Moth drinking nectar

This is a video of a moth drinking nectar from the flowers in our garden.The plant is Jasminum polyanthum (Pink Jasmine). We shot this video last spring. Gk spotted the moth and we recorded it immediately with the iPhone 5s we had at that instant. This is something I can’t forget because it was a day before we moved to Tokyo. Now waiting for this year’s bloom. I am seeing some pink buds already 🙂

Place: Nagoya, Japan
Date: April 30, 2015 


Our First Houseplant

Gk had always wanted to buy a houseplant, so he bought a Split-leaf philodendron. This is our first houseplant. I thought it’s too difficult to grow/maintain it and was not confident in the beginning. But now I enjoy tending it.

Split-Leaf Philodendron

Split-Leaf Philodendron

When it rained for more than a week, a layer of white mold had formed on the soil. I’ve seen it in the garden plants before. I usually scrape and remove the layer. But for the houseplant, the formation of mold meant there is a problem. Most probably over-watering in my case. I usually water it once a week but depending on the weather I may have to change it.