This week’s theme is colorful.
My mama has a beautiful garden in our Baguio home. When the flowers are in full bloom, it is a colorful and refreshing sight to behold. She and dad love to spend hours and hours with their plants – watering, weeding, pruning, tinkering, transplanting (you’d think they were MDs!), whispering even. Gardening provides them much entertainment and fulfillment. When we get visitors, they would boast: how they propagated so many Vanda orchids from a single bulb they got in Davao…
“how big and beautiful the Vandas are!”… “Oh, they bloom so often, and they stay alive so long”….
“And those anthuriums? It took us years to propagate them…”
“Ah… This one, the Grandma Rose (and a long narrative ensues)…”
It could go on and on and on. Green thumbs they are indeed.
Vine with pale blue, almost lavender flowers crawling all over the trellis
Sunflowers! Must be Baguio’s official flower. But this one is not the “marapait” kind that grows like grass on every hillside in Baguio. This one’s seeds came from the US (sosy!). They are HUGE – as in huge flowers, and tall plants.
Poinsettia, the Christmas plant, usually blooms during the cooler months from November to February
This one I’m not sure what is (neither is mom). A cousin gave mom some bulbs, which she tossed into the backyard (like Jack did the beans)… Now the stalks of this prolific plant dominate a spot in the yard, with the tallest stalk reaching up to 10 feet!
Bromeliad, in pink and blue
Bromeliad, in red and green
Grandma Rose is what our clan calls this plant. Originally planted in California by my grandma (Dad’s mom) from a bouquet of roses given to an aunt by her husband, the Grandma Rose lives on and proliferates in gardens of our family here in the Philippines and abroad. Mom brought a stem from the US and planted it in her garden. That’s it up there in full bloom. As we pass on to each other and to our future generations the Grandma Rose, her legacy shall continue to live.
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Dear Fellow Photo Hunters: I am posting early and will be back later today to comment on your photos. I am going out to have lunch with the mommies over at Pinoy Moms Network. I’m so excited to finally meet my fellow bloggin’ moms! 😀
You all have a great weekend!