Sunday, September 7, 2008

Random Plants




So I was very curious about what type of tree the pink flowering one was that I took pictures of on the California and I discovered what it is! It is a Chorisia Speciosa or floss-silk tree. I am not sure what variety mine is, because it doesn't have thorns on the trunk like most do, but there are some thornless varieties.
http://www.killerplants.com/plant-of-the-week/20031201.asp
Also, I was talking to my sister Leslie about her mystery squash in her garden and even though I haven't seen it, I am going to try to figure out what it is. SHe told me it is pale green like the color of a honeydew, but oblong, about 12 inches long and 12 inches in circumference (around). I have decided it is actually a spaghetti squash! Just a green one instead of the typical yellow we are familiar with. I never knew spaghetti squash were different colors, but it makes sense. This one will have white flesh. Pretty cool if you ask me, but then again I am a bit of a nerd and like to know and post about random things like what different plants are. Leslie, let me know if this is what it looks like, if not, I will invesigate more! This picture from wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_squash

4 comments:

Leserlee said...

YES!!!! That is exactly what it looks like. You rock! Love you.

dacjohns said...

It does look like it. I thought it was a winter squash.
I love the flowering trees. Beautiful. So it the cute chick in the picture. LOL

Kari and Steve said...

Spaghetti squash is a type of winter squash. I also love the flowering trees, I have been wondering what they are since we were in California, so I finally found out!

Groff Family said...

It looks like you guys had a fun trip to CA! You are such a cute pregnant lady, it's getting close! I like the flowers, we have nothing in our yard... it's all cement.