Hello there fellow gardeners! Welcome to my humble patch of dirt in zone 10b. I grew up in tropical SE Asia in a beautifully manicured oasis tended by my incomparable grandmother. Then I was uprooted to Orange County, CA and lived for many years without a garden. Now that I have my own home, I’m trying to recreate my nostalgic childhood with some of my favorite fruit trees and flowers, but also combine the wonderful diversity of America and beyond. I try to be water wise when possible, but I also like to push the limits with some plants that are out of my growing zone. I make a lot of mistakes along the way but gardening is all about trial and error. At least that’s my philosophy.