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Best Flowers for the Honeybees

By on February 6, 2018

I have photographed these honeybees while walking around the Botanical garden of Baguio. These honeybees are very active pollinating different flowers of all kinds, it’s the best kind of flowers adapted to these particular kind of insect. Pretty much and lucky enough to take them at the right moment.

Photos of Honeybees pollinating different flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pollinators: Honeybee and Butterfly

By on February 2, 2018

They have the same thing in common and share the same thing in common, both are pollinators and together, they love to pollinate the same kind of flower. These 2 agents of pollination knows where to position themselves when pollinating a certain flower.

The butterfly hanging upside down position and the honeybee on top. Other photo down shows the butterfly on the left and honeybee at the right and habitually switching places all the time.

I have captured these photos while roaming around ”Botanical garden of Baguio city” Together they caught my attention, this is a rare chance to take. Lucky enough to snap a picture.

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Orange Gumamela Flower with pink center

By on September 28, 2016

I love flowering plants that prolongs the moment of glory. A pleasure to see daily, one graceful example is this one. Orange Gumamela  with pink center ( Hibiscus flower )  is equally well in full bloom. The intense sunlight tends to stimulate flowering that brings brilliant natural colors.

To our own flowering plants in the garden, a lot of -plants already reached old age. The tired looking stems and discolored leaves tends to resign. I have to replace it annually with something new, a new plant with attractive flowers and this time, a more manageable one is truly good.

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Striking Sun Rays Through Hibiscus Flowers

By on August 16, 2016

Hibiscus or Gumamela flowers  a member of mallow family, they need full sun for best bloom production, best in high humidity , they prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade. They bloom lavishly splendid when the sun is up, definitely looks dramatic with the morning sun rays. The good atmosphere will inspire your mood as the shape and colors make the flowers. Other photos previously published was even more stunning with the background of the blue sky.

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Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis-Single Flower

By on August 8, 2016

Flowers adds beauty to any garden especially if it blends with other flowering trees, plants and rocks effectively.To most people prefer to collect flowering plants as stunning displays to enjoy the greenery with a surprising variety of colors flourishing under the sun or partly shaded. Selection of flowering plants must be suitable to every garden, great growth and greater number of blooms if it will extend the flowering season is the best choice that could simply makes a beautiful landscape.

Better than the rest to consider, Hibiscus or Rose Mallow or Chinese rose (Rosa-Sinensis)  is known as ”Gumamela in the Philippines, shrubs up to 15 feet tall that could reach 3 feet tall for summering outdoors with green leaves. The bell flaring petals with a distinctive column of yellow stamen. Although not sweetly scented, Hibiscus is  extremely an attractive blooming plant with delightful flowers for indoor and outdoor enjoyment that could possibly live for many years with care because it can withstand even if the soil is excessively dry.

Nowadays, color range is very wide, probably greater than any other flowers self colors, multi-colors and binocolors are now available in innumerable shades. The most commonly available varieties and rare kinds of Hibiscus colors; pink blooms, salmon, fuchsia, purple, blue, orange, lavender,  peach, red and red-orange. To my wide research, Like roses, flowers of hibiscus plants can be made into a hot tea for stomach pain, cancer and weight loss.

Pictures of Single Flower- Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis

 

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Light Pink Hibiscus flower against the blue sky with clouds

 

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Deep Red Hibiscus commonly called as Chinese hibiscus”The Rose of China”

Some are more vigorous with better blooms, they flower profusely and more freely. To plant something like this type is all worth it, it gives bright colors to your surroundings.

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White Hibiscus Flower centered with pink color

This one would suggest to myself, maintained on a dry side seems not too laborous that even live beautifully around.

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Dark Pink Hibiscus Flower with fuchsia centers and white veins

 

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Dark Orange Hibiscus centered with pink

 

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Dark and Light pink Hibiscus with red centers

 

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Yellow-Orange Hibiscus with red centers

 

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Deep Red Hibiscus Flower makes a stunning appeal.

 

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Peach Hibiscus Flower A fine example, resembling somewhat like a butterfly

 

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Yellow Hibiscus Flower with deep red centered. Some petals burned by much higher light level outdoor. They should be set in a good spot that provides light shade or filtered sunlight during the hot part of the day.

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Not shielded from high winds, windy spots can whipped and damage the petals but windy areas is a permanent summer location. You can see details as shown above the damaged petals from strong wind.(Right side petals)

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Yellow-Orange Hibiscus Flower with drops of water on petals. The spay of water garden hose to freshen the plant in order to function normally.

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Lavender Hibiscus Flower centered with dark pink color and wrinkled petals. It’s quiet a rare one

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Dark Pink Hibiscus Flower

 

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Light Fuchsia Hibiscus Flower seems to be a lovely one.

 

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Yellow Hibiscus Flower with orange dots at the center part

 

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 Fuchsia-Pink Hibiscus Flower  centered with red.

 

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Yellow-Orange Hibiscus Flower with the view of the sun rays.

 

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Yellow Orange Hibiscus Flower

 

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Yellow Hibiscus Flower with deep red centered

Hibiscus are ideally suited for use in and landscaping designs, from borders to park entrance. The display of flowers brightly blooming from summer to spring. Hibiscus flowers are spectacular as proof shown.

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Summer Gardening

By on July 25, 2016

 

I’ve always been curious about doing gardening around,I was even more interested in collecting and planting flowering plants in the backyard although our backyard garden is not so spacious. I’ve mixed the flowering plants, fruit trees and vegetables together as one. With too much effort to deal with it, I was much excited to see the result as photography plays a very important role to my morning pleasure.

Last summer, I bought some gardening materials and seeds before summering gardening started but many of our house plants kept indoors  to control the light level but, light outdoors are never been great as outdoors. I’ve observed they seems to grow more slowly and need a special care.

It’s rainy season now, Some of our flowering plants drops most of its leaves and flowers turned yellow and very pale. Is it over watering? I really thought it would stay longer like a promising healthy plants I’ve seen around in garden parks. Different flowering plant needs different kind of care like watering, kind of soil and sunlight. Not to mention the night cool temperature and temperate level. That’s tough to handle, huh! I don’t really care,it’s my own and I was much inspired to see the fruit of my effort.

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Angle Shade Moth Butterfly

By on July 1, 2016

Angle shade moth butterfly with a beautiful color combination, it includes, pink, purple, black and white with triangular patterns. I accidentally left window open last night and I’ve found 2 kinds of moth, one is sleeping on our hanging kitchen towel and the other, on the bathroom curtain.

Kitchen towel floral prints attracted the moth and it seems to provide excellent comouflage for the moth protection against night predators but what is this Angle shade moth doing inside the kitchen? Is it my night visitor? it is said to be the devils version of butterflies.

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Waling-Waling

By on April 14, 2016

Waling-Waling or Vanda Sanderiana is the ”Queen of Philippine orchids has a very distinctive spotted petals. It produced fully opened shapely blooms with a degree of striking violet spotting and white edging that tends to look better in upright position. With the intense work carried by nurseries of today, this rare kind becoming more accessible however, the rare specimen still costly up to the present.

Orchids are very difficult to grow, given the right care, they will flower regularly 2x to 3x a year. Orchid habitats are certainly being destroyed in other parts of the world, using the modern technique of tissue culture, rare species are now being multiplied.

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Orchids

By on April 9, 2016

Fascinating and very decorative in value but growing is relatively not that simple because the ideal temperature admittedly not that easy to achieve especially if you are living in the Philippines. Many people wants to grow only fragrant flowers like roses and Sampaguita which is the national flower in the Philippines because it’s easy to handle but still some prefer orchids because of its beauty and elegance.

If you are an orchid lover or collector, soon you will learn to be an expert grower or perhaps to propagate and breed your own hybrids.If you think about orchids seed production, germination and all structures for growing to create glass house, greenhouse sterile containers and all number of tasks to be carried out. Ohh! it’s a tough work for me! Anyway, all efforts soon will be rewarded to see the long lasting colors. 

The elegant display were selected for their rarity and unique color. Other varieties are already common and increasingly affordable nowadays however, the waling-waling type is very costly and often cost thousands of pesos and still very expensive up to the present. Check Waling-waling below.

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Waling-Waling or Vanda Sanderiana with striking violet, purple and fuchsia tones with elegant spots which is an interesting combination. Of course ! I want to have an extremely beautiful collection like this one but waling-waling is just as too expensive.

In here, you will see orchids with the best known graceful and expensive species of Phalaenopsis varieties.Long and lasting available in full range of colors.

I was inspired to see the beauty of phalaenopsis, it’s a pleasure to savour. It’s worth to see and appreciate in close distance. Characterized with graceful bloomers is a reasonable return for my effort.

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Aiming for more elegant varieties, I would like to have Cattleyas, Miltonias, Paphiopedilums, Cymbidiums and Odontoglossums. Other kinds like Vandas, Allied Genera, Dendrobiums, Calanches and other cool and tropical orchids too. Soon to come on next posts.

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