Friday, August 15, 2014

New Bloom Set for GBBD!

I have been so busy these past few days and weeks, it is almost a month since i posted last! And i almost forgot GBBD till i found a link of a followed blog in Facebook. Oh i am late linking with the meme again, i have to finish posting to let more linkers see my blooms. I promise you, i swear (sorry about that) but i promise to give you lovely blooms you are not very familiar with. And i am parading all of them for you to see! Now you decide. Are they good enough to forgive my bragging?

Hoya mindorensis 

Hoya mindorensis

 Hoya ilagiorum immediately after opening

Hoya ilagiorum a few hours after opening with a moth that can't resist its scent

Hoya siariae

Hoya diversifolia

Hoya buotii

 Hoya buotii

 Hoya cv 'Iris Marie"

 Hoya bifunda

 Hoya mindorensis buds

 Hoya pubicalyx buds

 Hoya siariae buds

 Hoya mindorensis buds

 They will not bore you at all. Even the flower buds from start to finish are very interesting. That is not saying that the leaves are not awesome at all, because they all are interesting and capture our fancy. And the more captivating characteristic is the changes in colors or characters as responses to changes in environmental conditions. However, hoyas are just starting to capture the limelight, already a bit controversial because of the changes in naming, and researches are not yet available to explain the observations that hobbyists observe. So please stay tuned, as i will not yet be changing my channel. Thank you very much. If you are not yet a hoya addict, soon you will be! And i again warn you, this disease is contagious.



24 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful. Did you forget to mention the fragrance?

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    1. Oh yes Jean i forget to blatantly point to the amazing scent, just a slight mention because of the moth there!

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  2. I had no idea that there are so many different hoyas. They are gorgeous. Super photos.

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  3. So glad aAndrea that you did not miss this bloom day...the hoyas were spectacular.

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  4. This is just, too much for my visual indulgence! I'm freaking out! LOL!

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    1. hahaha that effect to a human species has not yet been recorded! Don't worry, you will survive!

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  5. Wow, I thought that the previous pictures of Hoyas you posted were beautiful, but these are all so different. What amazing flowers.

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    1. Yes Nick, i am so happy that they seem to be proud showing me their blooms. It is actually difficult to chance them blooming during my few weekend visits. I am also amazed myself.

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  6. I am so in love with hoyas, now! I adore tiny blossoms and I will have to find some.

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  7. Wow ! What gorgeous flowers ! And beautiful macro photos with details !

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  8. They're all stunning! I always enjoy seeing your photos of these beauties.

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  9. These are gorgeous flowers and so unusual to me, very exotic looking. Thank you for sharing them with Today's Flowers.

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  10. Fabulous! I love the photo with the moth. Happy GBBD!

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  11. Wow, those are some beautiful exotic flowers, and yet you don't have cyclamen? Thanks for visiting us at pret-a-vivre.com

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  12. Your Hoyas are phenomenal! I have never seen such a variety, with the fuzzy petals, colors, and shapes, fantastic! I enjoy the blooms, scent, and nectar on my Hoya carnosa immensely, it is such an easy plant. Some other Hoyas have not been as easy or bloomed as well. The milkweeds in this country are related, but I haven't gotten any to bloom for me yet.

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    1. I haven't looked where you are from, yet. But hoyas are successfully blooming in many temperate countries in US, Europe like Norway and Sweden and even in Canada. So blooming in your case is not impossible, maybe you haven't got their requirements yet. Carnosa is an easy hoya to grow and it will not really disappoint any grower. Thanks.

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  13. Fantastic series of the Hoyas! What a variety ... very well captured!

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  14. Loved your photos. Last summer I was given a tiny Hoya start by my mother's cousin. It had but 2 leaves. It had a rough start but has grown to 8 leaves now. I have no idea what its blooms will look like. Why is this plant special? It is a start that comes from the plant my great-grandmother had. When she passed away in the late 1970s my mother's cousin inherited the plant and has kept it going all these years. Ten years ago my grandmother passed and 3 years ago my mother passed but now I have this little plant that was given at a family reunion and gives me a reminder of all three of these precious ladies. Looking forward to its blooms someday.

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    1. Hi Sharon, thanks for dropping by. I am a horticulturist but i haven't been addicted to hoyas until now. I also wonder why it got so famous, so i tried rearing 3 plants at the start. From then on i got hooked, and i now realized why it really is addictive. Someone even jokingly told me in the Hoya Groups that it is even contagious, so be warned, haha!

      Normally, they are propagated in 2-3 node cuttings, so you got the same. I can relate why it is being maintained by your grandma, mother and aunts, and i am sure you will grow it as well to be an heirloom also for future generations in your family. Maybe i can help if you can send me a photo of the plant, but it normally is difficult to ID without the flowers. I am sure in a little while a flower will be there, and you will be happy with it as well as its scent. I have a FB page where you can send your photo for identification. More power to your hoya.

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  15. Wonderful variety of hoyas. Lovely shots!
    Many thanks for contributing to Floral Friday Fotos!
    http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. hi Nick I am a regular linker in your meme, it is just now that you visited my post, hehe! Anyway, thanks for hosting FFF.

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  16. Such fabulous Hoyas! These are more than what my eyes can digest. LOL Happy GBBD!

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