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.
Powder puff plants can grow up to 3 feet tall, their size can be controlled by pruning. They can be propagated via large cuttings or through seeds. (Seeds are better of course). The flowers are very soft to the touch and grow from hundreds of slender, bright-red stamens which create a powder puff effect and seem to explode out from the center of the flower. These plants are attractive to bees and butterflies. They are native of India, Madagascar, Mexico, South America and United States.
Took these shots from our wild garden in our province. How I wish I could propagate them in my miniature garden at home.