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Friday, June 15, 2012

My DIY Home Garden in Malaysia - GBBD June 2012


Today for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - June 2012, I have roses.


This pink rose exudes a very nice fragrance which is similar to that of Body Shop's Wild Rose Hand Cream.

“My DIY Home Garden in Malaysia - GBBD June 2012”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ on June 15th. 2012.


Rose .....

... rose.

5. Deep pink

Now, ma belle bougainvillée.....

I thought I have a 3-in-1 bougainvillea but it turns out that there are actually 4 colour varieties grafted onto a single plant. The pictures here are all from the same plant. Do you notice the pink-tip flowers?

6. Purple

Bougainvillea..... the name itself conjure romance and poetry.

7. Orange-red

I really like this one - brilliant bract colour, 3 flowers - one white, one gold and another unopened.

8. white

1 plant, 1 pot, 4 colours.
This plant has been blooming for more than a month already.


My Passiflora laurifolia has flowered for the first time.


My moth orchid has lasted 1.5 months.
I took this picture just before the last flower dropped off.

After 3 months of waiting from flower to fruit, my little pineapple is ripe now.
The fruit is small but very sweet and tasty, just enough for DH and me.
Nothing beats the joy of eating a home-grown fruit "fresh from the tree".

Note: The photos here are taken between 22 May - 13 Jun 2012.

This is my entry for :

1. Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden on the 15th of every month. To participate and/or to view what is blooming in gardens around the world, please visit the link here.

2. Fertilizer Friday hosted by Glenda at Tootsie Time, link here.


  1. Róże i passiflora są piękne, ale kolorowe pnącza bugenwilli są cudowne. Ja kocham je i dziękuje za ich pokazanie. Pozdrawiam.
    Roses and passion flower are beautiful, but the colorful bougainvillea vines are wonderful. I love them and thanks for the show. Yours.

  2. an awesome selection! I can't believe you got a pineapple. That's so cool! I love your bougainvillea and that moth orchid is also so interesting.

  3. Your blooms are beautiful and how nice to be able to do your own pineapple.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. Your roses and bougainvillea are so beautiful! And what an adorable pineapple.

  5. Beautiful flowers :-) I am also wondering how long after planting the pineapple head before it bears fruit?

  6. I would also love to have a bougainvillea like yours, i saw it in garden shows. However, what i saw was maybe not well planned, as the growths of variety differ, so not nice for the single grafted plant. It would be lovely if all the varieties have same rates of development. I also would love to trade with you the roses, mother has the red thornless but scentless. My Red pineapple is still immature but already big. The other one of a different variety has not fruit yet.

  7. Giga, I am now dreaming of bougainvilleas hanging from European balconies.

    Wendy, Cher, Spurge, the pineapple was grown in a flower pot from the crown of a store bought fruit. In Malaysia, it is easy to grow pineapples successfully this way.

    Mama Pongkey, it takes about 2 years for a pineapple plant to bear fruits if grown from the crown and about 1.5 years if grown from suckers/offshoots.

    Andrea, you are right. I will need to learn how to prune and trim the bougainvillea to achieve the overall picture I like. Both the pink roses featured in this post have a nice fragrance. I really like the first one which has the rose fragrance I have always imagined it to be. My red roses have big thorns, very mild fragrance but the flowers are beautiful ^_^

  8. Your first rose looks so perfect. Unlike the exploded and the ruffled type this one look so elegant. Also enjoyed looking at the passionflower - its sure looking exotic.

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Check it out in my latest post. You have a great day!

  9. aloha,

    beautiful roses i can't grow them in my humid area, i've seen those fourt in one bougies, they look great....thanks for the wonderful garden tour :)

  10. Lovely closeups for this time around. I like all of your flowers, but especially the bougainvillea closeups. I guess I've never really looked past the bracts to see the tiny flowers. David/:0)

  11. So beautiful! The Roses and Bougainvilleas took my breath away! I'm so jealous--I can't grow Bougainvilleas here. :-(

  12. Glad your passiflora is blooming. Mine is regular in giving sweet fragrance .

  13. Am eying your pineapple... bet it was sweet and juicy.... no?

  14. Lovely blooms, Autumn Belle. I've never seen a bougainvillea with different colors of blooms--stunning!

  15. Visual treat of colors! Pineapple looks delicious and juicy. Was it?

  16. I love your old English rose which I cultivate too, simply for its lovely fragrance. I feel terribly nostalgic looking at your passiflora. I once had this vine. Unfortunately it did not grow back after some hard pruning.

  17. Fantastic photos. so many shades of pink :)

  18. pretty blooms! I like your roses. My garden roses are struggling to live! ;(
    Pineapple? Wow!

  19. I could almost smell that heavenly pink rose, which I know from my childhood days. Alas, I can't find it in any nursery here:(

  20. What a breathtaking assortment of flowers. How lucky you are.

  21. My first time to see a Passiflora lauriefolia and I'm fascinated with the color and its apearance. You have so many attractive colors of blooms in your garden!


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