Ah, I could not get enough of the flowers in my garden. Ibwant to document every bloom. I already transferred my button plants along with the two Aster I bought a few days ago.
Just done trimming the carabao grass early this morning. A sort of a back-breaking job since it is hard to trim the grass in between the stepping stones. I took shots of some plants but they were a bit blurred in the early morning.
I was supposed to include these photos of our garden that I took yesterday morning in my other blog but for some reason, they would not load.
I finished trimming our grass yesterday and started pruning some of the overgrown plants but haven’t finished them yet. It is so hot here.
Remember the pineapple I took shot of a few weeks ago when it was just a bud? It has grown considerably and I am just waiting for maybe two or three more months before harvesting it. Pineapples take time to reach their full maturity. Would you believe, it usually takes six months? Here’s how it looks now. It’s growing nicely.
It is always a surprise to see new blooms in the garden. I only used to have them in purple, these lovely Ruellia plants but they are now showing pink and white colors too. The seeds grow on their own. You’ll just be surprised that they grow plenty in your garden.
I have these lovely mixtures of Four O’clock, Zinnia and Vinca in one corner of the garden. They are in different shades of pink. Summer is when you can see them all abloom.
This afternoon, I gardened for a while planting Birds of Paradise and adding soil to some of my potted plants. The Boungain villea I have outside is now gone. It was uprooted, the trunk was so brittle. I have one in a pot but it hasn’t flowered yet.
Our Calamansi trees are in the middle of producing so many fruits. Just harvested more than a kilo this afternoon, they were so large 🙂 . These are just from one tree, I haven’t touched the other one yet.
And this is a nice surprise. I noticed it among my Crossandra blooms while I was watering the plants. A robust and healthy green pepper.We usually use this for our sinigang. I don’t even remember planting it before.
And these are considered fruits too? In the market, they are classified as veggies. Notice the flowers and the lone green pepper.
Spent an afternoon yesterday and an early morning today cutting the carabao grass closer to the roots. It’s a monthly activity that cannot be avoided. Tooks some shots early this morning while the sun was still hiding.
Every day I would harvest blue ternatea flowers and usually give them to our neighbor who air dries them. Her daughter wants to bring them back to the US. She said when she came here that dried blue ternatea flowers are so expensive in their area. Early this morning, I harvested more and gave them to our neighbor. Lucky me, I saw a dried ternatea fruit and gave it to her too. It’s hard to see if there are more fruits because the plant is so robust and healthy, you could see flowers every day. It rained yesterday so there were more.
Last Saturday, I gave some to my friend who came over for my birthday. She was so happy, made them into juice and mixed them with rice for that lovely blue rice look. And yes, it is an anti-oxidant. She sent me this picture of the flowers that she arranged before cooking.
I really love its blue colors. So arresting. Looking forward to see more fruits of the vine so I could give some too to my friends.
Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family.
I was watering the plants early this morning when I saw these. New buds of my Roselle plants which I planted a few months ago. I have them in three pots and they all have those tiny buds.
They will look like this once they are in full bloom. Locally, they are also known as Hibiscus.
My lone Okra shrub is busy, busy bearing those tender and young okra that I harvest every day.
Gardens are sometimes the best places to be and their fruits and flowers are stress relievers.