Sunday, August 10, 2008

Free Plants!

Psssttt.... I just want to share something very interesting. (Whispering, here...!)

But, promise, you won't tell my neighbour. At least until after I tell them myself....hahaha.

You see these little baby plants in my nursery pot, below? Guess where I got them? The seedlings grows amongst my grass. Whenever I go around my garden pulling out the weeds from the grass, sometimes I'll find these plants. Initially I didn't know what it was, thinking it was just another type of weeds. But when you pull it out, there it was, a seed like a bean sprout still intact at the bottom. And these plants look kind of sturdy for its size.

Then upon inspecting the leaves closer, we figured out what it was! It came from my neighbour's trees. I don't know what its called, but these plants can be seen all over Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya and Shah Alam. It can be a small bushy plant but it can grow as big as a 30-40 feet trees, if you don't trim or cut them. Some use this plant as a fencing around their houses or for a more privacy of their garden.

This is how the trees looks like at about 20 feet. Its a picture taken from my neighbour's backyard. That's the source of these little plants that I gathered in my pot. Today I found two more. At the nursery, this plant, about the height of 1-2 feet costs about Rm 45 each. And I got these! Sshhhh....!!

Edited: August 11, 2008

Ok, after some readings on plants variation online, I discovered the name of the plant I mentioned above, which is called 'Eugenia'. :)


cakapaje said...

Salam ydiana,

Ssshhhh! I to am whispering now that I can hardly hear my own voice. Huh? Wait a minute, I write from my heart, thus no wonder I can't hear my voice! ;)

Good thing you brought up this subject as I forgot to mention it at your 'Lawn' entry - be careful of similar looking weed like those seedlings. The weeds - don't know its name - can destroy your lawn within a couple of weeks. There's no remedy but plain vigilance - daily!

Ydiana said...

Salam Shah

Ok, so far I've been dealing with a few weeds, let's see, there's about 4-5 types on the older grass, and two type on the newer grass. I think I know which one, if it looks like thos plants, but it'll be helpful if you have pictures? TQ!

cakapaje said...


Alamak! No pictures on those wees le - never thought it would be needed. But it does look like a clover leaf.

Ydiana said...

Hi Shah

No worries. I think I know which one. I have it here in my garden. Maybe if I don't have anything better to blog, I show pictures of these weeds...hahaha!