Here in the Philippines, my generation grew up enjoying the fruits of Muntingia calabura – locally known as Aratilis. Me, my siblings and our playmates would flock, almost everyday, our neighbor’s tree and picked those sweet fruits that seldom reached … Continue reading
Mussaenda philippica is of the Rubiaceae family. Also known to us Filipinos as Doña Aurora, named after the wife of former President Manuel L. Quezon. I read another’s blog that all the wives of the of our countries’ president have … Continue reading
My nephew planted this sunflower. He’s a bit disappointed when it bloomed and showed that it’s just small, consisting of single layer petals. There are over 60 varieties of sunflower around the world, and I guess he thought he excitedly … Continue reading
Ailsa’s travel theme this week: gardens. Botanical Garden at Macau. Walk through these yellow flower vines at the Botanical Garden of Baguio. Botanical Garden of Bali, Indonesia. A gardener in his organic garden at Bohol Bee Farm.
It’s summertime. And during this season there are some plants that bloom in our garden. I’m so glad that the unbearable heat of the sun doesn’t stop them from coming out. Though I just assume that this is a kind … Continue reading
Pollens wouldn’t be the same without those flying insects. They play a big role in the reproduction system of the flowers/plants, especially the bees. That’s why, I think, an insect definitely completes the picture a flower. Last week I signed … Continue reading