Wordless Wednesday – All that remains

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All that remains of the tomatillo crop

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Beautifully skeletonised husks

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Interesting support structures …

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 And just a few seeds left inside

 

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17 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – All that remains

  1. karen says:

    Wow. Just like lanterns. So beautiful. I might grow them just for the autumn flower arrangements. Can you eat the fruit too?

    • The tomatillo fruits make a great sauce/salsa which is great with mexican food and summer salads. For arrangements you would be better with chinese lanterns (Physalis alkekengi) which not only have the skeletonised husk but contain a rather glorious orange fruit (eating not recommended).

  2. Chloris says:

    Beauttiful and as usual superb photos.

  3. Beautifully photographed, the leafy background is an inspired choice. Did you just leave them to dry on the plant?

    • The fruits drop as they ripen and when I ripped up the plants I left pockets of them on the ground. I noticed the other day that they are skeletonising so gathered some to photograph on the rather lovely acer leaf carpet (that I will clear once I stop enjoying the effect – I am not a tidy gardener you might gather).

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    These are beautiful, tiny, silver-filigreed baskets!

  5. Christina says:

    They are beautiful aren’t they and they lady for ages I still have a couple from two years ago.

  6. Gillian says:

    Lovely photos of gorgeous delicate seed pods. They are amazing aren’t they?

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