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Old 11-08-2012, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello everybody,

I'm the very latest newbie on this forum. Professional dj but hardy exotics lover too. I live in Toulouse souhern France where I designed an exotic garden in my little yard a few years ago. Most of the plants I manage to grow are succulents because xerophyts seem to be more adapted to my climate. Still have to learn about cannas, hedychiums, and bananas

Images are better than words for now. Let's check my website ...>> Exoticatolosa
Unfortunately not yet translated into english except the homepage, but pictures and video are universal !

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello, Welcome, & Happy learning. :^)
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Thanks Abnshrek !
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Here's a pic of my rather pretty Musa sikkimensis sp Manipur, which survived last winter with no protection at all.

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Welcome Franck !

I have less sun and more cold weather, so the plants are in the house for this winter !



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yo DJ spin that nanner...your pic looks like my kitchen,well not bananas but some of my other plants are dormant so i bring them,put under black tarp..makes them really bloom big in spring..welcome
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No choice in your area JC, but what a jungle at yours, inside ! Any hardy bananas in ground nevertheless (except basjoo I guess) ?

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Nothing outside this year, i will put basjoos - sikkimensis and musella outside in spring !
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dont care for basjoo..i like fruit..tall orinoco[a ton of them]so far so good on praying hands..blue java,dwarf jamacian red,hoa moa..and yes snakes go with everything..
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Hi guys,

Here are some news of the only one banana tree in my garden, Musa sikkimensis manipur.

Finally at least as hardy or more than the standard musa basjoo. The strain growed up back from the ground after the terrible winter 2012/13. Sikkimensis sp. Manipur faced temps as low as 5F with a lot of snow. The ground did not thaw during weeks (3) that winter. No protection at all.

The plant totally recovered next season. And I decided to cover the stem last winter (2012/13) as you can see, despite a milder winter (lowest at 20F).

I love that banana tree.

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How simply wonderful and beautiful...made me smile to see all the palms and cactus and tropicals with a wee bit of snow on them!!! thank you so much for sharing.: Welcome this is a great place!
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