Mexican Bird Of Paradise

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    When we first "snowbirded" here, 2010-2012, still living in Missouri, we marveled at the large variety of beautiful exotic plants blooming all winter long as we walked the riverwalk. We picked seed pods from many; I planted a bunch indoors, many proving to be "flops", a few, including Date Palms, fluorished. One tiny plant, origin and species unknown, made it through about 2 years indoors, and got "planted" off our new patio in 2012.

    Turned out to be the Mexican Bird of Paradise. Today, longest day of the year, battered by recent winds which stripped it of many leaves and blossoms, it is at it showiest best. The flowers are iridescent deep chrome-yellow colored. At it's base, the trunk is now thicker than my forearm. This has been very rewarding!

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  2. Shirley Martin

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    It's beautiful. You did good.
     
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    I really love the shape of the tree & how the branches intertwine. I think it may be the inspiration of my next art project. I'll post it for you whenever I finish it in the next couple of weeks
     
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    Blast ! I thought I was to see a 'Bird of paradise' - I love them - good dancers !

    Anyhoo - I love trees too, and that's a beauty :)
     
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