Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Would you like my Rubies?

I have not been joining the Ruby Tuesday meme lately, as i always find it late. I only use the meme list at meme-aholics by Gemma Weisman, and the list always elude me. Most hosts open the link the day before the actual day, i am not blaming them, just saying a fact. Ruby Tuesday is listed on Tuesday, but it opens on Monday. Whenever i open it on Tuesday there are already lots of linkers, and maybe nobody will open my post anymore.

That happens also with other memes, that i join normally. I am sorry about that folks, as maybe my memory is not functioning that efficiently anymore! I tend to forget those in the short term memory now, and when there are urgent work in the office i sacrifice blogging. That is not my choice, of course, just the necessity. But i will still try to join and i hope you will still find my post. hehehe

 I hope you will consider this as ruby. I am sure you will notice the individual flower's semblance to a tiffany ring or an earing. I found them lovely. And if you smell it, oh you will savor it more. It is Hoya lucardenasiana. I specially wanted to grow it because the namesake is a batchmate in college who unfortunately neglected her plant and die in her possession. What a shame, i told her, but she has more work than me i suppose.

This one is Hoya mindorensis, also endemic in the country. It is scented too, but not as sweet as the first. It has rather a strong scent, maybe more of the male preference. The background is yellowish because it is so hot here today at 36°C with Heat Index of 40°C. It is killing me, but these hoyas love the heat, as long as they are watered in the evenings after their roots rested from the heat.

I am trying to post for more, but i decided to keep them for next week. But i promise i still have a lot more rubies....that is if i will remember. Thanks everyone.

10 comments:

  1. You really are fascinated with this orchid(?), I enjoy all the photos you post on FB.

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    1. Oh yes Maria not only fascinated but addicted. I am growing it for 5 yrs now, just known it by that time not even heard that term as a plant, only as a lens and as a famous Filipino painter. Hoya is not an orchid but a hoya, hehe. They are both epiphytes though.

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  2. Your Hoyas are always spectacular and this ruby one is a beauty too. We have them here as houseplants but I think I´ve only seen here one variety.

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    1. Janneke, i always forget if you are from Netherlands or Belgium. There are big commercial nursery hoya owners in Netherlands.

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  3. Hello, your ruby Hoyas are beautiful. Lovely images. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  4. Great photos of this beautiful ruby :)

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  5. Wonderful shots, as usual, Andrea. Hoyas are such rewarding plants, I don;t blame you for being so enamoured of them.
    Many thanks for joining the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

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