The Rewards After

After a few days of a back-breaking job, it’s finally done. I’ve finished trimming the carabao grass and replanting some plants. There is still one corner though that I haven’t touched. I wonder if I could manage to do it alone.  I took a few shots yesterday morning of the Vietnam Rose.

Vietnam rose and prayer plants. One corner of the garden.

Vietnam rose and prayer plants. One corner of the garden.

 

this is how the flowers look in the early morning...still buds.

This is how the flowers look in the early morning…still buds.

 

Once the sun shows its face.....

Once the sun shows its face…..

 

I love all the colors. Planted a red one early this morning.

I love all the colors. Planted a red one early this morning.

 

In clusters, they look like this....

In clusters, they look like this….

 

In front of the house, across the street.

In front of the house, across the street.

 

Single petaled Vietnam rose but equally as beautiful.

Vietnam rose and white Vinca.

The rewards of gardening. When Nature shows its face, you can only smile and say,  “I am blessed”.

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About arlene

It's been some years since I started this blog. Supposedly, it was only to share my plight as a cancer patient and survivor but over the years it has somehow evolved into something personal about my life and my family. So really glad to have met you all wonderful people out there. Someone commented once that he liked the title of this blog, Dreams and Escapes. Dream on, there are more things in life than we really think. Be happy, you only live once. Sometimes you also need an escape from the vicissitudes of life and this blog helps me cope. Welcome. Feel free to leave your comments, I do welcome them.

4 responses to “The Rewards After”

  1. renxkyoko says :

    I just got into gardening. My Mom cannot do it by herself anymore. I need to help. My most hated gardening chore is trimming the roses. My shirt and arms get caught in the thorns. Ugh. And by the way, carabao grass here in the US is called San Francisco. ( according to mom )

    • arlene says :

      We used to have the American climbing roses here . It was planted just outside our perimeter wall. Got tired of it because every time it blooms, some bring their scissors to cut the flowers without even asking permission. I am sure you have lovely roses in your garden.

  2. chon says :

    wow, it’s so beautiful wish i could do the same at home.

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