Bloom where you are planted

21st Sep 2013

Early this year, after a series of disappointments in life, I dreamed of an angel. In the dream, he/she conveyed some messages to me and one message that I could share with you all is of the request he/she asked me of.

I was asked to make my balcony more colorful. By colorful, I meant flowers.

Of course, I did as I was asked, but no thank you to my sometimes-not-green-thumb.. most of the flowers that I planted died after a few months. They were blooming with beautiful flowers, yes, but just for a few months. And then they’ll die. If you come over to my apartment right now, you won’t be seeing lots of flowers at the balcony. Instead, you’ll be greeted with spring onions, tomato, sayur manis, kasturi and a few pots of Sabah snake plants. Ha! Nothing colorful about that, but, like my friend Helen used to tell me, “I am planting vegetables all around my house now because I don’t eat flowers.” You know she’s right.

Now that I am going through another disappointment in life (lol), I have since began planting flowers at the balcony. This is my latest pot with flower seeds I got from the supermarket – CKS (Chua Kah Sing).


Sad to say, it’s been 4 days and still no signs of seedlings, except for a small earthworm that I saw coming out from the soil yesterday… Thank goodness I did NOT see it when I was filling up the new pot with the soil. Even with a pair of hand gloves, I would still freak out and scream like a mad woman if I see an earthworm. Let alone touching it! Another lesson learned: pure soil (this one is from my dad’s kampung) WILL contain earthworm. (and earthworm is good for the plants). Anyway, there goes my RM2.80 hard-earned money! Lesson learned again: buy only seedlings from the nursery.

Looks like I would have to go visit a nursery tomorrow to get some new flower seeds. Who knows this time it will grow. And once I make my balcony colorful again, maybe Lady Luck will come visit and give me a pot of gold. I will then have enough money to travel and buy more washi tapes. Then I’ll fly with my parents and loved ones, taking endless photos with them and maybe buy more washi tapes!

With God’s blessings, I can achieve all that. In fact, He has already sent me some help this afternoon, even before I have blooming flowers at the balcony.

God is good.

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9 thoughts on “Bloom where you are planted

  1. chegucarol

    im no green finger either….piara green plants saja pun pandai mati. but giving up is the last thing we shud do…im still buying plants from any nursery i bump into….so far, i’m at great success with money plant. padahal, that plant memang can survive without proper care for at least a week or two…hahahahaha

    1. cindy Post author

      i used to have green finger, except for roses la. i can never seem to grow them. but lately, semua tanaman tidak jadi saja. maybe thumb is turning into blue. hahahaha! but that’s true, we should never give up in life. maybe my next plant would be the money plant. (tho i do not know which one that is :P)

  2. Willie

    Like you, I don’t have that magical touch too. I bought a few pots of flowers months ago and they all died. I was sad because the flowers cost me almost RM100. I wondered why. I gave them my fullest attention and yet they died.


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