Welcome To My Tiny Garden
Just done trimming the carabao grass early this morning. A sort of a back-breaking job since it is hard to trim the grass in between the stepping stones. I took shots of some plants but they were a bit blurred in the early morning.
Practicing With My New Camera Phone
It’s been a while, and I mean the last time I updated this site was more than two months ago. I love my new phone camera. So easy to take photos. Tried it again this morning taking photos of plants thriving in the garden.
Our Wild Garden In Patar (Part 2)
It’s nice to have a sensible 16-megapixel primary camera on your phone that you can use on those point and shoot subjects with a handy and compact phone. The truth is, I haven’t bought a replacement yet for my broken Canon Ixus camera so I am using all the three cameras on my tab and cellphones.
Going home is such a memorable thing. Even if we only stayed there overnight, I was able to visit those fruit trees some of which I helped Dad plant and nurture when he was still alive. They have a little plot for veggies now. I could no longer identify all the flowering plants growing there.
Countryside scenery that I’ve missed for so long. I brought home two jackfruits which I will cook later.
So I wouldn’t have to adjust these high res shots, I am posting them all here. So glad for the garden visit a while ago.
And it’s that kind of peace and quiet that you can only find in a garden.
About three weeks ago, I removed the branches of our guava tree because it has dried it. All that was left was the main trunk which I cut a little too low. I thought it was going to die but imagine my surprise when I saw new leaves atop the main trunk and they look so healthy.
I guess I have to wait a little while before it produces fruits again. Our two jackfruit trees are showing off. I counted the fruits all in various stages of growth, fifteen in all. Who knows, it might still bear fruits in the coming days. I took some shots of them.
A few more days and one is ready for harvest. When you are blessed, you truly are.
If this blog could speak, it might probably say, “you left me all alone”.
“I am sorry, I am really sorry. I got carried away updating my main blog I forgot about you.”
Maybe, that would be our conversation early this morning. There was a time when at least I get to update it once a month but being engrossed in updating just one particular blog is truly pathetic. For one thing, the reason why I created this is to show my garden and my garden blooms, more pictures than words in the process. When you are into a free platform, there is a limit to everything. You can’t just upload hi-resolution photos to your heart’s content, they eat up the space allotted to you. hence, this separate blog.
The rainy season has set in and along with it are sometimes drenched plants and over watered pots in one’s garden. I am grateful though that I still see the sun shines every morning although thunderstorms are a daily occurrence now. Unwanted weeds grow by leaps and bounds too. Shame! Every day, I would visit my small garden and look at the plants and the budding flowers which are mostly the lilies now. I noticed my amazon lilies are in bloom again so with my orange lilies and rain lilies in purple and white. The ruellia never stops flowering. it used to be only in purple shades but now I have it pale pink and white.
This is an African rose. I used to have lots of it in a corner of my garden but it is too invasive. Last year, I opted to remove it because it was growing wild until a few days ago when I noticed a bloom on one that was left in the ground before. It produces lovely blooms actually but the stems are full of thorns. I wonder if I will let it grow wild again.
The sense of fulfillment cannot be quantified when you see tiny shoots and flowers that give color everywhere you look.
I love the smell of newly cut grass and the pearl-like sheen of water droplets every time it rains. How I wish I could capture everything here. And they say that you bury a lot of troubles digging the earth.
The Rewards After
After a few days of a back-breaking job, it’s finally done. I’ve finished trimming the carabao grass and replanting some plants. There is still one corner though that I haven’t touched. I wonder if I could manage to do it alone. I took a few shots yesterday morning of the Vietnam Rose.
The rewards of gardening. When Nature shows its face, you can only smile and say, “I am blessed”.
Rainy Days And Mondays
I stand guilty! I’ve neglected this blog for quite sometime now and to make up for it, I just re-blog some of my posts from my main blog from time to time. Gosh, it is hard to maintain four blogs at the same time. You always seem to favor that particular blog where you get visitors and comments. I am not complaining though because I am trying to lessen posting pictures at Dreams and Escapes, I only have 35% more on the allowed limits while this one needs a little lift and update.
Just visited my garden blooms after the rain. It was quite a surprise to see new blooms. I could not resist taking a few shots. It’s been a while since I posted garden pics.
What’s In A Garden (Part 2)
I can’t believe it’s only 9:30am. I’ve been awake since 4am and it feels like the hours seem longer and stretching to boredom so I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures of our small garden. I love the uniform length of the newly cut carabao grass. It’s been a while since I updated this blog.
I must admit it’s hard sometimes to trim those Fukien tea plants and make a perfect round shape out of them.
That jar is almost as old as I am. A gift from an old aunt in the province.
These are my prayer plants. Its leaves fold at night and unfold early in the morning. Prayer plants need light but they should be put in partial shade.
This is my lone Gardenia shrub. It has several buds in almost every tip ready to unfurl.
My dainty pink Begonia.
This is called Sagilala or more commonly known as San Francisco plant/Buenavista. This shrub is perfect as border and it is so easy to grow from cuttings.
It’s a cheese plant. The first time I’ve seen this in our garden in Pangasinan, I thought the leaves were cut into several shapes but that’s the way they look.
My African Rose. It blooms all year round.
My Ruellia plants in colors of white, purple and pink. They are also known as wild Petunia.
Morning Scene At The Garden
I’ve always loved taking shots of my garden right after watering them early in the morning. There is always something new to discover and appreciate. And the quiet touches the soul – just be! Life is precious.
Look at that, a promise of sweet jackfruit in a month or two.
I love the greens, they make me feel alive. Just looking forward to a new day.
What used to be our avocado tree. I remember those years when it was laden with fruits and our neighbors would always ask, ” Are you selling?”
My ever reliable Crossandra, it gives me blooms all year round.
And I love this tiny red hanging vine. Now, don’t ask me what it’s called, I keep forgetting.