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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ABC WEdnesday: Letter L


In most landed properties in Auckland, there are fruiting lemon trees.

Lucky Bamboo or ribbon bamboo.



http://www.tootsietime.com/
The Chinese call this bamboo, Goddess of Mercy Bamboo. Worhippers do what you do, leave them in a vase, and the bamboo will be a permanent fixture. The worshippers believe that she is a vegetarian, so they offer plants and flowers and fruits as an offering. (I should post a photo taken from my sister in law's house.)

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2008/12/sanderianaribbon-plant.html
When I was in Singapore, it was very artistic to use just cuttings without leaves and put them in a vase as a decor. In time, the new shoot grow. I experimented with this and the photo is the result. I also grew a lot of then in the gardening club allotment. I plant them for fun.

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14 comments:

Rajesh said...

I have seen these Chinese bamboo here also.

sush said...

i use these bamboo tree in my living room

Roger Owen Green said...

wow, lemon trees from all around the world!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Scriptor Senex said...

We have one lonely Lucky Bamboo. Yours look much happier crammed together in a vase.

I've joined ABC Wednesday - thanks to you!

Ash said...

Great choice - lovely photos!

Sandra said...

i like that bamboo, beautiful and I love fresh lemons

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, Bet those lemons are delicious.. We had a grapefruit tree when I lived in Florida many years ago.

I enjoyed seeing the Chinese Bamboo... Gorgeous....We saw bamboo at Biltmore yesterday...

Hugs,
Betsy

Kim, USA said...

I wish here in Michigan we could grow lemon tree. The Chinese bamboo here is expensive. I think 1 piece is about $3 ^_^

ABC Wed

Joy said...

Wonderful to have a lemon tree. They tend to sell the bamboo without leaves in shapes here at Christmas.

Ginny said...

Your bamboo came out really pretty, you still have it? Looks like an expensive inside plant. Is it easy to care for, is it in dirt or just a vase of water? Wish I had a pretty lemon tree like that.

magiceye said...

lovely takes!

Lew said...

The lemon tree is interesting. We also have some bamboo, but it does not have as many leaves as yours.

Gattina said...

Ah lemon trees ! I have seen them in Italy. I too have bamboos in a vase since ages ! I don't even remember when I bought them !

Jo Bryant said...

lovely