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.
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.
How my garden looks now. My pigeon pea plants (kadyos) are growing nicely at the back garden. I planted a lone avocado seed in a pot two months ago, it is now more than a foot tall. Since I don’t have anymore space to plant another avocado tree, maybe I’ll just send it to the province.
The sun is peeking in amidst the lush blue ternatea vines.
My mulberry tree is as tall as I am now. Jom, our neighbor gave it as a twig a few months ago.
And the bleeding hearts are blooming again. I have to trim some branches because they are climbing my jackfruit tree.
More flowers…my blue ternatea. Gonna make tea drinks out of these later.
My lone okra which was left from the previous planting.
Taro leaves…anyone? They are so tall and robust.
Gardening is such a joy when you see those blooms. They make you smile.