Friday, October 22, 2010

Fabulous Foliage Friday - October 22, 2010

Melianthus major, Montreal Botanical Garden


  1. I've always admired this plant in books - looks lovely in BnW

  2. Looking good in our garden too. Grows wild along the streams, but plant it in your garden, and people ask - What is that? The birds love it, a steady stream of them coming for the nectar!

  3. So are you growing this, Scott? I'm sure we'll be having a mild winter. If not mine is coming inside until things resume their preferred Zone 9 status. If you don't have it I hope it's on your 2011 list. It's a winner.

  4. That's an awesome photo!! At first I thought they were teeth!! :0)

  5. Major is right! I thought since it was photographed in Montreal I could grow this ... not. Sob, sob. How about you? Are you going to grow this?

  6. Beautiful photo - nice composition!

  7. It grew rampant in my last garden, but so far no luck here. The photo captures the sawtooth effect perfectly...quite the glamour shot!

  8. Thanks everyone!
    Rosie - I love them too!
    Elephant - They really are striking, I agree!
    Zooey - Me photogenic!
    Grace - I wish! I've been tempted to grow them, but just haven't commited to growing things I'm pretty sure won't over-winter...maybe I'll break down and get one next year ;-)
    TS - hahahahaha...i can see why!
    Violet - I wish I could grow it...maybe next year, with some winter protection...we'll see!
    Whimsical - Thanks!
    Ricki - Keep trying...I need to live vicariously through others who grow it!