Archive | March 2012

How My Garden Looks Now

DREAMS AND ESCAPES

Josef and I spent the early part of the day visiting the garden center near our place. If only I could take home all those lovely plants. My eyes feasted on several blooms 🙂 Here’s how our small garden looks now, after replacing one or two plants that died a few months ago.

Ours is just a small garden but it really takes time and effort to maintain it.

Found this dwarf Pandakaki (Windmill bush) which could be used as ground covers so we bought three pots.

And I bought one of these green dust plants….

This is my treasure find, a spiral-shaped Fukien tea plant, it was a bit expensive at P700.00. Who cares, it’s just lovely 🙂

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DREAMS AND ESCAPES

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation.  It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from an Old Manse

Getting dirty, no problem since the smell of growing things is enough reward and the tranquility and silence the garden brings is a prayer that soothes  the soul, enlightens the mind and frees one from worry. And there is nothing like the sound of water in the small pond, the chirps of Maya birds hopping from branch to branch, the play of light among…

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