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I have been meaning to share with you this not so secret garden that we have at home.  I have been realizing more and more that I am most fascinated about filling up all the available lot space that we have with edible plants.  I guess this comes from being a vegetarian and a naturalist at heart as well.  I have refrained from tending our garden myself because I realize that I am not so much of a green thumb like my grandmother who can grow anything from any branch of any plant.

She can even make those that have been exported from all sorts of places adjust to whatever soil after a few times of attending to it.  So I have vowed to partner with experts on this field and as a result, I have become the creative side of gardening while execution is done by those who do it best.  Perfect combination, I have to say.  Here’s the result so far… This is Casa Antonio’s partial facade

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The landscape was conceptualized by my sister in law, Vicki Pangilinan who I rely on for her exquisite taste.  Our garden is expertly maintained by our amazing gardener/ horticulturist, Mang Julian.

Since building a house takes a lot of time and resources, we are taking it one step at a time.  We have decided to turn available space that has not been landscaped into something useful so behind this manicured facade, we came up with these:

1.  An Herb Garden with my favorite herbs like oregano, onion leeks, cilantro, parsely, mint, citronella, basil,  and so much more!

 This herb garden started it all...We just wanted to fill up some of our lot space with edible plants so we feel that we are moving on with our home building and benefitting from its produce as well...It paved way for more planting ideas.

This herb garden started it all…We just wanted to fill up some of our lot space with edible plants so we feel that we are moving on with our home building and benefitting from its produce as well…It paved way for more planting ideas.

2.  Fruit trees

 Fruit trees include: calamansi, kamias, papaya, lime kefir so far

Fruit trees include: calamansi, kamias, papaya, lime kefir so far

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 My baby Solana squeals with delight at the sight of such fruitful trees!

My baby Solana squeals with delight at the sight of such fruitful trees!

3.  Vegetable gardens all over

 Can't wait to harvest protein rich peanuts and Baguio Beans ❦

Can’t wait to harvest protein rich peanuts and Baguio Beans ❦

 This petchay patch is special having been planted by my son, Benjamin and his cousin Filiberto.

This petchay patch is special having been planted by my son, Benjamin and his cousin Filiberto.

 Calabasas soon to rise!

Calabasas soon to rise!

4.  Spices!

 Deadly siling labuyo...my Manang who rocks in the kitchen put just one of these in my soup and I almost fainted from its spice!

Deadly siling labuyo…my Manang who rocks in the kitchen put just one of these in my soup and I almost fainted from its spice!

 This is not so deadly and perfect for hot and sour soup or Sinigang

This is not so deadly and perfect for hot and sour soup or Sinigang

The best part of tending a garden is harvesting its fruits and produce and being delivered by my darling baby ✶

 Everyday, after breakfast, Solana picks from our garden what our Manang can whip up for us in a variety of exciting recipes.

Everyday, after breakfast, Solana picks from our garden what our Manang can whip up for us in a variety of exciting recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

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June 1, 2013 by Mommy Maricel

4 thoughts on “My not so secret garden”

  1. KRYZPHYLLE25 says:

    i really appreciate your blogs because even me i’m pro for this activities.If all of the people here in our country plants more for sure the agony for hunger will be lessen.Instead of picking penny on the pocket to buy veggies and fruits that we can do in our backyards let’s plant now!

    1. Mommy Maricel says:

      Thank you for your email. Let’s plant now! 🙂

  2. sheryl says:

    Ganda ni Solana 🙂

  3. Nikki says:

    hi mommy maricel, if you can share what are you using in your plants to get rid of the pest, etc… Thank you

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