Bonsai Plants, Rock Garden and My Kids

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We've been to Nueva Ecija three times this summer. First, during our summer outing last April 6. We went back on the following week for another round of joy ride. Then we attended a wedding last May 1 wherein my daughter was one of the flower girls. 

My kids had the opportunity to experience summer far away from the busy streets and crowded malls in the Metro. My little princess became familiar about what a bonsai plant looks like because her Uncle have lots of them in their backyard. On the other hand, playing on the rock garden kept my curious boy busy while the grown-ups are busy practicing their best jump shots. 

Papa and Thea and the bonsai Makopa. 


Bonsai  a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. 

Makopa (Syzygium malaccense) - Malay Apple, Tersana Rose Apple. Makopa is a tree reaching a height of 10 meters. Leaves are pinkish when young. Older leaves are large, drooping, elliptic-oblong to broadly oblong-lanceolate, 15 to 30 centimeters long, 7 to 15 centimeters wide, narrowed and pointed at both ends. Flowers are large, showy, crimson, 5 to 6 centimeters in diameter, borne on the branches below the leaves, clustered on short, few-flowered racemes, 6 centimeters long or less. Fruit is shiny, oblong or pear-shaped, 5 to 7.5 centimeters long, either white splashed, striped with pink, or wholly crimson to purplish, and slightly shiny, seedless or one-seeded. Flesh is white, pithy, juicy. Although rather tasteless, some varieties have a pleasant flavor. (Source)

 Yohan happily playing at the rock garden


A rock garden is a type of garden that uses a wide variety of rocks or stones, along with plants native to rocky or alpine environments.

This is my entry to GREEN MONDAY! Thanks Ria for reminding me. 

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  1. a really nice and educational place to visit for our children to learn the value of green living. thanks for sharing and hope to see you again on next green monday

  2. nice plants.

    though i can tell by the fruit and leaves that this must be a wax or a water apple(s.javanicum) and not malay apple(s.malaccense)

  3. Hello.sir,do you know whre can i buy such bonsai makopa