One of Nissa’s gifts during my birthday is this lovely plant called Rattlesnake Calathea (the one in the middle). It is commonly called prayer plant. I have another variety of this in my garden.
I didn’t even know that this could be used as indoor plant. I transferred and repotted some plants yesterday. The garden is doing good.
Quite ashamed. I think it’s been more than a year since I posted here but you can always visit my main blog DREAMS AND ESCAPES (arlene1956.wordpress.com).
I am presently enamoured with white flowers. Aside from those I have posted here earlier, I was able to find more blooms yesterday. Here are some plants I haven’t posted here yet.
My pink Ruellia. Used it to greet the new month.
There are actually plenty more. Will upload them some other time.
Every now and then, a papaya seedling grows in our backyard garden but it never reaches that stage where it would bear flowers until now.
I love papaya for the simple reason that the green fruit is best in our Filipino recipe called tinola. Tinola is best with chicken cutlets sauteed in onions, garlic and ginger. You add sliced papaya when the chicken is almost done then you can also add fresh moringa leaves and green pepper. Simmer until everything is cooked.
I took some shots of our lone papaya tree bearing flowers and it is fruiting at last.
The lovely flower of the tree.
Look at that, the young fruit is just a bud.
Our two kitties at peace with the world beneath the papaya tree.
Commonly known to us as Sansevieria ot mother-in-law’s tongue. There are around seventy species of snake plants all native to tropical and sub-tropical regions.
I only have two varieties in my garden now. I have lots of the dwarf ones. It used to be that these plants are just ignored by some gardeners but lately, this has become a prized plant in one’s garden. Most pots are sold by the hundred and even thousands.
The Snake Plant cleans air better than most other indoor plants as it has the ability to absorb excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. Additionally, it emits oxygen and filters other toxins from the air such as benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
You could use them indoors, even in your bedrooms.
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.
It’s been a while, and I mean the last time I updated this site was more than two months ago. I love my new phone camera. So easy to take photos. Tried it again this morning taking photos of plants thriving in the garden.
So I wouldn’t have to adjust these high res shots, I am posting them all here. So glad for the garden visit a while ago.
And it’s that kind of peace and quiet that you can only find in a garden.