Saturday, June 28, 2008

Meat in the Garden

On our first day in DC we ducked into the Botanical Gardens (it had air conditioning). While there I discovered that there is more to plants than meets the eye. I'm not much for eating my leafy greens, but tucked throughout the garden were delicious sounding plants. Here are a few.

The Oyster Plant

The Beefsteak Plant

My favorite - The Sausage Tree (I always wondered where sausage came from, though I didn't see any growing on this particular tree.)

The Swiss-Cheese Plant (to melt on the sausage, perhaps?)

The Shrimp Plant (if I could only find the cocktail sauce flower...)

And for dessert - Chocolate Soldiers.

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