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Saturday, 24 November 2018

Pretty Ginger Flowers

First, I want to thank Stacy for her comment. She mentioned that whenever she commented on my older posts, her comments disappeared. I am sure this also happened to many of my blog readers. I discovered that the problem was due to some adjustments I have made to the comment settings. I apologize for the inconvenience. I have now readjusted the settings and hope everything is fine again. Thank you, Stacy and also to all my faithful readers.

Flowers come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. God is awesome and His creation is amazing and fascinating. I grow 2 types of ginger in my garden; the yellow ginger and the common ginger. Yellow ginger is also known as turmeric ginger or kunyit in Malay.
Ginger roots or ginger rhizomes.
Yellow ginger or turmeric (left), common ginger (right).
Light or pale green flower of the yellow ginger.
Close up look at the ginger flower in various shades of light green.
Can you see the pretty tiny yellow flowers?
Yellow ginger leaves (big), kaffir lime leaves (small)
I used these leaves from my garden when cooking meat rendang (a spicy meat dish where the meat is stewed in coconut milk and spices). The crushed kaffir leaves and thinly sliced yellow ginger leaves are added towards the end of the cooking.
New plants of the common ginger.
Flower of the common ginger.
The colour is not outstanding.
Not easily noticeable
Even though the colour is not bright and colourful, it has its own beauty.
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The following pictures are for joining Saturday's Critters.
Can you see the pretty little butterfly perched on the lemon leaf?
Another cute insect found in my garden.
"Love is in the air" or "Love in the garden".

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres. 
Love never fails.
(1 Corinthians 13:4-7, New International Version-NIV)

48 comments:

  1. I love the smell of turmeric leaves. The flowers can be eaten as ulam.

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    1. Yes, I love the smell too. Oh, I didn't know that the flowers can be eaten as ulam. I will look out for the next flower. I wonder how it tastes like.

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  2. You even grow gingers in your garden, what else you don't grow, hee hee

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    1. Libby, if I have more land, I would love to grow more things especially fruit trees.

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  3. Hello. Interesting and beautiful photos. I love common ginger! It taste good and it is healthy.

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    1. Thank you, Anu! We use the common ginger in many of our recipes.

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  4. wow fresh turmeric! I really need to grow my own too.

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    1. Yes, very convenient if we grow them in the garden. Just dig out when we need to use some for cooking.

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  5. Hello Nancy!
    Wonderful pictures ! I haven’t seen how the Ginger flowers.looks,before!
    Great captures of the droplets on the flower and the cute insects!
    Have a lovely day and a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you, DIMI! Have a lovely and happy new week!

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  6. Hello, I love ginger. It is good for my digestion. The butterfly and insects are pretty. Great finds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! PS, thanks always for the comment on blog.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! We used a lot of ginger in our cooking. Have a great new week!

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  7. ...ginger flowers are a favorite of mine in Maui.

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  8. I've never used ginger. Is it hard to use in dishes? See ya Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Ginger can be cut into slices, strips, pounded or smashed, depending on the recipes. Have a wonderful new week!

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  9. You have an amazing green thumb.

    Loved the love in the air. Cute.

    Have a fabulous weekend, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! Nature is beautiful! Have a fabulous new week!

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  10. I am confused, which one is the flower of the ginger? The whole green thingy or the one single pink petal jutting out from the green thingy?

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    1. In the first flower of the yellow ginger, the actual flower is the small yellow flower. The pink and pale green is not the actual flower. The whole thing is actually the ginger bracts that we called flower but they are not the flower.

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  11. I've never seen ginger flower. it is so pretty.

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  12. The yellow ginger flower is gorgeous! I did not know that there are different kinds of ginger!! Wish I could grow them.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! There are many more types of ginger. Here, I share just 2 of them.

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  13. They are pretty growing in your garden.

    The "love bugs" look similar to ours here.

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  14. Stop in from Yogi and I thought it would be interesting to grow ginger but I'm to far north.
    If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

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    1. Thank you, Dora for dropping by for a visit. Will drop by for a cup of coffee after this.

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  15. The ginger plant is beautiful, I am a great fan of using ginger in my cooking.

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  16. Preciosas fotografías Nancy. Feliz domingo.

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    1. Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful flowers. Green fingers have to get dirty. He heee.

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  18. Yes pretty flowers, when I see or hear the word ginger I think of my lat great-aunt who really loved ginger

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  19. Your ginger grew nice and fat!

    Heh I didn't pay attention to disappearing comments initially, coz the message was "Your comment will be visible after approval". After a while only it hit me that they never seem to 'get approved'!

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    1. Ha ha ha...so sorry Stacy! Takes me a long time to get them approval. If not for your comment, they will never be approved! Lol!

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  20. That moth with the spotted wings looks like one of the Tiger moths but I do not know which ones you have in your country. We succesfully grew ginger this year but I certaily had no flower! Take care Diane

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    1. It takes some time for the plant to flower. Take care too, Diane!

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