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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cleaning Up For A New Year

Can't believe it's Christmas already and 2012 is coming to an end. Guess the world didn't end after all, haha. 2013 will be a whole new year, and a whole new experience for me since I've finally finished school. Since my SPM results will only be announced in March 2013, I have 3 months of freedom before having to decide on my future. Hopefully I can still find time to blog and garden after that.

Also, sorry again for the inactivity for the past few weeks since I've been busy rearranging and cleaning up my messy roof garden. It's tough work, but the results are worth it.

This is how it looked like before.

And this is what it looks like now.

I've tried to divide the plants into a few sections to make it neater than the jungle it was before. 

I've moved my hibiscus plants and edibles to this corner. The freshly filled pots will be used to germinate more edibles and annuals.

Here's the orchid section, reserved for my growing collection. It's shadier and less exposed to the elements, so I can easily control the growing conditions of the more finicky orchids. 

This section is for a more exotic look, so I'm filling it with vines and shrubs, such as hoyas, the nong nooch vine and datura. There's still room for more haha.

Here's my new lily pond, complete with fish, shrimps and a frog. Currently there's only 2 juvenile waterlilies, though I'm hoping to add more aquatics. Behind the lily pond, is a new rack for my nepenthes. My collection is gradually recovering, and hopefully stays that way.

This section is reserved for my carnivores, a shelf and a minibog. It's still kind of messy, but I'll be arranging them soon. The sarracenias are growing nicely though the pitchers are drooping due to the heavy rains filling them to the brim with water.

This shelf will be reserved for foliage plants, bromeliads and tillandsias, and ferns, since it receives more shade than the other areas.

Last but not least, here's where I place the miscellaneous plants, mostly sun-loving plants, since this area receives a lot of direct sun.

By the way, I'm wishing all my blog readers and fellow bloggers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a wonderful time.

Until next time!


  1. Your garden has certainly expanded! Now, it includes the rooftop as well. So good to see the flowering plants and more colours. Long ago, I remember there were more foliage plants. With some twinkling LED lights installed and a garden bench/table set, you can have a your own Eden.

  2. I marvel at how you spruce up the whole area. Its really not easy with so many pots of plants to tend. Not many youth would bother. You are doing a great job. Happy New Year.

  3. @Autumn Belle

    Thanks. There's still plenty of foliage, but they are all down in my porch.


    Thanks too. It was hard work, but worth it.

  4. Happy New Year to you and your family Aaron! You have lots of beautiful plants there and I see lots of variety. I think they will be keeping you busy for now. Stay cool yeah.

  5. Hello Aaron, Happy New Year again! You are an exceptional young man, if i didn't know you i will think from your writing that you are much older. You garden so well (better than I having degrees in plants), and write very well too better than most of your blogging older countrymen, hehe! I hope you stay as diligent and passionate as you grow older, more power and God bless!

  6. Wow!
    I really enjoy your garden tour.
    Have a wonderful New Year and all the best in making your garden looking good.