Thursday, November 3, 2011

90 in 90, Day 32, Bird of Paradise

     Looking around the yard for flowers I found a huge Bird of Paradise plant, pulled the weeds out of it and cut a few flowers. The first time I came to Hawaii thirty years ago I was amazed by 'house plants' growing like weeds. In a storm huge chunks of philodendrons blew down the road. People use machetes to hack back hedgerows of plants and flowers that we baby indoors in colder climates. Giant clumps of grass grow out of the tops of stop signs and sprout from fence posts. I'm trying to grow vegetables, but the bugs like them as much as I do. The flowers seem nearly immune though.

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