Not only exceptionally attractive tiny flower but it is also beneficial for the insects, it blooms all year round to provide basic food for them. I’ve photographed this tiny wildflower in the morning and to other flowers from previous posts was done in different position at different times of the day with the natural light of the sun. Some images with the sun rays pointing directly to the flower and others, just as in the natural habitat.
Carpenter Bees Pollinating FlowersBy livelifeandlove on August 10, 2016
Large Carpenter Bee with small carpenter bee pollinating the same flower.
A carpenter bee ( we call it,”Bubuyog”) A hairy and shiny black in color winged stinging insect frequently visiting a flower, they all depend on flowering plants and trees for nectar and pollen, they build their nests in small holes which is made from dead trunks. The only difference you can see here, the big one seems to move very slow because the body is fat and the small one has a thinner body, it’s quiet active and aggressive than the other one.
Small Flowering TreeBy livelifeandlove on July 22, 2016
One attractive feature of this small tree, makes a charming green viewing when strolling around the park as it is just a walking distance from our house. Very soothing flowers appeared during the heat of summer, they are among the easiest flowering tree to grow outdoors. Actually, all flowering trees are sun-lovers. You may have noticed the level of light outdoors is great.
Flowers of the lovely blooming small tree is an attractive accent as part of landscape design. Bright sunlight midday brings the richness of flowers.
The favorite flowers of the bumblebees. The flowers can lure insects like bees and butterflies for the purpose of pollination.
Just a small flowering tree that are mostly admired for their beautiful flowers.
Because of its delightful flowers, it remains as my favorite tree growing in the park.
Wood Decay FungusBy livelifeandlove on July 9, 2016
Inonotus Radiatus Mushrooms
Fungi attacking dead woods, Inonotus Radiatus is a hard semicircular mushroom with an alternate row colors of brown and white on a bark of a dead tamarind tree. It looks like a fresh baked crunchy biscuits.
Waling-WalingBy livelifeandlove 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.
OrchidsBy livelifeandlove 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.
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.
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.
Giant White Hibiscus or Gumamela FlowerBy livelifeandlove on April 4, 2016
Giant White Hibiscus or Gumamela flower
Closely observed in distance is remarkably beautiful. White and clean petals with slight pink shading. The good thing about this plant, they will reward you the year you plant them, they bloom lavishly and it’s a splendid stunning display as early as summer.
2016 Honeybees GalleryBy livelifeandlove on February 5, 2016
In the garden, dazzling range of flowering plants everywhere, the early flowers appeared in the first signs of summer. In our garden, bright blooms just appeared, it’s a good welcome for the garden insects; butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees and honeybees will again dominate the scene as month of February brings abundant of flowers.
18 Photos of Honeybees Pollinating a Flower
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Mother and a Baby HoneybeeBy livelifeandlove on January 25, 2016
Familiar to most people and frequently found in the garden.Mother and baby Honeybee together pollinating one flower at the same time. Mother honeybees caring for their young, they both depend on flowering plants and trees for nectar and pollen.
Honeybee- Photo of the DayBy livelifeandlove on January 10, 2016
With too many photos taken today, I’m sure to find one good before the end of the day. This is it, considered as the most dramatic photo of the day. This honeybee photo was taken during my outdoor photography assignment. It’s about sundown when I took it, the fascinating orange and yellow colors of sundown seems to blend with the surroundings. The site and background can be laid out as the spectacular time of the day.