Friday, January 6, 2012

A few more photos from a Malaysian garden



White flowers

Smells nice

Growing in Gel

Growing in gel

Birds of Paradise

Birds of paradise

Green foliage

Green foliage


Nice smelling



Green foliage




Do you know this plant? This is Pandan, which is widely used in Malaysian/Asian cooking. It has a nice aroma, and is many types of food including desserts and curries. The juice is often squeezed from the leaves, to be used as food colouring.



Happy Weekend

Friday, December 30, 2011

Photos from Malaysia

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


I arrived in Kuala Lumpur a few days ago. These photos were taken at my brother’s house, where most of the plants were cared for by my Mom.


This plant was mine before I left Kuala Lumpur. It has grown up a lot since then, under my Mom’s care.

Pink  bougainvillea

Pink bougainvillea

White  bougainvillea

While bougainvillea

Red Palm

Don’t you just love the gorgeous red trunk?

More photos to follow in the next post.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2012.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas…

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2011

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2011

and Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone has a great time, and here’s also wishing you a happy 2012.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Beauty is everywhere

water drops on leaves © Evelyn Howard 2011

If you recognise this, you’d know that this weed has very small leaves. I am amazed how many drops of water each has…

reflections of water drops © Evelyn Howard 2011

Zooming in as much as possible to capture the reflections of the water drops.

Pink weed © Evelyn Howard 2011

More weeds…

Pink weed © Evelyn Howard 2011

It looks like another world at a micro level

Redwood © Evelyn Howard 2011

On a different scale, here are some Californian redwood trees, which grow to hundreds of feet high.

white daisy © Evelyn Howard 2011 

Ever so sweet

Wilted rose © Evelyn Howard 2011

Fallen beauty. The petals were still fresh and soft.

Hope you are having a nice week.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Succulents in California, and a personal update

Here are a few more succulent photos taken in California.

Succulent garden © Evelyn Howard 2011

Succulent © Evelyn Howard 2011Su

These first two were taken in San Diego, outside a beautiful home. Besides the lovely succulents, I also love the colourful tiles in the first photo.

Aloe © Evelyn Howard 2011

Jade plant © Evelyn Howard 2011

Echeveria © Evelyn Howard 2011

The next 3 photos were taken in Oakland.

On a personal note, my succulent garden in Australia has been put on hold, since I have recently moved to California. I would love a garden in California, but we are not quite settled yet. Soon I hope :). I will continue to take photos of succulents, flowers and plants that I come across, and share them with you on this site.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Orange Poppy © Evelyn Howard 2011

White blooms © Evelyn Howard 2011

Orange and Yellow © Evelyn Howard 2011

Red and white blooms © Evelyn Howard 2011

A few shots from my archive. I am taking a break, but please visit my other blog, where I will continue to  post photos taken during my travels, and of my art.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Flowers to come home to

The weather was cold and windy, but Melbourne’s weather is lovely today. There was no wind so I managed to take some photos.

These plants have been left to fend for themselves over Melbourne’s winter while I was away, with a dripper that feeds water once a week. It was nice to come home to see some flowers :)

Kalanchoe © Evelyn Howard 2011

Kalanchoe © Evelyn Howard 2011

Kalanchoe © Evelyn Howard 2011 

These plants have been untouched, so here are some blooms with spider webs.

Kalanchoe blooms © Evelyn Howard 2011

This is the first time I am seeing so many of these Kalanchoe blooms. Maybe I should go away more often.

Crassula flowers © Evelyn Howard 2011

Crassula flowers © Evelyn Howard 2011

The Crassula Diane is a very hardy variety, and may have taken over some pots…

Jade plant © Evelyn Howard 2011 

The Jade Plant is also quite hardy

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2011

Succulents all squished together – it’s survival of the fittest

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2011

Aeoenium © Evelyn Howard 2011

If you can, grow tall – I’ve got to do something about these

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2011

And these…

There are lots to do… Happy gardening.

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