"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Note:The following photos were taken over the course of this past week.


“Who has learned to garden
who did not at the same time learn to be patient? "
- H. L. V. Fletcher


Back in April,my brother picked up a Banana Shrub Michelia figo for me,at the Bok Tower nursery shop.

Ever since,I have been waiting,

oh so patiently,

for it to bloom.


I had heard about it’s heady scent of bananas.

And I couldn’t wait to experience that for myself.

A week ago,I saw this…


and the impatience set in….


tapping my toes impatiently…..




this morning…….IMG_2838

and this afternoon….


Yep,smells just like bananas.


more like a banana   


One can smell the scent from just this one flower from at least six feet away.

I’m thinkin’ I could fall in love with this plant.

And even better yet,

I got a cutting to root!


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FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, I'd say it was well worth the wait, and look you even got a cutting to root! Hurray for you.

I really enjoyed that little interview with you the other day. I would be totally 'freaked out'.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

NanaK said...

Congrats on getting that cutting to root. The banana shrub sounds like a great addition to your garden.

Meems said...

mmmm... I can almost smell it from here.

Floridagirl said...

Good job getting that cutting to root! I've been trying to root my sister's plant for years. I too added these to my garden from Bok, but my plants' buds are all bloomed out for the year. Banana shrub is one of my all-time faves. Love that scent! You are right--it is definitely banana popsicles!


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