Laos, Plant

Potted Garden

This is the first picture that I took when I was in Laos on November 8, 2008. I stayed at my Aunt’s house in Paksan, and these construction workers are Vietnamese, they were doing some road construction on Road 13, main road that cuts through Laos, and it is paid for by the Vietnamese government.  I believed it would look very much like the road in Vientiane after it’s finished.

Road construction in Paksan

Here is the area that had been completed.  These workers were out there from dawn to dust, and worked 7 days per week, but they can’t speak a word of Lao language, or Pasa Lao, and if some of them do, then it’s very little.

Pakan sidewalk

One thing that I noticed and liked is the potted garden in Laos.  Many stores have a little pot of some sort sitting in front of their store.  I’m thinking about incorporating this into my garden as well, and I would pot all my tropical plants that I have, that way I can bring them inside when it gets cold, and for start, the Broad-leafed Epiphyllum, also known as Queen of the Night that my younger sister gave me.

Queen of Night

I just hope that I won’t forget to water, and it ended up looking like this…

Snail pot

Here are some of the potted garden in Laos.

In Luang Prabang Laos

In Luang Prabang Laos

In Vientiane Laos

In Luang Prabang Laos

In Luang Prabang Laos

In Luang Prabang Laos

In Vientiane Laos

And the last photo that I took in Vientiane, Laos on December 4, 2008.  I love the multi colors of the roofing, and potted garden in front as well.

In Vientiane Laos

All photos are from my Laos Trip, except for the Queen of the Night.

11 thoughts on “Potted Garden”

    1. mozemoua, I have a white one at home that my younger sister gave to me last year for doing her tax return, it bloomed for 3 months, and now it looks like it’s getting a new bloom.

  1. I like the idea of potted plants too. I am amaze at the potted water lily, it even has seed pods. Looks good enough to eat!

    Btw, your Epiphyllum looks like a smaller variety (leaves). Are you keeping it in glass vase with only water? I grow mine in a pot in the front yard for full sunlight. It almost died again due to the freezing weather. But it’s coming back again.

    1. Salat, I’m not sure what kind I’ve, it came from the tree from this post, my sister got it from her friend and gave it to me in water, she told me to pot it, but I never get around to do it. I think it’s too cold in our area to leave it out all year round.

      1. Yes, I remember that picture. I think it’s the same variety (judging by the color of the flower) as what I have here. It’s just that the leaf look so small, possibly needs to be potted soon. But it does look healthy. Can’t wait to see it flower someday. 🙂

        1. Hi Salat, I’m still looking for the right size pot, it has lots of roots so I shouldn’t have any problem after potting it. I think it might take a couple of years before we see any flower. 🙂

  2. GINGER–I’ve always wanted that particular Purple color one besides I love the color purple. I actually got a purple orchid plant at work, and it seems like it’s also going to bloom again, but then I really wanted those Purple Thai Orchids, for some reason I just love that shade of purple.

    1. mozemoua, I took a picture of the purple orchid at Boun That Luang, I will post it for you with my next spring post, it’s real pretty, one of my favorite colors orchid also.

  3. wow.. I just love looking at pictures of Laos.. Thanks for taking such beautiful pictures.I’m happy to see that my birth country doing well.

    1. lady0fdarkness, I think most have a very negative image of Laos, might be that we left there in such a bad term, and even though the government is still what it is, but the people are still Lao people, no different from us, or what we once were. I’m happy to be able to share these photos with everyone, especially you, glad that you like it.

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