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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

okra blossoms.

we've been blessed with a bountiful garden.  

currently, we are absolutely loving our okra plants.  we've never grown okra before, but one day adam came home from the store with two okra plants {everything else in our garden was sprouted from seeds} and we haven't looked back since.  the plants are currently as tall as our privacy fence & both are producing some absolutely wonderful tasting okra!

we've enjoyed adding the okra to homemade succotash & frying up okra covered in cornmeal is such a yummy treat!  our next goal is to pickle & can some okra so we can enjoy it into the fall & winter.  {seriously, pickled okra is yum-o.}

and, not only are the plants thriving, but its blossoms are stunning!




interesting to note:  the okra plant is related to the hibiscus plant {okra is also related to cotton, too}.  if you didn't know any better, wouldn't you assume that those blossoms were from a hibiscus plant??

to learn more about okra, check out this site.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

that is so fun! and so pretty!

Aug 18, 2010, 2:12:00 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

I don't remember seeing blooms on our okra plants...hmmmmm....but Kyle sure brought in a bowl full last night(which I will be cooking for dinner tonight) I love them fried!!!!

Aug 18, 2010, 2:34:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

okay am I a dork that I thought of how I liked fried Okra at cracker barrel? I don't think I've ever had it not fried! haha.

Aug 19, 2010, 9:41:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Oooooh I love okra and those flowers are so pretty!!! I really want to have a little garden on our patio next summer!

Aug 22, 2010, 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger Minky {moo} said...

I had no idea those were related! It must be the Southern girl in me, but I LOVE Okra. Love it! I would love to have a plant. That's awesome, and very pretty. I don't think I've ever seen the blossoms before.

Aug 25, 2010, 11:45:00 AM  

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