Growing up, I’ve seen a lot of these everywhere. I used to call it as “buntot ng pusa” (Filipino term for cat’s tail) then I learned that it is another plant that bears that name. This particular one is referred … 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
Sunflower On A Rainy Day.
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
Summer Flower #04: Spider Lily.
Spider Lily is one ordinary name for the many different species of plant that fall under the family Amaryllidaceae. This particular one is within the Lycoris genera, which is specifically named Lycoris sanguinea or the Orange Spider Lily. And obviously, … 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
Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal.
A new set of leaves extending from the stem of an existing leaf… or a new flower blooming. That’s my take on this week’s photo challenge. Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal – Renouvellement (frenchtwistedwoman.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal (jillswell.com) … 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