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…..
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!