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Monday, February 14, 2011

Blotanical in Malaysia Home & Decor Magazine

Firstly, I would like to wish everyone A Happy Valentine's Day !

Today, I shall present yellow roses from my garden and hey, growing roses is not difficult after all.


"To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."
..... Lao Tze 

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet."

..... Plato

"Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones,
As wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire."
..... Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"A man falls in love through his eyes,
A woman through her ears."
..... Woodrow Wyatt

"But love is blind, and lovers cannot see
The pretty follies that themselves commit."
..... William Shakespeare

I have very delighted that My Nice Garden has been mentioned in the February 2011 Home & Decor Magazine, Malaysia edition.  It is my honour to be listed among bloggers Bangchik of My Little Vegetable Garden from Malaysia and Gardening With Wilson Wong from Singapore.

And I am so proud to be a member of Blotanical. Cheers to Blotanical!

Thank you very much to Malaysia Home & Decor Magazine!

Alvin, my boy will be turning 16 this February 15th. He used up all his 'ang pow' (Chinese New Year red packet) money to buy this gift and sacrificed 2 days of his game time making this gift wrap with many many hearts. He will not reveal to anyone what is inside this box. Well, not even to me, his mom. It makes me worried and I wonder WHO (???) is the special someone who is going to receive this gift.

Alvin my boy,


Son, you are growing up fast, going through all the stages that leads to maturity,
We'd like you to know that we shall always be there to share you joys and sorrows, triumphs and failures.
For 16 years and more to come, you are the source of much joy and happiness.
This special day for you is also very special to us.
We love you!
..... mom and dad.


  1. These are some perfect and gorgeous yellow roses!

  2. Your roses are gorgeous. And you chose some lovely quotes. Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. beautiful roses with great accompanying quotes.

    glad that your blog was being mentioned in the magazine.

    Happy birthday to your boy. may all his wishes come true.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Your roses so beautiful It's hard to grow roses in our climate, I tried many times since I'm 13 yo, but failed. Last 3 year I bought new one, but still cannot survive. I need to learn from you ;)
    It's great to know that your blog had mentioned in the magazine.

    Happy Valentine's day to you.

    Happy Birthday to your boy!

  5. Happy Valentine's day Autumn Belle! Those are beautiful roses.

    Congratulations on your magazine feature! You deserve the mention.

    Children do grow up too fast for us parents.

  6. Oh, that rose is just so beautiful and romantic! Love that sweet yellow. Happy Velentine's Day! Happy Birthday to your son! You must be very curious whom is he going to give that special gift to. My son is now 13, and he is going through the early teen stage, and I will be very curious too if someday he makes a gift with so many hearts for someone! :)

  7. Beautiful flower! My son will be 14 this year. Haha! Thanks for sharing so that I don't get too surprised when it happens here too.

  8. What beautiful roses and sentimental thoughts to go with them.

    Happy 16th birthday to your son.

    What a wonderfully wrapped gift and I hope you let us know who was the recipient and what the gift was. Very thoughful.

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.


  9. Beautiful yellow roses! Congratulations on your honor on being included in the magazine with Bangchik...I enjoy visiting both of you! You wrote such a sweet sentiment to your 16 year old son, he wrapped a lovely gift! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Happy Birthday to him!

  10. your yellow rose look so complete and perfect. Normally I see roses are so exploded or burst with their petals burned due to the climate & weather.
    May you have a lovely heartwarming Valentine moment with family & friends.

  11. Hi Autumn Belle,
    This is very nice. Congratulations on getting published. I have the exact same variety of rose with me. It is the best rose plant I have had so far.

  12. Happy Birthday Sweet 16th to your son. Hope you have a nice Valentine Day with your love ones. Happy to know that your blog is mentioned in magazine.

  13. Those are very beautiful yellow roses, and i am sure they are more beautiful for someone who tended them. And, congratulations for being mentioned in the magazine, you are now famous! Another congratulations for raising a good boy, a good citizen, you will be a grandmother in some few years, haha! Lastly, thanks for visiting my site first after your long absence, actually i have already been thinking that you are away for so long. You just returned the favor, Happy Valentine's my friend!

  14. Congrats on being mentioned in the magazine...and also on your son turning 16!

  15. Wow that is great news. You deserved this no doubt about that. And yes the roses you shared are very beautiful.

  16. Beautiful yellow rose!
    Your son is so creative enough to create a beautiful wrapped gift!
    Happy Valentine's day to you!

  17. Congrats to you and your blog!
    And happy Valentine's day to you and your family. Your son is very talented, wow!

  18. Lovely roses for a romantic day.

  19. Congratulations on getting featured in the magazine. You are famous now :)

  20. Belle: Congratulations, Happy Birthday to your son, and Happy Valentine's day! Your blog deserves the recognition!

  21. Wow love all your quotes and the rose. Congratz for being fueatured in Home & Decor. Great job for all the wonderful pixz posted so far and more Mag will reach you soon in future.

  22. Happy Valentine's to you too!

    the roses are sunny yellow which can bring some glow to any plain room or a smile to one's face!

  23. What a beautiful rose! I don't think I hv this one in my collection yet :)

    Just to say congrats on being mentioned in a magazine. That's truly a super something!

    Happy Valentine's day and Happy Birthday to your boy. All the best wishes to both of you!

  24. I hope your son had a very happy birthday!
    Congratulations on being acknowledged in the magazine!
    Lovely post, gorgeous pics and great quotes.

  25. Sweet yellow roses... thanks for the Home decor pages.... Magazines generally come in late to Tanah Merah.

  26. Your roses are beautiful! Congratulations for the mention in the magazine. That's a great accomplishment! Happy Belated Birthday to your son!

  27. Double congrats to you!
    And the roses are very pretty...

  28. Lovely roses! Can I come for a visit just to photograph your flowers in your garden? I usually eyed my neighbour's flower pots along the corridor and photographed them. ;)

  29. Wishing your son a Very Happy Birthday. God Bless. Many Congratulations for the mention of your blog in the magazine. Thats terrific. Lovely shots of Roses along with quotes. Here's wishing you A very Happy Valentines Day though a tad belated!

  30. Congratulations Autumn Belle! Your yellow roses are beautiful. Wish mine were looking as good as yours!

  31. Congrats on being featured in the magazine, A. Belle! And, may everyday be a happy Valentine day for you and yours. Happy belated birthday to Alvin too.
    You yellow rose is simply gorgeous and the love-quotes are as lovely too.

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    Thank you very much for the comments, congratulatory, birthday and Valentine wishes which I appreciate very much.

  33. hahaha, Autumn Belle, it's obvious you're too busy! Aside from the more infrequent posts, you're now thanking your commenters in bulk! Maybe also because you have too many blogspots. But whatever you're busy with these days, i hope you take care of yourself, and hope you're happy whatever!


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