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Something To Think About

Gosh. I haven’t updated this site for so long concentrating instead on my main blog Dreams and Escapes.  I hope I would be able to post more in the coming days.

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My Garden Blooms

This is just my 89th post after three years of blogging. But I have always been updated with my main blog. You can find the link here on the right corner of the blog.

I’ve recently took shots of our garden blooms. Summer is here and more blooms  could be seen.

My Ruellias used to be in purple shade only but lately, there are pnk and white blooms too.

 

My Adenium is beginning to show those lovely flowers in deep pink.

 

My orange Bougainvillea. I’ve never been successful in replanting such plant. We have one in pink at the corner outside our perimeter wall but since it was cut by the subdivision maintenance, it hasn’t flowered yet.

 

Vinca – planted from seeds a few months ago.

 

 

A more robust Vinca flowers. They self-propagate.

 

My Crossandra blooms are everywhere in the garden.

 

Hydrangea flowers are so lovely. The blooms are in a lovely shade of blue when I bought the pot.

 

Additional flowers turned into soft pink.

 

Did you know that the color of the hydrangea flowers change depending on the pH of the soil used?
In strongly acid soil (pH below 6), flowers turn blue. In alkaline soil (pH above 7), flowers turn pink or even red.

 

I started planting Zinnia again. this is a mini-Zinnia planted from seeds.

 

Msarigold is one of the loveliest colors in the garden but it has to be in partial shade, otherwise, the leaves would dry out under the heat of the sun.

 

You can find Mayanas in so many arresting colors but this one is just green. I wish I could find other colors again. Put them in a shaded area and they will thrive and give you those lovely blooms.

 

 

On Mums And Blogging

I love mums in all its different colors.  It’s one thing that I once attempted to grow in my garden but it didn’t survive.  It is a hardy flower though and need full sun and well-draining soil.

I actually bought this cluster in a pot and it was expensive but it didn’t last long.

My gosh, here I go again. Has it been really that long since I visited this site?  As usual I got more engrossed updating my main site Dreams and Escapes where I reached another milestone of total stats of more than that 500,000  last October 30, 2017. Presently, it registered a total of  500,426.  May I invite you all to visit it too? I posted a link here  that you can just click.

Thank you so much.

Glimpse Of Heaven

Oh my goodness, I was busy keeping my main site updated that I clearly forgot to visit this blog for quite a while.  Shame on me.

I miss those times we used to go on road trips  and discover places. I miss those days just  driving around and seeing those beautiful and lovely views of the countryside. Since I got sick, my immunity has become a little low that I was afraid to go out in far places with so many people. I only go the malls when we do some grocery shopping and when I need to buy something for the family and for my grandson.  I have to always wear a face mask when I go out because of pollution outside.

I miss places like this, rice fields as far as the eyes can see.  It’s like a glimpse of heaven.

Good Morning

It’s been a while  since I updated this blog. I am more focused on my main blog Dreams and Escapes updating it almost every day that I clearly forgot to update this site.

Good morning everyone!

My Gardenia 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.

 

Another Go With A Macro

It was one of those days when having fresh flowers in a vase would really perk you up. I wish I could also grow mums here but I think they need a colder climate than our hot, hot weather.  Most flowers like these come from the cold clime of Baguio City up north.

Trying Macro Shots

A few years ago, I tried my hand at macro photography, just ordinary photos. I found these colorful  Macopa growing in our yard and some Mangoes which my brother picked from our trees.

Macopa

 

Mangoes

Mangoes are in season now. They are best eaten ripe like this or you can also eat them green with a sprinkling of salt.  We enjoy Macopa too during summer. When it ripens, it will  just fall to the ground. Macopa is also a tropical fruit as is also known as wax apple.

 

Foliage

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.

My Eugenia plant

Every tip is colored orange when the leaf is young. I so love this. You can shape Eugenia anything you want.

San Francisco or Croton plant

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.

An ornamental
pineapple plant.

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.

A mosquito repellent plant.  I  use it as grown covers too. When you want lovely foliage in your garden, this is it.

Regina Rosarii RICA

One of the best places we visited in  our road trips is Regina RICA in Tanay, Rizal. It is a place of prayer and worship and that 71-foot tall image of Mama Mary is one sure attraction of the place.

I love going on road trips. One learns a lot of things  when one visits religious sites like this.  Aside from the peace and quiet that it brings, it makes you think of your Maker and the wonderful life you have. Life is precious and it is more felt in those places where the lush green of the countryside abounds.

Regina Rosarii RICA

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