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Our Garden

Daily Prompt: The Natural World
Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature. Were you in awe? Or were you not impressed? Would you rather spend time in the forest or the city? 
Photographers, artists, and poets: show us NATURE.

It’s a long weekend. Tomorrow Canada will be celebrating it’s birthday, while we are celebrating what we love most about Canada… our garden… Continue reading Our Garden

My beautiful Philippines!

The weather here in Winnipeg, Canada is starting to get to me. Spring has officially started last March, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. We’re still having cold temperatures and snow till yesterday! We’ve been looking forward to getting the garden ready, but with the cold and white stuff on the ground, I’m starting to wonder if we’ll even have Spring or just jump straight into Summer.

Then I see these videos to add to my already frazzled emotional state. Made me realize what I am missing.

These are just glimpses of how beautiful MY Philippines is. And I miss everything about it and all that it represents in my life. Yes, even the crowded malls, the traffic, and the pollution. it’s what makes it home 🙂


The beautiful skylines, the grand malls and the busy streets of the country’s capital.


Beautiful Palawan and the rich culture and history surrounding Manila, the Region’s capital.

Fungi in the garden!

It’s not exactly like athlete’s foot, but found these in the lawn when we got home yesterday. It freaked me out just a little bit so I got the spade and took them out. Then went to my friend Google and tried to find out all about this mushroom.

I think it’s called an Inky Cap mushroom which is commonly seen growing from early spring to fall in North America. It is also edible! As long as you don’t drink any alcohol within 2 days of consuming the mushroom because that’s when it becomes poisonous.

Also, mushrooms, in general, thrive in a shady, damp and organic waste rich environment (which is probably the result of the puppies’ “organic waste”). They may be unsightly,  but they are actually beneficial as it helps break down that organic waste that’s good for the plants.

Now that I know all these, i won’t freak out anymore when I see another cluster growing in the garden, I won’t let them take over the lawn though, but these are cool facts to know about mushrooms.

For 10 Neat Things about Fungus (By Dorothy Dobbie), Click here.

Alcohol Inky Caps (i think)

Warning: Gardening may be habit forming!

Yes, I have definitely caught the gardening bug really bad.

All I want to do is garden. Doesn’t sound so bad, right? But thinking about getting more plants and re-landscaping the lawn so I could have more planting space for new plants is not so good specially when I’ve already spent a fortune with what I already have there. Also, I keep checking the weather just to plan out my evenings. Will the weather be nice enough to do more yard work or will it be too cold that I would have to stay in the garage and just do more plant pots?

Because of this constant checking of the weather for gardening conditions, this site has been my new best friend

Well, just have to remind myself that everything should be done in moderation… Maybe I should just lock myself in the house so i can finally get my ironing and other housework done. Doesn’t look like a good day for gardening anyway 🙂

More Garden Photos

Everytime I am out in the garden, I always have my handy dandy camera with me meaning to write about whatever interesting thing I could think of. I guess nothing so interesting ever comes up aside from that one time I pulled out a really big fat earthworm while digging holes for the plants. My handy dandy camera was not so handy then being out of reach from where I was sitting. So I put Mr. Earthworm back into the ground and told him to take care of my plants and not scare me like that anymore.

Anyway, photos speak louder than words so here are some of the garden’s Before and After photos. Enjoy!

Backyard
Front yard
The mysterious tree we have in the front garden
Looks like our Peonies are either going to be red or pink. What do you think?
The side planter with the Hostas