11 June 2011

Gardens: Maria Serena - the Banana


A impressive banana palm near the entrance to the gardens.

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Un bananier impressionnant près de l'entrée du jardin.

8 comments:

  1. That just looks so warm and tropical Jilly, so good!!

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  2. These look like squat little sugar bananas, Jilly. I am trying to refrain from commenting on the shape ...

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  3. what an extraordinary blossom.

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  4. I've never seen one close up--thanks for showing it.

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  5. Hi,
    Just discovered your blog after seeing a comment you posted on Raf's Port Townsend photo a day blog. I love all your photos. You have a very talented eye for spotting a great subject! It is so great to be able to visit places far away, dream and be inspired....just by visiting a blog! I am adding your blog to my list of "other nests to visit." I am sure other readers will enjoy seeing your beautiful photos! Have a beautiful day and keep the great photos coming for us! Kim

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  6. Nope. We certainly do not have those palms in Connecticut.

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  7. Wow! Interesting blooms!!!

    And nope...no banana trees in Mammoth either!!!

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  8. Banana flowers are usually a deep burgundy colour. Interesting that this one is more like golden. I wonder if it's a decorative variety or just a different type?

    I'm really enjoying the tour of these magnificent gardens with you.

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