Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Surprise

I walked in the backyard today and saw this...
My rhubarb is - - - blooming?!!!
Yes indeed!
I did not know rhubarb could bloom and go to seed!
It is beautiful!
I read online that the flowering stalk must be removed to
preserve the plant.  So, I chopped it off (the stalk is hollow) 
and stuck it in a modern vase!

Look! There is another one coming up--
It is 4-5 inches tall.
I pulled this one off as well, and I was very curious...
what did it look like inside???
Peeling off the outer casing revealed there are a few regular stalks with leaves inside, plus the actual flower/seed pod on the left.
I am amazed at this discovery. I thought rhubarb was one
of those root/bulb-type plants that multiplies underground.

I have learned something new today!

1 comment:

Mrs. JP said...

Wow,,,that flower is so beautiful. I've got to learn to cook rhubarb.