my name is Sultana but you also can call me Thompson Seedless

Credited:  white grape seedless - vds expoert
Credited: white grape seedless – vds export

Do you recognize this white or light green seedless grape on this photo?

Yes it’s me; Sultanina which is also known according to our Wikipedia as Thompson Seedless in US, Lady de Coverly in England  and oval-fruited Kishmish in either Turkey or Palestine.

WOW!  Shall we continue then?
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Napak Tilas Catatan Caroline Grapes – 2013

Red Globe Grapes

Caroline’s  Red  Globe

Awal tahun 2013 saya mulai dengan pohon Anggur pertama-ku.  Dimulai dari sekilo anggur Red Globe di Hypermart berlanjut ke penyemaian biji-biji anggur ke satu pot kecil media yang biasanya saya pake untuk menumbuhkan bibit herbs.  Dari hasil penyemaian tersebut yang hampir dua bulan lamanya, puji Tuhan berhasil menumbuhkan 5 calon-calon pohon anggur Red Globe…yheeeaayy!  Melewati beberapa bulan akhirnya hanya dua pohon saja yang survive hingga saat ini.

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jasmine: not in my list but i have them now in my garden

Jasmine!  Many people only know this flower from television or any other media.  They could only smell the scent from any branded perfume they bought but they have never seen this flower or even touched it for real.  As for me, I’ve never thought that I would be given the chance to see them in real, watching their growth and seeing them blooming…spreading their very nice scent in the air.   I mean yes I like Jasmine,  the smell of It and its tiny white form of flower?  Yes I dooooo… but I am more to a rose lover and a dream of small roses garden.  Multicolored roses in the front yard and a mixed white and green on the side of the house?  Can you imagine that? Continue reading

my new project

This is my new project!  When I was a kid they were almost everywhere but then I could not even remember when they started to here I am now with these tiny seeds of Sunflower hoping to see them blooming soooon.  I am no expert of growing roses but then through those experiences I have become to know  more and more to keep them in their best shape so I expect the same in doing so with these Sunflower.

Not one of my fave flowers but we are going to suit each other very it or not.  So Sunflowers, don’t you dare to let me down ha ha!

One week after planted..

when things look impossible…

It’s 32°C right now here in Manado but it feels like 35° degree.  Usually the normal temperature here is 26°C to 28°C.  Praise the Lord that even my roses, they survived the weather.  There were moments where they almost died but then the voice in my heart told me how to stop that.  It was always a single act of every situation in how to stop them from dying.  And it came naturally and I believe you would understand what I meant when I say this;

Everything is under control in Your hands, o Lord.  There’s nothing impossible to You and to whom who believes.

To grow roses in this climate according to some roses experts would be impossible.  Oh yes I talked to some of them (NZ and Europe) and if we look to the zone of hardiness where I am now, of course no one buy it if one can successfully grow roses in such hardiness when roses need a mild climate in zone 5 to 6.  It is fine in Bandung, Bogor, Malang or even Tomohon but Manado?  That is God’s mercy!

Here are my photos of those survival ones that I would love to share with you

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three pots of roses as a start, a beautiful rose garden at the end

Golden Rose Cluster – I think one of those I planted looks exactly like this one

The last time I dealt with roses was  6 years ago when I was in my deep mood to grow roses.  I had at least seven rose trees in different colours and It went smoothly for a while but then I found out soon that roses and a five month baby husky didn’t go along very well ha ha ha.  Poor roses!  Continue reading