Doodads — 5/18/20

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Mlady, trying to look cute (and succeeding.) She’s not fat, it’s lots and lots of fur.
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The “pod” coming up on a stalk in the middle of the rhubarb.
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This thing is strange-looking.  Not sure what it will be once it “blossoms.”

Update:  Curiosity got the best of me, so I went to Old Faithful YouTube and found out what it is.

It says they need to be at least 3 years old to blossom, but mine is only a year old (or a year after planting the store-bought plant.)

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Lael-Heart says:

    So weird that it flowered! And flowered so early in the season too! Plants just do their own thing I guess.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is! I don’t want to excise the flower but I do want to have rhubarb to eat.

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Ahaha! lovely! ❤

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  3. Sadje says:

    She is adorable 😻

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  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Wow! I’ve never seen rhubarb flowers. If it’s just one plant can you leave it and see the bloom?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think I will leave it just to see how far it goes and take a pic of it.

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        Cool! 😊👍

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  5. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I’ve never seen Rhubarb flowers in my life…they look alien…but impressive.

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  6. Frédérique says:

    Your Mlady is so beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frederique 🙂 She truly is a beautiful lady.

      Like

  7. cagedunn says:

    I’d grow it just for the flowers, but I don’t like rhubarb.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I remember my grandma making strawberry rhubarb pie and plan on trying it. I think the stems can still be used but there won’t be as many. It shouldn’t take too many to make one pie. I want to see how this flower morphs over time.

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      1. cagedunn says:

        Me, too. I’ve never seen one, and my nan used to grow a whole paddock of rhubarb. Well, it felt like a paddock when I was little. I think the warnings not to touch the plant may have influenced my adult opinion of it.

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  8. memadtwo says:

    It looks magical! (and great cat photo) (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it does! I want to see how it morphs over time. Mlady and Dotty have a new buddy that was hanging outside the back slider this morning. Yep, Two Hung Low has decided to trust me ❤ I got pics that I'll post later.

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  9. Those are beautiful!

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