Friday, May 14, 2021

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Delightful rosal (Gardenia jasminoides)

Rosal (Gardenia jasminoides Ellis)

Rosal (Gardenia jasminoides Ellis)

The rosal delights us with its first flowers on this rainy tropical morning. Grown by Uncle Glenn in his home garden in General Santos City, its branch was transplanted onto rich soil with coconut husks from our Banga farm, and was given to my mother as a gift. The plant occupies a small, quiet space beneath the kamuning tree [(Murraya paniculata (Linn.) Jack].

2 comments:

  1. Must need some kind of special lighting or angle to make the petals distinct, ano?

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  2. On my way to and from elementary school, I would pass by a neighbor's house with rosal and another neightbor's house with dama de noche. I wish some other neighbor had planted sampaguita and ilang-ilang. Would have been nice to be familiar with those scents, too.

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