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6 Key Success Factors to Growing Orchids in the Tropics

It is said that gardening in the tropics is easier than in any other part of other world because everything grows so fast and...

Why a Thai Monk is Living a Hermit Life in Nature

Offering panoramic views of Prachuap Khiri Khan, a province in southern Thailand, a 10-metre platform overlooks thousands of hectares of a green tropical rural...

Khao Sok: A Tropical Jungle Nature Experience in Thailand

Like many countries in the wet tropics, Thailand has areas of rainforest where both tourists and locals alike can spend time enjoying nature experiences...

A Taste of Taoism – How Two Vegetarians Taught Me to Respect Nature

“Thank you, sky and land; thank you, farmer; thank you, cook,” the married Thai couple Wan and O say before meals, holding up their...

Are the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens Worth Visiting?

As a keen gardener and landscaper living in tropical Malaysia, whenever I travel around the world, I like to visit botanic gardens in tropical...

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The Pros and Cons of Living in Tropical Countries

For most of us born and raised in a tropical country, we really couldn’t think of living anywhere else. The thought of living in...

Golden Cane Palms – Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em!

The Golden Cane palm (Dypsis lutescens) is a popular landscaping plant throughout the tropics. Its yellowy-gold petioles and infloresences and the more brownish-golden colour...

Pitfalls of Building a House in the Philippines

A Story of an Expat's Experience and Lessons Learned Building your own house can be rewarding for some and stressful for others, but it’s always...

Using Plants to Stabilize Slopes in the Tropics

In the small garden, the stabilization of steep slopes is usually achieved through the building of retaining walls. These can be built using a...

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One of the advantages of living in the tropics is that we don’t have to spend so much on our wardrobes. That’s especially so...

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Turn leaves and organic scraps into Nature’s soil conditioner and improve plant performance in the garden Our modern consumer orientated society annually discards billions of...

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Are the Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca Worth Visiting?

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A few years ago when I was living in a suburb of Quezon City in the Philippines, our neighbor cut down a large mango...

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