Friend (25) – I am so glad you have grown up, my friend
On 21 August 2012, I posted a post on Peacock plant under ‘My Friend’ series. During that time, this plant was young and tender and I wish he’ll be growing happily like a kid.
6 months down the road, I heard him greeting me this morning. This one-foot tall kid greets me first thing in the morning. Before that, I don’t really pay attention on him. Reason being that I have too much things to care for in my secret garden. Also, too much thing to meddle on my daily job.
And to my surprise, this little kid has grown up to be a one-foot tall gentleman. When I talk about his greetings it’s as simple as just a warm stare at each other. I’m just too amaze about his speed of growing which is more than what I have expected!
There is a Chinese saying’无心插柳柳成阴”, literally means unintentional actions may bring unexpected success. I was truly enlightened by this word of wisdom!
Again, it is a sight I am looking for in this atmosphere of spring! It doesn’t matter how exuberant he is, or how much fruits he will be baring, I am looking at his uplifting spirits, his will to put enough effort to penetrate hardship and go through obstacles. Fruits or flowers are just extra bonuses!
26 thoughts on “Friend (25) – I am so glad you have grown up, my friend”
February 6, 2013 at 12:18 am
A very good evening Syd.. 😀
that plant has grown very well ya..? Will there be flowers..or maybe fruits.?
February 6, 2013 at 12:35 am
For peacock plant, it will grow flowers when it reaches human height ( adult height)!
For that, you need to wait patiently for about 5 years.
And that goes the same as fruits.
By calculation, it means I have 4 and half years to go, not too bad har!
February 6, 2013 at 12:55 am
Human height..? As per mine or yours.. Lol..
..and it has fruits as well..? Do you know the name of this plant/fruit in Malay..?
you must be a very patient person to wait that long..I’ll rather go and buy it in the market, if any 😉
February 6, 2013 at 1:20 am
I’m not sure in Malay, you can look into link below
Why buy plant? Where seed is all over the place? Haha!
February 6, 2013 at 1:41 am
Thank you for the link…
I’m not buying the plant..I’m buying the fruits.. hehe
February 6, 2013 at 12:35 am
Oh happy day. I like what you find happiness in, it is refreshing! Thank you. 🙂
February 6, 2013 at 12:37 am
Thanks, Sydney always have a way to find happiness!
You too, I’m sure you found yours! 🙂
February 6, 2013 at 1:55 am
Congrats. Please show us pictures with it´s flowers or fruit 😉
February 6, 2013 at 8:33 am
It needs 5 years! 🙂
February 6, 2013 at 2:55 am
Luminous post Sydney!
February 6, 2013 at 8:34 am
February 6, 2013 at 7:37 am
Growing the unknown is great. My Grand Children got a bean in a packet of growing mixture and planted it. The bean grew into a huge plant with bean pods nearly 300mm long. I searched for it on the internet but never found out what it was. I must try to find the blog and copy it,as it was very interesting and maybe someone on this site will have an answer.
February 6, 2013 at 8:35 am
Perhaps you show it to me one day, I might be able to answer you! 🙂
February 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm
I will try to make it for my next blog, but it was a few years ago and a lot of sites have closed down. i thought it was a Chinese bean as that`s where the product came from, but i was wrong. 🙂
February 6, 2013 at 9:56 am
how lovely and green Sydney 🙂
February 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm
Thank you! 🙂
February 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm
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February 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm
I love planting seeds and watching them grow, you are right they are like children.
February 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm
And I’m still a kid! 🙂
February 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm
I feel the same way about my plants! I talk to them and everything…not a LOT..but mention how healthy they look, how beautiful…anyway. Tree’s have souls, I think, and they last a lot longer than we do–providing we leave them alone. A wonderful peek inside your soul, Sydney. 🙂
February 7, 2013 at 7:34 am
Thanks, Karen! I’m glad we share the same thought! 🙂
February 9, 2013 at 7:17 am
Chinese saying’无心插柳柳成阴”, literally means unintentional actions may bring unexpected success…. I love this saying.. 😀 Lovely blog post Sydney!!!
February 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm
I thank you on behalf of this Peacock flower!
Have a peaceful weekend! 🙂
February 10, 2013 at 12:22 am
And quite the handsome gentleman he is.
February 10, 2013 at 12:34 am
There is natural beauty in him! 🙂