Friday, July 03, 2009

Pachira macrocarpa in my backyard

Surprise in my own backyard, now that is something to talk about on this blog. A plant that we bought many years back is now a small tree. It was a novelty that appealed to the Chinese wish for prosperity during Chinese New Year. It came as three separate plants with their stems intertwined like braids and that made a pretty presentation. I never expected to see flowers which explains why I almost missed this withered bloom. Luckily I saw it just before I went into the house and now I know, hey, I will be seeing more of these flowers hopefully!

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