Category Archives: flowers and blooms
These flowers used to be permanent fixtures in my small garden. I had the lone shrub for years and it produces such lovely white flowers every year. Some months ago, the leaves slowly turned yellow then they dried up to brittle brown ones. This afternoon, my son and I decided to finally put it to rest so what is left now is a small stump of the trunk.
My gardenia is gone. All I have left are random photos of its flowers. Funny but I still could smell their heady scents from here.
I have always been fascinated by the different colors of greens in our small garden. I sometimes make it a point to take some shot of them when they are at their best. It’s been a while though since I took photos, my camera is not working well. I rely on my camera phone and tab for quick shots. Here are some foliage shots I took over the years.
Every tip is colored orange when the leaf is young. I so love this. You can shape Eugenia anything you want.
San Francisco comes in a variety of colors and shapes. They are easy to propagate shrubs but you need to trim them so they won’t grow too tall.
I have this for quite sometime and I am still waiting for it to produce those lovely fruits to no avail.
I forgot the name of this water plant. It grows as vine and so easy to propagate. You can even use it inside for vases.
This belongs to the family of those Taro plants you commonly see in gardens.
It’s been a while since I last posted something here. Been updating my main blog though Dreams and Escapes regularly now. You can see it at the right corner of this blog.
I’ve been busy for a while and just forgot to update this site. Hopefully, by the time I am done with my free limit at Dreams and Escapes, I would be able to update this blog regularly. Here is something that I’ve tried experimenting with yellow and white chrysanthemums on a plate of glass emerged in water. It’s not your usual flower arrangement but they last longer.
Flowers are the nicest things to see aside from my small garden. I usually buy a bunch when we go to the wet market. It is cheaper that way.
Do you grow flowering plants too? What do you have in your garden?
It’s one of those attempted macro shots that I like. I used to grow American climbing roses in shades of red and pink. This reminds me of The Little Prince, that lovely book of Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Sometimes you wish the day would be as beautiful and as colorful as this.
I love Hydrangeas. I actually tried planting them in pots years ago but the heat in such a tropical country like ours is a bane for these plants. They love partial shade and cool climate.
I always love taking photos of flowers, sometimes practicing on macro shots like this. I know, I know, you remember the place and you smile at the memory it evokes. You remember your delight in discovering such lovely blooms.
I miss you Caleruega. Someday, I am going back there to visit you again.
Gosh it’s hot, really really hot outside. The sun bites the skin. In a few days it would be officially summer. One good thing about it though are the flowers that bloom in the garden. I took this photo early this morning.
It made me smile knowing other colorful blooms will follow, a perfect opportunity to practIce macrophotography.
How’s the weather at your end?