Recently, when I went back to Ipoh, I discovered that my brother's pomegranage tree has grown by leaps and bounds. It is full of flowers and pomegranate fruits at different stages of ripening.
Like many Chinese who believe in fengshui, my late father has placed the pot of pomegranate plant outside the house, just beside the entrance gate. As you can see, there is little land here but the height of the pomegranate has reached the top of the house. The seedlings for my brother and me were purchase at the same time and randomly selected by us. Even the flower pot is the same size as mine!
Height about 8 ft tall.
Productivity: 10 or more fruits, flowering throughout the year
Fertilizer : none, except for the occassional add-on soil taken from the rubbish dump nearby.
Soil: soil from the roadside
Watering: twice a day, directly spray from a hose
Gardener: my brother
This is my pomegranate plant, also grown from a flower pot. For a few years, I had placed a dish below the pot to prevent roots from growing out. Now, I have taken out the dish so that its roots can grow deep into the ground. Hopefully the plant will grow bigger.
Height: about 5ft
Productivity: 1 - 3 fruits, flowers
Fertilizer: organic chicken manure pellets, liquid organic fertilizer
Soil: mix of organic compost and burnt clay soil
Watering: twice a day, use a watering can with sprinkler, water is declorinated.
“Me, My Brother, Our Pomegranates and My New Camera”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on November 1st, 2010.
Reason: It is the same 12 mp with intelligence auto (iAuto) mode and stabilizer but the colours are more vibrant. The macro shots are clearer and can be taken at a nearer distance. The wide angle (28mm) is larger, zoom better (5X optical) and clearer. It has HD movie recording feature and uses Leica (German technology) lens, which My Dear has high regards for. The rechargeable Li-Ion battery can last about 200 photos. I first saw a higher end Panasonic Lumix FZ-100 camera that I like from Diana of Elephant Eye. Then I was very encourage with positive feedback by commenters of my previous post, e.g. Bom of Plant Chaser blog, my daughter and also a few anonymous blog readers who wrote to me.
My next target will be the Canon Powershot S95 or S90, a high performance compact camera. The Canon S90 price has dropped to about RM 1,200 with FOC extra battery and comes with 8G memory card, waranty 1+2 years (until 31 Oct 10) due to introduction of new model S95 at RM 1,500 but it has exceeded my current budget.