Wall of planted bottles

Whilst we were waiting for the school garden’s flowerbeds to be cemented and filled with soil, we started our recycling project. We set up a plastic bottle bank outside our …

School Garden – October 2018 update

It’s been 2 months since I started the school garden project here in Foshan. Here’s the August post in case you missed it. Since then, the Ruellia flowers planted in …

Wild Monstera hunting in Foshan, South China.

Took a trip to the local lake this afternoon. The lake is called 千灯湖 (Lake of a Thousand Lamps). The lake itself is huge, with many smaller ponds and rivers …

Pothos – Epipremnum Aureum but not as you know it!

Pothos. Devil’s ivy. Jade pothos. Golden Queen. This popular hanging plant goes by many names and comes in a plethora of varieties. It is often seen in offices, schools and …

School Garden Project.

Back to school this week. Between setting up my classroom, attending and facilitating workshops, it’s been a hectic first week back. My lovely school principal has noticed my passion for …

Lingnan Flower Market – 岭南花卉市场

Quick details: Lingnan Flower Market 岭南花卉市场 Address: 57 FangXingLu ( near JiaoKou metro station ), Guangzhou, China 芳兴路57号(近窖口汽车客运站) I haven’t added to this blog in so long, as I didn’t …

Chinese Pokémon Cards

Contrary to popular misconception – not all Chinese Pokémon cards are counterfeits. Though many fake cards have been produced over the years, officially licensed products were released in Taiwan and …

A field Guide to Guangzhou’s Fruit Shops

A Field Guide to Guangzhou Fruit Shops by Nathan Rioux In China, there is a strong emphasis on physical health and maintaining a proper diet. Part of this regimen is …

National Day – trip to Conghua

国庆节快乐!guó qìng jié kuàilè! It’s National Day here in China! This marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, kicking off one of China’s two Golden Weeks. We …