Monday, September 16, 2013

Lanterns

"Physalis alkekengi (Bladder cherry, Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, or Winter cherry; Japanese: hōzuki), related to the Cape Gooseberry" according to Wikipedia. I had never grown these before and this is what I got in a very sparse production from seeds I planted months ago.  My bugs LOVE it.



Then this is what I came across in Nuremburg, Germany at a flower stall!




Bright autumn lanterns
To light my fall garden path
A glow so warm
It holds back the cool evening mist
And makes me pause
And smile.

12 comments:

Kay said...

Ahhhh.... I've seen those, but didn't know what they were. Thank you for this post. I love the colorful photos.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I love these
and have not seen in years.
I want some :)

ellen abbott said...

They do look like they would glow in the dark.

Celia said...

What a gorgeous bouquet these make.

Brian Miller said...

chinese lanterns are so pretty...i wrote of them a long time ago on the death of a friend...i see them more oft here this year...

Red said...

I guess some of these things weren't made for us. They are very colorful and I understand why you would like to grow them.

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, I had forgotten about those lanterns. My mother used to have some back on the farm, in the way-back days. I have never seen them in a flower market. Lovely!

kenju said...

I have some silk ones in a metal basket hanging on my front door. I love them.

Dave King said...

One look at them and I immediately wanted to paint a still life. You may have returned me to paint! Either way: thanks!

messymimi said...

Very pretty, and they must taste great to the insects.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful flowers, brilliant colours.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh how pretty. If I saw those in a market, I would absolutely bring them home.