Garden has awoken

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by palmera, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. palmera

    palmera Active Member

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    After the hot spell last week the garden has really exploded. The bananas are growing like mad. Even the Musa sikkimensis that we (we, as in Barrie and my husband) moved has shot up 3 new pups (photo 3). One has your name on it Barrie! Too bad the 2 main stalks didn't make the winter.

    My little Jubaea (photo 4) is growing happily, too. I hope we (the Jub and I) both live to see a trunk one day.
     

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    is that a basjoo or a albyssian banana in the second pic?
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Musa sikkemensis, Canadianplant.

    Looking great palmera ... I'm sure we'll be around soon.

    Cheers, LPN (Barrie)
     
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    ah i thought she said they main stalks died. must be a different one sorry
     
  5. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Your place is looking great, mine is also greening up, for awhile I never thought it was going to happen.
    LPN was at my place in the winter, so he never got to see it green, and as I keep missing you, here is a link:

    http://www.pbase.com/theukoasis/carolja

    Are you going to leave the Jub out for the winter? Mine is still in a pot ( really slowly getting bigger)
     
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    Canadianplant Active Member

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    that isnt cypress next to your pond is it?
     
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    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes, it is.
     
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    really? do you keep it out for the winter? what is it hardy too if you do?
     
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    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    I have two types, I covered them in a lot of mulch and ignored them. I don't know what the lowest temperature they can handle is off hand. I would imagine I was pushing the limit on lows this year, minus 6, I think was the coldest I had.
     
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    The banana in the second pic is a basjoo. I did cage and straw it, just as I did for the sikkemensis (pic 3), but only the basjoo stalks came thru the winter. I guess the basjoo really is a hardier plant. I'm not too dissapointed though, as the sikke has really shot up. The new stalks are 4 feet tall already.
     
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    Looks lovely. Here in Florida, the rainy season started a week ago with a 4" downpour, and the plants are doing all the growth they put off during the spring drought.
     

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