Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Sweet Peas and Edible Greens from the Fourth Floor

This time of the year is hard for all of us. With the coronavirus dominating globally, we all feel like fish inside a glass bowl. Going outside is limited to running some errands like buying food or finding a roll of toilet paper. Instead of catching up with travels from previous weeks or months, I would like to share updates from our balcony garden. Over the years since I moved.. Read More

Produce from Our Balcony Garden

balcony produce

This year’s produce from our balcony garden is a mixture of good and not so good. We had a bit of radical temperature changes for a couple weeks recently. Too warm at lunchtime and then sudden drop at nighttime. Some days are very sunny almost like mid-summer. But there are days when we it is cold and rainy.   Sweet Produce From Our Balcony Our strawberries and mulberries were abundant.. Read More

Balcony Blooms

Our balcony this year has been very cooperative. Weather here in Tokyo is a bit weird but still our small garden managed to survive. It even surprised us with beautiful blooms! And because the weather is mostly sunny and warm, my fishes are out to play!   White roses! Yes, they are in plural form because two beautiful roses are now the center of attraction of our balcony.  I was checking pictures of.. Read More

My Pink Garden this Spring!

Hello Spring! Hello nice weather! These past few days, weather starts to become a bit warm especially at noon, which means that spring is just around the corner. As excited as I am to see Japan’s beauty is spring again, I am also excited to have some hours gardening at our balcony. I did not intend it but yesterday when I was rearranging my plants I noticed that most of.. Read More

Creating Green Space in Our Balcony

Back in Manila despite my efforts to grow a small plant, I always ended up wondering why I cannot do it. My cousins would tease me that my hands are better with cut flowers rather than those with roots. And so after several years of trying to create my dream herb garden, I have slowly accepted my fate that we are not meant to be. Moving here in Tokyo shed.. Read More