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Forum: Other Plants 01-22-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Could not resist

Should I sepertate the second one or wait till they get bigger?
I transplated it from a rootbound quart pot to the one in the Pic, do these palms like to be rootbound or am I ok?
Forum: Other Plants 01-21-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By tophersmith
Could not resist

Was at Lowes here in cold Cary NC and saw this

What type of palm is it?
Forum: Other Plants 06-07-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,930
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Royal Robe Locust

Don't eveyone reply at once now?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-04-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,867
Posted By tophersmith
Re: North Carolina Banana Addicts support group

Hi my name is Chris and I am an addict. Please send me nanners and anything tropical looking. lol :0519:
Forum: Other Plants 06-02-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,930
Posted By tophersmith
Royal Robe Locust

Where is the best place to purchase one of these, I live near Raleigh NC???
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-12-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,321
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Raja Puri hardiness?

I dig mine about 1 week to 10 days early as most of them are too heavy for the trek of me moving them to the crawl space. This will be my third year doing this without killing a one.:0519:
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-09-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,321
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Raja Puri hardiness?

I have had no luck getting Raja Puri to survive the winter hear in Raleigh. I dig them and put them in my crawl space.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-09-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,197
Posted By tophersmith
Re: When to uncover in central NC?

Diane,

I am in Cary and do not plant my non hardy bananas in the ground for a least another month. We are definitely not in the clear. Be ready to cover it back up that's if it is still...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-15-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Plant Delight Nursery ?

If you ever get a chance to visit PDN I highly recommend it.
Tony is a good egg and would not do you wrong.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-18-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By tophersmith
Re: New Variegated Banana

1 day when I move further south I will try an AE AE, for now I can just look with Envy. Great looking pup Claire.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-15-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,227
Posted By tophersmith
What to buy

OK so am putting together my list of what I will be purchasing this year from Agristarts. So far 2 72 pack cell split 4 ways;

18 Musa Ornata Milky way
18 Colocasia 'Midori Sour'
18 Xanthosoma...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-03-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By tophersmith
Re: When can I cut fruit

Temps are all over the place we had our first frost Dec 1 today is 70.
Temps for Sat and Sun highs 40's low 27 with Mondays low being 31 :(
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-02-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By tophersmith
When can I cut fruit

So I have had fruit on my GoldFinger now since July
I applied Freeze Proof but still I wonder how long before I can cut the fruit stalk and put it in a 5 gallon bucket of water to finish out.

Any...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-04-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,967
Posted By tophersmith
Re: What is the best way to get ride of spider mites????

I was told by a nusery on the Florida pan handle to use Di-Syston®: Product Information: Bayer CropScience US...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-28-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Cold Hardy Cocinea

Hey ya frank

This is it's second year and I got it a swap from a guy in Winston Salem which is a solid zone 7. It comes up about 1 month later than Basjoo. Maybe we could trade next spring...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-21-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By tophersmith
Cold Hardy Coccinea

I did not believe it at first but after 2 years I have a bloom and this is definetely Coccinea, I will be able to trade or sell some next spring when they come back up.:woohoonaner:
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 08-08-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,097
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Crazy Siam Ruby dwarf.

Here are some pics of my crazy pup the Ace of Hearts threw off
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 07-23-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 47,155
Posted By tophersmith
Re: In Memoriam: Tog Tan

Well my computer has been down for a while and I come back to find one of the only other Cigar smoking banana grower that I have written to gone. Life writing on this board will not be quite the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-22-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 21,426
Posted By tophersmith
Re: In the beginning, the plat site was empty

RIP Tog Tan. We love you and will always remember you!

Wait a minute I've been gone for a couple of weeks and something happened to Tog?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-02-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By tophersmith
Re: 2009 Backyard in SE TN!!!

Randy,

I was waondering when we would hear from you again. My local nursery is already down to $10 on tropicals, (which menas $8 for me). I will let you know when they hit $5 if you are interested.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-29-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,095
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Did I over fertilize?

Aside from lime can you name some calcium supplements so I don't have to sit there scratching my head in front of the fertilizers for 20 minutes :03:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By tophersmith
Bananas Brindando Re: Variegated Banana Id ! Please Help Us!

Become freinds with the head of the outdoor plant dept
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-24-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,311
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Ae Ae's and pups

Great looking plant, yet another reason for me to move the family to Florida. What type of Bamboo is that behind it?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-24-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Variegated Banana Id ! Please Help Us!

I'll bet it's been either malnurished or had a little to much fertilizer. I have found this happens to my Ice Cream from time to time. I don't think Lowes or Home Depot purchased any Margaritas...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By tophersmith
Re: Banana plant

Jenny,

Where are you located?
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