This Is 'Bananas'!

|Musa sp.-Banana|

|Musa sp.-Banana|

One recent discovery made while walking Lulu the other day was that you can grow actual fruiting bananas in Silver Lake.  I happened along this parking strip planting and got to see them doing their thing live and in concert.  I was struck at how amazing the big leaves caught the sunlight and lit up as if electrified.  The flowers are works of art. Origami unfolding.  Under each fold, like a layer cake, is a 'ganache' of buttery yellow flowers.  These flowers then evolve into an emerald bounty of banana fruit.  So tropical cool!