Our dry season is at its peak, the height of discomfort, inconvenience, lack of many necessities not just because of inavailability, but mostly because of the difficulty in getting them. In my case, inavailability is not a matter of priority of getting, but depends on which comes most difficult.
But despite these, we still have a lot of things to thank the universe for! Talk of the "incurable optimist" and i am a good representative. Looking at our very dry environment is not pleasant even for a few minutes. So i, or rather my sister, mother and nephew, take care of my hoya garden near the house. It becomes a little oasis that each time we open the front door, or sit on the front terrace, they are our immediate focal points. We sacrifice time, and resources to let these plants live favorably, and they did not displease us. Come everyone, let's look at these promises of buds and blooms!
Hoya buotii yellow form will open in a few days.
Hoya bifunda ssp integra has a few umbels like this. Their small sizes do not diminish their beauty when used as a photograph. Their many umbels suffice for their diminutiveness.
Hoya obscura orange viewed from the bottom
Hoya fungii with its first peduncle promising a lot of flowers. I can imagine the full umbel of blooms.
Hoya fungii another peduncle
another Hoya fungii, and there's a total of 7 peduncles at different stages of bud development
A still unknows species with only less than a meter stem length already promises to produce some flower buds. They are amazing, and i guess they really love the heat and indirect light during our dry season. Just a little watering in the morning and afternoon induce them to be productive.
And .... there are a few that bloom when i was at home during the Holy Week. At least the previously blooming peduncles didn't fail me now, they continuously produce buds one after the other.
Hoya mindorensis color form 5. Despite the still short stem, the peduncle already there as a rooted cutting continues to bloom consecutively. It is such a pleasing sight.