My Published Contribution via Sage Living Wall

A few months ago I wrote a gardening article for Sage Living Wall:

Gardening Tips for Small Spaces

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Let’s Plant More Trees

I am an advocate of planting trees. I may not be a part of any organization nor do I advocate tree-planting in public, but still, I do my part in my own little way.

Nowadays, it seems impossible to plant and grow trees in communities like ours due to the changing infrastructure, road plans and widening, as well as the lack of lawns in residential areas. Continue Reading →

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wordpress seems a little weird… my latest post about tree-planting isn’t viewable on the homepage….

Home Gardening on a Rainy Saturday

Do you have these ideas that often pop into your thoughts about sprucing up your garden?

As a DIY home gardener and still a newbie at that, I always have these ideas on how to add more plants in our backyard garden. The problem is always the small space we have out there. So I tend to stop myself before I even buy another batch of plants ‘coz I know it would only become a problem sooner or later. Continue Reading →

A House is Not a Home Without Garden Plants

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin

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Whenever I see photos of homes with plants all around, I really get excited and inspired to write a blog post. The photo above is owned by a family friend – Ate Matess and her family. They also live here in our city, but she’s not our next-door neighbor.

Anyhow, it was a delight to see this picture of her lanai on Facebook. So, I asked for permission if I can use the photo and feature it here on my gardening blog. Continue Reading →

Know Thy Garden Plants

It’s been a while since I posted an update. But first let me say that it is officially rainy/typhoon season here in the Philippines. So, no more crunchy, dry brown leaves on most of our backyard plants. Thank goodness!

However, the rain brings in another type of dilemma especially when it is non-stop or whenever there’s a storm. Nevertheless, I am thankful that no matter how extreme the weather conditions are, the plants in our backyard still persist. Continue Reading →

Backyard Gardening Update – May 2014

I used to love summer. But now I dread it!


Well, first of all, I wasn’t able to go to the first of two garden shows that I go to each year since I started this gardening blog. I was upset for days, but I had two great excuses to refrain from going. One is my busy work schedule and the other is the attack of pesky prickly heat.

As much as I want to go and as much as I can adjust my freelancing work schedule, I still opted to stay home because the summer heat is too much for me. During summer, I have prickly heat and I couldn’t stand commuting for hours with the type of weather that we have right now. I can bear the rainy seasons, but when it’s too hot during summertime, I have a hard time deciding. Continue Reading →