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Forum: Bananas.org Site News 08-06-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 203,432
Posted By thewebgal
Re: BananaBucks

Richard Who?
What man
What are you speaking of ...
What coupons?



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Forum: Other Plants 06-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,914
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Who's Growing Grapes?

I got a jumbo muscadine plant about a month back -
Muscadinia Vitus rotundifolia Jumbo grape - its in a big pot in the backyard right now.
We don't have any full-on sun areas in the yard, but it...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-31-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,704
Posted By thewebgal
Re: What did I plant today..

A pair of superdwarf mini cavendish, a starter tall Orinoco (on the far left, from abnshrek!)
thats just starting to grow and recover from the mailing (!). We've also got a dwarf Orinoco in a pot...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,704
Posted By thewebgal
Re: What did I plant today..

Tall Orinoco plant I got in the mail from Abnshrek today ...
Its on the right in the green pot, and a mini-superdwarf Cavendish I got last year is in the black pot on the left.
The plan is for it to...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 05-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Bad winter lost almost everything...

Yep, me too - lost my elephant ears and my Muso blue -

The dwarf cavendish came inside so they are ok (but need repotting) but ... beyond that, only zuul ...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-22-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,125
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Bringing corms out of storage.

I cut down my big guy late last fall, pulled it out of the pot and hid it in a black trash bag in the basement all winter. But its been C R A Z Y warm for the last week or 2 - DC Cherry Blossom...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-09-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,420
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

And here they are - a picture from the upstairs hallway looking down over the front room (aka, the parlour) -
and another picture from the easy chair looking across the parlour.

The two matched...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-09-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,420
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

Yeah - with the holidays coming my kitchen gets used as a kitchen and I need my countertops for cookies and holiday prep -

But I do have a ton of plants in the upstairs living room (Parlour).

I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-03-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,420
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

Hauled the poor thing around back -
now I have to find somewhere to lay it out for the winter!

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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-02-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,420
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

Turning cold in a hurry here near DC ... I was away at a Scottish Festival in Richmond over the weekend
and when I came back we'd had a spurt of snow and winds ... poor 'nana plant was getting beat...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Prepairing for Winter

Its a cold and rainy day here in the DC burbs, I know winter is coming and I have work to do soon!
I have a large banana plant in a big pot ... Its not the Muso Blue Ice Cream I was promised, but its...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-28-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,238
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Some Banana Leaf Pictures - Come On and Show Us Yours!

Irene blew by yesterday, with torrential rains most of the day and evening, and the winds got higher and higher as it got later at night.
At 2am Sunday it was gusting and pounding us pretty good -...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,238
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Some Banana Leaf Pictures - Come On and Show Us Yours!

Well, All I know is that's what the vendor told me when I bought it last year -
"The banana man - aka Greenearth Inc." Banana Plants and Banana Trees (http://banana-plants.com)

If true, I guess I...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-13-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,284
Posted By thewebgal
Re: here of some on my bananas grown in pots

That darned Musa Blue keeps getting taller!!
6 weeks is no time at all ... but how much bigger will it get before the cold comes?

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Forum: Tiki Hut 08-01-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,749
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Share your Pond pix!

The goldfish love to eat the mosquitoes- we had more mosquitoes in the back yard when it was damp and swampy than we did after I had dug up the pond and had water with fish in it. Our pond is too...
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-31-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,749
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Share your Pond pix!

We have a friend in the Shenandoah valley that built a beautiful pond a few years ago. He even has a pair of ducks that have taken to daily visits ...

No bananas yet tho ... but I'm working on him...
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-31-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,749
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Share your Pond pix!

Oh - there is this from May 5, 2009. I was taking pictures and when I saw a very young redheaded woodpecker
taking a bath in the pond by the waterfall -
I flipped my Canon G9 into Video mode and...
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-31-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,749
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Share your Pond pix!

Couple more pictures - just went out this morning and there they were!

We've seen the frog at a distance, but its the first time he stayed still when he saw me and let me get the picture.
Usually...
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-31-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,749
Posted By thewebgal
Share your Pond pix!

After I accidentally took over another's thread on ponds - I saw that a lot folks either have ponds or like the ideas of ponds.
We bought our home August 1, 2000, in the DC suburbs, and had no idea...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,656
Posted By thewebgal
Re: How to handle the heat

I dunno, I gotta say "make 'naners while the sun is shining ..." .
This last few weeks spell of hot weather seems to be helping here -
but we are not really sun belt like you folks in D/FW or SoFla...
Forum: Other Plants 07-30-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,525
Posted By thewebgal
Re: My "Elephant Ear" Collection

We do have a couple plantings of the Giant type Elephant ears - the bulbs were a gift of a friend in DC, and this is our second year planting them ... of course, we dig them up in the fall before it...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-30-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,960
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Northern Growers - Bananas you can eat!

This Ice Cream banana is growing like gangbusters ... likes the hot weather!

Emma is not short, but its dwarfing her in this July 30th picture.
We have 2 Super Mini dwarf cavendish plants (thanks...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-30-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,284
Posted By thewebgal
Re: here of some on my bananas grown in pots

Of course, there is always this aspect of the DC area pond scene ... (from the Dec 2009 blizzard).
Fortunately, the goldfish don't mind too much - I've seen them in frozen in ice and they thaw okay...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-29-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,284
Posted By thewebgal
Re: here of some on my bananas grown in pots

Oh, its a quarter circle - 16 foot by 16 foot but just 1 foot deep ... too shallow for fun fish like koi,
but the goldfish and shebunkins have a blast in it. Tadpoles too, when I can get...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-29-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,284
Posted By thewebgal
Re: here of some on my bananas grown in pots

Yep, we got some bunkies too - big fun ... but just the one pond - an old concrete thing I found buried.
Apparently a previous owner of the house built it, then filled it in with dirt!! And I...
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