Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wednesday Vignette, bananas!

This rather tropical scene comes from somewhere on the UC Davis Campus. I have no memory of taking this photo, but it appeared in with my others from the Aloe and Australian Gardens (which we will see tomorrow and Friday). I thought it made a nice stand-alone vignette. Blooms and bananas in April! Oh California.

Weather Diary, July 24: Hi 95, Low 63/ Precip 0

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13 comments:

  1. AnonymousJuly 25, 2018

    Wow - look at those battered leaves, and all those tiny bananas! If I'm interpreting it correctly (that the dark budlike thing is a flower bud) - interesting that it flowers and sets fruit at the same time. ~ Anna K

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    1. Plants never cease to amaze...

      (and ya, seeing banana leaves in shreds around L.A. convinced me it was nice to start over with fresh leaves every year)

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  2. Oh California is right. I still have memories from years ago of amazing plants seen in CA.

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    1. I should have been born there.

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  3. You don't see many fruiting banana plants at this end of the state!

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    1. Hoov does! And maybe not fruiting but I've seen a ton of banana plants in the L.A. area.

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  4. Just one of the many wonders of that wonderfully warm state. You've captured it well!

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  5. A guy down the road has his own little banana plantation and he has fruit most of the year. He's got a strip of lawn and banana plants and the rest is concrete. He's built special supports that he shifts for each bunch, so they won't snap off the plant, which dies after flowering but offsets like an Agave.

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    1. Oh! Will you take a couple of photos sometime?

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  6. Nice photo! Banana plants are so fascinating. This is a good reminder to study them more closely when next I have a chance (a trip to CA or FL? at the local conservatory? who knows?). :)

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    1. How about a trip to CA and FL!?

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    2. (not the same trip though....)

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