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Gardening Zen in the Tropics

Posted on the 17 January 2023 by Realityarts @realityarts

Gardening is a wonderful way to relax and unwind, and today I'm taking some time out to tend to my garden chores. I decided to take a break under the shade of my flamboyant tree, to admire how the garden is looking at the moment. The Flamboyant tree that we are sitting under has lovely red flowers and this tree has grown well in this area.

Gardening Zen in the Tropics

This flamboyant tree is relatively new, but it is already starting to produce large pods and seeds - I still have to find out more about the properties of this tree - it is used in some countries to line streets. I have two of them in my garden and will keep them at a particular height, as they can grow quite tall.

I'm also repairing a hole that my dog Cole made in the Mexican sunflower hedge. Mexican sunflower needs to be cut back regularly to stay vibrant. When I cut it back, it encourages new growth and keeps the plant healthy. Over the years the cuttings that I have taken have been planted in other parts of my garden. These cuttings will flower in the year that it is planted because has been taken from a mature plant.


Another plant that I'm currently working on is my scaevola. I want to retain the path near my Aloe plants, so I'm cutting it back to a certain height, so it doesn't hang over the path. I'll be using the cuttings as chop and drop in my moringa patch and other parts of the garden.

Gardening Zen in the Tropics

I've got a lot of other trees to trim and will get to them over the course of the week, including my Shak Shak tree and Clammy cherry tree. I've been documenting my gardening adventures on my
Channel, and you can take a look at some of the videos to see how things have grown and changed over time.

Gardening Zen in the Tropics

Gardening is a great way to take time out and relax. It's an activity that allows you to be present in the moment and focus on the task at hand even if you are doing chores in the garden. Check out the video above to see the work I'm doing in my garden today. You can also check out my
Amazon Gardening Guide for details of some of the plants that I have in the Garden. Check out my online course which takes lessons inspired by the garden. You can check it out HERE or click on the image below.

Gardening Zen in the Tropics


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