Saturday, December 12, 2009

Monster Leaves!

My wife and I posed with this massive potted plant at the Cornell Plantations this past summer during a weekend trip to Ithaca NY to visit Cornell, a place where I spent 10 years in total getting all three of my degrees. I think this beast is Farfugium japonicum "Giganteum', a clone that has impressive glossy, heavily textured huge foliage. The Plantations has always been a nice garden, but I must say that it has improved considerably over the years, and is definitely a must visit for horticulturally minded visitors who are passing anywhere near Cornell during the summer (you really don't want to be anywhere near Ithaca in winter, unless you are a ski afficianado).

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