Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Wordless Wednesday : Chameleon Broccolis (01 JUN 2011)

Daisies





Sedum


  
Winter Jasmine



Tulip






Choisya






16 comments:

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Tasty? I only know the green ones.

Giga said...

Warzywo-kwiat, warzywo-krzew, świetnie to wygląda. Pozdrawiam

Alice Joyce said...

My oh my,
Your Choisya looks just like mine! I love the golden variety.
And your purple and burgundy effects are a perfect complement!
P.S.
Had such fun in London... wish I could visit more often.
Alice
aka Bay Area Tendrils

One said...

I truly enjoy your photos! I wish I have something like that to show off. Perhaps I could if I stop chasing critters and focus on growing... :)

b-a-g said...

Donna - The romanesco broccoli on the seed packet were lime green with pointed florets. I haven't eaten one yet, but the pigeons, slugs and bees have enjoyed them.

Thanks Giga - If I had eaten them, I wouldn't have seen them flowering.

Thanks Alice - I think the broccoli which transformed from bright purple buds to bright yellow flowers was my favourite.
It's interesting to see London through the eyes of visitors.

One - I took these photos to show how my broccoli are playing tricks on me. It seems that every time I look at them they are pretending to be something else.
Your photos of critters are beginning to cure my insect phobia.

PatioPatch said...

hi b-a-g, I like the juxtapositioning of the broccoli with an assortment of companion plants and how they meld together. For a moment there, assumed you had moved the broccoli each time to photograph against a different backdrop like people do with teddies on a world tour.

b-a-g said...

Laura - So glad you see it too (and you even managed to find a long word to describe it!), maybe I'm not going crazy after all ..
There were actually four different broccoli with chameleon-like tendencies pictured here. Tulip and choisya were one broccoli in early and late stages.

ozhene said...

I love your photographs! Really nice blog.

Christine @ The Gardening Blog said...

Wonderful photographs! Make me want to pick and eat :)

b-a-g said...

Thanks ozhene - I enjoyed your foxgloves post.

Christine - After seeing slug traces (polite word for slime) all over them, I didn't find them so appetising! ... so I let them bloom instead. The bees love the bright yellow flowers.

Stacy said...

Proof of what every child knows--that broccoli is much better looked at than eaten. One of my co-workers was just walking past my desk as I was looking at the "tulip" broccoli and was stopped dead in his tracks by how beautiful it is.

b-a-g said...

Stacy - Romanesco broccoli is supposed to have a nutty flavour. When I sowed them, I imagined various dishes I could cook with them. Alas it was not to be, but yes - they are beautiful.

Donna said...

I had no idea there were so many colors...do they all taste the same? lovely colors...

b-a-g said...

Donna - I don't know because when they were good to harvest I couldn't cut them after growing them for almost a year (and there were snail traces as well which put me off) ... Romanesco broccoli is a cross between cauliflower and broccoli. I think that's why the seeds weren't true. I'm guessing they all taste different, depending on how close they are to broccoli or cauliflower.

Caro (UrbanVegPatch) said...

Hi, just stumbled in here from Janet/Plantalicious - loved reading about your romanesco cauliflowers and the recipes. I grew these last year, sowed late on a whim in July. They grew without any input from me and I had several perfectly formed heads in the spring and yes, they were lime green, just as on the packet! Beginners luck, I guess!

b-a-g said...

Thanks for visiting Caro - I was wondering if anyone checked out the recipes. Guess you need them with romanesco growing in abundance!
I am adding a link to your post as proof that it is possible to grow beautiful romanesco in London :
http://urbanvegpatch.blogspot.com/search/label/cauliflower

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