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Old 07-31-2021, 09:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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for some reason after i added dirt to the pot the banana in the last photo got torn to shreds by an animal

here is that matoke again... it is one of my fastest growing plants right now



the plants are on a roll...




i might start marking the hydro pole with dates and plant heights
soon the no parking sign will be a good marker to track the growth in pics

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Your garden looks very green and bushy
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cincinnana, thank you for showing what basjoo should look like
they really do like spending the winter outdoors
my biggest basjoo by a long shot

i like wstrickland's funny names for banana plants
i think i might start calling my basjoo : count trunkula


my balbisiana decided to start growing fast


this mystery seedling is growing fast as well... its a beauty



another beauty in the garden is the pisang keling
it has a pink sheen on certain angles on the underside



a curly end to the cigar on thai black
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Count Trunkula is a beast!!!
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so i did some transplanting and the balbisiana and mystery seedling seem to like their new container


big mike is getting bigger


as are the ones out front... you can see the no parking sign now for future reference of height


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new look to the pisang keling


my supposed blue java in the 65 gal pot is pulling away from the rest.. i thought the matoke might outgrow it at one point.. thai black is still in the race.. but lagging



in other news something ate one of my pineapples last night! i managed to salvage half of it. i had a cage around the fruit but did not secure it well enough
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Beautiful landscape as always! Did I spy a plant that would make the likes of Bob Marley happy?
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i went out of town for a week and some friends watered for me while i was gone and during that time my pisang keling got knocked over
one good thing i noticed a couple days ago is that my hua moa is flowering!
not the most thriving of specimen so i do not have super high hopes for the fruit but it will be interesting regardless
i need to get a prop going because the stem is rather thin


the ones out front are growing nicely... the ice cream (hopefully tall namwa) has a bunch of pups now


i was wondering since both plants are balbisiana if the edge of the leaf would curl on my balbisiana var balbisiana well that has been answered here is the thai black (balbisiana atia black)

and here is the balbisiana var balbisiana


which is growing nicely.. here you can see it is much taller than the monarda now

here are those two plants again with the taller bananas in the background


they are in a slightly different part of the yard this year but the thai black and the plumeria are still neighbours


a pic from the back deck.. you can see some of the damage to the pisang keling
it is being propped up with a chair for now


in this pic you can see the flowering hua moa on the left side
left to right behind the hua moa: thai black, supposed blue java, matoke, basjoo and big mike on the far right...sorry i only named the tallest ones.. lots of others in that pic as well


the thai black, supposed blue java and matoke are dukeing it out for tallest plant in the yard


so far the supposed blue java has been holding its early lead...
it was the tallest when it came outside in the spring
its pups are starting to get bigger as well


last but not least... the count (anyone watch the hilarious house of frightenstien?)

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Beautiful looking plants and spotless foliage.
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Beautiful landscape as always!
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What zone are you in again? You obviously work very hard on your plants. Very nice work.
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i am in toronto, canada
it is hard to say what zone i am in since apparently the US and CAD zone maps are not compatible
"The United States Department of Agriculture hardiness map and the Canadian hardiness map shouldn't be used interchangeably. The two systems differ anywhere from half a zone (warmer or colder) to as much as two zones, preventing an exact exchange or even a standard means for conversion."

likely around 6 though

thanks everyone, i will post some frequent updates on the flower as it has changed even since yesterday
see pic below v v v v v v

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Old 08-29-2021, 10:59 AM   #32 (permalink)
 
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i am in toronto, canada
it is hard to say what zone i am in since apparently the US and CAD zone maps are not compatible
"The United States Department of Agriculture hardiness map and the Canadian hardiness map shouldn't be used interchangeably. The two systems differ anywhere from half a zone (warmer or colder) to as much as two zones, preventing an exact exchange or even a standard means for conversion."

likely around 6 though

thanks everyone, i will post some frequent updates on the flower as it has changed even since yesterday
Seriously nice work up there. I mean you're practically at Santa's Workshop for cryin out loud. Amazing garden in ANY location but damn....
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starting to see bananas!
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yesterday morning:


this morning:


ten bananas showing so far
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i pruned the male flower bud off


i put a balbisiana seedling next to the mekong giant to compare growth rate
surprisingly the mekong giant is holding its own
it was growing very slowly in the spring


this mystery seedling is now looking different from the one out front with the splotching on the leaf
it has no pups whereas the one out front has 5


the plants out front


pic i took from the stepladder


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That's Awesome! Do you have a place to put that Hua Moa so those bananas can continue to develop?
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my plan is to let them develop as much as possible outside and then cut down the main stem...
dig up the corm and pup and plant into a smaller container
the one pup is my only copy at this point
the plant is already a little unhappy with the cooler weather





here are a couple pics of my latest mystery seedling which popped up unexpectedly in some sugar cane i had buried in a pot
i am hoping it is velutina!
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i took a pic from one of the 2nd floor windows


the balbisiana is growing fast
that is it in the middle trying to join all the tall banana plants

here is the balbisiana at another angle


another smaller balbisiana on the left, mekong giant on the right


hua moa



thai black


my white jade pineapple looks like it is ripening
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i moved a tomato plant out of the way to show the thai black a little better


here are the plants out front
i noticed the mystery seedling has matured to the point where the underside of the unfurling leaf is no longer red



different angle


my tallest sugar cane


the balbisiana grew like crazy


more pics



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Wow! All your plants are beautiful! Really tall too! on the bananas as well! Iím genuinely impressed!
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