Wednesday, September 26, 2012


YOU may not know it but in these latitudes as in any other there are changes in light, it gets darker earlier, and brighter later, in the mornings.

September 2012, has been the third driest and hottest in a hundred years or whatever, since they have kept some records in Puerto Rico, USA.  There are one or two blogs taking in consideration weather, eco-region, climate in the botanical inventory used in any installation.  When these are considered, in the planting scheme, in addition to soil structure,  the rate of survival increases, the amount of  diseases, weeds, maintenance, decreases at least in this neck of the concrete asphalt.

The Pithelobium is no longer with us, however our first egg plant and sweet capsicum were planted in the north side, not inducted yet until they prove their resilience.  They are a swap for the second pumpkin with Tio Felix, a self taught farming authority, mason and moonshine curator with tens of anecdotes to tell.

One about our Quiscalus niger brachypterus, Cassin, a small crow like, mischeviousl--bluejays come to mind--bird is unforgettable. While doing some construction work, the lady of the house commented on the skinny shape of her dog, even though she fed her regularly...Tio Felix surprised the birds mentioned picking the dog food, dropping it in the swimming pool to retrieve it later when soft. Solving the mystery.

In our garden All is fine and dandy in our garden, except that the time hose/hand irrigating increased accordingly, a shore I do not care for. There is not much else to write/say, well maybe I should finish with these words.

Watching all that is wrong in my surroundings in terms of gardening is wearing me out.  From now on, I will try to focus in the most documented garden in the Caribbean. A spot where perfection is always an issue. No sleeping and no laurels.

that is that  



  1. To me, it is so odd that many do not consider or even care about ecoregion, unless it suddenly becomes hip and can make them money or give fame. Or they naysay it, wanting their place to be somewhere else. But to others, they see how ecoregion and climate are intimate in having a successful garden.

    Great post!

  2. Thanks! What is truly amazing considering the amount of information and resources to develop gardening practices that help restore habitats for native/endemic flora and fauna with little expense, just a little imagination and compromise
    nine out of ten continue with traditional sterile, wasteful, polluting and expensive lawn/hedges/palms down this neck of the woods and those everywhere else.


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