Category Archives: Plants & Gardening

The Art of growing and cultivating plants: vegetables, flowers, fruits and ornamental plants. Focusing on eco friendly and sustainable techniques: guerrilla gardening, vertical gardens, edible yards, garden art, and more.

Hibiscus

Before and After The first thing I do every morning is go out on the terrace to look at the plants.  It gives me a buzz.  This morning there was a closed hibiscus that, abracadabra, right before my eyes opened … Continue reading

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Pruning…once again

We are busy trimming our bougainvillea so that its energy will move forward and, with time, wrap itself around our terrace. I have created a little window so that I can watch as my neighbor’s apricot tree makes its fruit that … Continue reading

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A Wreath of Oranges

Orange wreath at Recuerda mi Corazon Why not make a wreath for the holidays? Tutorial HERE

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Rocket Man

Several years ago, I posted about Vigilant Things and the use of everyday objects, by the Yoruba of Nigeria, to create talismans. These talismans are known as aale and they are meant to warn someone with bad intentions to stay … Continue reading

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Propagation

I collect clippings.  Some are from my neighbors but most are secretly stolen from plants I see when taking walks….SNIP SNIP SNIP.  Maybe it is A Very Naughty Thing to do.  But I prefer to see it as a way … Continue reading

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Cherry tomatoes on a Parian terrace

 My first harvest of cherry tomatoes from our Parian container garden!

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Aloe on Paros

I love aloe and have a lot growing at our home on Paros.  When we arrived  this spring, many of the plants had flowered.  Incredibly beautiful. The aloe vera (as opposed to the maculata in the foto) is one of the … Continue reading

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