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Monday, July 27, 2009

Who Knew?!?


W
e were back out at Dokmai Gardens last week and were surprised to see Dragonfruit growing: on a trellis, almost like a succulent or cactus with the fruit at the end of a long, thorny stalk. Amazing! Of course, these fruit are almost surreal anyway, cloaked in a waxy, almost-plastic skin of hot pink. When I first saw them in the basket of a walking fruit vendor I couldn't believe my eyes- they seemed to epitomize the exotic Orient!