Saturday, January 25, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS #281 - January 25th, 2013

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Not having the chance to see a banana plant too often, I was fascinated by the flower growing down from this one at the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC.

I found the following illustration on line, and if you would like to learn more on banana plants, you can click here.


I would like to thank last week's participants by sharing their links here.  Your names appear as they do on the Today's Flowers home page and are not in alphabetical order.  If you share more than one photo I will repeat your blog address and name if provided.

My World Through My Eyes
Laura, Canada

Trini Garden

Mystic Dreamer, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

NRW, Germany

Mystic Dreamer, Trinidad and Tobago

Daniela, Ohio, USA

Sandy, Florida, USA

Love That Image

Sara, Seattle, USA

Kissed by an Angel

Steve Borichevsky's Shooting My Universe

Massachusetts, USA

Love That Image

Sara, Seattle, USA


Indrani, India

Mary in Austria

Chris-June's Kreativewerkstatt

My World Through My Lens
Laura, Canada

Blommor och sant i foto
Meta, Sweden

Seraphina's Imagination
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Descopera Targovistea cu mine
Ileana from Romania

Norrbotten, Sweden

Starry Universe
Ruby (Forest Dream Weaver), Scotland

Xavi, Barcelona, Catalunya

Jannibele, Oslo, Norway

Garden Delights
Arija, Australia

Women's Perspective
Lina, Bogor, Indonesia

From My Horizon
Christina, Sweden

Gunilla from Finland

Minoru's Photo Diary

The Road to Here

Squirrel Queen, Washington State, USA

Love That Image
Sara, Seattle, USA

Jocee's Farm
New Zealand

If I have missed out anyone's name please let me know, or if you have any suggestions to improve the blog, they would be very welcome.

Thank you my friends and have a great week ahead.


Today's Flowers was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli, Jr.

TF teamPupo - Sandy Carlson - Denise

If anyone would like to be a guest friend and share photos on our home page, details can be found at the top of Today's Flowers web site, which you will find here.


  1. You got some great shots of the bloom Denise. I grew up in Georgia and I remember my dad planting banana trees in our front yard. In the late summer there would be fruit. He had to take them into the basement each winter but he grew them for several years.

  2. Denise, the banana plant is cool. Wonderful photos. Have a happy weekend!

  3. I am looking forward to my first paw paw this summer. They have the consistency of bananas but have a lot of seeds. I will see if eating the seeds makes people swell up?

  4. I've seen banana plants before when I was a small girl living in my mind I think of smaller trees ...of course I'm sure I don't even know what I was looking at since I was so young. This plant is very interesting.

  5. Great shots of the banana plant. I don't think I've seen one.

  6. I had a banana tree in my back yard when I lived in Hawaii, and orange trees in my yard in Florida. So nice to see one again. And no pesky mosquitoes at the Botanic Garden. Dianne

  7. Very pretty photos and instructive! We went to Jamaica a long time ago where we saw our first banana tree. We took so many pictures and the local people were kind of laughing at us... it is just common for them.

  8. I never have seen banana plants in real life. They looking very high!
    Thank you for the informations about these interesting plants!
    Have a good and wonderful weekend, Denise!!! :)

  9. that's neat Denise, I didn't know they had flowers.

  10. Beautiful! I've seen the banana flowers at the Botanic Garden.

  11. Banana plants and flowers can be seen easily here.
    Wonderful shots.

  12. Amazing structures aren't they? and different kinds of bananas have different flowers. Like most plants, they are really extraordinary.

  13. They are common around here but the illustration was interesting.

  14. We always had a banana tree in our backyard when I was growing up so I did see those banana flowers often. We'd also get a ton of bananas so we'd have to give most of it to neighbors. I was surprised when I took a Botany class and learned that bananas are an oversized grass. That was really amazing to me.