Friend (25) – I am so glad you have grown up, my friend

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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26 thoughts on “Friend (25) – I am so glad you have grown up, my friend

    katrina said:
    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.?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      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!

        katrina said:
        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 😉

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 6, 2013 at 1:20 am

        I’m not sure in Malay, you can look into link below
        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/120571/
        Why buy plant? Where seed is all over the place? Haha!

        katrina said:
        February 6, 2013 at 1:41 am

        Thank you for the link…

        I’m not buying the plant..I’m buying the fruits.. hehe

    Life&Ink said:
    February 6, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Oh happy day. I like what you find happiness in, it is refreshing! Thank you. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 6, 2013 at 12:37 am

      Thanks, Sydney always have a way to find happiness!
      You too, I’m sure you found yours! 🙂

    yarnwuseleien.wordpress.com said:
    February 6, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Congrats. Please show us pictures with it´s flowers or fruit 😉

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 6, 2013 at 8:33 am

      It needs 5 years! 🙂

    cindy knoke said:
    February 6, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Luminous post Sydney!

    Leo said:
    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.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Perhaps you show it to me one day, I might be able to answer you! 🙂

        Leo said:
        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. 🙂

    Sheila Creighton said:
    February 6, 2013 at 9:56 am

    how lovely and green Sydney 🙂

    Rexlin Victor said:
    February 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Beautiful post!!!

    argentumvulgaris said:
    February 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I love planting seeds and watching them grow, you are right they are like children.

    AV

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      And I’m still a kid! 🙂

    Charron's Chatter said:
    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. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 7, 2013 at 7:34 am

      Thanks, Karen! I’m glad we share the same thought! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    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!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      I thank you on behalf of this Peacock flower!
      Have a peaceful weekend! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    February 10, 2013 at 12:22 am

    And quite the handsome gentleman he is.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 10, 2013 at 12:34 am

      There is natural beauty in him! 🙂

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