all of you always!!

Garden Updates from May to July 2014

We praise and thank The Almighty God for the joy of His awesome creations almost at our doorstep. Just a few short strides through the front exit/entry door of our home and we step into our little garden paradise. Or just draw the sliding glass-door curtains of our sitting hall and voila… a beautiful view that absolutely enthral us and fill our hearts with joy, happiness and contentment. Ample blessings for the taking to start each day! Thank you, Heavenly Father!

June 2014 garden tour... enjoy!


Aargh… CA is rearing its ugly head again!

My beloved John loves me very much, I know that beyond the shadow of a doubt! But it seems CA loves me much more, an attachment that I abhor and can definitely do without. Eeek… an evil thingy, rearing its ugly head again inside me!

With the exception of a slight elevated CEA level from 5.0 to 8.3, then to 11.6 in several blood tests taken over a span of one and a half years, I had no symptoms whatsoever and feel fine health wise. Simply leading a normal healthy life with no problem in food intake, whether home-cooked or otherwise, enjoying gardening and occasional outings with friends, sleeping well, and couldn’t be happier.

The oncologist was okay with the slight elevated CEA readings thus far. However, the surgeon was unsatisfied and insisted that I have a PET Scan done on June 10 to rule out any misgivings and to see him again on July 1 for the results. Thank God for the surgeon’s good discernment as the PET/CT result indicated metastasis. John and I were devastated when the bombshell exploded… we had not expected the relapse to be so soon, less than 2 years remission

Calathea ornata ‘Sanderiana’ with impressive variegated foliage

Calathea ornata ‘Sanderiana’ (Calathea Broad Leaf, Pin-stripe Plant)

Calathea ornata 'Sanderiana' at Sungkai Wildlife Conservation Centre in Pahang' - 29 Dec 2009This versatile tropical plant that showcases dazzling variegated leaves had us really smitten when we first sighted it. That was about four and a half years ago when we visited the Sungkai Wildlife Conservation Centre in Pahang.

Then, it was out of sight, out of mind until late last year when we had to source for some variegated foliage plants for our courtyard. The quarter-moon pebbled border therein seemed somewhat bare, with many potted plants being ‘devoured’ by mealy bugs and spider mites.

Hence, there was an urgent need to replenish the emptiness.

Luxuriant Calathea ornata 'Sanderiana' at our courtyard, 16 Dec 2013

Fortunately, during our plant-shopping spree, we came across several potted Calathea ornata ‘Sanderiana’ that were readily available for sale at a garden centre in the neighbourhood.

Unbelievably cheap, just RM5/pot and we grabbed one without hesitation for our garden. This gorgeous plant with impressive variegated foliage fitted the bill perfectly!

The large oval-shaped and olive green leaves are really attractive, and the fish-bone pattern of white and light pink lines on them provides a wonderful and eye-catching contrast.

Besides, the Pin-stripe Plant or Calathea Broad Leaf is such a hardy and low-maintenance plant that’ll evidently add beauty to your home, indoors or outdoors.