Spent the early morning weeding and admiring the flowers in my garden. I have some new ones I bought yesterday. Delivery of the plants was free.
Ah, I could not get enough of the flowers in my garden. Ibwant to document every bloom. I already transferred my button plants along with the two Aster I bought a few days ago.
How my garden looks now. My pigeon pea plants (kadyos) are growing nicely at the back garden. I planted a lone avocado seed in a pot two months ago, it is now more than a foot tall. Since I don’t have anymore space to plant another avocado tree, maybe I’ll just send it to the province.
The sun is peeking in amidst the lush blue ternatea vines.
My mulberry tree is as tall as I am now. Jom, our neighbor gave it as a twig a few months ago.
And the bleeding hearts are blooming again. I have to trim some branches because they are climbing my jackfruit tree.
More flowers…my blue ternatea. Gonna make tea drinks out of these later.
My lone okra which was left from the previous planting.
Taro leaves…anyone? They are so tall and robust.
Gardening is such a joy when you see those blooms. They make you smile.
It’s been a while. Such a lovely weather for gardening. There was a soft breeze blowing and it was really nice to stay in the garden.
Three days ago I transferred the two mulberry cuttings that a neighbor gave us a week ago. They are both sprouting green leaves. I also planted some okra seeds side by side with it. By the time it has grown, my okra would have died.
I bought two plastic pots where I transferred some of my dwarf snake plants. They are crowding my round pot where they were previously planted. They are easy maintenance plants and do not need much watering. They are ideal for indoors.
Our compost pit is now ready. The vegetable skins, weeds and leaves that we used to throw there have now turned into a rich soil that we could use for planting.
I so love my tab, it is so easy to point and click, capture some blooms and freeze them forever. Mom says she likes all the flowers blooming in our small garden.
A few days ago, I blogged about this, newly planted. My purple shamrock. I have this in green but they are in bigger pots.
I love the pink ones though. I also have them in white.
It’s been a while since I took pictures of our garden. Last weekend, we had the roof and the perimeter fence repainted and the two painters left extra paint so I retouched our grotto and our concrete garden set. Then I noticed this, my Amazon lily is in bloom again. Can’t wait to see the white scented blooms.
The only flowers growing here now are my crossandra, bleeding hearts, pink angel flowers and my shrimp plants. The two jackfruit trees are laden with fruits though.
Two weeks ago, Josef and I chanced upon some fresh Basil at Pasig market, tried planting a small shoot, I was surprised it is pleasantly thriving.
You’ll probably think these are variegated oregano but they’re not. One of the painters we hired last weekend accidentally dropped a small can of paint while retouching our roof, short of cutting all the leaves with the paint smear, I’ll just wait for it to grow again. I have plenty of them behind the house anyway.
I’ve missed taking pics and these are my latest shots.
It’s nice to be back and share my garden finds. I guess it’s time to take hold of my camera again and take a few shots. Look what I’ve found.
I didn’t plant this tomato shrub but just saw it growing side by side with our peanut grass at the front garden. It was a delight to see these green tomatoes waiting to ripen. Something comes to mind, botanically speaking, tomatoes are fruits but we consider them vegetables. How’s that again? I am getting confused.
Our two jackfruit trees are laden with fruits growing in almost every tip of each branch. The sad thing though, not all of them will grow big at all. Mom says the fruits with smooth skin are the ones that would ripen and grow big, the rest will just dry up and fall. Every morning, I would count the fruits, can’t wait to harvest some in a month or two.
One thing I love about our calamansi trees (we have two) are the scents of the flowers. Calamansi or Philippine lime bear fruits all year round and they are perfect in almost any dish that need a little spicing up. They could be used to marinate meat or as sauces for grilled or fried food. Ripe fruits are excellent as juices too.
Not to be left behind are my pink Bougainvillea. I just love the pink blooms.
It rains every day now and the grass grows faster and longer. Such a shame because I could not garden when the grass is wet with rain. I am afraid of mosquitoes and some insects sharing a home with my ornamental plants and vegetables. Mom planted taro shoots a week ago and they are nicely growing outside. Every year, the back of the house is always full of ampalaya ( bitter gourd) occupying our garden trellis permanently fixed with tie wires. Ampalaya is so easy to grow, it just need enough space to crawl through. In a month or two, you would be harvesting some for the kitchen. This morning, I harvested more than a kilo of the bonito variety and every three or four days, it would give you enough to last for a week’s supply. Most of the time though, I share my harvest with our neighbors.
One thing about organic gardening is that you are assured that the veggies you eat are pesticide-free and you can always have them freshly picked. Aside from using this for our famous Pangasinan pinakbet, one could also mix it with scrambled eggs or as fresh salad.
Tomorrow, it’s time to pick calamansi and make it into a refreshing juice. The rewards of gardening!