27 March 2008

Planting season

One weekend in Baguio City, I decided to visit the Orchidarium to visit our dear friends who sell plants there; my friends and I been their customer since way back high school (that's over 20 years ago). The Orchidarium is like a secret garden for us; there are only a few people about even on weekends. And the variety of plants and flowers are wonderful to behold!

Anyways, we were there just to visit and take a stroll. But soon I was in animated conversation with our suki, who I have not seen for a long time. I finally gave in to temptation and bought a couple of miniature rose bushes. I wondered if they had spice plants for sale? Yes they did! I bought basil, rosemary, and mint. Wow, the smell of these plants are simply delicious.
Back home, I gathered up some milk cans and proceeded to punch holes at the bottom for drainage. Jo-Lo was on hand to help out.
Next, I placed some medium-sized stones at the bottom, followed by smaller ones.
I also bought some soil from the Orchidarium. This is gardening soil, conditioned with compost and fertilizer.
I placed some soil to cover the stones and measured the depth such that the plant I will be placing will have some space from the lid and the soil will not overflow. I removed the black plastic from the plant and saved it for later, arranged it onto the can, and filled the hollow side with soil.
Ta-daaa! Miniature roses and spice plants to beautify our veranda.

Plants and flowers were something my friends and I did back in high school, and it's such good therapy to do it again! Very relaxing. Plus, it's a great way to recycle cans! I might try my hand with some other plants as soon as Jo-Lo finishes another can of milk!

15 comments:

  1. another good idea... i remember back in elementary madalas kaming may project na halaman so im used to planting small plants into tin cans just like what u did. Meron pa nga akong mga hanging plants na tinanim lang sa water. ang saya ... :) relaxing indeed

    ReplyDelete
  2. Airwind: Uy kumusta! Yep, I want to plant more. Vegetables perhaps.

    ReplyDelete
  3. watson,
    baka madaliin ni J-lo ang pag-ubos sa gatas. hehehe

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cathy: Ang galing nga ni Jo-Lo eh. Nanonood ng TV habang nagmamartilyo! hehe

    ReplyDelete
  5. si Papa din, yan ang hinahanap pag naiisipan naming bumili ng halaman... spice plants. basil I think is very popular. nung weekend, nasa supermarket kami, may nakita ako'ng dilaw na bulaklak na nun ko lang nakita. ang ganda! inalam ko kung ano siya, daffodil pala. tingin ko magtatapos na ang love affair ko with the tulips... hehehe.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Jet: ang bango nung basil! Gusto kong manood ng mas maraming episode ng Jamie at Home kasi mahilig syang gumamit ng herbs

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very nice ... what a great way to recycle the milk cans. And I like the way you plant. good idea about the stones. Way to go.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Seems like a lot of work to me but well worth the effort... now you have beautiful flowers!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Leah: Just wanted to share how domesticated I am at home. Hahaha!

    Sidney: Yes they are, aren't they! Oh, you're back! I'll visit your blog soon for new photos!

    ReplyDelete
  10. you reminds me of my sister, magaling din sya sa ganyan.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Zherwin: Madali lang naman ito gawin. It's fun to see something that you take care of growing, although, sa weekdays, sila ang nag-aalaga :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. i remember my lolo used to use our nido and birchtree cans when i was small to fix his plants. na-miss ko tuloy sha bigla. plant freak yun! as in...

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is a good idea. I have some herbs here but I need to get good potting soil. Ok yung recycling milk cans, may 2nd purpose sya.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Planting is a wonderful bonding activity. My son, Yohan also loves planting.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Dessagirl: Masarap mag-planting as a hobby. Nakaka-relax!

    Fionski: Dapat noon ko pa ginawa, maraming lata ng gatas si Jo-Lo

    Rach: that's really nice! Hopefully Yohan will be mindful of nature when he grows up.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...