Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s advice for success in marriage, the Supreme Court, and everything in between is based on two wisdoms she received from her in-laws. Here she is at Stanford Rathbun Lecture 2017 delivering those wisdoms: Man do I need this advice, especially the first part. I sometimes have ugly anger management issues that flare up for […]
The gardening season is about to start in Bahrain and I can’t wait for the weather to change for the better. However, it pays to prepare; hence, I share with you how I built my seed nursery and some gotcha’s that will help you avoid some of my mistakes. (hint: don’t over complicate things!)
As you know, we went out last weekend and grabbed a few things for the garden. We picked up five small bushes because their flowers and shape drew us. Unfortunately the garden nursery staff didn’t know the actual name of the plant. This is not the first time that I got a plant that I […]
Alright guys. I went out this morning and got the material to build my nursery. I’ll put it together this afternoon and it will be the subject of a future episode. I also took the opportunity to buy some plants: a fig tree, a cheeko tree, an adenium, an indoor fern and a few flowering […]
Fed up of politics… yes I know that today is an important milestone for Bahrain jurisprudence with the impending Appeal Court decision regarding the 21 political leaders and other assorted activists, but even with that, let’s just pose a second and enjoy these flowers… and the calm.
Penelope is on fire! Only a couple of weeks ago this majestic tree adorning our front garden was bare. Naked. Unclothed. But within just a few days it has sprouted all of its leaves and buds which have now started to open up and, typical of this tree, started to shed the flowers all around […]
Rangoon creeper (Quisqualis indica), originally uploaded by malyousif. This climber wasn’t doing very well in a pot and it hardly flowered. I moved it into the ground last year and it seems to be happy there. After the initial shock, it’s now flowered quite nicely, much more than any time before and its scent is […]
Rangoon Climber, originally uploaded by malyousif. So happy that this climber has finally decided to flower after being moved from a pot and placed into the ground. It’s got healthy growth now (yes, even in this heat) and these are the first flowers we get on this plant.
Delonix Regia flowers, originally uploaded by malyousif. This is the first year that that Poinciana actually flowers in this profusion. After 5 years, I guess it finally feels that it’s mature enough to do so! It covers the front garden with its petals that every morning the area around it glows with oranges, reds and […]