Today’s photos are of the pink flowers of the amaryllis plant which bloomed on our balcony some years ago. This is the first flower that began opening. Fully opened and beautiful! Flower #1 and flower #2. A long shot of our amaryllis plants. View from above the blooms and flower buds. View from beneath.
Today’s photos are of the pale pink flowers of the Leaf of Life Plant growing around our home. Earlier this year, we sighted one our plants in bloom among the rocks around the back of our home and took a couple photos. The Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum) is also called miracle leaf, air… Read More Pale Pink Cathedral Bells
Today’s photos focus on the inner portions of the beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid flower which we received as a gift. The innermost parts of the Phalaenopsis orchid flower have various names – such as column, lip, and throat. The meanings for the labels on the photo of the orchid flower above, are as follows: Column .… Read More Looking Down The Throat Of The Phalaenopsis Orchid
Today’s photos are of the white Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian orchid flowers. The shots show the Phalaenopsis’ raceme with the peduncle (flower stem) and the stalk (pedicel) of each individual orchid flower that branches from the peduncle. The raceme reminds me of a stairway, so I’ve entitled this collection of five photos -“Climbing the Sogo Yukidan… Read More Climbing The Sogo Yukidian Stairway
The large fever grass plant growing on our hillside has flowered once more, see photos below.Fever grass is also called Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), it grows well in full sun to partial shade, and the seeds are quick to germinate. This plant grows well outdoors and in containers. See final two photos below:
The gungo peas trees growing on our hillside have flowered, and very soon we’ll be eating our very own gungo peas. Gungo peas are actually Pigeon peas (Cajanus cajan) – a legume which we cook in our meals around this time of year. The peas can be eaten fresh or dried, and is ideal (along… Read More We’ve Got Gungo!
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) which is also called Common Ginger, Cooking Ginger, Jamaican Ginger, and Ginger Root, is one of the most widely known kitchen herb that is used as a medicine.Ginger is a spice that is added to vegetable dishes, breads, cookies, puddings, cakes, pickles, and soups; and is a medicinal herb that has anti-viral,… Read More Ginger – An Unearthed Goodness