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.