Autumn Colour

Bananas have become very popular in the last few years, especially for their large architectural leaves. You see quite a lot of them in Cornish public gardens. As you can see, in autumn the leaves turn wonderful colours before they die. Not frost hardy so in other parts of the country they are best grown in pots and brought indoors over winter and kept dry, having cut down the leaves first.

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.


  1. margaret21 says:

    They definitely don’t work up here. I’ve seen few, but the winter doesn’t do them any good, and I find them sad looking. It’s probably fine down south!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Probably OK in sheltered London gardens. Too much faff for me!

  2. restlessjo says:

    They do make for interesting, abstract art photos 🙂 🙂 You’ve got me looking for black and white everywhere at the minute.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Good! I like to shake things up. Look for good contrasts 😊

      1. restlessjo says:

        You might be sorry 🙂 🙂

  3. Catherine says:

    Love your first image, it’s very sculptural, with vibrant, arty colours. 😊

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do catch your eye.

  4. Very striking plants, Jude. I love bananas. 😃

  5. Do they actually grow edible fruit? When we lived in Darwin we had banana trees in our back yard. They all got blown over by a cyclone but it didn’t take long before new suckers were sprouting up again.

    1. Heyjude says:

      No, if they do produce fruit it is inedible. Not enough heat.

  6. So beautiful 😍

  7. I have a brother-in-law who does this. Very interesting.

  8. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I did not know they went such lovely colours

  9. Su Leslie says:

    They grow quite well round here, but I’ve never seen the variation in leaf colour. Quite lovely.

  10. susurrus says:

    Very beautiful. It looks like a plant auditioning to be a bird.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I like the way you see things!

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