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Lagniappe 06-11-2007 09:40 AM

You might be a banana fiend ......
 
Hey Y'all ,
I thought this would be a fun thing to keep going ! Please add to it !

You may be a banana hobbyist if ......

1. you buy so much fertilizer that homeland security has an eye on you .

2. You look at your plants 2-3 times a day to see how much they've grown since the last time you checked .

3. you've ever worked this problem : Dinner out 15.87
Ramen noodles - .12
total left for plant purchase 15.75

4 . Your kids were upset more than once because the "pup" you told your spouse you were bringing home was musa and not canine .

5. While plant shopping , your spouse becomes frustrated and exclaims "All you care about are bananas ." to which you reply " Not true ! I have several ensetes and 15 or so aroids !" .

6.The friends/relatives who were at your place for christmas drive around the block trying to find your house in june saying "That could'nt possibly be the same place".

7.Your "other than banana" plants (lawn ,azalea ....)grow less than 6 " per day and you wonder what the problem is .

8. Your friends tell you that you should get some parrots or monkeys .

9. You read the (entire)wiki more than once .

10. You've ever wanted to move further south just to be able to garden the way you would like .

11. You read about global warming , freak out a little , then calm down when you think "I wonder what my zone will be ten years from now ?" .

12. Your lawn is disappearing quickly with the onset of new planting beds .

13 .Your neihbors often say "they're shoveling another pile of something over there!" or "what's that smell???".

14.You spend 300 bucks to drive a few states over and visit for a few hours with a fellow grower and trade naners that would have only cost $8-$20 to ship.

:bananarow: :choochoo:
You guys keep this goin' ! It should be a lot of fun !

the flying dutchman 06-11-2007 10:30 AM

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This is really fun.

I will add no 15. + 16

You may be a banana hobbyist if ......

15. you know you will probably never harvest a edible one in your zone.

16. You not buy a bunch in the store but fertilizer, plants and so on.



Ron

Lagniappe 06-11-2007 10:53 AM

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Ha ! Good one Ron ! If I ever get a bunch they will probably have cost me a few thousand dollars a pound!!:abajo: :2704:

Lagniappe 06-11-2007 10:59 AM

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17.if Bananas.org is your homepage .:banana_az

AnnaJW 06-11-2007 11:52 AM

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Those are great!!! LOL!

MediaHound 06-11-2007 04:24 PM

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so much fun!

18. You check each house you drive by to see if they're growing bananas, and when you catch one from the corner of your eye, you barely avoid crashing your car as you rubberneck and take your eyes off the road!

JoeS475 06-11-2007 05:08 PM

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"8. Your friends tell you that you should get some parrots or monkeys ."

19. You've already got parrots or monkeys! (We have 4 parrots)



And the rubbernecking thing is so true, and dangerous, perhaps even more so since so few people grow the cool stuff up north!

Great thread,

~Joe

STEELVIPER 06-11-2007 05:36 PM

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20. When your out in your backyard coving your bananas with tarps, covers, blankets etc.. at 12am and its 32F outside................ For a month straight in your underwear.:woohoonaner:

AnnaJW 06-11-2007 06:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeS475 (Post 13676)
"8. Your friends tell you that you should get some parrots or monkeys ."

19. You've already got parrots or monkeys! (We have 4 parrots)



And the rubbernecking thing is so true, and dangerous, perhaps even more so since so few people grow the cool stuff up north!

Great thread,

~Joe

We have five parrots! And I bought a light switch cover with bananas and monkeys on it. :)

AnnaJW 06-11-2007 06:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by STEELVIPER (Post 13678)
20. When your out in your backyard coving your bananas with tarps, covers, blankets etc.. at 12am and its 32F outside................ For a month straight in your underwear.:woohoonaner:

I hear that one! LOL!!!

AnnaJW 06-11-2007 06:08 PM

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21. During growing season, no one wants to come to your house because if they do, they get the banana tour. In which they have to meet each and every plant, and they get the name, how big the plant should get, the description of the fruit, etc.

AnnaJW 06-11-2007 06:11 PM

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22. You are in the process of designing your new banana plant tattoo! (I am!)

:bananas_g :bananas_g :bananas_g

STEELVIPER 06-11-2007 06:21 PM

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23. when every star in the sky seems or looks to you like they line up in the shape of a banana. The little banana. The big banana. The north banana.:0518:

the flying dutchman 06-11-2007 06:26 PM

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You may be a banana hobbyist if ......

24 you count bananas instead sheeps to get to sleep

AnnaJW 06-11-2007 06:45 PM

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Oh, this is SO fun!!! :nanerwizard: :nanerwizard: :nanerwizard:

Lagniappe 06-11-2007 07:58 PM

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25 . someone mentions ice cream and you wonder if you'll get a bloom this year (you wonder if blue java is one of the 48 flavors).

In regards to "rubbernecking" , my wife swears I hit the guardrail on every overpass in New Orleans.

AnnaJW 06-11-2007 08:02 PM

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Thanks for starting this thread!!!:2750: :2750: :2750:

Lagniappe 06-11-2007 08:09 PM

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Thanks to you folks for playing along . It's always so funny to read things that we all write and think..."OMG, I can relate!!!":discocrazed:

bigdog 06-11-2007 08:48 PM

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IF...

26. You dig up 20 or more plants out of your garden every year, drag them each (sometimes weighing quite a bit!) into a crawl space with 3 feet of head room (or less), then turn around in the spring and drag them all back out again and plant them BACK in the garden...just to hope to get a couple of bunches of fruit that will probably amount to 10 bananas per bunch if you're lucky.

Wow. I just had a revelation. I am a seriously ill person!

:0488:

Lagniappe 06-11-2007 08:57 PM

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BIgdog! ,I was searching the forums to find your post about just that ! I wanted to show it to some nay-sayers that I know.Can someone post the link ? Or at least the name?

bigdog 06-11-2007 09:47 PM

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It's the "Sticky" thread at the top in the cold-hardy bananas forum HERE.

I might be losing my sense of humor digging them up and planting back out though, until I finally transition to dwarfs. I am 6'7", and the crawl space makes it pure misery on my back. It would be more fun if I had a full-sized basement, or room in the garage!

MediaHound 06-11-2007 10:46 PM

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Speaking of stickies...
thread stuck!

:abajo:

JoeS475 06-12-2007 01:39 AM

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Anna, what kinds do you have? We have a Yellow Collared Macaw, a Timneh African Grey, a Mealy Amazon, and a Goffin's Cockatoo!

27. If the guys at your local nursery wonder why you keep stopping by so often...

~Joe

AnnaJW 06-12-2007 02:09 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeS475 (Post 13710)
Anna, what kinds do you have? We have a Yellow Collared Macaw, a Timneh African Grey, a Mealy Amazon, and a Goffin's Cockatoo!

27. If the guys at your local nursery wonder why you keep stopping by so often...

~Joe

Hi!
Wow - you have some awesome guys! Aren't they just the best?!!!
Ours are: Budgie, PF Lovebird, Sun Conure, Maxi Pionus, and a Moluccan Cockatoo. :)


28. You go to a local nursery and ask if they have any bananas that produce edible fruit. And, they respond that they didn't know we could actually grow bananas here. Then they get the same "tour" lecture that drives friends and family away. :bananajoy:

Lagniappe 06-12-2007 08:28 AM

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29 . you get totally upset when the nursury staff claims " they're just plain green banana trees,thats all thats on the invoice ." .

30 . you hesitate when offered free banana plants because their owner has no idea as to what type they are .

bencelest 06-12-2007 10:00 AM

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31. When your wife tells you when you are ready to inspect your bananas at 6pm " Go and sleep with your bananas and don't come back!" and she locked you up outside.

32. And your wife tells you " I'm going to pour clorox in your bananas as a fertilizer".

Ethan 06-13-2007 05:18 PM

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Ben,
you might be able to trade your wife for a few banana plants? If she can pull weeds, I've got some pups for ya.:bebe:

you might be...

33. when you start looking for room in a friend's yard to plant your bananas, because no room is left in yours.

-Ethan:guitarris

AnnaJW 06-13-2007 08:16 PM

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Good one Ethan! I keep doing just that very thing. Drives my friends crazy! :parachutenanner:

Lagniappe 06-13-2007 09:18 PM

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34. you pause movies such as "The Mission " to figure out what Robert Deniro was doing to those banana plants- or - watch shows / movies filmed in tropical locales (regardless of the actual intrest in the program) to see what types of plants show up on the screen - or - You laughed at yourself for wondering if that was an E. Perrieri on "Madagascar" .

AnnaJW 06-14-2007 12:45 AM

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Now I have to get "The Mission" !

Pithy_Cherub 06-14-2007 02:06 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AnnaJW (Post 13682)
22. You are in the process of designing your new banana plant tattoo! (I am!)

:bananas_g :bananas_g :bananas_g

Now THAT is dedication, my dear - tats!


If I was a few years younger I would ... hmmmm.
Might be worth doing anyway, just to shake up my kiddoes! LOL!

Pictures - the design & the tat, when you get it done ... gimme some inspiration!


And why am I reading this thread, thinking it all sounds like perfectly NORMAL behavior to me? Oh geez ... I'm too far gone to even recognize the signs of 'fiend-dom' - this looks like sensible tips to plantation planning! I need a 12-step program!


Diana
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AnnaJW 06-14-2007 03:14 AM

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I thought about starting a contest here to help me design my new tattoo. But couldn't figure out a prize. I don't have any rare plants to offer. :(

I'm really past "the age" for tattoo's; but they are fun, I have to admit!!! And I will get the banana, hopefully this month!

Other: My sister and husband were over this evening. They came out to see our back yard. BIL made a about the yard. He said "it looks like a jungle". Hey! Success! It's SUPPOSED to look like a jungle!!! :nanerwizard: :nanerwizard: :nanerwizard:

Pithy_Cherub 06-14-2007 02:19 PM

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"My sister and husband were over this evening. They came out to see our back yard. BIL made a about the yard. He said "it looks like a jungle". Hey! Success! It's SUPPOSED to look like a jungle!!!"

ROFLMAO - I got the exact same snerk from my aunt & uncle ... "it looks like a jungle"!

Like that's a bad thing?

It was covered w/blacktop when I got it - success indeed!

Diana
.

AnnaJW 06-14-2007 02:36 PM

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Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JoeS475 06-14-2007 10:51 PM

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Anna, the birds are great - non bird people don't quite get it, but the sheer intelligence in their eyes, and their actions is mind boggling. The Macaw seems to know everything that is going on, and he bursts out laughing before anyone else (people) when a joke is told. It must be the tone of voice we use, but he always seems to get the punchline! And the Amazon is plain scary, because things we said months before he all of a sudden blurts out! His vocabulary is huge, we've really got to watch our language around him!


As for the movie/tv thing, how true! I can't stand David Caruso, but I'll suffer watching him to see the great scenery on CSI Miami! Plenty of movies too, I definitely pause to see what that plant in the background is!

~Joe

MediaHound 06-14-2007 11:04 PM

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The guy behind me recently got a Cockatoo. Probably a Citron or a Moluccan.. I havent seen it, it's on the patio away from our sight, but it's 100% Cockatoo sounding.
The bird thinks its funny to call out my dog's name when it hears us in the yard. It's heard me call the dog's name enough that now it started to do it too. Smart little bugger. Drives my dog nuts but its really entertaining.

:rappinnana:

Lagniappe 06-14-2007 11:50 PM

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I would love to have a parrot here !
I've been askin santa for years ! I do have yellow billed cuckoos though . They eat the spiny / hairy caterpillars from our white oaks .You've probably heard their calls on "jungly movies" before . They migrate here from South American rain forest regions and their call is right on with the backyard jungle.

Lagniappe 06-15-2007 12:08 AM

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35 . you consider potting up 6 banana plants in 20 gallon pots , dragging them in with the threat of low temps and back out when all is clear, but you absolutely cringe when its time to take out the dog .:doggyandnaner:

AnnaJW 06-15-2007 12:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeS475 (Post 13879)
Anna, the birds are great - non bird people don't quite get it, but the sheer intelligence in their eyes, and their actions is mind boggling. The Macaw seems to know everything that is going on, and he bursts out laughing before anyone else (people) when a joke is told. It must be the tone of voice we use, but he always seems to get the punchline! And the Amazon is plain scary, because things we said months before he all of a sudden blurts out! His vocabulary is huge, we've really got to watch our language around him!


As for the movie/tv thing, how true! I can't stand David Caruso, but I'll suffer watching him to see the great scenery on CSI Miami! Plenty of movies too, I definitely pause to see what that plant in the background is!

~Joe


You are so right about non bird people not getting it. Birds are so very intelligent! And the people who say they "just mimic" definitely do not know birds! I won't even get started because I'll write an essay before I know it. LOL!!!
Our Moluccan has blurted things out that we know we haven't said to him. (We adopted him from an aquaintance two years ago in April.) Their memories are amazing!
Our Sun Conure is our best talker though. And he really understands what's going on. The one thing that really got me was when one of my fish died, and I was crying. My Sun started saying "I love you" over and over and started sounded very agitated. So I went over to him and told him I was upset about the fish dying. Honest - he got quiet, then looked right at me and said in a quiet voice - "Fish. Sorry."

AnnaJW 06-15-2007 12:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MediaHound (Post 13880)
The guy behind me recently got a Cockatoo. Probably a Citron or a Moluccan.. I havent seen it, it's on the patio away from our sight, but it's 100% Cockatoo sounding.
The bird thinks its funny to call out my dog's name when it hears us in the yard. It's heard me call the dog's name enough that now it started to do it too. Smart little bugger. Drives my dog nuts but its really entertaining.

:rappinnana:

I don't know what a Citron sounds like, but there's no mistaking a Moluccan. When my best friend comes over she brings ear plugs. LOL!!!
How funny and cute that your neighbor bird calls your dog!

AnnaJW 06-15-2007 02:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Lagniappe (Post 13889)
I would love to have a parrot here !
I've been askin santa for years ! I do have yellow billed cuckoos though . They eat the spiny / hairy caterpillars from our white oaks .You've probably heard their calls on "jungly movies" before . They migrate here from South American rain forest regions and their call is right on with the backyard jungle.

I just Googled them. How cool to have them right in your yard!!!

Lagniappe 06-15-2007 09:33 AM

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36. you've ever been in a "pisang contest".

JoeS475 06-15-2007 07:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Lagniappe (Post 13915)
36. you've ever been in a "pisang contest".

LOL now thats funny!

~Joe

STEELVIPER 06-15-2007 09:33 PM

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37. Just saying and knowing the word "pisang".

I have to go "pisang" be right back.

AnnaJW 06-15-2007 10:41 PM

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Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:2719: :2767: :2129: :2767: :2719:

NANAMAN 06-17-2007 10:27 AM

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(38) You have a separate bank account for gardening.

(39) You divert yearly retirement funds, vacation money, ect... to your gardening account.

(40) You try to convince your friends, ( who you have already planted bananas in their yards ), to open a separate account for gardening , to better care for "their" plants.

MediaHound 06-18-2007 02:36 AM

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41. If you have a waiting list for pups, you might be a banana feind!
42. If you have a wish list of pups, you might be a banana feind!
43. If everyday you inspect the crown of all your plants looking for flags, you might be a banana feind!
44. If you've ever moved dirt or mulch around just hoping to find a new pup about to break through, you might be a banana feind!
45. If you manicure your pseudostems, you might be a banana feind!


:basketballnaner:

bencelest 06-18-2007 08:46 AM

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41-45 THAT All I do.
So am I a fiend?
46 Moving your new planted bananas several times a day to get the maximum sunlight.

Benny

bencelest 06-18-2007 09:15 AM

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Here's a true banana fiend if I can see one:
Posted by one of the members
"Collection consists of dwarf orinoco, grand nain x sumatrana, red iholene, saba, dwarf brazilian, pitogo, kru, hua moa, goldfinger and ae ae (still potted - it goes to bed with me at night along with dog and wife)."
47. If you sleep with your bananas alongside with your dog and wife.

bencelest 06-18-2007 09:19 AM

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Here's a true banana fiend if I can see one:
Posted by one of the members
"Collection consists of dwarf orinoco, grand nain x sumatrana, red iholene, saba, dwarf brazilian, pitogo, kru, hua moa, goldfinger and ae ae (still potted - it goes to bed with me at night along with dog and wife)."
47. If you sleep with your bananas alongside with your dog and wife.

As for me my wife locked me out outside for being with my bananas too long every day. And I can not take my bananas inside the house.


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