Thursday, 19 February 2009

Chinese lanterns

As the winter months lengthen some amazing shapes become apparent. Chinese lanterns slowly dissolve as orange tissue melts away leaving delicate veining; in some lanterns an orange ball is revealed.


GardenDesigner said...

I enjoyed reading about your violets, and also the chinese Lanterns! I am sure I am not telling you anything new, but does everyone else know you can eat the little cherry inside!? When they are fresh and plump the taste wonderful! both sweet and tart..
I have been eating them and sharing them with friends for years!
I have never made anything with them, but what a treat!
Your pictures are wonderful!
Thanks for sharing your garden with the world!
~Vanessa Johanning

Kathy Brown said...

Thanks for your interesting reply; its always good to learn how to use our garden plants