As the year 2010 is almost over the time to sum up some important things learned this year is at hand. I call the garden rules so that they are easy to remember and assist me when considering what to do in my journey to grow an organic garden from a sandpit.
I'm sure that some won't apply to some folks but feel free to use any that you find useful.
GARDEN RULE #1 THRIFTY IS NOT CHEAP [ No matter what my wife says ]
Here is a prime example. This Matchstick Bromeliad is sending up its bloom stalk. It was made from a pup along with Eight other pups taken from the parent Bromeliad plant.
After these plants bloom more pups will emerge. These plants will continue to produce pups to supply the garden.
GARDEN RULE #2 GROW YOUR OWN AND YOU NEVER HAVE TO LEAVE HOME
Most of the plants that I grow here in the Sandpit were home grown from seed or cuttings.
Here is a picture of one of the Neem Trees that I started from seed this year . This is Neem Three and it is over eight feet tall now. Neem one and Neem two are planted out in my front yard . Both are about two feet tall now because I was lazy about planting them out from their containers.
Save yourself lots of money and grow your own plants .
GARDEN RULE #3 DON'T TRIM YOUR BOUGAINVILLEA BUSHES BAREFOOT
Trust me on this one it is not a good idea. Ouch!
GARDEN RULE #4 NEVER PAY CASH IF IT IS FREE IN THE TRASH
Lots of stuff from discarded plants to containers can be reused
and can be rescued from the trash. The bulk pickup day in
your neighborhood is a great time to look for garden treasure.
Lots of folks have lots of gardening information and will share
with you . Master this rule and I guarantee you will be a better
Aloe blooming just in time for Christmas
GARDEN RULE #6 TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES
Gardening should not be a chore . Take time to watch your
Garden and enjoy it.
Cassia bush in bloom . Every November this guy put on a show.
Well that's some of the stuff that I have learned and retained from this year .
Hope that everyone has a fantastic Christmas !