Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ConfusedInPA, Sep 6, 2013.
Here's a colorful pic, for Game 85.
Oooh I know that flower, isn't it called something like a parrot flower or something...
Bird of Paradise
HOORAY Judy. Game solved!
Bird of paradise (flower)
It resembles the bird of paradise (bird):
Y'all are great googlers! I may have to search for more pictures, for today!! LOL
Very good, Windblade. Got one in the backyard. They are pretty common in LA.
It is such a beautiful flower. I used to buy just one to put in a vase. So dramatic.
How cool, Rock!! They look very exotic, and I was thinking about "orchids" when I posted the pic. Are they easy to care for?? Wiki says that they can grow to be tall.
The wiki article is not very long, and I didn't google elsewhere. That's why I thought the BOP only grew in their native South Africa.
they can be a monster when they get big. Not only do they grow tall over 5' but wider and wider and wider. There are some very large ones down at the park and it would probably take 4 people around touching their hands to circle it.
Wow wow wow!
Sitting here, amazed by your description, Sun.
I was picturing (in my mind) something the size of gladiolus (spelling?). We had glad's in the flower garden when I was a child, and they weren't all that tall. So that's what I was picturing the BOP to be!
WOW! Wow wow wow!
Here is a pretty big one:
I say again WOW!
Are those near you, Soul? I'm amazed by the size!
No I wish. I'm guessing somewhere tropical. I just googled huge BOP plant to see some images
Oooh it is actually belonging to a youtube vid:
Listening to it now to see where it is...
It doesn't say but this guy has a different video from Granada Hills California... so I'm guessing it is there... ?
Our bird of paradise is about 4-5 feet tall. They require almost no care, just water. They not only
get tall, the spread out. Our neighbors had a beautiful garden with brick paths and a park
bench and decorative figures like animals and trolls.
They had a huge bird of paradise in the center of the garden. It was 6-7 feet tall. I was told
it was a different species. The flowers had more blue in them; I remember that.
The mystery tree in the video is a yucca. It has large blooms with many small flowers. The
Mexicans eat the flowers. We always had neighbors who asked for same. The tree was slanted
so it was easy to climb to obtain same.
I have a yucca in my garden but mine looks quite different, never heard of eating the flowers, maybe something I should look into... I guess I should try and make some of these grow a stem too since there are so many growing together that it is become quite crowded and mashed up down there...
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