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Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Finally, all those sleepless nights are over! I'm done with my SPM examinations (technically, still left with an Art paper, but that's relatively easy) and I can get back to full-time blogging again. Blogging and gardening would also be a good way to stop me from worrying over my results haha.

Also, I've been nominated by Kimberly of Garden in Paradise for a Beautiful Bloggers award. Fortunately, I'm free enough to accept the nomination and blog about it now. Well, here goes the 10 questions:

1.What would you do if you won $10,000 tomorrow? Remodel my garden and buy more plants, and save some for my education.

2. Best lifetime moment?  My best lifetime moment was when I had the opportunity to go to Sg. Buloh, a haven for plant  enthusiasts, 2 years ago. Still waiting for another chance to visit again.

3. Are you happy? At this moment, I'm over the moon!

4. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter? Facebook, hands down. I don't even have a twitter account.

5. If you could change something in your life what would it be? My social awkwardness haha.

6. What is your biggest vice/habit in life? Plants, of course. I can spend more than an hour in my garden just looking at them.

7. What is a good point about you? When I feel like doing something, I strive for perfection. A negative point? I tend to procrastinate sometimes, haha.

8. What is your most embarrassing lifetime moment? Too many! Anytime I have to do something with lots of people watching, I'll tend to mess up and feel embarrassed, like when performing a piano piece.

9. What is your favorite flower? Orchids, especially the exotic ones! Still waiting for the day where I get to grow a Paphiopedillum or Grammatophyllum successfully.

10. What's your biggest love in life? Gardening has been my passion since childhood, and I intend to keep that passion burning forever.

Now, time to nominate others for this award.

James Missier of Garden Chronicles
Stiletto of STileTTo
Andrea of Pure Oxygen Generators and Andrea in this Lifetime
Stephanie of Steph's Green Space
Barry Parker of A Sense of Place
Bangchik and Kakdah of My little vegetable garden
lotusleaf of Indian flowers and herbs and gardentropics
Rohrerbot of Las Aventuras
Sunita of The Urban Gardener
Autumn Belle of My Nice Garden

Nominees, if you choose to accept this award, here is what you need to do:

1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.

2. Answer the same 10 questions I did, for fun, if you want to.

3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number.

4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominees' links in your post and comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve been included and invited to take part. 

5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you

Anyway, here are some photos of my garden to share:

My carnivores are flourishing under this rainy weather. The high humidity and low temperatures at night are very optimum conditions for their growth. (Clockwise from top left: A Heliamphora flower, Byblis liniflora flowers, Sarracenia rubra hybrid with Sarracenia x Scarlet Belle, and a Nepenthes inflorescence)

A plethora of blooms from my garden. They always brighten up the garden, and my day, whenever they bloom. (Clockwise from top left: A white Melastoma malabathricum locally known as Senduduk, a white lotus, a Kampung Rose, and half-opened Hoya carnosa blossoms.

And last but not least, my orchid collection, which is growing at a steady rate. I love it when they bloom together in unison to produce a spectacular show of vibrant colours. Some of the orchids is this photo are Dendrobiums, Vandas, Arundinas, Kagawara and Spathoglottis.

Until next time!


  1. Hi Aaron, welcome back to gardening. I'm very impresssed with your vast collection of plants. The Nepenthes is gorgeous. Thank you for the nomination though I've already been nominated. I've you in mind as a nominee but I knew that you would be busy with your SPM exams. Hope that you'll get through with flying colours.

  2. I was going to thank you profusely for the award (thank you so much!) but I got sidetracked by your photos. I love that Nepenthes! And we seem to have the same orchids in our gardens (more or less!). Lovely!

  3. Thanks Aaron! I thought I am the only one that has lots of embarrassing moments hehe... You too? Also, I take a long time to forget them haha... Btw, I think you have the most gorgeous blooms in the garden right now and those carnivorous plants are looking really wonderful. Keep that gardening flame alive! You definitely have a green thumb :-D

  4. I'm a HUGE fan of roses ... so if I received 10,000$ tomorrow I would most likely buy more roses!

    Love your gardening shares from my garden in Ohio.

  5. Aaron, thanks for the award! I am very honoured to make it to this special list. You have certainly inspired me to grow carnivorous plants. I have confidence that you'll pass with flying colours. If you venture into botany or gardening related profession, please consider me as one of your mentees because I am waiting for you to be one of my gardening gurus! Best wishes to your and your family for a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year 2013!

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