Costa Rica Cost of Living Update: Magic Root for making bushes from clippings— $5
It’s the rainy season here in Costa Rica which in my house means I will only see my husband in the morning when he drinks a cup of coffee. After that, he is off to the garden. I would describe him as having a green thumb. Or more accurately, a swollen green and purple thumb because he constantly gets stuck with bougainvillea thorns.
“Don’t you think all these plants are overkill, Rob?” I ask.
“I’m making a double layer security fence, so I’m planting red, white, and pink bougainvillea mixed with hibiscus. But not all sloppy and mixed up.”
“Of course, Rob. That would be insane.”
He ignores me and continues talking. “There needs to be two meters of red, two meters of white, two meters of pink, and two meters of mixed red and white… in that order. That pattern will continue around the entire property.”
This is quite the attention to detail. Continue reading “Thorny Tales From The Garden” »