Château de Versailles is not only famous as a building but also a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy in France during the old regime. It started as a hunting lodge or a resting place made of brick and … Continue reading
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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
Travel Theme: Gardens.
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.
Sunday Morning Treat.
Haven’t posted for quite a long while, felt bad about that. Good thing I found these bunch of baby grasshoppers in our garden two Sunday mornings ago – and I just have to share them.
Flowers From The Summer Capital.
Summer is almost over here on this side of the planet. And to cap off my summer flower series is this collection of flowers from Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. While walking around I stumbled upon several wild … Continue reading Continue reading
Summer Flower #03: Gardenia.
Gardenia or Gardenia jasminoides is a shrub with greyish bark and dark green shiny leaves. They are known here in the Philippines as “Rosal” with the white flowers the bloom during summer and are highly fragrant. Related articles Gardenia: Jaime … Continue reading Continue reading
Summer Flower #01: Daylily.
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
The Flower That Was Not.
I gained consciousness seeing this flower among the many plants in my mother’s garden. There were about thirty pots of this plant that she owned – sadly, now there are only four pots that survived. She knowingly referred to it … Continue reading
A Yellow And Violet Orchid.
This is just one of the many kinds of dendrobium orchid. Another one from my sister’s garden. Related articles Orchid Design Inspiration (pottedplantsociety.wordpress.com) A new baby for old orchid plant (hamptonroads.com) An Orchid (greatgreths.wordpress.com) Another Orchid (greatgreths.wordpress.com) My Mother’s Favorite … Continue reading
Cordyline Fruticosa: The Ti Plant.
Being a tropical plant in a tropical country, we got plenty of these in our garden – it’s really easy to grow. It would still be okay even if you forgot to water it for a couple of days. We … Continue reading