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Seasonal Gardens Without Seasons


Where I stay, there are no apparent seasons.
Sometimes it rains, sometimes it is hot and dry.
Basically, the weather is almost the same throughout the year, usually ranging from 25 to 37 degree Celsius.
I used to think our weather is considered hot until I hear of the heat waves reports in many places recently.
I think I better appreciate our moderate weather in Malaysia.


Where you see the red firecracker plant above is where I used to grow tall, spiky agave plants.
Where you see the white stones on the ground now is where I had my lawn.
I got bored with spiky plants and so much green that I have changed the look of my garden.
I and am now enjoying the colour of snow.
I love the soft droopy look of many of these plants.
They seem to have a COOL and calming effect.


When I'm in the mood for Autumn, I can change the colours of the pebbles to brown and remove some leaves...

On a more serious note, I love the varied colours of Autumn.
That must be the most beautiful season.
Forget about Autumn for now.
Let's look at HOT Summer below!


This is a photo taken 2 years ago showing the same wall.
Spiky plants are from left to right, top to bottom.
They consisted of aloe vera, snake plants and agave plants.
This place looks very HOT to me.
As our taste change, our gardens evolve and even the look on our blogs go through modification.
I enjoy these changes.
Gardening without seasons need not be boring.

To create a cooler looking garden, I've made the following few changes.

- Spiky plants are replaced by droopy plants. 
- The lawn is replaced with white stones.
- White flowers overshadow bright coloured flowers.



Recently I created a new garden bed and transplanted some of my bushy plants there.
The dogs thought the bushes were in the way and kept digging them up.
Obviously, these plants suffered more than just transplanting shock.
The side effect is some pretty wintry look which the dragonflies seem attracted to.
Dried up plants with white background have enhanced the cool wintry garden look.
How much more fun can gardening get?
If you are fond of drgaonflies, come visit my Dragonfly Farm

(Don't remind me of the weeds, please. Clifford is taking care of that.)

Linking up with :
Cottage Flora Thursday
Fertilizer Friday
Fabulous Friday

33 comments:

  1. Wow! It is fantastic that you can do seasonal gardening. Your flowers look wonderful. Autumn is my favorite season and I hope the foliage here is nice this year. Thank you for sharing your firecracker plant and dragonfly with us.

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  2. Like the second pix with the flowers like a formation stars in the universe. Wow the dragon fly is kinda cute with its graceful handstand..

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  3. My white pebble stones are now green in colors; this is a natural change.

    They changed to mossy green under the shade of grape trees.

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  4. Świetne zmiany zrobiłaś. Miejsce na drugim zdjęciu, jest cudowne.Pozdrawiam

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  5. It would be hard for me living with out four seasons. I so enjuy fall and winter. I like the bigger view you have today. You even have a 'rooftop' garden.

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  6. Your gardens are beautiful and I am envious of all seasons gardening.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  7. Wah cantik your garden:). I miss humidity....

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  8. People joke here that we have two seasons in Austin...summer and not summer! You are so right about our gardens and blogs evolving as we grow. Maybe these droughts and heavy rains are just natures way of helping us along in changing things up. As plants die, we're forced to start over. Your post has given me some new perspective. Thanks One ;)

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  9. Your garden is beautiful! Love your choice of plants and decors.

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  10. One - I love your idea of inventing the seasons. I still remember your "snowdrops".

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  11. Brilliant idea having a corner for "temperate climate", with Snow!!....

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  12. Whatever you write or show is always funny to me, just like that title. Maybe i already watermarked in my mind that LOL Category to you. But i love the style you posted today, we are knowing more of your area. You have that big weeping willow at the corner, i love that plant. Maybe next time you will have a water feature there in lieu of the snow!

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  13. Beautiful garden! Love the white blooming trees in pots!!! Lovin' the Dragonflys, of course! ♥
    *hugs*deb

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  14. Fantastic images. I love the pots in your snow garden as well as your shots of the dragonfly.

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  15. There are so many blooms in your wrightia, it looks like the stars of the Milky Way. I only have 1 or 2 stars in mine. The dragonfly looks like it has tiger wings and doing some yoga pose.

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  16. So many lovely photos! I really love the last one of the dragonfly!!

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  17. The white makes everything pop. It looks so fresh and new! Wish we were closer. I have a little fountain that would snuggle in nicely amidst your pots! Lovely!

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  18. Wow! I love the transformation - It looks very restful and cool! Really lovely.

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  19. You mentioned snow (winter), autumn and summer, but where is spring? LOL

    You are blessed to be living in an area that has no apparent season. That means your plants are always sheltered from typhoons and droughts.

    I admire pictures of your garden. It seem so clean and inviting. You should give Clifford extra treat for taking care of the weeds :)

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  20. Oooh, you had a garden makeover while I was with my pond makeover. Thanks for visiting and leaving a lovely comment.
    Your makeover is a huge transformation...very zen. I love it. And you are absolutely right...the garden needs to change, and we need to have a creative outlet. I know how it feels when planning a design; keeps me full of zest.
    Great job, One.
    Rosie

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  21. What a wonderful transformation you have made. This is such a neat idea! We have four distinct seasons here, but I love your changes in the garden.

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  22. What a lovely makeover! Great ideas! I have always preferred the droopy hanging elegant look of plants over the spiky ones, that is why I never had cactus or "pointed plants" in my house! :) You did a superb job, KP!

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  24. I salute your creative senses... excellent show of your garden...

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  25. You have such a beautiful garden!
    Did you plant the fire crackers from seeds?

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  26. Your garden is very attractive and I think I could easily get used to living in temperatures like that all year round.

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  27. wow, just gorgeous! Do you feel like you have to work all the time though?

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  28. Your thai jasmine is so beautiful. You have a beautiful and very neat garden. Show me more ler~

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  29. they are both gorgeous...I also like the droopy plants...they are graceful!
    It does my heart good to tour around the gardens that are linked into my little party...I so wish every one of the people who share lived close enough that I could walk the gardens in person. Thank you so much for sharing with me this week...I hope you will again very soon!
    Hugs and smiles from Alberta Canada to you!
    (¯`v´¯)
    `*.¸.*´Glenda/Tootsie
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.

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