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  1. There is also the house of the Morena museum which has some  interesting paintings.The monument to Pope Pius IX is rather odd. I missed the malcon. There are some dandy lakeside restaurants near Ocotlan and you cross over what used to b the outlet of the lake near Cuitzeo which is fairly close to the lakes main inlet -the Lerma river. there are also a few old haciendas in the area.

  2. On 4/29/2022 at 3:16 PM, blankletmusic said:

    They vary greatly, I'm sure, but just trying to get an idea of what the usual wait times are for different healthcare services. Is it usually pretty quick ( subjective, I know) to see family practitioners, specialists, physical therapists, etc?

     

    What are some of your experiences, (both good and bad ) with this? I'm talking about private healthcare services only, not IMSS where wait times can be very long for most issues.

    Wait times are usually very short. Much shorter than NOB.

  3. 3 minutes ago, cedros said:

    Another favourite tree is the Arco iris (Idon't know the latin name).It is a medium sized tree with interesting leaves. They flowers change colour during the day. Red to yellow or vice versa.

    Another interesting tree is the Tabachin-pinnate leaves with yellow or red flowers. They used to have some outside the ajijic hospial. Not too large a tree but colourful

  4. 8 hours ago, cedros said:

    One of my favorites is the Pata de vaca (because of the shape of the leaf) https://www.google.ca/search?q=pata+de+vaca+tree&newwindow=1&sxsrf=ALiCzsavuHOZ7mVdirz435KkpyONkWLCcA%3A1658798534343&source=hp&ei=xkHfYqi-EJ_ZkPIPxJmsWA&iflsig=AJiK0e8AAAAAYt9P1ktRCNue6BCxWvcNxtmsa4OfJNar&oq=pata+de+vac&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAEYADIECCMQJzIFCC4QgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDoECC4QQzoLCC4QgAQQxwEQ0QM6CAguEIAEENQCOgsILhCABBDHARCvAToKCAAQgAQQhwIQFFAAWKIkYII_aABwAHgAgAG3AYgBwQqSAQMzLjiYAQCgAQE&sclient=gws-wiz The leavas are a beautiful green that I painted most of my ironwork to match. It is also called the orchid tree because of the shape of the flowers. Mine flowred for up to 8 months of the year. Very little trouble with pests escept for leaf cutting ants which are easy to control as there is a only a single trunk usually. 

    If you look through the Lake Chapala garden guide  or flowering plants of the landcape or tropical blossoms of the Pacific or Tropical trees or Major flowerings trees of tropical gardens,or Arboles de Mexico, orTropical trees and shrubs or Jardinera you will see many excellent choices. You may have better luck looking through plant books rather than asking here

    Another favourite tree is the Arco iris (Idon't know the latin name).It is a medium sized tree with interesting leaves. They flowers change colour during the day. Red to yellow or vice versa.

  5. One of my favorites is the Pata de vaca (because of the shape of the leaf) https://www.google.ca/search?q=pata+de+vaca+tree&newwindow=1&sxsrf=ALiCzsavuHOZ7mVdirz435KkpyONkWLCcA%3A1658798534343&source=hp&ei=xkHfYqi-EJ_ZkPIPxJmsWA&iflsig=AJiK0e8AAAAAYt9P1ktRCNue6BCxWvcNxtmsa4OfJNar&oq=pata+de+vac&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAEYADIECCMQJzIFCC4QgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDoECC4QQzoLCC4QgAQQxwEQ0QM6CAguEIAEENQCOgsILhCABBDHARCvAToKCAAQgAQQhwIQFFAAWKIkYII_aABwAHgAgAG3AYgBwQqSAQMzLjiYAQCgAQE&sclient=gws-wiz The leavas are a beautiful green that I painted most of my ironwork to match. It is also called the orchid tree because of the shape of the flowers. Mine flowred for up to 8 months of the year. Very little trouble with pests escept for leaf cutting ants which are easy to control as there is a only a single trunk usually. 

    If you look through the Lake Chapala garden guide  or flowering plants of the landcape or tropical blossoms of the Pacific or Tropical trees or Major flowerings trees of tropical gardens,or Arboles de Mexico, orTropical trees and shrubs or Jardinera you will see many excellent choices. You may have better luck looking through plant books rather than asking here

  6. 17 hours ago, happyjillin said:

    we have 2 of these Italian cypress and you can see them around here in many gardens. They can also be shaped if you don't want them to grow real tall. Our first one is almost as tall as our queen palm.

    italian-cypress-tree-cupressus-4-inch-pot.jpg

    I had 18 of those on my property( Mine were a fair bit larger) and would not recommend them. Snakes like to live in them where they eat the young of nesting birds.The dead needles make a pile around the base of each tree where almost nothning else will grow.  Boring-no flowers but they do move around in the wind a lot. I have  a list of more suitable trees that I will post when my company  leaves. A rether pedistrian tree more suitable to northern altitudes.

  7. Just now, cedros said:

    Dog pee can  burn your grass it you only have a small patch but I have a lot and they seldom pee in the same place. In other words you don't have many flowers. I have probably been gardening much longer than you by the look of your "garden" Are you certain that your name is not clueless

  8. 6 hours ago, happyjillin said:

    Dog pizz burns grass. we have many flowers,butterflies and hummingbirds[no feeders] we enjoy watching and our gecko crew that eats insects. I ain't gonna foto our flowers just fer you the negative cedros of little knowledge which you have displayed here on many occasions.-SNORK!

     

  9. On 7/24/2022 at 3:54 PM, happyjillin said:

    I have proper gardens with lots of flowers. I can view grass in parks but find it silly to waste water on something that you have to cut constantly because you watered it. And anyone with dogs,especially female are fighting a losing battle grass wise.

    I don't see any flowers. I usually have 2 female dogs.-they pefer to pee on grass-good fertilizer. I had an acre of grass in Richmond BC where there is an excess of water usually. I had large patches of grass in the Raquet Club but my aljibe held over45,000 liters and all watering was done by gravity. No shortage of water and free. It depends on what you like. I like flowers and butterflies. It looks like you don't.  Cutting grass and raking is  good exercise Even if the grass dries out and goes brown it can still be nice to look at and it gets green again in the rainy season.

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  10. 22 hours ago, happyjillin said:

    16 years ago we put down double landscape cloth ,crisscrossed where you see the river rock. weeds try to get started but can't take hold over cloth. The planters have some ground cover plants and the sharp lava red rocks over the soil,never have used any sort of weed killer on anything in our yard and we don't use a gardener,only tree guys when our palms need doing

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    A rocky garden

  11. On 7/23/2022 at 11:01 AM, Zeb said:

    Suggestions on how to kill weeds.  I have tried may things, salt, vinegar, etc.  I do not want Round up in my yard.  I will be installing plants fairly soon.  The only thing I know to do at this point is pull the weeds, put down mulch and then small red river rocks after planting the plants.

    Faena

    Few flowers in your "garden"

    A neighbour uses cardboard rather than fabric and it seeems to be quite effective.

  12. To stop from going to DAC rates I had a second meter installed which served the casita and pool and I never pumped water from my aljibe to the tinaco. Garden watering was by gravity from the large aljibe.The tinaco was filled by pressure from the fraccionamiento. My bimomthly bill for the two meters was 800 to 900 pesos for a 3 bedroom house, casita and pool and large garden.  

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