Friday, April 16, 2010

SS2 Morning Market

I haven't been to SS2 morning market for many years and last Saturday I took the opportunity to bring my two sisters there. As my eldest sister is also an avid gardener, we had a great time wandering among those stalls that sell plants and fresh flowers.

Our visit ended up with us taking some plants home with us. My favourite stall is handled by a lady called Madam Lim. She operates from her car boot. Pots of plants are put by the side of her car, interior and car boot for customers viewing pleasure. She was very generous with her gardening knowledge and patiently talk to us about the various plants that she sell.


Plenty of plants to choose.


The Lantana that I took home.


Madam Lim introduced me to this plant that reminds me of Lavender. It doesn't exude any fragrance. I love the violet flowers and took this home too.

The blooms of this plant look like a blow fish.

Madam Lim keeps newspaper cutting on plants so that more information of the plant can be shared with her customers.


A cactus that can produce beautiful blooms. Madam Lim showed me a newspaper cutting about this cactus.




Hydrangea. I wanted to take this home but at RM10 per pot, I had to hold back since I have decided to get the Lantana and the Lavender-look-alike plants.

A very unique plant that is new to our market. I like Madam Lim as she doesn't mind entertaining me with her various pots of plants. She even carry out some from her car boot and ask me to take photos of the plants. How I wish all nursery owners are as patient and generous with their knowledge as Madam Lim!


A pot of rosemary


I love the different hybrids of Adenium found here.











Can someone help me with the name of this pink plant and the violet variety below?



Seen anything as beautiful as this? The blooms reminded me of bells.


A miniature Bird's Nest fern


Another kind of bird's nest


Mulberry plant with fruits


Coleus


To contact Madam Lim, here's her name card. I am going to keep this for future reference. She told me that I could call her in the evening after dinner time if I ever have any questions to ask her about the maintenance of my plants! Isn't she great?



8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Madam Lim's collection always amazes me also. She is clever in stocking nice plants for customers I must say. She always has nice desert roses ;-) Love your buys and I hope that both the plants will grace your beautiful home well JC. Btw, is that aster?

Autumn Belle said...

This lady knows what sales, marketing and good customer service is all about. Her plants looks very healthy and pretty. I want to buy everything back. Good Luck with yours and happy gardening!

keewee said...

I too would find it difficult to buy just one plant. I am sure I would go home with a boot full of plants.

Blur Ting said...

I really enjoyed looking at the photos. Imagine if I were there!

islandgal246 said...

I want to visit Madame Lim waaaaa...... please tell her that her collection of plants is spectacular. Thank you JC for taking us on your visit.

shamrock said...

Hello, JC. Stumbled on your lovely blog as I was surfing. This is my favourite market and that's my favourite stall there. Mdm Lim always has something delightful to offer. :D

http://typicalgardener.wordpress.com/

Sunita said...

I wish Madam Lin set up her 'stall' here in Mumbai too :(
Such lovely, interesting plants and they all look very healthy. I always enjoy going to a nursery where they are generous with information.

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