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Monday, September 21, 2020

Awww Monday and Sparks

The elephant ear plant (Colocasia) provides a bold tropical effect in nearly any landscape setting. In fact, these plants are commonly grown for their large, tropical-looking foliage, which is reminiscent of elephant ears.

This road, Town and Country Road, is curvy, 2 lane speed limit 35.  However, the average speed was
45 or more.  The powers that be in our city have decided to best way to control speed is to
install 'calming medians' smack in the middle of  2 lane roads in residential areas.
We travel this road every day sometimes multiple times.
There are 3 calming medians on this road.
All have seasonal plantings.  The Elephant Ears have thrived as have the Canna Lilies


  1. we love that elephant pplant... and we will remember that spark... specially the part about da peanuts ;O)

  2. And we just thought that elephants only advised "never forget"!

  3. Hari OM
    What a delightuful few lines of advice... and road decoration! YAM xx

  4. That median does look very calming and very pretty! Elephants are so smart!

  5. Loving the advice from the elephant. MY elephant ears never survived ...even thru the first season.

  6. I like the elephant's advice. I love elephant ears. I have a few.

  7. Love the Spark. I agree. I love elephants and didn't know there was such a plant.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug. ♥

  8. i love elephant ears, and we had 3 lovely plants for years, along came Baby and Boom they were gone. i have a small one now but it is not doing as good as they did years ago. climate change. these are beautiful in the median, but i assume the cold will kill them back soon.. I also love REAL elephant ears and trunks and big old bodies.

  9. Great Spark! Elephant wisdom!

    The Florida Furkids

  10. That was a big and wonderful Spark! Those calming medians sure don't work here, humans rush to get past one another before they get to them.

  11. We like the elephant advice but we've never heard of calming medians. Do you actually think they work? We thought you were going to say they put speed bumps in to slow people down.

  12. What a lovely spark! I love the elephant plant and the median strip is so beautiful.

  13. LOvely plants and I like the median plantings! Have a splendid day!

  14. I have two elephant ears along the side walk; one plain green and one variegated..
    and once they are fully bloomed they can cover half the sidewalk !!!☺☺♥♥

  15. Those were very wise words from the elephant. We have never heard of calming medians, it is a great idea. We need to get our city to do that too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  16. Elephants sure are smart!! Wonderful spark today C!

  17. Wow! Those are some impressive plants! Maybe folks will slow down on that road just to admire them!

  18. Oh, I would loves one of those plants! I'm not sure if Ma would kill it though ~ it would be a toss up! BOL!!!
    Ma loooooves Elephants! One of our local zoo's had an Elephant with the same name as Ma when she was a wee lass, and she always felt a kinship to, they're really smart!
    Ruby ♥

  19. I've never heard of a calming median before. Is it working? And we eschew elephant ear plants, as they are poisonous to dogs.

  20. I love elephant ears! We were thinking of planting some in our front garden. The calming median must make the road very narrow.


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