The other day I was struck with all the beautiful blooms that produce fruit and vegetables. Aren’t they just amazingly beautiful!?
Sunflowers most commonly grow to heights between 2.5 and 3.5 m (8-12 ft). Wow! They are native to the Americas but grow just about anywhere if they have their secret ingredient – SUN!
the brinjal bloom
Also known as eggplant or aubergine, these interesting plants are native to India and Sri Lanka. They are actually classified as a fruit, specifically in the berry family. My favorite way to eat these fruits are in eggplant parmesan!
the butternut bloom
I have come to love butternut! A very popular use here in South Africa is butternut soup! It is great roasted as well. It tastes much like pumpkin. We even used it for pumpkin pie for our Thanksgiving dessert this year!