Gardening

The Revived Caper

The Revived Caper

1 May, '120 Comments

I bought this caper several years ago from one of the Bahrain International Garden Shows, I think it was the 2006 or thereabouts. I left it in a medium-sized pot and it did well for a while. But like with everything else, time caught up with it and I thought it had died and being […]

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Through the eyes of a lens

Through the eyes of a lens

30 Apr, '120 Comments

It’s really strange that when you observe a garden, or any other space for that matter, and you are used to that particular view, you not only get to take it for granted but your mind disappears some detail and you never really appreciate it. However, I found that if you do frame it through […]

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Microclimates

Microclimates

30 Apr, '120 Comments

One would be forgiven to think that in a garden as small as mine that distinct climates exist in its different parts. I know the pictures make it look big, but trust me on this, it’s less than 700 square meters in total area. The garden is divided in three parts; here, you see the […]

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The Xeriscaped Border is Complete!

The Xeriscaped Border is Complete!

18 Nov, '110 Comments

Have a look at this beauty! We’ve just finished this new border this afternoon. I moved almost all the agaves and cactii from the cluster by the pool into this new brilliant arrangement, even if I say so myself 🙂 I’m looking forward for them to mature in place and hope all visitors to our […]

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The Witch’s Cauldron

The Witch’s Cauldron

14 Nov, '110 Comments

It’s flourishing this year, thanks for my wife’s choice of filling it to the brim with red chrysanthemums 🙂 And here’s a close-up of those gorgeous mums: If you wish, click the picture above for an original size which you can use as your desktop background, or flip it 90 degrees and use it as […]

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