Photography now takes second place. Butterflies, lots of insects and spiders roam around, but i seem oblivious of them. Oh how i miss photographing those butterflies. When they enter the hoya garden, then i somehow can take their photos. But that is not often, so i lack butterfly photos this year. Again, this seems hard work, but i enjoy it.
Hoya diversifolia flowers in an umbel. It was just washed with strong rain, so the usually oozing nectar is not seen now. In a few hours there will be nectar again.
This Hoya diversifolia is planted about 3 years ago when i got disappointed in seeing a supposed-to-be a hoya sanctuary in a resort. After returning to our place i immediately planted this to climb our lanzones tree in front of the house. This bottom parts of the hoya are exposed to the sun, those leaves get so yellow and wilted during the dry season. It is the rainy season so the leaves resurrect and get a bit greener. It doesn't receive watering at all.
This NE part of the canopy shows a lot of consecutive peduncles on the vines. I was able to take direct level photos by climbing our rooftop. It is nice to look at long strings of blooming umbels.
Branches that tend to drop from the branches produce lots of blooming umbels too.
This phase of the 2 adjoining lanzones trees fronts the house, and the vines already transfered to the 2nd lanzones tree at the left. A few lanzones fruit bunches are starting to ripen. This year it is not laden with more fruits unlike last year. The lanzones tree is not fertilized so it gives biennial fruiting.
the same portion of the trees at wider angle
this photo was taken during the typhoon showing the branches moving with the wind
a migrating vine with long growth shows consecutive blooming peduncles
another nook with lots of blooms
The hoya vines already reached the canopy of one side, stems still
conquering more portions of the tree. It is amazing how prolific this
hoya is in our country. I guess that is because it is native here and needs
no acclimatization to bloom fully.