While spreading mulch the other day I noticed that one of my astelia is blooming, as far as I know this is only the second time such a thing has happened here, the first was back in 2011. That's the plant below, center. You don't see the blooms?
No wonder, they're kinda tucked away and hard to spot.
And not particularly attractive either. They look a little like a grain that I should be harvesting. Or a creature's claw reaching out to grab an unsuspecting gardener.
If I remember right, from last time, they do open a bit more from here, but not much. Garden Bloggers Bloomday is coming up this Friday, the 15th, so I'll check back.
It takes all kinds, right? What's the most unattractive, unflower-like bloom that's appeared in your garden?
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