We have a massive destruction from the super typhoon Pablo in some parts of Mindanao. It was actual total destruction; as in houses in whole towns are all down, coconut trees that are among the most resistant of typhoons are either uprooted or broken, bridges destroyed, rivers created another routes, and a lot of lives gone! We always see the sad scenes on TV and it really affects the collective unconscious.
Blogging relieves us from these constant reminders of agony. So i will choose the bright colors that I have lots of in our garden. There are actually more than these, but photos will already be too much if I post them in totality.
Catharanthus roseus - a very hardy plant which can withstand long bouts of dryness and neglect
Vinca - a new addition to my garden, the seeds i just got from a sidewalk volunteer somewhere
Euphorbia millii - still present in our garden and producing lots of colors despite my incessant gesture of throwing them out
Orthosiphon aristatus or cat whiskers
yellow Chrysanthemum cascading from our cement wall, flowers only this month because of its photoperiodism
Plumbago rosea - red plumbago, it has one of the most unwieldy stem growths but the flowers will capture your hearts
Asystasia intrusa, growing high above the golden duranta hedges
Cassia alata, still flowering despite the extensive intrusion of a lot of butterfly larvae
Crossandra infundibuliformis, never fail to flower elegantly
These are some of the also blooming colors in our garden. They almost finish the leaves of the Casia alata, but i did not make a drastic punishment because they will eventually emerge as very lovely fleeting yellow butterflies called Eurema.
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - December