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I Grow Temperate Plants in a Tropical Climate

Gardening has always been my passion. I have been planting all sorts of plants even since childhood. I just find much contentment and bliss upon seeing my plants grow and eventually bloom. I live in the Tropics and I usually plant plants that thrive well in this climate. When I went to Japan in 2012, I was fascinated by the numerous potted plants being displayed at downtown Tokyo. There were Tulips and Pansies growing in every corner. You must note that Tulips would price at 5 dollars per stalk in our country. I got the idea of planting temperate flowers instead of growing the usual tropical plants. After all, that would be different from that of my neighbors. The seeds are sold at selected supermarkets in here, thus, I convinced myself to give it a try. The seeds only cost for a dollar per pack. I told myself that I have nothing to lose.

The seeds eventually grew and even managed to bloom. This has been my routine in the past two years and I want to explore more of this hobby. You must note that I do not have temperature-controlled facility at home. That makes growing temperate plants outdoors, under the tropical sun, a bit of a challenge for me.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on February 16, 2015, 9:39 AM

I would love to see pictures of them and your tropical plants also.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 16, 2015, 10:05 AM

Plants can often surprise us with their happiness to grow where they shouldn´t. Some pictures would really have added a lot to this post and drawn readers in emoticon :winking:

angelinavh wrote on February 16, 2015, 3:36 PM

I sure love to see some picture of your plant, I find it amazing that you are able to grow those plants in your climate

mountraimer wrote on February 17, 2015, 12:02 AM

That is for sure. I will post some of my photos here along the way. I just love gardening even if the seeds seem to difficult to grow.

mountraimer wrote on February 17, 2015, 12:03 AM

I truly appreciate your suggestion. Don't worry, I will find time to scan over my archives to find the temperate plants that I was able to grow.

cheri wrote on February 17, 2015, 12:18 AM

I love gardening but I just do not have the space I need at home so I grow my plants in pots.

scheng1 wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:38 AM

You must have taken very good care of the tulips.