With the temperature reaching to as high as 34°C here in Metro Manila, it’s definitely the start of summer days. Surprisingly though, it’s still a bit cool at night with a light breeze to enjoy the evening. What comes to mind when summer comes are flowers blooming everywhere. Some plants definitely love the sun and it is a joy to always discover something new. Here’s the second set of the pictures I took of my blooming lilies. It’s one of my favorites among the three varieties of lilies I have in my small garden – the white, dainty and sweet-scented Amazon Lily. It has Hosta-like leaves and prefers partial shade. It blooms twice or thrice a year.
I spend part of the morning here watering, digging, weeding or just watching the world go by while having a hot cup of black coffee. And it is a reading nook as well.
And I love those pockets of shadows that say, “welcome the morning with a smile, it’s another great day to garden”.
Even my Ruellia is showing its face everywhere. Ruellias are also called wild petunias. Clustered together, they could be used as ground covers.
Framing our small grotto are these lovely pink Bougainvillea.