November 09, 2014


Hello there… I’m back from blogging hiatus.

I’m Perla a.k.a Mama Nene, a plant collector and a doting grandmother.


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Since I retired from teaching Home Economics to grade school pupils, I spend my time tending my plants, learning their diverse personalities and figuring out where in my garden they would thrive best.

red flowers of Kamantigi

Gardening gives me a sense of fulfillment.  For more than four decades, I’ve collected, potted and re-potted, tended and killed various plants from air plants to grasses. In addition, I’ve made lots of friends and acquaintances who have passion for plants.

This photoblog is created to share my observations, recollection and stories, and some care tips on various ornamental plants grown in a tropical country.


10 thoughts on “About”

  1. hi! im richard. i am a whole seller of flower, i was planing to buy bout what you had in your garden i saw in the enternet, can you give me your addressor contact number so that i can go to your place?

    1. hi mama nene….ang ganda po lahat ng mga halaman mo….sobra po akong masaya at sa klikutan ng kamay ko sa paghanap ng mga pictures ng mga halaman sa internet 1 po ang garden nyo sa nkita ko…mama nene bka po pde mlaman ang adress nyo o khit po cel # nyo at nang mpunthan ko po kyo…mhilig din po ako sa mga halaman…ako nga po pala c REBECCA ESPINELI taga cavite po ako dito sa manaila po….salamat po…happy planting po….GOD BLESS PO MAM NENE..

  2. i’m also a flower enthusiast and i’m interested in visiting your famous garden. can you also tell me your address or contact number? hope to hear soon from you..

  3. hi im an orchids lover i saw your different variety of orchids blooming and i really amaze. can i ask what particular fertilizer do you use in your orchids as well as in your ornamental. thanks

  4. Hello po!
    Napagandang pagkakataon po para sa akin na matagpuan ang inyong blog Mama Nene.
    Nais ko pong magsimulang mag-alaga ng mga Tillandsias, ngunit wala po akong idea kung saan ako maaring makabili hanggang sa makita ko nga po ang blog ninyo.
    Nais ko po sanang humingi ng tulong sa inyo, kung kayo man po ay nagbebenta ng mga halaman, ay maaari po ba akong makabili ng pailan-ilang piraso sa inyo?

  5. Dear Ma’am Perla,

    I stumbled upon your blog months ago when I was searching for photos of local backyard gardens.

    However, I seldom make comments or give likes on blogs because I usually feel embarrassed.

    Nevertheless, I made contact because I am nominating you for the One Lovely Blog Award. It is informational, inspirational, and very interesting especially for gardeners.

    You can pick up your badge and to know the rules/info, please visit:


    Congratulations and thank you for sharing your stories. =)

  6. Madam Perla I am Bong…an indoor gardening enthusiast ..Growing under LED lights., .I’ve been desiring to have an African violet of my own, but it seems very unpopular here in manila. How I wish to know where were you able to buy your wonderful collection. Did you propagate it already? since the pictures are from 2012. How I hope that you can share your blessings…May I have the privilege of owning a few of your collection… Is it for sale? etc. Please do reply.. Its me bonglim72@yahoo.com ….09227100344.

  7. Mama Nene,

    Hello. I just discovered your photoblog. I cant help but imagine that 35 years from now I am still into plants.

    I am trying to locate a direct or first middleman supplier for succulents and cacti from Baguio or La Trinidad, but I have no hits yet. You see, we’ll be joining a weekend market this may and we will be selling pocket gardens of succulents/cacti. Our current supplier, a 4th or 5th hand, is not meeting our quantity and quality demands thats why we are looking for another one. Can you help us, please?

    Thanks alot.


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