One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Today was kind of a yellow day: Lindera obtusiloba, Musa accuminata, and Cornus mas
There's been a lot of pink and white going on lately so, although yellow isn't my absolute favorite color, I was happy to see it. The Lindera and the C. mas are in the Asian Collection. The bananas were produced in the tropical room in the greenhouse. Brad brought four to lunch and I snagged one. They were really good. I have to admit I was surprised. I was ready to show disingenuous enthusiasm but the one I ate really was the best banana I've had since Hawaii. The texture could maybe have been better, but the flavor was incredible.