Monday, August 10, 2009

Banana Blossom

Banana Flower
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie

We have been growing this banana plant for two years. We plant it in our Connecticut garden each summer, then drag it inside to winter in a pot. It has been so exciting to watch it flower.
I wonder if we'll ever see a banana.


Michele Lynch Art said...

Very cool picture!! I hope at some point you get a bannana! Loved seeing what was in the kiln too!! xo Michele

MsAnomaly said...

Great way to bring the tropics home! ;) The blossoms are beautiful, and keeping fingers (and paws, from Flash) crossed that you get a banana!

2 Raven Chicks said...

So Sue, do you think that banana might be a "B" cup? LOL :D

Fabulous photos - I don't think I'd ever seen a banana blossom before.

cutiepie company said...

wow, that is gorgeous! really stunning photo.

LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

We grow banana trees and I can see that you already have baby bananas there. Each little flower is a baby banana. There will be more in that pod below and it will open up to reveal more bananas. They take a while to become ripe, and once a banana plant (not an actual tree, but a giant herb, if you can believe that!) makes one set of bananas, it will die. It can produce more keiki plants (trees) from it's base underground, but will never make bananas again from that stalk. Just make sure if you do eat them that they are the edible bananas and not the decorative inedible types sometimes sold in nurseries!

GREAT JOB, it looks like it is a very loved little plant!