Every morning at five o’clock, I start cleaning the turfs and cultivating my plants in my garden. This has been my hobby for the past years. I have versatile plants and flowers.
Red palms, roses and shrubs are among the plants which are found in my garden. The shrubs are planted beneath the walls to serve as hedges. If planted as hedges to define areas in the yard, it is better to plant one kind rather than mixing a variety of plants. Most shrubs grow in both sunny or shady areas but flowering shrubs need to grow in sunny areas to bloom.
I plant my roses in locations away from tree roots where the sun shines at least six hours a day. To prepare the soil, I loosen earth soil, remove the rocks and incorporate compost. If the soil is claylike, I add sand.
One time, as I loosen the earth I found two lapel pins. Although they looked a bit rusty, I know these belong to my husband who works as a government employee. So every time I cultivate my plants, I am hopeful I might be digging gold. LOL.
When the flowers of the roses start to fade, I try to remove them promptly by cutting them above the five-leaflet leaf. I do not cut long stems from the new bushes – they need to take time to get developed. I put a good mulch to keep the soil moist and weeds down.
“In my garden, there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow freely as the flowers – and the dreams are as beautiful!”