No wonder carrots are good for the eyes

September 20th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

No wonder carrots are good for the eyes, amazing, carrot center looks like an iris

September 2013 @ Atrium, Carrot center has remarkable resemblance of an iris!

Persistance prevails: Two budding buddha palm squash

September 9th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Ever since I can recall my mom has always tried to grow and fruit the Buddha palm squash. These sensitive plants usually do not fruit the first year.  Every year for more than 10 years she tried to nurture these plants. She would care for it and water it meticulously. Blankets would be used in cold winter nights and uncovered in the day. Day by day she would care for it as if it were a child. One way or another it would always die within the first or second year without fruiting. I concluded a long time ago that this plant will not fruit for her. Today, amazingly, her two-year old plant sprout two beautiful babies. I’m overjoyed for her triumph. Hopefully they will grow big and yummy for me to eat…hahaha.

Reminder to self: If you want something, never give up, persistence, patience and tender loving care will always prevail.

Two budding buddha palm squash

9/9/2013 @Garden, Two budding buddha palm squash

Brighten your tired computer eyes with goji berries, wolf berries tea

June 18th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Goji berries with fence and sunset in the back

June 2013@ Back yard, Goji berries.

Goji berry flowers

April 2011@ Back yard, Goji berry flowers blooming

Fresh goji berries tastes bitter sweet. It has a bright red orange color, smaller then raisins and have shinny delicate skin. It’s addictive to eat, unlike the dried ones the seeds are not as noticeable or hard. In Chinese herbs it’s known to be good for your eyes. I’ve also been repeatedly told the same by my trusted mom. It’s great for those, like me, who stares at the computer screen, phone or gadgets almost every waking moment.

Goji berries tea benefits: Original source

枸杞子茶:枸杞子中含有丰富的胡萝卜素、维生素B1、维生素C、钙、铁等,具有补肝益肾、明目的作用,连续饮用两个月,就能起到明目、强壮筋骨、改善疲劳的作用。特别是对长期使用电脑引起的眼睛酸涩、疲劳、视力减退等问题的人,更有帮助。

Goji berries tea benefits: (Translated on Google translate)

Goji berries also known as wolf berries are rich in carotene, vitamin B1, vitamin C, calcium, iron, etc., Good for the liver and kidney, improve eyesight, continuous drinking for two months, you can brighten eyesight, strong bones and muscles, improve fatigue. Especially for long-term use of computer generated eye soreness, fatigue, vision loss and other problems, the more helpful.

For more information about Goji berrie you can read up more on the subject here.

How I make my Goji berry tea: (Super easy)

Take hand full of Goji berries and boil in a few cups of water for about 15min. Pour into a cup and add a teaspoon of honey if you like. Drink tea and eat berries.

Disclaimer:

For me this is valuable information passed on from my family and now I passed it on to you. This is what I do, you can try it if you like but I don’t guarantee anything for you. Try at your own risk.

Two welcomed guests in the front yard: Blooming sunflowers

June 13th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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6.13.2013@ Front yard. We usually just get weeds. These wild beauties bring sunshine into my heart.

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6.13.2013@ Front yard. Second one not in bloom yet.

Sunflower broken by vandalism

6.15.2013 @ Front Yard.  Life is so unpredictable, only 2 days after it’s full bloom and now…so sad, must have been painful. We have a flower murdered and thief on the loose. Don’t know why people do what they do…

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6.15.2013@ Back Yard. Hopeful by moving the second one into the backyard will protect him from the same fate.

A bundle of roses from Nature

June 1st, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Bundle of roses from one stem

June 2013 @ Garden

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