Pomegranates, September’s Plant of the Month

Once again I am running behind with my ‘plant of the month’, as this is September’s plant finally published in October.

A pomegranate against the blue wall of the garden next door to the Casa Barragán, both designed by Luis Barragan, the Mexican architect known for his use of brilliant space and light.A pomegranate against the blue wall of the garden next door to the Casa Barragán, both designed by Luis Barragan, the Mexican architect known for his use of brilliant space and lightOn my deck, a dwarf pomegranate plant finally puts out a couple of pomegranate seed pods, one of them bursting open.On my deck, a Drawf Pomegranate plant with a couple of pomegranate seed pods, one of them bursting openPomegranates come in creamy white, yellow or red. These yellow pomegranates were growing on a tree in Penang, Malaysia. Yellow pomegranates growing on a tree in Penang, MalaysiaWatercolour sketch of a pomegranate plant in the Caribbean, with yellow-skinned pomegranates and red blossoms. A watercolour sketch of a yellow pomegranate tree with red blossomsThe flowers of the pomegranate are quite fun and usually bright red. bright red dwarf pomegranate flowersA portrait of pomegranate, or ‘granada’ as they say in Spanish. A portrait of Pomegranate - GranadaOr do they? These yellow pomegranates for sale in a Madrid market in Spain appear to be called ‘Bermudez’. Yellow pomegranates for sale in a Madrid market in SpainPomegranates split open and displaying their bright red seeds, for sale in Bangkok, Thailand. Rich red garnet stones get their name from their resemblance to these seeds. Pomegranites For Sale in BangkokRed juicy yum!Pomegranite SeedsThe Mexican Day of Independence is September 16, which comes when pomegranates are in season. The traditional dish for the celebration is Chiles en Nogada, a ‘green’ poblano chile covered in a creamy ‘white’ walnut sauce and sprinkled with red pomegranate seeds and green cilantro – it’s the Mexican flag on a plate!Chiles en nogada: CC licenceFinally, I couldn’t resist this pomegranate jewelry on Splurgerina: http://www.splurgerina.com/fashion/lust-list-pomegranate-jewelry/

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