Monday, June 10, 2013

abc letter V for vase

Sarawak has potteries where they paint traditional dayak designs. A friend went to Sarawak and brought me one. You will see its distinctive patterns. This is one two and half inch tall.

I like this glass vase and the stock flowers.

This plant is also known as the Goddess of Mercy plant. Worshippers of Goddess of Mercy will have a vase of this plant to worship her.

I just like plants.

In Singapore, I experimented with this plant, I cut about two feet long stems of this plant, I had about twenty of them, and grew them in a vase in side my house. Soon shoots grew, and this is the result. There was no need to fertilise the plant.

As it was dengue infestation time, I had to cover the vase with netting to prevent the aedes mosquitoes from laying eggs in the still water. Dengue fever was very serious, and I as the secretary of the gardening club had to set examples of keeping our plants stagnant water free. In NTU, they regularly fogged the campus.



Leovi said...

A delicious design Dayak beautiful!

Roger Owen Green said...

especially like the top VASE
Not the bugs, tho!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

Beautiful vases!

abcw team

magiceye said...

Lovely vases

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm a fan of vases too. Luckily, we don't have to worry about dengue fever. But West Nile virus is an issue. Not so much in the Bay Area but definitely in the Central Valley.

ChrisJ said...

Only 2 1/2 inches high! I love it. Collecting miniature vases would make an interesting hobby.

Reader Wil said...

Your photos are great I also like flowers, but have no time to look after them properly, when I am on holidays. Thank you for your vases.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Unknown said...

miniatures are good to collect.