Sunday, 27 August 2017

a glimpse from the garden

It's been a while since I showed you anything of the garden! Here are a few of my favorites right now, and two newly started projects:

We found an already germinated coconut on the side of the road and I decided to see if it would continue growing in a big pot on our driveway. I followed some instructions I found online and now we just have to wait and see what happens. I'm honestly a bit confused about the look of this thing that is spouting, it doesn't look coconutty to me. Oh well.

Next is my newly started little flowerbed. This is where I had planned to grow vegetables, but after realizing how crafty the monkeys are I think I will have to go for something non edible here. I've replaced the sandy earth with something that comes at least closer to planting soil and planted a bunch of seeds. I will just have to remember to water often... Hopefully we'll get loads of pretty flowers here that will steal the attention from the not so sexy AC units... 

We do have some flowering plants already in the garden though! I keep forgetting about these ones, the spider lilies, mostly because we have so many and they grow like weeds. But up close they are stunning. 

The bougainvilleas are blooming again. The bushes has grown like crazy, and for a while I kept pruning because I wanted more tight little tree-like bushes but now I've decided to just let them grow. The bushes we bought had different kinds grafted on to the main stem so it flowers in both orange, pink and yellow. Very kitschy.

Another flowering plant in out garden is the passion fruit plant! I need to tie this one up a bit better as it keeps growing with long, snaky vines. I'm also considering trying to help this one pollinate, to see if we'll get any fruit.

And while on the topic of fruit. We bought this little citrus plant - maybe a Calamondin? - and kept it outside on the patio until the monkeys took notice of the orange fruits and started demolishing the mosquito netting to reach it. Then it moved inside for a while, but it just grew so sad, I though it had died. So I removed the now dried up fruits and moved it out, to the backside of our house. After a few months of sunshine and rain it's back to its former glory and bearing fruit! So now I'll have to hide it again...

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