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Bananas In Bloom

Banana blossoms

I inherited a few banana trees from the previous homeowner after I moved into the new house, and had read that some banana trees are ornamental and do not bear any fruit. Luckily for us (and for the bees), a couple of them have been showing off their exotic purple blossoms all summer with beautiful bunches of bananas hanging down. It’s like having a little slice of the tropics in my own backyard!

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »