My wife is an on and off gardener. Only the hardiest plants survive in our small front and backyard garden, eg, the coconut tree, palm tree, mango tree and some low maintenance flowers. But she loves the green, even if they are mere weeds or lalang. Our mango tree, planted in 2008, still hasn’t grace us with any fruit but we love it for providing us with a backyard shade. Someone advised us to chop it down and plant a ‘better’ mango tree, but she couldn’t. When she sees a tree being unnecessarily chopped down, she would start reminding our kids about the importance of plants for our environment. Our little garden is a mess, but it’s cooling. And many a sunny day that my kids have played in the afternoon near to the trees and not feel the heat.
In my last posting, I wrote about the plants that my wife purchased at May Nursery. To ensure a better life for the new plants and to provide better nourishment for our ‘senior’ plants (especially the mango tree), she has decided to try out the coffee grounds provided for free by Starbucks. I think she read about it from Starbucks brochure ‘Grounds For Your Garden’. (more…)