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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,467
Posted By coast crab
Re: Second Annual Upper Gulf Coast Banana Meet 2013

Thanks again, Charles!

I had an amazing time, it was great to put some faces and names together. You and your family went to a lot of trouble, and I truly appreciate the effort. It was a great day...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-14-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By coast crab
Re: Do Mekong Giant grow slow?

My MG was very slow to establish, and the first summer managed to make it to the eave of the house. It seemed to sulk in the heat of the summer. This year has been very different. We actually had a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,829
Posted By coast crab
Re: Zone 8b Banana Ornamental ?

Randy, where are you? 8b covers a lot of territory.

My neighbors behind me have a beautiful mat of bordelon, but it's big. It also seems to appreciate more sun than I can give it. But then maybe...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,829
Posted By coast crab
Re: Zone 8b Banana Ornamental ?

Randy, I don't do anything to protect it. Most of my bananas are under the canopy of a massive live oak, so that's it. Last winter it came through just fine, but the 2 before that killed it to the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,829
Posted By coast crab
Re: Zone 8b Banana Ornamental ?

I'm in 8b too, south Alabama.

If I could choose only one, it would be ice cream. It's big, fast growing, hardy and BEAUTIFUL. Mine is about to bloom, so I may actually get bananas this fall, so...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,980
Posted By coast crab
Re: Sikkimensis "Daj Giant"

Jeff,

It's almost 9 feet to the point where the new leaf is coming out of the p-stem. So far just the one pup. And yes, it's the slowest but hardiest banana I have. It has taken 3 growing...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-01-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,980
Posted By coast crab
Re: Sikkimensis "Daj Giant"

Here goes...

Sorry for the clutter, it's in a corner of my bonsai area.

<a href=http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=49149&ppuser=5745><img...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-01-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,980
Posted By coast crab
Re: Sikkimensis "Daj Giant"

I've had mine since early 2009 so I thought I'd share.

I bought it as an 18 inch seedling from someone on ebay. After getting it going in a pot in a greenhouse I moved it into the garden in early...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-31-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,795
Posted By coast crab
Re: new dude

What's old is new again...

I've been MIA for too long now, but I'm back and plan on doing a better job of participating.

Russell
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 05-31-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,117
Posted By coast crab
Re: tall red cold damage

It has been a while since I've posted anything, but a couple of friends have asked about this so I figured it's time to update...

So the 2009/10 winter was the worst we've had in years (my tall...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-23-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By coast crab
Re: Ornatas for pickup, Mobile Alabama

Nothing against B'ham, really. I love the mountains, they remind me of where I lived in Japan. Things are just more laid back here on the coast.

I'll give you a shout next week. I want you to see...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By coast crab
Re: Ornatas for pickup, Mobile Alabama

We ain't Birmingham, thank you Jesus. It's "get the best selection night", not "dress to impress crappy people night". Beer, wine, light food, music and plants. There will be some things that we...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-23-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By coast crab
Re: Ornatas for pickup, Mobile Alabama

Well, I don't know where you ordered from, but you have to be careful. (personally, I wouldn't order anything I could find so easily locally) Just because sourwood a dogwood are southern trees...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-22-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By coast crab
Re: Ornatas for pickup, Mobile Alabama

Nope, no vendors. Have you been to the sales before? Top notch, nothing like it anywhere for miles. Barbie works her butt off, as do MANY others. I give them a lot of the oddball stuff I come up...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-22-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By coast crab
Re: Ornatas for pickup, Mobile Alabama

Terry,

If they wanted them at MBG they'd already be there! I help out with the plant sales, mostly coordinating the connoisseur's corner.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-21-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By coast crab
Re: Ornatas for pickup, Mobile Alabama

Charles, they didn't freeze down this year but did the last 2 winters in a row. They come up fast and start blooming in no time at all. I treat them like gingers, when the p stem finishes i cut it...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-21-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By coast crab
Ornatas for pickup, Mobile Alabama

I transplanted my ornata mat and have lots left over, a few stems and tons of roots/corms. Free for pickup, I hate to throw them away. Call me at 251-234-2303 if you're local and want to come...
Forum: Tiki Hut 02-20-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By coast crab
Re: It's Luna Monday

Same to you!

Russell in Mobile
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By coast crab
Re: Dwarf red cold tolerance?

Mine is in a protected spot, but that's as good as it's going to get. I'll keep you posted.

As far as that goes, my tall red is well sheltered too. What I noticed is that suffered in COOL weather,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By coast crab
Re: Dwarf red cold tolerance?

Nope, no heroics here. I don't mind experimenting for a couple of years, but then you're gone and I move on. And as for fruit production - that's just gravy. I grow bananas because I like the way...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By coast crab
Re: Dwarf red cold tolerance?

Hey D.

I bought a dwarf red at our (MBG) plant sale last spring, so I'm wondering too. If it's anything like "tall red", it's not going to be good. Looks like we'll have our coldest night of the...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 10-23-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,344
Posted By coast crab
Re: Plant Sale ~ Mobile, Alabama

I'll try to remember to make that announcement earlier in the spring.

We usually have a better citrus and banana selection at the spring sale, no Thai black this fall but we did have really nice...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 10-20-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,344
Posted By coast crab
Plant Sale ~ Mobile, Alabama

Hey Y'all.

Just wanted to pass along some news. The Mobile Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale is here! Info, including the list, is here: Mobile Botanical Gardens |...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-16-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,608
Posted By coast crab
Re: Sam The Banana Man

Cool. In my gallery I have some old postcards of the banana docks here in Mobile. Oh, btw, hope you enjoy the fire ants. They came into the USA though the Port of Mobile - in a banana shipment!!
Forum: Other Plants 09-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,952
Posted By coast crab
Re: Help ID'ing ornamental grass

It is Miscanthus, maybe gracillimus.

Russell
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