The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Quick Post: I have forgotten I have 2 specimens of Hoya buotii, which all are planted at an obscure area in my garden. Maybe just to remind me that it was still there, the plants brought out their pale yellow and pinkish star clusters. It is pleasant to get reacquainted with you, Hoya buotii. I will repot you my old friend.
Another old friend but long gone in my garden is Hoya meliflua. I saw this flowering specimen in the Centris market and remembered how lovely they are. But I feel bad because I can't afford the time to get one. When I am ready to resume Hoya growing, I will find the place and time to reestablish my Hoya collection, to know new things about these beautiful Philippine natives.