Becky is the hostess of Tree Squares Challenge which is almost over.
This giant bird of paradise is outside of a library near me. The tree is so lovely. I once had seven of these in my front yard against my wall. They grew quickly and I was in awe of the black bird flower heads they produced. Once I found out that rats like to nest in the trees, I dug up all the ones in my yard. I put them on the curb for anyone that wanted them. By the next morning they were all taken. So I shall admire the tree, as long as it is not on my property.