Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bananas July 6 - July 10


On July 6 they looked like orchids, enlarge for details





 July 10th they turned from Orchids to below


 And on July 10th this is a new pod starting. If you enlarge the above you can see the ants inside the flowers, the pods are dripping sweet juice off onto the leaves below and the ants are having a party.


this has been in my drafts for 3 weeks, and alas!!! the pod dropped all the flowers and the 5 new bananas are dying. that is OK.... there is always NEXT year.

32 comments:

Relindis said...

Great shots! It's good to know that you can look forward to the same process next year.

Susannah said...

I look forward to all of the growing processes of you bananas next year. It has been wonderful so far. I never knew that bananas had gorgeous flowers on them. Your blog teaches me so much. It is so wonderful to have you back here, I really missed you when y ou were having surgery and while recuperating. Don't over do it, my dear.

SquirrelQueen said...

The flowers do look like tiny orchids. Sorry some of the bananas didn't make it but you got some great photos to remember them.

Declan said...

It's hard to imagine growing bananas here! Deccy x

Maple Lane said...

Love the details up close! Have a very nice day.

EM Illustrator said...

Great photos :) Sorry that some bananas didn't make it through. Have a lovely Day. Hope that you're feeling better.
Hugs
Eva

Snapper II said...

Can we put these on our cereal. LOL

diane b said...

A great series. A shame nature stuffed it up for you. Hope you are feeling better.

Catherine said...

How hot must it be there to grow bananas I wonder? Very hot! LOL!
Hope you are keeping cool!
xo Catherine

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is fascinating to watch this progression. Too bad,no bananas this year.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Well, you did get these amazing photos first, though....

Wondering how many of your Dear Readers are like me, and had no idea how the bananas in their super market, got that way!?!?

"Young Joy ne'er thought of counting hours,
'till Care, one summer's morning
Set up, among his smiling flowers
A dial by way of warning."

Remington said...

Sorry your didn't get any bananas this year! That is so cool that you actually have them! They don't grow them in WI....I guess I will just have to keep moving south....

TexWisGirl said...

sorry they didn't make it, but they're still cool to see.

Betsy Adams said...

Ahhhh---sorry you got no bananas this year... BUT--I enjoyed seeing the process. The little flowers look like little orchids...
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

It is fun to see the cycle of life...so good to see you back.

Madi and Mom said...

What a great post and series of photos...I never saw a banana growing until I found you!!
Hugs and we are so glad you are feeling better
Madi and Mom

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Lovely flowers, like a rare orchid.
Lucky ants for getting all that sweet juice and you for having this plant to photograph.

Glad you are feeling better.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see...
I hope all is well (missed you x)

Angela said...

I never knew bananas had such a beautiful flower on them before coming fruit for us to eat! God is good!

I hope you are feeling better!
Angela

George said...

I didn't realize that the blossoms on a banana tree are so beautiful. I'm sorry all the bananas are dying. I'm glad you're feeling better and are back in blogland.

Amy Burzese said...

Bad luck with bananas this year, but thanks for showing us the evolution.

Cranberry Morning said...

As the flowers are opening, the stamens and pistil look like a little alien emerging! What gorgeous photos. Yeah, I hope you get a good crop of bananas too. What fun!

Chatty Crone said...

Gorgeous and fascinating photos Sandra. So tell me why did they die - off season - too hot - too cold? And is sure does start with a beautiful color! sandie

SweetMarie said...

Sorry the bananas didn't make it this time. But, these are gorgeous pics! Has anyone told you lately "it's so good to have you back!" :)

Dee said...

Bummer about the banana's...I was wondering if the store bought taste like the one's you grow.

Deb said...

those are great shots Sandra...so glad you are back....

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I had no idea that bananas started off with such a beautiful flower! Glad you are back and snapping away,
Sandra! Take care.

Miss Debbie said...

It's a shame about the bananas, but the pictures are great and so is your attitude! :-)

S. Etole said...

Interesting transition. Glad you're back!

Diana Cooper said...

Wonderful pictures! Sorry to hear about the complications after your surgery. Glad you are doing better now. Have a great day :)

Gail said...

Dad tried for years to have bananas. He never failed to dig them for winter and replant in the spring.

One year we had tiny bananas and it was so exciting.

Madge Bloom said...

Never seen a banana blossom before... how are you feeling?