My apologies for posting about Nicandra physaloides again but last night I was doing exciting things with pumpkins, as you will see tomorrow. So this post is a quick one but still relevant because not only do I love nicandra but it has been the most talked-about plant lately. I have been picking the stems of pods and have been spraying some white for Halloween and others silver and gold for Christmas – it really is a plant thats gives a lot! But I was playing with some pods the other day and if you catch them before they are dry and crisp, and handle them very carefully so you do not squash the seed pods you can turn the calyx inside out and they are transformed.
Some of the plants are still blooming and, although a bit windswept they are still paying their way in the garden.