Saturday, November 8, 2014

A "Chili" of a Plant

Last week, while visiting an aunt in an independent living complex, the plants outside caught my attention.

They appeared to be quite elegant and colorful.

Flashes of red turned out to be chili peppers as well as red berries!

Could they be winterberries? Gardeners out  there, please tell us!

So the chili part of the arrangement could be, presumably, edible.

Wonder if the chili plants keep birds and other critters away.

Does anyone know?

p.s. This lovely tree, all dressed in red, nearby the complex also turned heads and drew "ahhhhhs."

(Answer from here is YES! We love hot foods.)


Linda O'Connell said...

Wow! What a combination of growing things in that planter. That tree is breathtaking.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know and I like mild peppers. lol But they sure are pretty!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I've seen ornamental peppers plants sold many places and they can be eaten I've been told. I don't like hot at all, but they are pretty!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful trees. Great colorful. I do not like food with chili. I prefer more light meal. Keep in touch

diane.stetson said...

I do not eat anything that is spicy but those are very colorful chili plants. Loved the fall foliage on my trip there.

Terra said...

Pretty fall flowers and chilis growing and also brilliant red leaves on the tree. We like mild to medium chili peppers here.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I learned recently that your ability to eat hot foods is based on how far apart the bumps are on your tongue. I can't eat hot food at all, but do love looking at chili pepper plants. xo Laura

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