Monthly Archives: July 2015


Huge flocks of tiny parrots live in the trees here.  The locals call them pericos – which I think might be where the English word parakeet originated.  They are a tiny bit larger than the parakeets you find in US pet stores, but all of them are green with orange beaks and clever, beady black eyes. In the mornings the flocks rise chattering […]

For Parakeets – How to Train Your Human






Neem Tree with Fruit
“I have the plague!” a fellow gardener recently wailed. “Whitefly! The only solution is to kill everything and burn it.” But then, another gardening friend, Pat, bounced in and announced she had just beaten white fly. Pat has a greenhouse (which is where whitefly truly is nearly impossible to eradicate), but I think her method would very likely work outdoors as well, […]

How to Beat Whitefly in Panama