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Old 08-08-2011, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi all!

We moved from Pacific Grove, California to Davenport, California. Davenport is a very small "town" 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. It is on the coast and is a really beautiful place! The population is a mix of artists, surfers, Mexican people associated with the farms, ocean people, etc. It is a great place to live.

We are right across the road from the ocean up on a high sandstone bluff. We don't get the BLAST of salt from the ocean here thankfully! Our place is a rustic little loft with a large paved enclosed courtyard. I am turning it into a little tropical oasis with black bamboo, bird of paradises, staghorn ferns, orchids, etc.
Notice I did not list my bananas there! Well, that is because I put one outside and the leaves got burnt. :-(

I guess I need to acclimate the bananas to the full sun outdoors. IF I decide to grow them there. Any ideas about how to acclimate them?

Our indoor space is great for plants: two skylights, concrete floor and high ceilings rising up to about a 20 foot peak. I would LOVE to see a banana towering up there! How about a banana Christmas tree?!

BTW, I have just two bananas: an unidentified one but which I think is a Red Abyssinian and a Super Dwarf Cavendish. Three more bananas are on their way. I would LOVE to have a pet Ae Ae!

I am still trying to determine my climate zone here...it is 14 in Santa Cruz.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi all!

We moved from Pacific Grove, California to Davenport, California. Davenport is a very small "town" 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. It is on the coast and is a really beautiful place! The population is a mix of artists, surfers, Mexican people associated with the farms, ocean people, etc. It is a great place to live.

We are right across the road from the ocean up on a high sandstone bluff. We don't get the BLAST of salt from the ocean here thankfully! Our place is a rustic little loft with a large paved enclosed courtyard. I am turning it into a little tropical oasis with black bamboo, bird of paradises, staghorn ferns, orchids, etc.
Notice I did not list my bananas there! Well, that is because I put one outside and the leaves got burnt. :-(

I guess I need to acclimate the bananas to the full sun outdoors. IF I decide to grow them there. Any ideas about how to acclimate them?

Our indoor space is great for plants: two skylights, concrete floor and high ceilings rising up to about a 20 foot peak. I would LOVE to see a banana towering up there! How about a banana Christmas tree?!

BTW, I have just two bananas: an unidentified one but which I think is a Red Abyssinian and a Super Dwarf Cavendish. Three more bananas are on their way. I would LOVE to have a pet Ae Ae!

I am still trying to determine my climate zone here...it is 14 in Santa Cruz.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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USDA zone for Santa Cruz is 8B when I checked. Colder than where I am in 9B. Where is zone 14 --- Death Valley?
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We're actually Sunset zone 16.
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I was in Santa Cruz yesterday. It was so nice. Allot cooler than Fresno. I went to the boardwalk and had so much fun. Rode all the rides. Cant wait to go back.
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USDA zone for Santa Cruz is 8B when I checked. Colder than where I am in 9B. Where is zone 14 --- Death Valley?
Zone 14 is sunset climate zone
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