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Ovoid Flower Arrangement

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Oval shaped framework

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Lads arranging flowers

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Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum adorned with several arranged flowers

Flower Vegetable

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Bulaklak ng kalabasa (squash flower) is eaten as vegetable. Normally it goes with eggplant, ampalaya, and sitaw in the same dish such as pinakbet or vegetable soups (e.g. laswa, bulanglang, dinengdeng). Hence the complementary vegetables are placed beside each other on the table space at the market.

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Vegetable soup with squash flowers

Potted Wisteria

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Strolling in Kajiwara somewhere near the streetcar station, I spotted a wisteria on a pot. Container flower gardening is their way of beautifying the frontage of their small homes or shops and one of the many street scenes I find pleasantly cute in Japan.

Lantana

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Lantana beside the rice paddies in Batad rice terraces

A flower that grows in the wild, (like most flowers in the wilderness) is more beautiful than those in well tended gardens.

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Lantana in Malapascua Island, Northern Cebu

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Closer look of a cluster of tiny flowers

Himbabao

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At Lipa City public market, several tables were selling this unfamiliar edible flower vegetable that the vegetable lady to whom I bought some educated me on its name, how they call it in Batangas, and what its Ilocano name, and on how to cook. One can’t get this kind of knowledge transfer from a supermarket staff.

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Boil tomatoes and salted dried fish, add himbabao and season with salt. The broth will become a little bit thick and deliciously slimy

It turns out that the himbabao or alocon ( in Ilocano) is even better in taste than sitaw (string beans). It turns out too that I like it very much.

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