Unidentified spotless ladybugs

One of the things I must say I love about living in a concrete jungle are the unexpected surprises it provides. Walking towards the park we bumped into this. I’ve been trying to find these spotless creatures. If you have any idea what they may be, please let us know.

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Orchid

It was time for a visit. I met this plant a year ago an she looked so sad. I grabbed my pair of scissors and gave it a prune. To see it now, makes me smile, like our friendship it keeps growing.

It’s All About the Medium

 “Happy soil, happy plants,” is what we always say. As I pass down the knowledge to my not so little boys, we dedicate a lot of time focusing on this.  D.J. my 7 yr old enjoys cutting the palm tree fibers. In our potting mix recipe we mention using coir, yet at times we also…

Uninvited Guest: Mealy Bugs

Sunday is here, and we take advantage of the time to check the plants out. To our surprise when I looked at my rain lilies they were invaded by mealy bugs. Were, is the word, after two hours, half a bag of q-tips and a quarter of a bottle of 70% alcohol. Problem has been taken care of.

Query # 2

Curiosity strikes, as someone that enjoys being a book worm and craving for a new book to get my hands on…

What’s your favorite gardening book?

Panama Hat Thurday

Panama City at night, pictures courtesy of one of my favorite friends El Ñeque.

Harvesting Moringa

It’s one of my favorite moments when we get together to harvest Moringa. On this occasion Munch was the photographer and Bae as usual fulfilled his job as inspector.

Gratitude Monday

Things I love #132

I love those moments when you can take something one has sowed, taken care of, loved and then gift it to a friend.

Peat-Free Homemade Potting Mix

We have decided to boycott peat moss from out life. I find it unintelligible to pay between $4-13 a bag from a product that takes thousands of years to produce. Some will say, “it takes 5-25 yrs,” and applies only to the companies that farm their peat. Unfortunately, the majority of the peat is extracted by mining natural bogs, making it pretty much non-renewable (in our lifetime

Garden Corner Makeover

Here we are in Camino de Cruces, at a friends house making over key areas of the garden.

The Lantana Mess

The Lantana Mess A Critical Look at the Genus in Florida by Roger L. Hammer