Purple Ornamental

Purple Ornamental Cabbage
Purple Ornamental Cabbage

Today’s Flower a Day is like a flower in appearance, but in fact, as you know it’s more of a vegetable, though in this case ornamental. It was in the same display as the pink one I shared a few weeks ago. I loved the rich colour and those gorgeous textures. The advantage here is that with the cold temperatures there are no insects to munch on the leaves. I’m all for insects, but they do make a holey mess of a cabbage plant in the summer. I hope you enjoy this edible delectable today. Its leaves remind me of a rich flounced skirt twirling on a dance floor, seen, I suppose from the viewpoint of the floor. Is that weird? Anyway, enjoy the dance floor fun for a change today.

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4 Responses

  1. I see a purple moon, radiating gases out from its centre, shining shyly but assertively from its spot in the universe. Although technically a member of the edible vegetable class, the term ‘ornamental’ is to be stressed. I don’t think you want to serve this one for supper. However, it is a feast for the eyes and a wonder of nature. Thank you, Ellie.

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    1. Thanks again Janet! I always enjoy getting a glimpse into your imagination and this insight did not disappoint. Don’t worry, there are plenty of far less beautiful cabbages to serve for dinner. This was left to keep beautifying its environment.

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  2. Thank you very much Ellie. It is a beautiful flower vegetable. Amazing colour. And I can visualize dancing dresses on a dance floor. Maybe I will get a chance to do a little dance today. Hope you are having a good day.

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    1. Thanks Linda. I hope you had a nice day today, though sadly I missed seeing you doing any dance you might have been doing in Bulk Barn today! I’m glad you liked the cabbage today. Thanks for the lovely comment.

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