My Kamuning Is Blooming Again
I love these scents that some of my plants bring – the Amazon lily, my Cinamumu and my Kamuning.
What A Lovely Suprise
Honest, I can ‘t get enough of the scents of my Cinamumu, Kamuning and Camia every time I visit the garden nowadays. They are all blooming at the same time. I got a lovely suprise when what was left of my airplant is this.
Last New Year’s day, Nissa brought two varieties of Monstera which were gifts from Obet’s sister to me. I just love them.
They are lovely additions to my garden.
First time I nurtured this plant. It was given by a friend a few months ago. The scent, the scent….oh so sweet.
This Is Just Lovely
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.
Oh, To See Such Lovely Blooms
Spent the early morning weeding and admiring the flowers in my garden. I have some new ones I bought yesterday. Delivery of the plants was free.
Oh, It’s Papaya
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.
Welcome To My Tiny Garden
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.
When Summer Is Here
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.
A Nice Surprise
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.