Sunday, September 7, 2008
The Home Story of Adenium, Jambu Batu, and Kedongdong
Text and pictures by Eki Qushay Akhwan
Thank God, it's weekend! Time for quieter moments at home. Time to be with family and loved ones. Time to take care of my plants and garden, which I have been neglecting for sometime.
I know, today's photos would not be qualified to be a City Daily Photo post, but I can't help it. I need to take a break from journaling Bandung, just for today.
I have quite a number of plants in my small front and back yard gardens. The pink-flowered adenium at the top photo is one of my favorite flowering plants. Then there are also a couple of fruit trees which I grow in large pots. The "jambu batu" (psidium guajava) or guava is fruiting and I think will be ready for picking in a couple of weeks' time. This season's yield looks better than last year's when some sort of leave flea attacked it and almost killed it.
"Jambu Batu" (guava)
The "kedongdong" (spundias dulcis) - a fruit tree that can only be found in Southeast Asia - is also fruiting generously this season, and I think the fruits will also be ready for picking in a couple of weeks' time. So, I can expect to have an abundance of tropical fruit supply from my own garden this coming weeks. :)
Now that we are talking about fruits, Bandung's (and in general the western parts of Indonesia's) fruit season usually takes place between September and January. During this period, different kinds of tropical fruits are in season one after another. If you are a tropical fruit lover, it's the best time to go and hunt for them; that is, if you don't mind the rainy season, which normally takes place at the same time as the fruit season.
Have a good weekend, everybody.