Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award & Gong Xi Fa Cai Greetings

Miz Helen of Miz Helen's Country Cottage has graciously extended the Stylish Blogger Award to My Little Potted Garden. 

In accepting this award, the following applies:

  1. Post linking back to the person that gave you the award.
  2. Share 7 random things about yourself.
  3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers
  4. Drop them a note, and tell them about it!

Thank you, Miz Helen, for extending this lovely award to My Little Potted Garden. I'm really honoured that you enjoyed visiting my little tiny garden! Miz Helen is really charming, she has that motherly quality and can be seen as soon as you step into her site. She's a very talented cook, take a look at her scrumptious meals and wonderful desserts and treats, you would know what I mean. Miz Helen is a keen gardener too, she has a lovely garden which rewards her with home-grown veggies for her cooking pot! Please do visit Miz Helen's Country Cottage and read her posts on The Garden Gate. I especially love her post on The Garden Journal. Thank you, Miz Helen!

Seven things about myself !
  1. I love spicy food, the spicier the yummier! I eat chili almost everyday, either in a spicy dish or as an accompaniment!
  2. I failed miserably at growing my own chili plants! They never survived after the first flowers! Perhaps they saw a 'hungry chili eater' who is always "staring" at them, and that gave them a scare! But I'm still trying!  
  3. I have always been interested to grow my own herb plants, mainly to be used in my own cooking pot.  I am planning to add on the varieties of herb plants that I have at the moment, this may take a while, but I'm not in a rush, will do it one at a time. Planning is the most important key factor to me. Got to do lots of reading up on these plants first.
  4. I'm really frustrated at not being able to successfully grow my own tomatoes. Well, I did once, with only one fruit, that does not count at all! Still trying, I have a new batch of cherry tomatoes seedlings now, keeping my fingers crossed for this! Wish me luck! (I need lots of it!)
  5. Love to visit all your gardens! Love to see all the veggies and blooms, some I have not seen before!
  6. I'm still waiting for Book 4 on the Eragon series, though, by the time when they do publish it, I've got to start all over from Book 1! Memory is not as good as it used to be! Signs of getting old? Nah.......!
  7. Wishing for a bigger garden with grounds! 

I am honoured to extend this Stylish Blogger Award to these following fantastic blogs, at random order :


I would like to wish all my Chinese gardening pals, family and readers,  


Chinese New Year comments

May this year of the RABBIT brings you good health, great happiness,  wonderful love, joyful laughter,  sweet contentment, lots, lots, lots of prosperity, and all the good things that life can offer! 

Will be away for a week, see you when I get back!



  1. Thank you very much! I appreciate the compliment a lot. Hope you have a happy new year!

  2. wah, your gong xi fa cai wish is full of glitter!! this year, your tomato & chili plants will surely 'fatt'. don't worry. btw, i ate my 1st grown tomato today. so sweet and tasty!!! waiting for the other 9 to ripen. but 'kecik', can't grow as big as supermarket tomatoes. but nevermind, so tasty!! cherry tomatoes easy to grow. mine got a few bunches. waiting for them to ripen. yahoooo!!!!

  3. Thank you very much for the honor on my 'Kedahan-Malaysian' blog... the very first such thingy for me...
    Good luck with your attempts on tomatoes and chilies...
    Happy CNY to you and your loved ones!

  4. Thank you very much for the award. I am really honoured by the mention. I love your glittering and fire cracker explosions here. Gong Xi Fa Cai and have a safe journey!

  5. Congratulations on your well deserved award here as well :)

  6. Thank you for the award and also congrats to you for getting it! Safe journey and Gong Xi Fa Chai!!

  7. Thank you very much for the award..... Sorry to hear about chili and tomato not responding well. Practice makes perfect I guess.... and play around with the variables.., soil, water, fertiliser, seeds, sunlight etc... and you can go into real pesticide to hit the intruders. Cheers, happy gardening. ~bangchik and kakdah.

  8. I have never received an award before. Thank you so much. Selamat Tahun Baru Cina.

  9. Thanks for the award! It's such a sweet surprise to receive your message on the award. I hope you will have a wonderful time with your family this CNY! Have a hoppy day hehe...

  10. 1st of sorry for slow replying your msg. Thanks so much for the award, the 1st award I received from mutual friend like you. I really appreciate it. Wish you Happy Chinese New Year, hope this year will give you more prosperous and success to you and your family. Gong Xi Fa Cai ;) What are the special dishes for CNY? Not patience to read it in your kitchen flavor ;)

  11. Hi darling, it's always fascinating to discover something new about who is behind the scenes of a blog!

  12. Thank you for the award Joy, dont know if I deserve it, will post it later since I just got back from outstation. Have a prosperous and happy Chinese New Year to you and family!

  13. Thank you for the award. I wonder if i deserve it too.....
    Sorry about your chillis. I think you should stop staring at them....hahhaaa..... May be you can try plating them at different location?

  14. Hi fer,
    Thank you! Glad to pass it on to you. You have a lovely site and doing a good job!

    Hi petite nyonya,
    Hopefully there will still be some tomatoes around when I visit you next! My tomato seedlings are so tiny now, couldn't wait for it to grow!

    Hi Lrong,
    Thank you for your kind wishes. And you are very much welcome, happy to have found your blog!

    Hi Autumn Belle,
    Thank you!

    Hi Alisha,
    Thanks for stopping by my garden, and your lovely wishes too!

    Hi milka,
    Thank you and you are welcome! You deserve the award, like your wonderful blog!

    Hi Bangchik,
    You are welcome! You really deserve it and many more, you are indeed a true gardener!

    Hi Diana,
    Glad to have passed the first one to you! You deserve many more, you are truly an inspiration to all!

    Hi Stephanie,
    You are welcome! Glad to pass on the award to you. Just came back yesterday. Wishing you a Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    Hi ODD,
    You are welcome! Glad to pass it on to you too!
    Thank you for your wishes!

    Hi Barbara,
    Nice to see you here! Thank you for stopping by. Welcome to stop by anytime!

    Hi p3chandan,
    You are welcome! Of course you deserve it! Thank you for your wishes!

    Hi Malar,
    You are welcome, Of course you deserve it too, Miss Green Thumbs ^..^ I guess the chilli do not like to be stared at! Planning to plant them at my porch soon.