Is the leaf cutter bee beneficial or a pest in your garden?

Is the leaf cutter bee beneficial or a pest in your garden?

The leaf cutter bee is new to me, but apparently it’s been around for a long time! This is the first year I’ve ever noticed this particular kind of damage … Read On…


Frost-free Gardening

Frost-free Gardening in Hong Kong

It’s wonderful to live in an area where I can enjoy frost-free gardening year round. Fall is officially here. Chung Yeung, a grave-sweeping holiday in Hong Kong, is past and … Read On…


Balcony Garden Composting

Balcony Garden Composting

Balcony garden composting is easy to do. It cheers me to tell you that! However, there are some things that you need to be aware of before you begin. I … Read On…


Grow Phalaenopsis Orchids Successfully

Grow Phalaenopsis orchids successfully

Orchids always blow me away by their stunning beauty. I’ve always wondered how to grow Phalaenopsis orchids successfully since I’ve managed to kill two since I’ve moved to Hong Kong! … Read On…


5 exciting salad greens to try

5 Exciting Salad Greens to Try

Let’s go beyond the boring and inject some interest to our salads this summer. Here are 5 exciting salad greens you’ve got to try at least once! I guarantee they’ll … Read On…


Grow Sweet Potatoes from Cuttings

Grow sweet potatoes from cuttings

You probably remember how easy it was to grow sweet potatoes from cuttings, (slips), when you were in elementary school. It was fun and you got results fast.Children love watching … Read On…


Birds Eat Plants

Birds Eat Plants

Did you know that birds eat plants? I didn’t realize this until I came to garden in Hong Kong. Maybe they’re different here.


Save Money Companion Planting

Save Money Companion Planting

Now that I have your attention, it is possible to save money companion planting in your garden. I’m going to give you some pointers to help you get the most out … Read On…


container gardening ideas

Container gardening ideas

I’ve been going through all my photos, scouring them for container gardening ideas, and I’m happy to say I found a few good ones from my travels to UK and old … Read On…


Easy care garden plants

Easy care garden plants

Easy care garden plants are numerous, thank goodness. Are you one of those people who look at other people’s beautiful gardens and all you can think of is the work … Read On…