Sunday, June 8, 2008

Okra Blossoms

For those of you that are curious about the blog's title image of the pretty yellowish flower, wonder no more. The picture is of an okra blossom on one of my plants. So, beyond producing the delicious tasting pods that they're famous for, you can see that okra plants are really very ornamental. There are also multiple strains of hybrid and heirloom okra plants that vary greatly by size and color. Maybe I'll plant a few of a dwarf variety like the red Little Lucy in some small pots around the back just to liven things up a bit. Some other interesting possibilities include: Alabama Red, White Velvet, Red Velvet, Red Burgundy, and Star of David.

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