I actually remember the last few min of my dream very vividly which happened on Thursday morning.
Coz I was plucking a lot of blue pea flower (a.k.a butterfly pea). I squished them into a ball to compact them so I can pluck more and the weird funny part is they start to dry and shrivelled and then turn red into raspberries. I was like huh? 日有所思也有所梦, is it asking me to pluck the ones I spotted along Tanjong Katong area?
|Clitoria Ternatea (single petal)|
Color is extracted from the flower and used as natural food colouring in nonya kuehs and also made into a tea drink which I read is quite common in Thailand.
That Thursday noon, a friend's mum who grew such flowers dropped by my office and handed me a couple of dried rose buds which was not able to bloom due to the recent wet weather. It seems my dream that night before was like a prediction of sorts.
My despatch uncle saw me met up with my friend and I told him about the flowers. It so happens that he grew such flowers just outside his house in Malaysia. I was like are you serious? He said yes, and the flowers were used for praying purpose at the altar. He volunteer to bring some for me and I asked if he has the seeds? He said he would check.
Right now, the plant has been out of the soil for almost 10hrs and it looks so thin and fragile, even turning slightly yellow already. Despatch uncle helped me to wet the roots area with damp newspaper and I don't know if it will survive another few hours more as I have to look for pots and soil.
No nursery near my house area thou unless I travel to Tanjong Katong which I would have a problem bringing home a flower pot and a bag of soil. I hope the cold storage have what I need.
For now, 6pm, I will leave office and head straight home to place my stuff and head out immediately to cold storage first. At least if I do manage to get pots and soil, I would have free hands to carry them and not risk breaking the already fragile looking plant...
Poor thing... I will get it potted soon, it must have been deprived of nutrients...
Was disappointed at cold storage as it turns out there was no pots that caught my eye and the soil was was out of stock. So I bought the fertilizers, went home and head out to Ban Nee Chen Pte Ltd at 45 Amber Road. With the kind help of the auntie there, I manage to get a pot, soil and was given free chipped clay tiles for base and a stick since this is a vine-type of plant. Cost me $8.50 in total and the auntie was kind enough to let me pay by nets although their minimum purchase was $15.00.
Thanks a lot! (Manage to bring every thing home and took the bus)
So it begins...
|Line base with chipped tiles to cover the holes at the base|
|Fill half with soil|
|Place the plant, fill up with soil to about 3/4 of the pot|
|Kept on rearranging the sticks and plant cause it was too thin n fragile|
Did not tie the plant to stick with a string thou. It was too fragile for me to handle.
|Place some of the fertilizers on top of it and watered the soil|
|Place it at the corner. This spot has the morning sun.|
As you can see, it was bend in the middle. I wonder if this plant will even survive in the first place. I am also worried about the length of this plant. Clearly, I needed more stick support for the plant to twirl and curl but before I buy more sticks I have to see if the plant survives with the bent in the middle.
|Rearrange the plant again. really hard to make it secure... some of the leaves are drying up|