Here's two basjoos I planted in june. I first thought that the smaller one featured in the image had died since it had lost it's above ground parts and ordered a new one (the bigger one). I'm planning on digging the smaller one up and trying to keep the bigger one in ground for the winter even tho' it too is rather small.
I'm not sure how long the night temperatures will be above freezing here, could be anything from one week to two months I guess, so this might be the final size they reach this summer or not.
Next year I think I will have to create a new bench since I think this one is already too small with the two palms. I'm also thinking about getting a few other bananas next summer and planting them a whole lot earlier so I could get some decent growth.