Gardening

Singapore Airport

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This year we went on a very long trip and it basically started in Singapore’s most interesting airport. Now, I am not going to tell you about our adventure getting there from Florida, so I am just going to pretend that we started at the Singapore Airport.

If you have not ever had the pleasure of visiting the Singapore Airport, you may not believe how wonderful it is! We didn’t have much time there, so we, sadly, missed seeing much of it. But what we did see was truly wonderful! We were greeted by several lovely arrangements of living orchids along the walkway from the arrival gate:

orchids

But that was just the beginning! I had heard that they had a sunflower garden, so of course, I had to find it. It was well worth the hunt:

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Just Passing Through or Staying a While?

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Two-residents

After the hurricane did so much damage to our banana trees, we decided to thin the banana herd and took down quite a few. We have given away some to friends and, finally, transplanted a few to a more protected area of the garden. I went out to see how the transplants are faring. They seem to be doing well and I found these two little guys in the center of one of the trees. Since we are on the edge of a small lake, I don’t know if these two are just visiting or will like our garden enough to take up residence.

Until Next time,

Toni

My Wild Child

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I have this little herb that I planted in my front garden. Actually, I moved it from my former home to this one. It is a herb that is hard to find here in the U.S.. It is called Mexican Oregano, Lippia graveolens.  But I call it Muchacho, my Wild Child. Why you ask? This:

Wild-child

It reminds me of a little boy with a bad haircut!

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Hurricane Irma Survivors

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We had little structural damage from hurricane Irma, but some of our garden took a real beating as I posted here. In addition to the wind damage, our entire area was sadly afflicted by the salt water carried in the winds. Many of the trees and shrubs in our area look as though they are burned on their windward side.

Our little garden spot seems to have recovered well. My Meyer lemon was nearly stripped of leaves, so I pruned it back, removed a lot of the lemons, and gave it a couple of gallons of fish and seaweed fertilizer. It is making a spectacular comeback.

meyer

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