Sunday, March 1, 2009
Birds of Paradise
It is the time of year that Birds of Paradise start to bloom in our area. Our yard in SJC had hundreds of them when we moved in, most of which I have removed to make way for plants that I prefer. I do think the flowers are lovely and a bit amusing, but the foliage really does nothing for me. They are pretty commonplace around here because they can live on practically no water all summer. They are the typical plant used in shopping center islands. Still, I do try to appreciate the few I have left growing near the front gates, which is easy to do when they bloom like this.