It’s been a long time since I updated my blog here. As I only have my cellphone now and my tab used as cameras, I am not taking more pictures. This morning though, I was at the garden looking at some summer blooms and I can’t help but take these shots with my tab.
My two jackfruit trees are bearing fruits again. I counted, there were about twenty of them excluding the two young fruits I harvested earlier to cook in coconut cream. My family loves Guinataang Langka. That’s what we call it here.
My shrimp plants are blooming too. They are here everywhere in the garden. Even my sweet-scented Amazon Lilies are bearing flowers.
The morning sun is trying to show its face in these lovely shrimp plants. I wish I could just point my cellphone camera in the beauty of my small garden.
“It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.” – Kate Morton
Such a shame! I only have about ninety posts here (this one is the 91st). I think this is the most neglected of all my five blogs here on WordPress. Anyway, I am again sharing some new blooms and newly planted ones in my small garden. Took all these shots from my tab so some are a bit grainy.
This plant is attractive when the young leaves have that orange hue, the leaves change back to all green as they mature.
I am thinking of uprooting this shrub altogether then have some stems replanted. It is growing wild but the flowers are just lovely.
Aren’t they lovely? They are my dwarf plumeria. I bought a little pot three years ago and it is nicely flowering. It is summer and the plants love the heat.
Josef bought me two of this last Sunday on our way to Church. It’s a cross between a fern and a palm but I don’t know its exact name. Come December, it might be big enough to use as Christmas tree in the garden.
Grown from seed, this blackberry is nicely thriving in the sun. I have five of this. a friend sent me some seeds a year ago. I wanted to plant them all but I don’t have enough space in the garden so they are just behind the house where they enjoy early morning sun.
And this is another surprise, my sweet-scented Gardenia. This is an early bloom since my lone shrub usually produces flowers during the month of May.
Our two Jackfruit trees are bearing fruits again. We have about nine big fruits now. Last month, I picked two young ones and cooked them in coconut cream. There are still so many small buds growing in all the branches. I hope they would mature like these.
And the nice surprise? Look! Josef discovered them only yesterday because they were covered by our potted Bromeliad. They are growing directly from the ground on a small branch sharing a small space with our other plants. I have to transfer some pots so they could breathe.
The joys of gardening, it really made my morning.
It was one of those mornings when you just can’t help but hold garden scissors in your hands. Some of my plants needed trimming so I spent the early morning replanting some plants too. The morning would not be complete without taking a few shots. I always document every bloom, something to think about when summer is gone.
It’s been a while since I took pictures of our garden. Last weekend, we had the roof and the perimeter fence repainted and the two painters left extra paint so I retouched our grotto and our concrete garden set. Then I noticed this, my Amazon lily is in bloom again. Can’t wait to see the white scented blooms.
The only flowers growing here now are my crossandra, bleeding hearts, pink angel flowers and my shrimp plants. The two jackfruit trees are laden with fruits though.
Two weeks ago, Josef and I chanced upon some fresh Basil at Pasig market, tried planting a small shoot, I was surprised it is pleasantly thriving.
You’ll probably think these are variegated oregano but they’re not. One of the painters we hired last weekend accidentally dropped a small can of paint while retouching our roof, short of cutting all the leaves with the paint smear, I’ll just wait for it to grow again. I have plenty of them behind the house anyway.
I’ve missed taking pics and these are my latest shots.
A home away from home.
It’s almost four years now since I went home to the province to bond with some of our relatives and visit our garden there. I miss the times that I used to bring my camera and take shots of every growing flowers there and wish I could bring them back home to Manila. I don’t have enough space though so it would just have to be in pictures.
I am quite ashamed I haven’t updated this gardening blog for quite a while. Maybe, I’ll make a simple resolution to post something every week (easier said than done). I won’t make promises but we’ll see. Here are some favorite photos that I took the last time I was there, always with my then eight-year old niece in tow.
It’s nice to be back and share my garden finds. I guess it’s time to take hold of my camera again and take a few shots. Look what I’ve found.
I didn’t plant this tomato shrub but just saw it growing side by side with our peanut grass at the front garden. It was a delight to see these green tomatoes waiting to ripen. Something comes to mind, botanically speaking, tomatoes are fruits but we consider them vegetables. How’s that again? I am getting confused.
Our two jackfruit trees are laden with fruits growing in almost every tip of each branch. The sad thing though, not all of them will grow big at all. Mom says the fruits with smooth skin are the ones that would ripen and grow big, the rest will just dry up and fall. Every morning, I would count the fruits, can’t wait to harvest some in a month or two.
One thing I love about our calamansi trees (we have two) are the scents of the flowers. Calamansi or Philippine lime bear fruits all year round and they are perfect in almost any dish that need a little spicing up. They could be used to marinate meat or as sauces for grilled or fried food. Ripe fruits are excellent as juices too.
Not to be left behind are my pink Bougainvillea. I just love the pink blooms.