Saturday, August 21, 2010
THe 1st photo taken in Sep 2010. The plant was collected from wild, a small sapling by the drain back in 2005. The trunk has grown to 4 cm by 2010. The term "Bodhi Tree" is also widely applied to this plant.
The 2nd photo taken in Jun 2010. The plant is fast growing and neneds frequent trimming.
The Bodhi tree at the Mahabodhi Temple is called the Sri Maha Bodhi. According to Buddhist texts the Buddha, after his Enlightenment, spent a whole week in front of the tree, standing with unblinking eyes, gazing at it with gratitude. A shrine was later erected on the spot where he stood, and was called theAnimisalocana cetiya
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Black pine under my care since 2004, bought from local nursery. No repotting so far (as of Aug 2010), just regular maintenance keeping it in shape.
Jan 2012: Sorry to see this planting final days of drying up after so many years of care without problem. This problem stated in Jun of last year.Tried to salvage the plant but unsuccessful.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This is one of my early collection, bought in 1996. The 2 photos taken 1 month part, the earlier with leaves removed, the latter with new leaves growth. Plant height :12 cm
This plant has been with me since 1997, given to me by Richard Teo, art curator. Plant repotted 2 times since, most recent being Aug 2010. Trunk diameter :17 cm, height:43 cm.