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The heavy downpour woke me up from a deep sleep this morning but it saved me precious minutes of watering my plants. And amidst catching  PNoy’s speech at Barasoain  Church and watching the short program on TV, I managed to harvest Kalamansi in our backyard. I harvested more than a kilo and gave some to our neighbor. Perfect for that ice-cold kalamansi juice.

Gardening sometimes is a backbreaking  job , rather it is a backbreaking job but when you are rewarded by something like this, fresh pick and free from pesticides, it’s all worth it.  I have to cut our carabao grass since the frequent rains made them grow  easily. Believe me it’s like you’ve run a marathon and I think you get more exercise out of it than running.  It’s a workout in the yard sans those exercise machines.  You need enough strength and stamina to cut the grass smoothly  and at a uniform length. Gardening is an art all its own. Will have to spend a few more hours tomorrow  with the grass cutter and I hope the weather cooperates. Sometimes, it’s crazy to see the sun hot on your back while it drizzles.

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I told you, I am mad about documenting every bloom in my garden and this lovely hoya only shows its face once a year.  Hoya vines are also called wax plants because of their waxy and velvety blooms which look artificial.  I always look forward to seeing a hoya bloom in my garden every year.  I could not stop smiling while taking  a few shots of it.

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Josef and I spent the early part of the day visiting the garden center near our place. If only I could take home all those lovely plants. My eyes feasted on several blooms 🙂 Here’s how our small garden looks now, after replacing one or two plants that died a few months ago.

Ours is just a small garden but it really takes time and effort to maintain it.

Found this dwarf Pandakaki (Windmill bush) which could be used as ground covers so we bought three pots.

And I bought one of these green dust plants….

This is my treasure find, a spiral-shaped Fukien tea plant, it was a bit expensive at P700.00. Who cares, it’s just lovely 🙂

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