When we were young, we planted all sorts of different plants there. We grew cotton, monggo, okra, chili pepper, pechay, ampalaya, cassava and other flowering plants like rose, santan, gumamela, orchids and four o'clock (my favorite flower which blooms beautifully every 4:00 in the afternoon).
We also have fruit trees, most of which are still alive today and giving us fruits to enjoy. Just look at our Langka (Jackfruit) and our Mangga (mango tree). It's only when we're on vacation that we can eat these tropical fruits fresh from the tree. We also have two coconut trees from which my parents usually get the coconut milk they use for cooking. Being Bicolanos, we are fond of dishes with coconut milk like Laing (Taro leaves with coconut milk) and Ginataang Langka (Jackfruit with coconut milk). Guess where they get the Langka.
|Lanka or Jackfruit tree|
|Birds of Paradise|
What do you have in your backyard? fruit trees garden? vegetable garden? flower garden? or herbal plant garden?