Mrs. Chan

sporadic gardening

Gardens are a form of autobiography ~Sydney Eddison

I need say no more, travel with me around Momsie’s garden and be marvel with the perennial borders between a haphazard garden to a random experiment with Nature.

Momsie is gutsy, a fearless gardener bargaining for fruitful harvest through her no-sweat attitude.

She is playful and experimental.

Every seed sown is a hopeful harvest.


1         Durian Tree

1         Rambutan Tree

1         Starfruit Tree

1         Kedondong Tree

1         Frangipani


There’s no gardening without humility.

The plants teach you to be patient,  You have to tend to it and your shadows are the greatest fertiliser.

Each, unique in its own temper. They challenge you, charm you and feed you.

Momsie often surprises me.

One day, you see ladies finger. The next trip, she has scallion and green mustards. Often, her green patch is quilted randomly. They range from a permanent herbal patch with evergreens of sweet basil and peppermints alongside another bed for fanciful leaves of the season.

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips


Momsie digs. Momsie plants. Momsie sweats.

Perspiration from her dedicated labour showers us with generous servings, feasts our sights and souls with colourful blooms.

One cannot be half-hearted wanting a flourishing garden.


bananas and nenas


Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.  - Douglas William Jerrold


A natural gardener heals.

Give any ailing plants to Momsie, she makes it well and healthy again. Her sporadic garden houses many “give-away” from many unsuccessful venture into the world of gardening.


As a trigger happy photographer, shooting randomly most times whenever I am down at Momsie’s. Totally pleased I have the privilege of keeping a record of the floral and fauna in this special garden.

Watch out for them in my postings under “What’s Blooming” and I will try describe her sporadic garden in a more comprehensible order.

A garden is never so good as it will be next year. – Thomas Cooper

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