Sunday, May 25, 2008


A friend of mine brought me seeds for these flowers a few years ago.
It was a wildflower mix, but these are much bigger than most of our local wildflowers.
I saved seeds and grew them again the next year.
They didn't do quite as well.
I didn't plant any this year but one "volunteer" grew back anyway.


Anonymous said...


Hope you are well. I just came across your blog. Great stuff! I am writing to you because my partner and I are launching a website that will be populated with cross-cultural information about every country in the world. We will be looking to the web community to help do this with all the information being available for free. I was wondering if you and/or members from your community may be able to help us out with the Paletsine pages. We would love your input. Let me know if you would be open to this and I'll send along a brief questionnaire. Please also feel free to check out the website and become a member, it's free!

Here is a link to the site:


Michael Landers
Director - Culture Crossing

alajnabiya said...

Michael, I love your site! It's a wonderful idea. I will join soon, and recommend it to my friends. In the sign up form, you might want to list "expat" or something like it for "What are your experiences in culture crossing?" Thanks for including Palestine. So many sites don't.

alajnabiya said...

And Michael, on the user registration page, the "terms and conditions" link only points back to the same user registration page.

UmmFarouq said...

Tayyeb, what if I just want to send you a gift? Will you refuse it? :)
Something from Jordan you can't get in Ramallah.

Bitter marzipan said...

I love your blog
esp that you are living in the Wet Bank
I lived in Ramallah for 4 years :(
I miss it very much
where do you live?
are you enjoying it?

back to your post,I was recently introduced into gardening and I must say It's great,Im growing tomamto and basil now:)

alajnabiya said...

Umm Farouq, sorry it took so long to respond. Graduation is over and I am recovering. :-p I posted about Beit Hanina today, just for you. I would hate to put your sister-in-law to any inconvenience.

Ahalan wa sahalan ya Ruba! Thanks for your kind words. Where do I live? LOL, I am afraid I have been too explicit in my posts already. Between Ramallah and Jerusalem. Honestly, I both love and hate my life here. I love the people, but sometimes the situation here makes me despair. Be careful with that Basil, if you want to keep it through the winter. It is very frost sensitive. I had a pot of it and it got killed when I left it out one cold night.

Umm Ibrahim said...

Wow - they are so beautiful! Are they Gerbera?? Love coming here just to see you flower pics!

alajnabiya said...

Umm Ibrahim, no, I don't think they are Gerbera. I just googled them and they seem to need lots of water, and believe me these don't. Anything still alive in my garden this year has to be pretty drought resistant, because the motor for our well is broken. I am sure at one time I knew the name, but I have forgotten. They came from a mix of wildflower seeds, and since they did well the first year I collected the seeds to plant again.

Thanks for all the comments today!