It Blooms!

Papaya flower

Since we’ve returned from Borneo, our little papaya tree has had two blossoms! If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll already know that our birds are the most generous creatures, dropping little plants across our porch. We’ve eaten chilies, tomatoes and basil, courtesy of the birds. Seems the potential for a little papaya grows each day.

The chilies are doing wonderfully, as well. Jerry calls these chili porn — such perfect little specimens! Take your pick, red or green.

Green chili porn

Red chili porn

5 thoughts on “It Blooms!

  1. I like the pictures! Unfortunately our birds do nothing as cool as drop off edible plants…they do sing tho.
    Your little bird-gift garden is a fabulous example of how plants and animals have adapted to each other. The birds eat the fruits for food and pass the seeds, which is what the plants need to continue propagation!
    If you are a fan of plants (as I obviously am) the book The Botany of Desire is all about how plants have “manipulated” humans to their own advantage. A very enjoyable read.
    Enjoy the peppers and the papaya! Hopefully you get them before the birds do!

  2. Enjoying your writings very much, I have just discovered your blog via EatingAsia. There is a chilli that has to be seen to be believed, as far as being food porn ! It’s called Peter Pepper. Seeds are readily available on eBay here in Australia, and I keep meaning to grow some…

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