Friday, January 8, 2010

Cordyline Australis

Or Cabbage Tree.

Men who fix lawnmowers for a living love these trees.

People who pay to have lawnmowers fixed don't.

8 comments:

寂寞 said...

hello~nice artile..................................................

gecko said...

They're still beautiful :)

Oswald Bastable said...

They are.

And all you have to do is rake up the leaves before mowing!

Helen Ginger said...

Never even heard of a cabbage tree. Are the leaves just too tough for mowers?

Helen
Straight From Hel

Oswald Bastable said...

Indeed they are!

Oswald Bastable said...

The cabbage tree is unique to New Zealand.

http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-plants/cabbage-tree-ti-kouka/

http://images.google.co.nz/images?q=cabbage+tree&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=LsBSS9fyM4u6swOpleCLCA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CCUQsAQwBA

http://www.maryrobertson.co.nz/cabbage-trees.html

Brian said...

Hopefully, they don't smell like boiled cabbage.

KG said...

Magnificent specimens...I wonder how hard it is to transplant a big 'un?