nip, cut, trim and simplify. gardening is so much like life. less is more. the main objective is to reduce the garden to it’s simplest form until only the essential remains and a sense of order emerges. however, some plants are born to be wild (like me) so don’t forget to let loose a few and let it grow semi-gubat. you don’t want your garden to be all organized and proper. that’s too boring. did i mention simplify?
read all the gardening books you can find to get a few tips. you’ll soon find out however, that experience is the best teacher. some plants will live, others will die (ok ka lang? ganyan talaga ang buhay). those that thrive however will show you the way. a garden is a perpetual work in progress where everything evolves and grows. add new plants from time to time but pay attention to the older ones. especially the ones that you had when you started. these plants are special and more often than not will stay with you till the day you die.
before i forget, don’t spend too much time under the family tree. life is so much richer out in the open with the wind at your back and the sun turning your skin into golden brown (like my kutis betlog). did i fail to mention simplify? nip, cut, trim and simplify. gardening is so much like life.