Count Your Blessings!

With love and passion, everyone can have a nice garden...Elaine Yim

Count Your Blessings!
Count The Garden By The Flowers, Never By The Leaves That Fall.
Count Your Life With Smiles And Not The Tears That Roll.
..... Author unknown.

Knowing me, Knowing you..... Aha.....!

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Malaysian Flora USDA Zone 11
Welcome to our exotic world of everlasting summers and tropical rainforests!

About Me

Welcome to My Nice Garden!

This weblog is about my urban gardening adventures and personal stories. My main focus is on container gardening, native and rare plants and the tropical rainforests of Malaysia.

I love nature, visiting gardens and documenting my interests in photo diaries. Gardening and writing is a great stress buster. I am just an amateur photographer who shoots with my heart. I use a point and shoot Panasonic DMC-FH1, 12mp digital camera for macros and scenery shots and a Nokia 3500 mobile phone camera, 2mp for candid shots. All the photos posted in this blog are taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Do treat this blog as a shared learning experience in this journey called 'LIFE'.

I believe that every place I visit has a garden, one way or another. So do join me as I live out my passion and endeavours.

That's me, Autumn Belle, a lady born in autumn.

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I love to read your comments and feedback. I will also reply to your questions under each respective posts. If you have a question that does not relate to any of my blog postings,  you can pose it here in a comment.

If you need to liase personally with me, you are welcomed to write to my email address: or message me at my Facebook page.  I will personally reply to your queries.


  1. Hi... I envy your childhood, not to say I did not have a happy one... I lived mine out in a kampong, so I was surrounded by plants and plants... my passion is photography and gardening... and I look forward to visiting your blog... happy new year!

  2. Dear Prof, thank you very much for being the first commenter here. It is indeed an honour and a great start for 1.1.11!

  3. hi

    this is meiling. i would like to ask you for some information on how to reach the strawberry farm and mushroom farm near genting highland.

    my sister and i will be bring my grandparents and our mother for a short trip in genting highland from 1 apr to 3 apr, but we don't know how to go to the farms.

    i would sincerely appreciates your help.

    by the way, i don't have a blog.

    terima kasih

  4. Hi Mei Ling, The Genting Strawberry and Mushroom Farm has their own website. You can get their contact numbers and location map. Do check out the following link:

    Wishing you a safe journey and enjoyable trip, Good Luck!

  5. Hi Autumn Belle

    You had such a wonderful childhood! Mine was quiet carefree with lots of open spaces and dogs, something like yours. Only that my parents don't like gardening! Now I have moved to Perak (not my hometown) and have a big garden. Am trying to grow fruit trees too!

  6. KL Girl, planting fruit trees is a wise move towards caring for our Mother Earth and for the future generations. Fruit trees provide food not only to humans but their flowers are a souce of nectar for the bees, birds and butterflies and fruits food for the birds, bats, squirrels, etc. We clever humans can share some of the fruits of our labour with other creatures that inhabit our planet. Hence, may you be rewarded with abundance in health, wealth and happiness ;>) !

  7. hi there autumm belle,

    i am keen on planting sunflowers. what advice can you give me and may I have some of your sunflower seeds?

    are you in KL?

    Thanks & Smiles

    1. Ooi, please write to my email address and I'll reply you accordingly.

  8. Hi Belle,

    where can i get Poinsettias plant.

    1. Most nurseries carry them now since it is Christmas season. In Selangor, you can find it at IKEA, Floristika or Selangor Green Lane, eg Lot 61. Some useful links are as follows:

      1. Selangor Green Lane -

      2. Floristika in Bangsar -

      3. Florists in Chinatown, KL eg Lee Wah Florist at Jalan Tun HS Lee.

  9. Dear Autumn Belle,

    Good day,
    I need a favor from you, I am looking for Red Butterfly Wing plant, please advice where can i buy.
    Thank you.

    Soon Tat
    019-417 6696

    1. Soon Tat, I bought mine at Sg Buloh along Selangor Green Lane. Try calling them to ask:

  10. hi elaine,
    thought i drop you a note to say 'hi'.
    i stumbled upon your blog while trying to figure out the name for bride's tears as i am writing a post on it. its amazing the amount of info you have published in plant life/gardening on your blog. well done. keep up the good work. i will certainly be visiting again every now and again to consult your expertise.
    best regards,

  11. Great blog, Elaine. Hope one day we can meet up to discuss more about gardening and tropical plants and fruits. Please keep up the good work. It is such a pleasure to read your blog. :)

    1. VG, thanks for visiting my blog and giving me your valuable feedback! It makes my day!

  12. Hello Elaine, i would like to know where did u found the japanese honeysuckle plant? i am quite interested to try it.

    1. I bought it at Lot 21 Sg Buloh Selangor Green Lane

  13. hi belle,
    i'm from johor. my name is nagaraju . can you tell me which landscaper in johor selling nerium oleander and cassia fistula.
    pls reply ASAP

  14. Raju, you can ask your nearest local nursery for help to source for you.

  15. Hello Elaine
    Just found your blog.
    Gardening is a new hobby to me. I am only doing container gardening, and have varieties of hibiscus,roses, coleus, caladiums. I am trying adeniums now.
    Hope to learn from your experience.
    Thanks. Dr.Guna

  16. Hi Gunarama, good luck with your gardening adventures!

  17. Autumn belle May I ask where are you from? I live in Malacca and I'm curious about where you get your gardenic supply, it'll be lucky if you're in Malacca.

    1. Hi, Doratheexplorer, I live in Selangor and there are many nurseries here.


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