Cymbidium – New Orchid Additions

My mom bought this lovely Cymbidium sinense during our visit to Cloud’s Orchids; but it wasn’t doing very well in her fish tank back in January. Yeah, her fish all died, and she converted the big fish tank to orchid growing area, hoping it would retain moisture and heat well. However, it didn’t turn out as expected. I guess she still got a lot to learn. So long story short, I took the cymbidium sinense home this Feburary, cleaned up the rotten roots, restrict on the watering, and took good care of it. After four month, it finally came back with new growth.

Before: a lot of younger leaves were drying out and falling
Cymbidium Sinense DaMoHeiMu
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Blooming African Violet – Strep. ‘Heartland’s Auzzie Butterfly’

Yes, I finally see them blooming! These African violets were added to my indoor garden last October. One of them, Primulina ‘Chiaki’ (Toshijiro Okuto Japan), was growing much faster than the other one, so I re-potted it during Christmas. But the blooming one is the one I did not re-pot, Strep. ‘Heartland’s Auzzie Butterfly’. It has lovely lovely bloom, with my favorite color: purple!

African Violet - Strep. ‘Heartland’s Auzzie Butterfly’
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Kombucha Tea

Several weeks ago, I read all the benefits about kombucha tea on the internet, and I was so interested to give it a try. Kombucha is a fermented beverage of black tea and sugar, and its benefits range from improved digestion, weight loss, increased energy, cleansing and detoxification, immune support, reduced joint pain, to cancer prevention. Although I think the last benefit is hard to prove, I want to see if it will actually improve my digestive system and energy level. So, I bought this large healthy scoby from a local kijiji seller, and my kombucha journey started from here:

Kombucha Scoby
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