Sunday, June 24, 2012

Misai kucing for our garden

I have been thinking of overhauling our tiny little garden in front of the house. After all, the garden, in its current shape and form, has been around for fifteen years. It is, mainly, a result of ad-hoc plantings. No major design theme, nor systematic planning.

So what do I have in mind for the new garden?

Hmm, I think I'd fancy an English garden this time around.

English gardens are characterised by their "organised-chaos" look. Wild flowers, shrubs and herbs  are the mainstays.

Of course, creating an English garden in hot, tropical Malaysia do present its fair share of headaches. Chief amongst these would be choosing the right plants to create the right look and ambiance of a true English garden.

After much googling, I have managed to come up with a short list (I mean, a very short one) of plants. Problem is, they are quite hard to find at your normal, local plant nurseries. 

But a visit to a recently launched Herbal Garden somewhere in Serdang introduced me to the humble Misai Kucing. I had not realized before that this interestingly named local plant produce delightful looking flowers in hues of purple. 

So, that's another one included to my short list.


Al-Manar said...

You want an English Garden for your grounds. Mine is a tropical whatever is natural. I can only imagine an English one or reminisce of its beasuty. How do I start one when I need to rid of ular, biawak, siput and the rest vof them? And I have a few Misai Kucing as well.

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Al Manar, I'll take heed of your warning about snakes and the like :-)

Al-Manar said...

By the way, arwah your dad could have known the head of the family in the picture of my latest posting.