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Mom’s Garden

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My mom is not working currently. She become a stay home mom, after so many years worked to support her family. She is an awesome mom, that’s why I am proud wearing a T-shirt with those words, because I really am having an awesome mom. She was working as a Kitchen Head in a Chinese Restaurant during my elementary school. Then she worked as a “nurse” for an old lady on Kebayoran Lama. After that, she worked as a “baby sitter” for few families. She really did all those because of us, her family.

Now, since she was asked by us to stay at home, she is doing what she love, gardening. She really love gardening. She could do it all day long (as long as her Hayday already done). Start from preparing the pot for planting, putting the fertilizer, watering if it’s not raining, up to checking the trees one by one if there’s a disease or not.

On her last her birthday, she told me not to celebrate it with buying any cake. She said that she wanted another thing. And you know what she want? She asked me to go with her to a place to buy trees. She wanted to buy many trees to planted around our neighborhood. Yup, not at our house but for our neighborhood. She said she want to create a place that all the kids on our neighborhood can play. Argh… My mom is really awesome.

She ended up with so many trees, totaled almost Rp 500,000, including the fertilizer. She planted them all nearby a river near our house. Now… the place is full with trees and flowers. And mostly are due to my mom. And you know, she planted some flowers and some plants that you can use for cooking, such as Daun Kencur (I don’t know the English for this), pepper, and aloe.

And today I found that, she gave some of her plants to other people for free. A neighbor saw one of my mom’s plants – I forgot which one, and she asked for it. She gave it just like that. I know it was taking so many time for her to grow that one, but she just gave it. Another plant she gave to a repairman who was repairing a house on another cluster. He broke that person’s plant and my mom had the same plant like hers. So he asked my mom and she said yes. He took them all. My mom still have the seedling though, which she planted on a pot and now it’s starting to grow again. Another one is the vegetable seller at my cluster. They always asked for the Daun Kencur to my mom every time some customer asked for it.

Every thing was given for free. My mom said it’s okay to gave them for free. Coz actually when she did it, her plants grow more and more. So, she said, actually she helped herself by doing those thing. She told me that it is like in life, giving something to others is not doing a bad thing for us. In contrary, it is helping us to grow more.

Okay… I think it’s enough for now, talking about my awesome (how many times I’ve mentioned this) mom. Maybe next time I can make a post regarding learn that we can get from gardening. Now… I want to show you the garden. My mom’s garden. Hope you enjoy it.And I hope this also answered the request from Mba Nella, to post a gardening topic. Btw Mba Nella, like I wrote in the email, she really love your post about Tulip.

Here are the pictures. Have a great day all. Thank you for reading.

NB: Even though I am not putting any watermark on my photos, please don’t use it without my permission. They are my photos. Respect other’s right. Okay?

Febriyan Writing about life and anything that happen in life is one of my to do things. That's the reason blog Blog Review, Tips & Inspirasi by Febriyan Lukito born. Now I also admins for: Tempat Nongkrong Seru Pikiran Random Tulisan Blogger Indonesia

113 Replies to “Mom’s Garden”

  1. Ping-balik: Mom’s Little Garden | Be Bright! Magazine
      1. ah, berkebun di hayday… boleh juga tuh. hehehe
        ya nanti aku foto-fotoin kerjaan gardeningnya my mom. bikin artikel kayak ryan. *ijin dulu nih sama Ryan mau bikin artikel yg mirip

  2. Hayday..?? Sudah didelete haha

    Rajinnya mama yaa..

    Teteh juga sukaaa lihat tanaman dan bunga2, dan termasuk rajin… rajin beli dan nyuruh kangmas yg naneeem huahaha… * bukan istri teladan*

  3. Baca postingan ini jd inget mamaku yg jg nanam tanaman, pohon – pohon di lingkungan rumah. Awalnya depan rumah kami gak ada pepohonan dan tanaman lain, alhasil banyak orang buang sampah di sekitar tpt pepohonan itu skrg berada. Entahlah ya kenapa budaya buang sampah itu seperti tdk menghargai orang lain, yg buang sampah dari gang rumah yg lain, dia buang sampah di dpn rmh, tdk mau kotorx tp mengotori di lingk org lain, pdhal dampaknya nanti bs sama, klo banjir, kan dia kena jg.. kita bolak balik buangin sampah mereka klo ada truk sampah datang, tp mau sampai kapan? akhirnya hampir semua tanah kosong di dpn rmh, dan juga tanah kosong tetangga.. ditanamamin pohon sm mamaku.. bunga2, dan tanaman2 lainnya jg deh.. skrg.. lingk rumah jadi hijau.. malah jd sering tpt orang2 lari pagi hehehe…

      1. After I replied, I opened your blog and… nothing there. LoL.

        Yes, it is easier to comment using WP Account. That’s why I used G+ id to comment on blogspot. It’s much easier.

  4. Hi! So beautiful for your lovely garden and how blessed to have such a wonderful mum! Sharing is loving! May you & your family be well and happy! Cheers!

  5. Your mother is so kind. Really, she is so kind.
    Oh, Wijayakusuma! My family has one, too, planted in our backyard. It’s flowers seem to bloom at night only, furthermore, just on “special days”, according to Balinese calendar :hihi.
    Seeing how your mom is so kind, I remember a quote from Tjong A Fei which I read from visiting his mansion, yesterday:
    “Success and glory consist not in what I have gotten but in what I have given”.
    Nice post 🙂

    1. Yes Gara, it is bloom at night. So my mom was so happy and told me several times about it. But then, we slept and when we woke up, the flower already “gone”

      Special days? What is the special days Gara?

      I love that quote. Can I use it on my post?

      1. Yeah, it only blooms at night. Very unique.
        Owh, special days is what we called “hari raya” in Indonesian. For example, the day of full moon, the day of dark moon, Tumpek Days, and another special occasions.
        Balinese have lots of those kinds of days, really :))

        Sure, I think everyone should know that quote :hehe

  6. Wooow. Really love the pictures of the plant your mother has Ryan. Wish her a happy and healthy days yaaa. Amazing you use english for your post already other than english friday!

      1. yep… semangat. apalagi abis baca yg Utie tulis kemarin Dan. Jadi mikirin besok Jumat nih. kayak gimana ya? Bisa2 gw bacanya, kata Mba Mikan, Rinto.

  7. Ryan, I think I know why your mother love to play Hay Day, just like i do,
    membayangkan jadi petani beneran, …
    apalagi rumahku juga cuma punya lahan seuplik doang dan menghadap barat pula, jadi terbatas tanaman yang tahan panas ..
    palingan yg bisa seperti itu keluarga Xancivera / lidah mertua, kamboja

    kirim salam buat mama, salut dgn niatnya berkebun untuk berbagi

    1. Hahaha… menyebar sih mas. Tadinya mau bikin video sih. Tapi belum sempet. 😀 *alasan padahal mah malas*

      Kapan2 deh mas… foto tampak muka, eh jadi keliatan rumahku dong. Malu aku mas. Malu.

    1. So sorry Mba if this post made you feel that. 🙁 I didn’t mean to.

      Thank you Mba for your appreciation.

      I will wait your post about yours.

  8. keren… kalo tetanggaan pasti sering main ke rumah buat berguru sama bunda nih. Kalo saya selain bunga2an sedang mengembangkan tanaman sayur mayur nih mas… 😀

      1. yang sudah berhasil : kangkung, sawi, selada, bayam merah, bayam hijau, mint, daun bawang, cabe, kapri, rosella

        yang belum berhasil : tomat he he…

        saya pakai teknik hidroponik mas, tapi yang paling dasar, dan juga mempergunakan barang2 bekas pakai, semacam botol air mineral dsb.

        sementara ini udah ngajar (ekskul) juga nih di murid2 SMP… supaya mereka belajar proses pertumbuhan dan lain2..

        *wah jadi pengen menuliskannya nih 😀

      2. Wah… keren Mba. Penasaran deh aku sama hidroponik. Ayo mba tulis. jadi aku bisa kasih unjuk mamaku juga. Siapa tahu dia juga pengen bikin hidroponik.

        kok aku dipanggil mas sih. 😛

  9. Subur-subur ya tanamannya, bener banget kata ibu mas… Kalo kita sering memberi, manfaat sebenarnya adalah untuk diri sendiri, terbukti kalo orang yg sering berderma hidupnya gak ada yg susah 😀

    1. Makasih Mba Eka. Iya… walau ada beberapa yang gagal juga sih. Pernah saya tulis juga sih. 😀

      Bener tuh. Semakin banyak memberi gak akan membuat kita kekurangan ya. Makasih ya Mba.

  10. Wow, your mom is really awesome! People whose hobby are gardening are cool (since I do not have any talent for gardening :D) and she even think for your neighborhood.
    And your photographs are really nice :).

    1. Thank you Ami. She is very cool, an awesome mom. I said it not because I am her son.

      Me too… I can’t stand doing it so carefully and so many hours spent on that. *highfive*

      Thank you also for your comment of the photos.

      So… If I ask, what is your hobby, what is the answer Ami?

      1. You are welcome, Mas Ryan :).
        In my family, only my dad who loves gardening. He knows how to plant and what treatment which should be given to the plants. But he is still working, so he don’t have much time to do gardening.

        My hobby? I love cooking and writing stories. I enjoy watching Japanese TV serials or films, too. Well, if reading is counted as a hobby, I will include it :). However, since I managed to frequently post on my personal blog recently, I hardly have enough time to do my hobbies.

      2. I bet your dad do gardening on weekends. Please do make a post about his garden sometime Ami. I really want to see it.

        Owww… Cooking. So your life’s partner will be the luckiest one. Always eats delicious meals.

        Do you like Korean Drama also? *tetep promo yg satunya*

        I also miss my reading lately. Spend only about 10 minutes to do it in the morning.

      3. I will try to post it sometime, in shaa Allah 🙂
        Haha, I love cooking but it’s only based on my instinct (and sometimes, recipes). I do not really measure the ingredients before cooking. Too lazy to do that :D. K-dramas…not really. Yet, sometimes, I watch them on TV. About reading, I would like to turn the 66th page of an e-book soon. Ten minutes in the morning, if combined, it will be a meaningful number, right? 🙂

      4. I will wait for the post Ami, no matter how long. Haha *no pressure though.

        Me too. As I remembered for cooking. Hahaha.

        Yes. You are right. But lately I haven’t do it regularly.

        Semangat Ami. Bisa kita!

    1. Well, you can do it Nad. Just read on Mbak Nella’s blog. She wrote a lot about it. She has a limited space also in her apartment. But that don’t stop her from do the gardening.

      I know you can Nad… And can’t wait to read your post about it *linkback to this post if you do… LoL

  11. Ryan thank you for the post, I like it so muc! 🙂 . Your mother have a beautiful garden, I wish someday when I fly to Indonesia I could come for visit and see your mom’s garden 😀 . For us gardener, time is running so fast when we work. On summer I can work with gardening thing until 10 at night because the sun shine till that time 😆 .

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Mbak. You know, after you put gardening as a topic you would like to read in this blog, I was confused. I even talked to Noni in one of her post.
      Then last Saturday, after talked with Mom, and showed her your post, I decided to make this post.

      Yes Mbak. Time flies, that what she told me also. Perhaps it is due to you are doing what you really love. Your passion.

    1. Ooo itu ya. Baru tahu saya Mba. Makasih infonya. Jadi bisa kasih tahu mama nih. Biasa cuma buat soto. Tapi gak asam banget. Jd butuh banyak. Hahaha

  12. Wijaya kusuma! Dulu ada di rumah, tapi udah ga ada pohonnya pdhl lucu. 🙁 Liday buaya juga dulu ada cuma udah kegedean jadi mengganggu. Eh jadi curhat.
    Btw, jadi pengen ngepost soal taman juga. Boleh?

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