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New Years Day flower count

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 08:57

I forgot, can you look at the thread "mystery plant"?

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 08:54

 I think so, but many veggies, if you have in your garden: cucumber, pumpkin, cabbage...not now, but in the spring., greetings, ThaiGer.

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 06:35


 Hello, only this two flower from nutcutlets list I have all the month:cyclamen and mahonia-siamensis, I'll look for more...ThaiGer.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:56

...oooh, Busy-Lizzie, you can verry pride in your homeland and your wonderful garden. I have only a wild garden, you have a Botanical Garden!!, ThaiGer, and thanks for looking at your pics.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:13

...but I have some qestions too: if you have time, please look at my album, the following names I don't no, maybe someone can help...


1. "whatever" ?

2."ornamental grass"?

3."lily,a nice one"?Is it a lily?

4."unknown 30cm fruit"? No one Thai see this fruit before, many I ask, but nobody know them, but is growing on my land...

5.I think with the names of the "nepenthes unknown name" nobody can help me, or?

All plants are on my land long time before I bought it. Thank you verry much, ThaiGer.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 15:56

...yes. I never drink alcohol (don't like the taste and the smell) and I can tell you, that we have in Thailand 1 million alcoholics!!! This flower is given in all hospitals as tea or soup or for eating raw for stop the spreading of liver cancer (Zirrhose,german). Greetings, ThaiGer.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 15:39

I found something :Stranvaesia davidiana (Photinia davidiana) is an evergreen shrub whose close relative is a garden hybrid photinia red robin. It comes from China, Thailand and Vietnam and has better cold resistance and narrower leaves. They are deep green and glossy but emerge dark burgundy red in the spring. Before autumn some portion of older foliage inside the plant gains bright carmine red and orange colour. In the autumn the leaves at tips of the branches turn deep burgundy red again.The natural shape of Chinese photinia is rather prostrate with long, slightly arching branches. To maintain a dense shrub we recommend pruning it every year in mid spring. Grow it in full sun. It likes acidic, moist but well drained soil with high contents of organic matter. Mulching provides consistent moisture throughout the year and is necessary in colder areas. Watering is a must before and during winter unless the soil is frozen. Very hardy to min. -23°C, in protected areas to -27°C. 

Hope, it can help you a little. Please reduce the pic-pixel to 1024x or 860x , it will be faster open in this forum, greetings, ThaiGer.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 12:22

Sorry,I forgot, if you want have a look at my album you'll find many new pictures from the last week (4ha more for Dragon Fruit). my album , no password.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 12:16

Hello gardeners, I,m back from the north and I saw your thread about Blue Flower.

My wife say "yeah, I know the best!" And she goes outside and come back with the Blossom of our hedge. Thai people make a joke about this flower because of shape and also of the name. I'll going to make picture and she write to you:

What is that flower behind your ear? In a Thai village, the answer might be that it is a jasmine, hibiscus or butterfly pea flower. You often see women or men in Thai villages wearing flowers behind their ears on special occasions. For me personally, my answer would be that it is a blue butterfly pea flower. In addition to wearing a blue butterfly pea flower(dok anchan) or Clitoria ternatea – behind my ear while working in my garden, I would like to introduce you to its properties as a Thai culinary flower. Butterfly pea is an annual vine that is native to the land in southeast Asia near the equator. Thais love dok anchan for it beautiful unique looks and for its culinary uses as a food coloring and as an edible flower. I use dok anchan in my Thai cooking at home, shredding it into a fine ribbon and adding it to rice salad, or for making a tea, or adding blue color extract to steamed jasmine rice. But above and beyond all of these uses, our ancestors recognized it for its medicinal benefits, which include its anti-depression, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. The blue concentrate added to hair products also promotes healthy hair growth.

In Thailand I grew butterfly pea plants on a bamboo trellis, but often enjoyed the harvest from friends’ gardens. In the Thai village lifestyle in the old days we shared or exchanged our surpluses with one another. The vines can produce many flowers a day, so often they went unused. This meant that at any moment there were always flowers waiting for you in someone’s garden and we helped ourselves when needed. The pigment in the flowers comes from anthocyanins, and has long been widely used in Thai cuisines for blue or purple food coloring for butterfly pea sticky rice. In Thailand, any foods prepared with shades of blue, purple or pink come from dok anchan. In addition, southeast Asia uses the flowers in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.


 Best greetings from Thailand, ThaiGer+Saipin


new years resolution

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 10:09

All the best for you and your family, thanks, ThaiGer

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