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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-31-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By thewebgal
DC area Bananas - New start for 2020

Hi y'all! I've been away for a while, but with the Cover-19 isolation, I decided I wanted a fresh start on a garden of tropicals this year. We are in Fairfax, VA - close to Wash, DC. We have a garden...
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: Container Grown Banana Plants 05-31-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,897
Posted By thewebgal
Re: discussion of bananas grown in water

Thats AWESOME VIckie - please tell us more!!

How deep are the tanks you are growing them in?
I see goldfish and waterlillies in there too, that's very cool too!

I have a 1 foot deep concrete pond...
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Tall Orinoco

Does anyone else in the east have one? I lost my Java Blue over this cold winter and want to start with a Dwarf Orinoco (or Tall Orinoco) this time ...
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 03-26-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,125
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Bringing corms out of storage.

Lifted the pot, put it on a hand truck and rolled it in for the night - they are calling for a freeze - so everything that can come in, did come in!! Ow, my shoulder!
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-25-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,125
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Bringing corms out of storage.

After much rain this weekend, we got some sun Sunday so I went out and got a picture of the repotted banana corm ...
Do I need to cut it back/shorter or can it recover from this ??
The root ball has...
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 11-05-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,420
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

My laundry room/furnace/workshop is pretty full of spares and such -
but its not very cool -
Plus - I have no way to stand this monster up inside - its just too tall!

Maybe I can put it in the...
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!

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=46639...
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 10-02-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Prepairing for Winter

Ok, as promised, I took a picture of the Super Dwarf cavendish plants I bought from Northern Tropics earlier this year.
Its a cold and rainy day (Oct 2, 2011) - but I'll clean them up and bring them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Prepairing for Winter

No problem - the SuperDwarf Cavendish are MUCH smaller - and a much newer purchase (from Sandy of Northern Tropics!)
They should winter indoor fine as is...
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?

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=45059...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-01-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,283
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Hello all

... 'naners got seeds?? http://www.bananas.org/images/smilies/waving_banana.gif


Just kidding - glad you are here - welcome!
Forum: European Section 08-01-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 41,358
Posted By thewebgal
Re: Bananas in our gardens

You are all amazing, thanks for sharing the pictures - I would never have imagined such success! Now my friend Rolf in Norway has gotten interested - hopefully he can have some fun and some...
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...
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