Sunday, December 25, 2011

A White...flowered Christmas

Here's one entry for the holiday season. We may not get a white Christmas here in Malaysia, but we can have a white flowered Christmas...well, not purely white, but with a touch of green. Wishing all my friends a joyous festive season and happy holidays.

Bishop's Crown Chilli (Capsicum baccatum) blooms
The bishop's crown chilli (C. baccatum). This is one with seven petals.
Another C. baccatum flower - five petals.

The Wind Orchid flower (Neofinetia falcata)
The wind orchid, N. falcata. Smells of jasmine and vanilla at night.

Lemon Basil
The only basil in flower on the balcony. This is to ensure that the seeds I get will not be of a hybrid with the sweet or thai basil.


  1. Lovely White Christmas at your balcony. Hope you drop by sometime when you are free, we have a Liebster blog for you.

  2. It's still a white Christmas at your balcony:) I wonder if Diana thought of the caption because she visited here before she came over. I liked it.

    Bishop's chillies are unique. Used to grow them.

    Happy New Year!

  3. I have learnt a lot from you. Keep up the good work and hope to see more of your posts next year. Happy New Year 2012!

  4. @Diana: Thanks so much for the award. New Year Resolution - Look for blogs to pass the award to :-) Thanks so much for the seeds. Keep you posted when I plant them.

    @One: Do you get trouble with fruit set of Bishops Crown? I have no pollinators and since the flower face downwards, knocking the plant doesn't help. Its tedious having to hand pollinate them

    @Autumn Belle: Thanks Autumn Belle. Likewise, I've learned a lot from your blog. Have a good year ahead.

  5. Never seen a chili flower like that one.