Thursday, October 31, 2019

MULTI COLOR BOUGAINVILLEA , THAILAND


Here are just a few photos of some Bougainvilleas in containers at a temple in Ayuthaya, Thailand.  I think they are multi color grafted but it could be that they have planted a few different color plants tightly together.  I just presumed that they were grafted that way when I took the photos, but now looking at them, I wonder.   Anyways...they were a fabulous show and getting lots of attention from the tourists.




Aloha

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A YOU TUBE RECOMMENDATION


For the last several weeks I have been off traveling again.  During quiet evenings at my guest house I started looking around on youtube.com at gardening videos.  This is not something I have done much before but I have realized that I was missing out on some fabulous stuff.  Even more so, I have actually clicked on the subscribe button for the very first time because of the wonderful videos put on you tube by Self Sufficient Me.  These are by Aussie gardener Mark Valencia who could also be called the Russell Crowe of gardening.  His personality and enthusiasm is very engaging.  Mix that with pure practical gardening know how and he is a winner.

Mark Valencia lives near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in a semi tropical climate so he is growing similar foods to what we grow here in Hawaii.  His gardening videos have a huge following from around the tropical world and also he has a blog at selfsufficientculture.com that you can have a look at.  Obviously I am a bit behind on such things as his videos have been on you tube for a couple of years now but if you have not seem them please check them out as they are very helpful and I know you will become a fan too.  Here are a few links to start you off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2x17TwQ-is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfTOoxWMGU4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNh4DYm0GzY

aloha