Hello… Welcome to my blog, joeysplanting.

I’m a 43 year old Filipino-American Graphic Design Production Artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve work at various ad and marketing agencies, including J.Walter Thompson; Foote, Cone & Belding; Marketing Drive; Rivet and DraftFCB.

I’ve been blogging off and on since 2002. I started with daily journals on LiveJournal, then found that it would be a good way to keep track of my plants and gardens, so I write a lot about that now.

Besides gardening, I’m also interested in photography… and now I’ve started becoming interested quilting and cooking, so I take a lot photos of the quilts and dishes I cook and bake. I use two main cameras: a DSLR, Canon EOS 60D, and my mobile phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3.

I post photos almost daily on Instagram:
which are also posted on Flickr, along with much more photos:
www.flickr.com/photos/joeysplanting/ Flickr


I also tweet on two accounts on Twitter.
General tweets: twitter.com/joelignacio
Gardening tweets: twitter.com/joeysplanting

I hope you find something of interest here.

Joel :)

  • Joey:

    Would you give me permission to use your photo of ornamental eggplant (seen on Flickr) with my gardening column in The Commercial Appeal, the daily newspaper in memphis, tn. ? I will give you a credit line if you agree. Thanks.
    Chris Gang

  • Link Finder

    Hey joeysplanting.com,

    Gary here from PlantCareToday.com

    I’m emailing you today because we just published an article on the best indoor plants.

    While researching the article, I noticed you linked to:


    in your post here:


    The article includes over 35 plants for the home and office, along with the best plant qualities, preferred conditions and toxicity info.

    Do you have a favorite indoor plant? Mine is the Rhapis palm – #14 on the list.

    Review the article at:


    Might make a great addition and resource to your page?

    All The Best,