It was back in June when I visited PaNoy’s garden, and I think my revisit to his garden was a bit late into the season that some of his sunflowers did not stand as proud as they once were. I asked Lee of what her thoughts were on the sunflower pictures that I took, and she said that they are ugly…they’re not supposed to look like that but supposed to look up.
I must say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, to me they are like people, and aged like human, their leaves shape like a heart, and they look as if bow down, not ugly, but aged gracefully.
This was a special occasion, and I brought a gift this time, blue is my favorite color, and yellow is the color of hope and happiness.
The title suggested that this is PaNoy’s garden, but the person behind the scene is also his mom, she gave enough vegetables for me to make a Lao beef stew on Sunday, and yes I do put Padaek in mine, just like the way my mom made them.
His garden is a work in progress, and this pickup truck has parked there for a while now.
His pennyworts are beautiful. I’m not sure if that’s his garden art, or that he just didn’t put it away.
His canopy of string beans.
There are plenty of herbs, below is Sweet Basil, or Horapha in Thai.
Lemon Basil, or Phak Etou in Lao.
A dry rice paddy or Na Hai in Lao, this is another way to grow rice but a lot of weeding to do.
His persimmon trees bear many fruits this year.
Blueberry plants given to him as a gift. I’ve never seen a flower pot like this before, PaNoy said that the man made it himself, a very slick and modern looking containers made from scrap metal pieces.
Passionvines, a very informative post at Cambree’s blog.
A photo taken by PaNoy’s iPhone earlier this month.
More sunflower photos,
It is definitely a place to sit and relax and thanks for inviting us back.