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Thursday, January 19, 2012

OF THE TWO BASILS

We had grown two different type of basil before. One with whitish flowers and the other slightly purplish. There is a new type of basil in the garden now, very dense bonsai-like basil. It is not flowering yet.


Bonsai-like basil

The other basil: with purplish flowers

The other basil: not as dense
I asked Kakdah about the differences in smell and taste. She said just a slight difference...., with a hint of lemon grass in one and not the other. Yea, smell and taste are two aesthetic elements of life , so difficult to describe.... and yet we know the differences, the level, the intensity, the aroma.


bangchik and kakdah
Pasir Gudang, Johor

5 comments:

  1. Subtleties, nuances, complexities. Each one playing against or for the other. It really is amazing. Is it within the plant or our developed ability to distinguish them. :) I am fearful of a time where we have removed so much diversity that all we are left with is the pest ridden bland tomato.

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  2. Lovely! The Bonsai Basil is very charming.

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  3. The Stay @ Home-Gardener
    ~ there is a need for some sort of diversity even within a small vegetable garden.

    Rebecca
    ~ it's so charming that kakdah need to put extra care in taking those few leaves..... so that it's exquisite round shape remains..

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  4. I agree, even the slightest scent of any plant or a flower can change our mood in an instant...Very nice Basil Bonsai!

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  5. hardinars
    ~ yea, mood is such a delicate thing. Easily swayed by turn of events, praises and encouragements. Scent too has a role.

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