Welcome to the forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back > Other Topics > Member Introductions
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Member Introductions This is the `tell us about yourself` category. Please make an introductory post here, let us know a little about yourself. A perfect place to break the ice.

Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
Name: Luca
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 1,756
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 7 Times
Default Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Dear all , I only discovered this forum today...
I grow few kind of Musa, Ensete and I have also a Musella lasiocarpa...I'm very interested in tropical and tropical looking plants...even if for sure I don't live in a place with a mild winter...anyway I don't care much and I' d like to have more "tropical" plants....I'm sure I' ll find lots of good friends here...
Thanks for your attention and sorry for my very "rusty" english...
Best regards to all!

lukus is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lukus
The following 43 users say welcome lukus to!
2woodensticks (07-28-2013), Abnshrek (07-27-2013), Aki (07-29-2013), amantedelenguaje (07-31-2013), cincinnana (07-27-2013), crazy banana (07-27-2013), CTPalm (07-28-2013), Daverama (07-27-2013), DenverCricket (07-27-2013), Duckfood (07-27-2013), flaflowerfloozie (08-03-2013), hanabananaman (07-27-2013), hope (08-03-2013), Iunepeace (07-29-2013), JackRB (09-04-2013), JERICO (08-12-2013), Kelso (10-27-2013), kubali (11-18-2013), laserlight (07-29-2013), LilRaverBoi (07-27-2013), lpatelski (07-27-2013), Magilla Gorilla (07-28-2013), MediaHound (07-28-2013), momoese (07-28-2013), nostodm (08-24-2013), oakshadows (07-27-2013), Olafhenny (07-27-2013), Petie (07-29-2013), pmurphy (07-29-2013), PR-Giants (08-05-2013), pukyman (08-12-2013), redswe (07-27-2013), robguz24 (08-12-2013), sal (07-28-2013), scottu (07-27-2013), Scuba_Dave (07-27-2013), sprWLF12 (07-27-2013), sunfish (07-27-2013), TRAY (08-19-2013), trebor (07-27-2013), vitin6039 (07-27-2013), Worm_Farmer (08-11-2013), Yohanan (07-28-2013)

Join Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more. is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:

Join Today! - Click Here


Old 07-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
lpatelski's Avatar
Location: Valdosta, GA.
Zone: Zone 8b : 15 to 20 (F)
Name: L.Patelski
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 140
BananaBucks : 27,353
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 626 Times
Was Thanked 198 Times in 88 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 209 Times
Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Your English is very good. Much better than some for whom it is a first language.
Welcome, I am sure you will have a great time speaking with everyone else who loves plants.

Free Translation and Professional Translation Services from SDL

Il vostro Inglese è molto buono. Molto meglio di alcuni per i quali è una prima lingua. Benvenuto, sono certo che lei avrà un grande tempo a parlare con tutti coloro che ama le piante.

Sorry, I do not speak Italian...
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Growin’ a bunch
"Ice Cream" Namwah
Williams hybrid
Veinte Cohol
Dwarf NamWa
Raja Puri
lpatelski is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lpatelski
Said thanks:
Old 07-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
Happy Growing
Abnshrek's Avatar
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,478
BananaBucks : 124,309
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,442 Times
Was Thanked 16,412 Times in 5,225 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,313 Times
Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Hello, Welcome & Happy Growing.. :^)
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Said thanks:
Old 07-27-2013, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Spirit Wolf
sprWLF12's Avatar
Location: St. Albans, VT
Zone: 4-5
Name: Hans
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
BananaBucks : 2,587
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 4 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2 Times
Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Welcome! I am new, too. I agree that your English has been written well. My families' texting is annoying.
한스 (Hanseu) et ne l'oublie pas!
The Vermont Banana

Last edited by sprWLF12 : 07-27-2013 at 12:11 PM.
sprWLF12 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sprWLF12
Said thanks:
Old 07-27-2013, 01:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Name: Luca
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 1,756
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 7 Times
Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

many thanks to all...very kind of you!
lukus is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lukus

Old 07-27-2013, 06:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
Olafhenny's Avatar
Location: Penticton, BC, Okanagan Valley, Canada
Zone: Hardiness Zone 6
Name: Olaf
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,705
BananaBucks : 220,260
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,050 Times
Was Thanked 2,012 Times in 876 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 77 Times
Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Hi Lukus,

There are plenty people here who will be able to give you advice on bananas, but since
you are looking for other tropical plants too here is my suggestion:

Ricinus Communis (RC) Purple and RC New Zealand Purple – a comparison

Here in frigid Canada this is an annual. It is listed in Dave’s Plant files as hardy to -12^C,
but the plant pictured here froze up at a mere -8^C.

As I have outlined in the thread of the above URL I got the seeds only very late last year and
the plant grew only to the dimensions shown in the photo by October. This year’s I have sown
already in early March and it is now in late July just as high, but not quite as wide as the one i
n the picture and it has another 2 to 3 months to grow

I do not know how cold it gets where you live, but if oleander makes it through the winter there,
the New Zealand Purple should make it too (my experience with them is very limited though).

I should be able to harvest seeds within a month from now. After that I will test sow a few of
them. I had real problems with those I harvested last year, but that might be because it was
so late, and they might have been nicked by frost.

To make a long story short, If you would like some, I will send you some. It would be up to you
to make sure you are allowed to receive seeds in Italy. Here in Canada we may import 250g of
small seeds and 500g large ones. In the US it is proibito. Period. That does not mean, that I
would not send them there, if requested by PM.

Good luck,
PS: How did you get to ‘Lukus’ There is no ‘k’ in the Italian alphabet?

The reason I joined this forum was to share experiences,
my own and those of others and to learn from them.

Olafhenny is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Olafhenny
Old 07-27-2013, 09:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
Container grower
cincinnana's Avatar
Location: Southwest Ohio U.S.A.🇺🇸
Zone: HZ 6/5 Microclimate - Elevation 750 feet- 228.60 meters
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 8,217
BananaBucks : 2,482
Feedback: 7 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,828 Times
Was Thanked 10,984 Times in 4,569 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,801 Times
Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Welcome to the jungle !!!!!
cincinnana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To cincinnana
Said thanks:
Old 07-28-2013, 09:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
Name: Luca
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 1,756
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 7 Times
Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Dear Olafhenny..many thanks for your kind reply.
In Piedmont we have Ricinus ,mainly as annual, like in Canada..and luckily in Liguria region , next to Piedmont, they grow Ricinus as perennial...they have a hotter winter.
I had Ricinus yrs ago but not at the moment....also here it's easy to get seeds...Grazie for your kind offer! are right there is no ‘k’ in the Italian alphabet...but I canged a bit the latin "Lucus", my name is Luca, just to remind in some way latin.

Lucus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
I wish you a very pleasant summer....
Ciao from me
lukus is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lukus
Old 08-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
Location: Alabama
Zone: 8
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 77
BananaBucks : 3,930
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 67 Times
Was Thanked 50 Times in 35 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 60 Times
Default Re: Hello from Piedmont, Italy

Hey lucas! You done a fine job writing English!

With all of our slangs it makes it a hard language.

Keep on doing just what you are doing, and a big ole welcome from Alabama USA
Sorry, we have no bananas today!

Varieties Growing in Zone 8:
Ice Cream, Raja Puri, Gran Nain, Williams, Cavendish, Mekong giant, Basjoo, Double Mahoi, Ensete Snow, Viente Cohol, Saba, FHIA-3 Sweetheart, Thousand Finger, and one BIG mystery Banana.
JERICO is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To JERICO
Said thanks:
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: banana papa
Next Thread: Hello from south Alabama

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
greetings from Italy ago58 Member Introductions 21 10-02-2011 03:48 PM
Bananas in Italy jeffreyp Main Banana Discussion 11 06-02-2010 06:05 PM
New Entry from Italy Seaylang Member Introductions 10 11-04-2009 02:23 PM
Hello from Italy paolob44 Member Introductions 10 11-18-2007 06:43 PM
Hallo to everybody from Italy! emanuele Member Introductions 11 11-13-2007 09:31 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 AM.

All content © & the respective author.