A Paddy Plant In Our Garden?

23 07 2018

A lone paddy plant in our garden, July 23, 2018.

Yesterday evening, as my eldest sister, Aiman was gardening, she was shocked to discover that there was a plant that looks like a paddy plant in the middle of our brick pot.

Taking a closer look, my sister saw some ripening rice on the lone paddy plant which grew beside another large pot, surprisingly in a condition where it is not suitable for paddy plant to grow.

It seems as if the paddy plant had miraculously appeared out of nowhere, as we did not plant any rice and neither the dry soil nor the condition of the garden is suitable for a paddy plant to grow.

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My Sister’s Tomato Plants – Photos

7 11 2015
A close up photo of one of the nice, red, ripe tomatoes ready to be plucked.

A close up photo of one of the nice, red, ripe tomatoes ready to be plucked.

My sister has some tomato plants which grew from her compost.

She replanted them and they grew into beautiful plants, but my sister was not sure if they will bear fruit since tomato does not fruit easily over here.

My mother was very excited when they started to fruit and we waited excitedly to taste them.

They are ordinary tomatoes, but they taste so sweet, even sweeter than the cherry tomatoes that we have been buying here.

The tomatoes are very flavourful too.

There are so many fruits growing on the tomato plants now and here are some of the photos.

I snapped these photos using my Nokia Lumia 1020 phone.

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Black Tomato?

12 01 2014
The uniquely coloured tomato has black skin and contains healthy antioxidants. (SWNS)

The uniquely coloured tomato has black skin and contains healthy antioxidants. (SWNS)

Black tomatoes are believed to have been developed at the Oregon State University, in America, forming part of their ‘Indigo Rose’ project.

The tomato has a jet black skin, and is among the first in the world to contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant thought to have a number of health benefits.

However, the tomatoes are red on the inside.

Ray says the colour is the result of a genetic mutation. (SWNS)

Ray says the colour is the result of a genetic mutation. (SWNS)

The tomatoes are ripe when their colour changes from a shiny blue-purple to an almost jet black, with the bottoms of the tomatoes turning red.

Yahoo News reported that the unusual colour stems from pigments in the skin which develop when exposed to sunlight.

Ray Brown, 66, who runs Plant World Seeds, is believed to be the first person to grow black tomato in Britain.

It started when a customer sent Mr. Brown a mystery package entitled ‘black tomato’.

Now Mr Brown has three black tomato plants, each has 20 tomatoes.

“They are edible, we’ve eaten lots, they have a nice taste and a really lovely flavour,” said Mr. Brown.





Photos: Florida Freeze Jan 2014

10 01 2014
An overnight sprinkler left icicles on the shrubs at The Antique Market of San Jose, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

An overnight sprinkler left icicles on the shrubs at The Antique Market of San Jose, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Overnight sprinkler are usually used during freezing nights in Florida to protect the plants, fruits and trees from the extreme weather.

And a part of the results is stunning icicles like shinning, beautiful decorations hanging from the plants and trees.

Aren’t they beautiful? 

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In Photos: Chelsea Flower Show 2013

24 05 2013
A Dahlia 'Spectacular' plant is seen during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show in London May 20, 2013. The annual show opens to the public on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

A Dahlia ‘Spectacular’ plant is seen during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show in London May 20, 2013. The annual show opens to the public on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The Chelsea Flower Show 2013 started on May 21 in London and will end on May 25.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show.

There are lots of beautiful, colorful, big blooming flowers all around the place.

Some are arranged nicely to make large, colourful big circles.

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Photos Of Beautiful Blooming Cherry Blossoms

11 04 2013

 

Cherry blossoms are very, very beautiful and a park full of blooming cherry blossoms is a perfect picture of spring.

Here are more photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms that come to bloom this spring …

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Beautiful But Dangerous: Deadly Poisonous Garden Plants

28 03 2013

Lots of people grow these beautiful plants in their gardens because they have beautiful and colourful flowers.

Some have nice smelling flowers too, like Lily-of-the-Valley and Oleander.

My grandmother grew some of these beautiful plants in her garden too.

But do you know that they are very poisonous?

So please be careful of these poisonous plants because they can cause death.

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