Flowers in the meantime

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While I get my theme and blog together, that shouldn’t stop us from continuing our chats right? Right! So have a seat in this makeshift chair for awhile, and let me tell you about the weekend. With pictures to boot! We went to Ming’s Garden and Bag of Beans in Tagaytay.

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Ming’s Garden is owned by former First Lady Amelita Ramos. This is a restaurant that serves a limited variety of Filipino dishes and shows off a collection of herbs, plants and flowers. The service was warm, the ambiance casually pleasing, but the food was just okay (translated: expensive yet average-tasting). So I contented myself with the fresh air and taking pictures of the pretty blossoms instead. :)

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Twitters

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Like cotton candy and ballet slippers

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Bud-dy buddies

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Buddies in bloom

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The plants with spider branches

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Not quite there yet

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Yawning little pinkies

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I surrender!

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I’ll love you forever.

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Mums for our Mums

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Fertilize me!

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Peacock in the Bathroom

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Earthling

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Bouganvillea: flowers from my childhood

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Ubeng Talulot (Purple Petals)

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Get lost in the greens

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Spot the hearts

Then off my family and I went to Bag of Beans. It’s a quaint coffee shop which I love for its kickass frozen cheesecake and lovely garden.

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Greens at Bag of Beans

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Like a cross between a cabbage and a lily

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Fresh from a shower

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Feisty little flowers

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Three Pinkies

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An Orb and Two Blooms

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Beautiful Bloomer

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Shadows and Light

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Petals on a Tablecloth

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Save the best for last: Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake

I hope you enjoyed viewing the images as much as I enjoyed walking through the gardens. Which ones did you like best?

13 Comments on Flowers in the meantime

  1. odette
    May 13, 2008 at 3:27 am (14 years ago)

    i’ve picked my faves: buddies in bloom, and that strawberry cheesecake!!! and why oh why, those flowers in the tablecloth look so homey to me, gently calling me for an afternoon tea…and some strawberry cheesecake…i can’t shake it off my mind now. whew.

    btw, ming’s garden has been featured s-e-v-e-r-a-l times already on magazines and even on travel channels, that i really really want to see it too. 😉

    The garden is pretty! The food’s alright. Still worth visiting anyway. 😀

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  2. iHanna
    May 13, 2008 at 4:01 am (14 years ago)

    I’ve been taking garden photos lately too, it’s so beautiful right now! Your photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing Toni. The birds you found are so funny! :-) I’ve updated my link love page and added you now! :-)

    The birds were quite the garden amusement. 😀 Thanks for the update!

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  3. Cookie
    May 13, 2008 at 5:01 am (14 years ago)

    CHEESECAKE!! Hands down :)

    And we have a winner!!

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  4. Gracey
    May 13, 2008 at 5:13 am (14 years ago)

    Love the earthling, fresh from a shower, shadows and light, petals on a tablecloth and, of course, the cheesecake!!

    Now, I miss my camera. Still didn’t get a new lens because my shopping priorities keep switching. lol

    Wanna visit Tagaytay the next time we go to Pinas. Haven’t been there yet!

    Oooh I miss your pics, Gracey!! And when you do go to Tagaytay, don’t forget to check that cheesecake out!

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  5. Meeya
    May 13, 2008 at 9:11 am (14 years ago)

    i loved everything, hehe! thank you for sharing the pictures, ang ganda ganda ganda. 😀

    Thank you thank you thank you sis!

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  6. abs
    May 13, 2008 at 9:26 am (14 years ago)

    woohoo, buti at napadpad ako dito!

    that’s one of my must-do when we visit manila again, stop by tagaytay. nakakamiss! 😀

    Medyo traffic lang dahil ginagawa ang daan papunta doon pero once you’re there, relaxation na!

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  7. Junnie
    May 13, 2008 at 9:50 am (14 years ago)

    one of my favorite entries in your new URL

    siempre puno ng pictures eh! Just love it!

    Thanks Memento Junnie! :)

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  8. cbs
    May 13, 2008 at 10:08 am (14 years ago)

    ay ang cute ng paa (ng manok, wehehe)
    yung buddies in bloom parang chemical formula
    tas yung i surrender, tingin ko yung mga kamay pa nga ang tormentor dahil sinara nya yung kulungan

    Natawa ako sa tormentor interpretatoin niyo ha. Ano kaya ang ibig sabihin nito pag psinychoanalyze? Hmmm.

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  9. Majik
    May 13, 2008 at 2:23 pm (14 years ago)

    I love the Buddies in bloom, they look so delicate. And also the bougainvillea, it reminds me of my home town.

    Ako rin eh, the bougainvillea reminds me of the home I grew up in. :) Lovely childhood memories.

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  10. drunkenlily
    May 13, 2008 at 4:01 pm (14 years ago)

    i like your play with the gloves, cross bet cabbage & lily and beautiful bloomer..oh and “fertilize me” sounds kinda funny hahaha!

    Thanks! The gloves were as is when I stumbled upon them. So nice ‘no! And yeah, hehe, “fertilize me” cracked me up too.

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  11. odette
    May 13, 2008 at 3:26 am (14 years ago)

    i’ve picked my faves: buddies in bloom, and that strawberry cheesecake!!! and why oh why, those flowers in the tablecloth look so homey to me, gently calling me for an afternoon tea…and some strawberry cheesecake…i can’t shake it off my mind now. whew.

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  12. ayen
    May 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm (14 years ago)

    wondeful pics! i like the petals on a tablecloth pic the most! and thanks for bringing me to the site of Bag of Beans. I also enjoy going there.

    Congrats on the new home! :)

    Thank you ayen! That tablecloth reminded me of school projects and my Grandma’s crafts.

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  13. lady cess
    May 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm (14 years ago)

    i’ve read an article about ming’s garden in a mag but i have yet to visit it. thanks for the pictures, feels like i have already 😉

    lady cesss last blog post..When a Complaint Letter May Not Be Worth It

    It’s a good place to chill out. :)

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