Archive for December, 2009
We cut the flower and the bananas the night before a killing frost was forecast. Since then the flower has started opening up, revealing these amazing yellow things.
Now, inquiring minds want to know why the bananas are separated a considerable distance from the flower… From wisegeek.com:
“The banana flower is a large, dark purple-red blossom that grows from the end of a bunch of bananas. Its sizable bracts, or leaves, snugly enclose delicate, sweetly scented male flowers. The female flowers, which do not require fertilization to become fruit, grow farther up the stem from the male flowers.”
Casamagnolia, Wimberley, Texas