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Old 10-01-2015, 09:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Ya was 6C here this morn as well. I also have a tough time with raccoons and squirrels.
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Thanks JP for the compliment and also for the pups!
they arrived this morning relatively unscathed
(considering how many flips they probably did)
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Yeah, the bamboo sticks do the trick. The box can take many hits that way without the plants suffering from it. I'm happy they're ok.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Oh and we had 4 degrees here last night. Brought the rest in today... DC suffered a bit.
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i am bumping my own thread...
i had been updating pictures without making a new reply
and the list of pictures had become way too long
so i have created this folder with all the banana pics which were once part of the thread

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had the plants under a tarp the other night....


i had a 1500W heater going too... to postpone bringing them in and running the lights

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Do I see pups coming out?
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yeah, the pups are further evidence that i have 2 varieties where i thought they were both dwarf cavendish



and these were my dumpster find that i assumed to be basjoo

went to take these pics just now and a flock of birds landed on a nearby tree making quite the commotion
the pic doesnt do it justice... there were lots of them

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Old 09-28-2016, 11:53 AM   #28 (permalink)
 
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my biggest plant is showing signs of bunching up from the cold already

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It's a Cavendish alright!!
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i saw what i thought was another partly unfolded leaf pushing up beside the other leaf...
but it was actually just torn and the other half is what looked like a new leaf


this spring my friend asked for a banana plant for his balcony.. and my sister asked for one too.
i couldnt part with my plants.. and i wanted to support a local vendor for a while now so i bought 2 clusters of plants from her.
one looked like a cavendish and it went to my sister
the other guy flopped and it ended up in the backyard of another friend for the summer... just got it back
it seems to not like the cold and i think it was underwatered for some time.
what do you think? dwarf red?

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Shotty a dwarf red pup!!!!
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:35 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I just love the color! Nice!
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i have one more which is already separated
i brought the lady(whom i got this from)
some of youre mystery pups yesterday afternoon JP

anyone out there used to watch the sitcom red dwarf?
i was going to post a pic of the cast with a question mark under the pic of the
banana plant but did not get around to it

i am trying to decide when to bring the plants inside...
tomorrow... or do i set up tarps and heaters all to get an extra week outside?
leaning towards bringing them in tomorrow.

instead of propping the big plants on an angle i might just keep them upright
and trim them to fit

i am going to pick up the one that is at my sisters place today... ill post a pic of it

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the stem on the left had a couple yellow leaves pulled off just before the pic


looks like dwarf cavendish to me but who knows

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brought the plants in today...
here is my musella lasiocarpa before going in...
it did not do so well over the winter last year and it looked similar last fall

here it is mid january...... should bounce back come spring

here is my biggest cavendish(i think) headed down the stairs

this is what the base looks like on that plant...
might not be as big around as last year this time

i trimmed it and kept it upright this year
not much more room to grow though

few more plants.. ladyfinger in the centre


here is the base of JP's mini mystery nanner after heavily removing pups

this one is tangent


only problem is i dont have my lights set up yet!

got the lights set up 2.5 days later

almost all the leaves fell off my plumeria but the bananas seem happy enough

started with the spraying of water on the plants and i think they like it
i also got some sprayngrow and used that once so far

here is the biggest plant hitting the ceiling


and here it is a couple days after getting cut shorter

ok so last year i got those free plants discarded by the marina nearby
well today i spoke with the owner of the plants
he had taken 6 pups inside already and said i was welcome to take the rest


and here they are indoors with the others


the others:

some new pics with the lights out so the colour looks more natural.. just after being sprayed down with water

little update.. its december


when they went inside:

and now:


my largest plant was hitting the ceiling when i brought it inside
the leaf that came out next had to be cut back repeatedly as it emerged
what was left of it was only about 8" of leaf
the plant slowed right down and older growth died back
as it died back i peeled them down to avoid rot and this reduced the pstem height a bit
the next leaf had to be cut back to help it emerge
but only once and now that is the biggest leaf in the room


from the largest to now the smallest plant, JP's mystery nanner

JP's mystery banana again
one pstem lost some height the other stayed tall... they used to be identical


all the leaves showing grew over the winter because in the fall all the leaves were cut in half

pretty slow rate of new leaves though

should be soon enough that i start bringing them outside


started bringing them outside a bit at a time so they could hang out under the cedar tree and get used to the sun


ok now those ones are in the sun and the remainder were brought upstairs and under the cedar tree



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Not bad. The kids are lucky; that's a pretty decent slide!
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yeah, but it looks like the snowman is hollering for help the people next door. kids been throwing snow balls again?
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