Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Chrysanthemums, often called 'mums', are a genus (Chrysanthemum) of about 30 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Asia and northeastern Europe.
When Chrysanthemum flowers are boiled to make a sweet drink in some parts of Asia. The resulting beverage is known simply as "chrysanthemum tea" (菊花茶 in Chinese).
The 2009 countdown is just starting and wish you all are having a happy new year.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
To grow good roses it is necessary to cultivate, to prune
and to spray. If you have a well-cultivated bed you need not
worry about watering. But if you start to water in hot
weather, you must keep it up, soaking the roots thoroughly
about once a week.
Spraying every 10 days guards against the diseases and
insects that attack roses. Nicotine sulphate wipes out the
green lice; arsenate of lead is used against chewing
insects; or sulphur and arsenate of lead may be used in a
dust, as may DDT dust.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The flower and bees...This is a full bloom and pink flower about 15cm wide, and distinctive yellow stamens.The color and scent are often the driving forces in attracting insects and bees to the garden in search of pollen and nectar.
The flowers need the bees so that they can bring their pollens for cross pollination. The bees visit the flowers to collect pollen and nectar for food for themselves and their young.
Visitors who visited the garden in Cameron Highlands used to touch and disturb on the nature of the bloom beauty even the owner has issued the warning.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I discovered that there are many types of rose flowers when I visited the Rose Valley,Cameron Highlands a few weeks ago. The roses come in many colors and the ones thatI saw were in various shades of red, pink, yellow, orange and white.
The weather is cool at the end of the year in November and December. Many families would spend the year-end school holidays with their children in Cameron Highlands. Visitors were seen here admiring the flowers which are in many varieties. The flowers are bigger than those grown in the city. There are signs warning visitors not to touch the flowers but I saw some children plucking the flowers.
The entrance fee is RM4.oo.