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In Aunty’s Garden


Hat, long sleeve dress shirt, long harem pants, and gloves = sun safe to the max

Aunty seems to be unsociable lately because she has been fanatic in doing her favorite task – every single day – from late afternoon to when the sun goes down.  Weeding, weeding, and weeding, non-stop.  This is a bit surprising because usually after a couple of days of weeding, Aunty’s hands and body are so sore and stiff, she has to take a break.  The difference has been the BEMER – a pulsed electromagnetic field system (post will follow one of these days).

Aunty’s blogging friend, Kay of Musings, has a blogging friend Linda of Linda Letters whom Aunty follows because she is a retired teacher with so much going on, is also a soccer fan, and has the most fantastic garden on 1/2 acres in Seattle.  She is a garden fanatic and shares with pictures and postings with weather reports so Aunty feels a bit more in touch with her #2 daughter  (teacher, soccer maniac, busy bee) who now lives there.  Another gardening fanatic was Mrs. Tsuneyoshi from across the street, who used to garden every day and share pots and pots of orchids, succulents, and fruits from her finely tended front yard.

Inspired by these 2 ladies,  Aunty wants to share some pictures of her ever changing garden – albeit small and wild.

front plants

Bonsai Bougainvillea in the driveway


Papaya trees, getting a bit too tall


White Pirie mangos – still green. Luscious when ripe.


Tillandsias stuck into rocks


Weird Tillandsia hung on nails and White Anthurium


Common Dendrobium orchid growing on rock wall


Brassia, on rock with spray of flowers


Hanging Heliconia, about 12″ long


Variegated Shell Ginger


Button Ginger



Golden Dew Drop

About The Author

Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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Comments (6)

  • Musings

    Wow! You have an awesome garden and everything looks so healthy. Mom takes care of our garden, but we don’t have as many gorgeous flowers as you do.

    • Aunty

      i cheated, though, and took pictures at different times – not all of them were in bloom at the same time.

      i would love to borrow your mom as my groundskeeper for my small patches of plants!

  • Bill H.

    I think Papaya trees are great, except when they get so tall you can’t pick the fruit.
    I planted one a couple of years ago and it gave me great papayas for over a year. I was even giving some away! Looks like you’re going to be doing that too!
    Love your garden!

  • gigi-hawaii

    I like your orchids and mangoes a lot. I would like to plant more things in my front yard, so we will see what I plant next. Gotta keep looking.

  • jalna

    So awesome your garden! And you look so cute.


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