I didn't leave the 2014 Philippine Orchid Society Midyear Show empty handed. In fact I brought home a few thorny goodies. Dyckias from Lino Rom and Cryptanthus from Manang Seller. Happy with my loot.
Cycads are very slow growers compared to other plants. My Encephalartos caffer hasn't produce a single leaf in almost two years. The gardener's patience is almost always severely tested. But some guys get lucky like the guy writing this post . The onset of the rainy season must have triggered something in my garden. Look at these cycads, zamias, cycas and dioons, all flushing at the same time.
Fantastic friend (as dictated by her) Cecile wants a vertical garden for her balcony. This is my first attempt at a vertical garden but I offered to help. In other words her garden is my guinea pig.
I beg your indulgence. This is one of my rare non-plant posts.
My son started his own blog, Luis' Taste of Life, which is mostly about food but with a few other experiences thrown in.
To me, he is like a seedling in a rainforest of blogs. I invite you to visit his blog to read a child's frank, unfiltered take on things.