Lilium longiflorum – Christmas Lily

This year the Christmas lily flowers are short and there aren’t as many flowers as they used to be. However, the flowers themselves are still pretty and fragrant as ever. I cut few stems to put in a vase to decorate the living room. At night, the scent lingers…. sweet and spicy🙂

Lilium longiforum 2

Lilium longiforum

Christmas Lily - Lilium longiflorum

Christmas Lily – Lilium longiflorum

Gardenia

The Gardenia augusta bushes are bearing heavy blooms. Though the plants are infested by tiny leafhoppers, the pesky little insects don’t really cause damage. The leaves are still shiny and the flowers are extra large, the best ever in a long time. When the evening comes, the perfume is just heaven.

Gardenia ausgusta

Gardenia augusta – December 2014

Large Flower - Gardinia augusta

Large Flower – Gardenia augusta

Gardenia augusta

Gardenia augusta

Gardenia ausgusta bushes

Gardenia ausgusta bushes

Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum

Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily is commonly grown as indoor plant. The white flowers are not really fragrant, but the plant itself is said to have air cleaning properties. Sometimes our peace lily has deformed flower with no petal at all. I don’t know what happens. So far it only has one perfect bloom.

Deformed Flower ?

Deformed Flower ?

Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum

Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum