Impatiens balsamina at the back and red salvia in front
I am not so lucky in taking the photo of this Common Mormon, it is one of those which doesn't stop fluttering the front wings even when sipping nectar.
Crossandra infundibuliformis, i have two colors, the other one is orange. They become invasive in the long run, as aside from the seeds they also have tubers that can withstand long droughts under the ground. As the rains come they get resurrected!
white Impatiens balsamina
violet Impatiens balsamina, i can expect a pink next year from the hybrids of these two colors
I am so attracted with the young anthurium leaves, with its lovely symmetrical shape and color. The old flower is at the right.
This yellow Ixora is also loved by butterflies.
...but nothing compares to the attraction of the purple Duranta erecta. Butterflies are swarming here last 3 consecutive weekends, lots of them, with even 6-8 individuals within the same species. I have a few shots with some of them visible in one shot. Above is a Blue Tiger (Tirumala limniace), while below is a male Common Mormon.
This crinum started the previous day, but i am already leaving the 2nd day and yet only one flower is already open. I cannot wait for all the buds to bloom. Even just one open flower is enough to send the sweet scent around it.
Hoya celata is almost pure white
Hoya carnosa, the ever reliable species
Hoya bifunda ssp. integra
Hoya merrillii, it normally doesn't offer very organized flowers in an umbel, but this one is a bit better.
Hoya benguetensis starting to open, eventually it will assume the reflexed pose
Hoya valmayoriana. Can you imagine the view of the above two blooming next to each other? I tell you they can really hold you attention. I kept looking at them, for quite long minutes.
Hoya pubicorolla ssp. anthracina
Also an old reliable species, Hoya pubicalyx. Can you spot the green spider?
The Star of the Garden, one of the biggest flowers in hoyaworld, Hoya imperialis! It is also endemic to the Philippines and one of the most sought after hoya. It originated in Palawan, and there is also a white variety circulating among hoya collectors. I had 3 small rooted cuttings in the beginning, but only this one succeeded. It is very expensive at the moment, maybe not only for its flowers but also because it is difficult to propagate. I succeeded in 2 previous propagations, but one died. I tried the next 2, but both did not root! I don't know how to time the propagations yet. But i promise i will not stop trying.
Our World Tuesday
Our World Tuesday