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Old 08-02-2009, 02:26 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:27 AM   #62 (permalink)
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That's some serious re-planning and re-making you are doing. Can't wait to see the pictures of the finished garden.
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Benny thake good care there!!!
Indiana Jones may jump out from any corner in that jungle
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Lot of work to do.
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Jack: I post the almost finished renovation of my backyard before I posted the preparation. So I am almost there.
Here's how it looks for the time being

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Patty:
How are your figs?

Mine has just started growing upward.
Here's how it looks now.

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Can you find the babaco and the cherimoya?
Those were just planted that came from my pergola plat. In fact all of the plants in the picture came from my old pergola plat.
At the center of the picture on the foreground is a dwarf Brazilian.
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Benny,

What labor intensive work you've done...looks beautiful!!

I need to look back through the pictures again, but I didn't think I saw enough chairs & lounging areas... which is what I would be doing if I put that much work & my mini-paradise was as lush as yours!!

Awesome Benny!

Makes me feel better that the total disarray that my backyard is in - will one day be my 'escape to paradise'!

Have a great week! ~Cheryl
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Cheryl:
My yard is still in disarray. I still have a lot of work to do but first things first. I've already thrown 2 truckloads of waste to the dumps.
I have tables and chairs but I have not put them in place yet . I will soon.
I have many things to get rid of.
You prolly put things off too in many ways.
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Cheryl:
Killeen, Texas. I was there once when I visited my nephew stationed in an Army base close by.
Very nice area.

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Where is that 'ROUND TUIT' I keep looking for around here somewhere...

Here it is!!

You can get one here... Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. : Lawyer gifts > A Round Tuit

This is fabulous too!! Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. : Lawyer gifts > Rudyard Kipling's 'IF' poem (Framed Print)

You are right Benny...just to trying to find a way to get my Hubby out of our truck or garage(while it's daylight out) long enough to have some help!

I am LOVING Killeen too...after coming from oddball Ohio weather where it was raining & dropping into the 40's 270 days a year...

Hope it's a great week Benny! ~Cheryl
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these are my other bananas

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Just dug up CG

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Problem. Any idea how I can mail it?
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digging the next smaller size pup. The corm is still won't fit!!!!
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Benny how tall calif-gold get before it fruited and how long did it take ive heard it takes 11 months.
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Mine only grows 4 1/2 feet before it sends out the flowers but if you live in San Diego at 7 feet it is still growing. So I guess it depends where you live . Also if you overfertilize and water may affect the height. Mine grows at certain part of the year only.
Also I can not answer your next question because mine took on flower about 2 years and in the middle of the winter to boot!
11 months is I think not true. Only senorita banana can do that. And that's why a lot of folks wants it so they can harvest before the frost but nobody has one. Except one guy in Florida who promised me a pup and I am still waiting.
It's got to be more than that. 18 months is a conservative estimate.

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Benny,

I got a basjoo from a friend in Oregon.
She used a long, thick, 5 inch diameter cardboard tube - kind of like what architects use.
I can stand on it and it won't collapse.
Don't know where to get them, sorry, I know that doesn't help you.
She lined the leaves with newspaper & had crushed paper to support the stem & the root was moist newspaper & plastic wrapped.
They showed up with all their leaves & unscathed!

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