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Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 09-14-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Real Blue Java / Ice Cream in Canada

Richard is correct about the laws regarding importing plants into Canada.

But there are legal ways of getting around them, where in Canada are you located?
Forum: Other Plants 08-08-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Voodoo lily question

They do look like sauromatum venosum and I'd say they're starting to wind down for the season. Once the leaves start going, the stalks will wilt and they will die right back until spring.
Your zone...
Forum: Other Plants 08-08-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Voodoo lily question

Which "voodoo lily" are you referring to?
Amorphophallus konjac, Sauromatum venosum, Amorphophallus bulbifer, Dracunculus vulgaris......?
Can you provide as photo?

There are many plants that go by...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 07-25-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By pmurphy
Re: looking for variegated banana

Thanks, I've looked on eBay but unfortunately the ones available right now are coming from Thailand and I can not bring them into Canada - I can however, legally drive one across the border which is...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 07-25-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By pmurphy
looking for variegated banana

I have been looking a long time for a variegated of banana - ae ae, florida, ??? - but have been unable to locate any. Does anyone out there have any available?

I live in Canada but do have access...
Forum: Other Plants 06-04-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 216,808
Posted By pmurphy
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

As an experiment, last summer I planted amaryllis in my covered garden - I got them for Christmas and am not really into this type of plant (until now). I figured the bulbs would live or die after...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-30-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Musa Basjoo in Canada

Nothing listed but I know he had a whole list of plants that he had available from other vendors - this was in 2013 but I'm sure he still has his sources for importing (the plants he brought in for...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-30-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Musa Basjoo in Canada

I actually bought a couple (as if I really needed any more) last summer on clearance from Walmart, with a 4ft foot stem, for $10 each

Perhaps m. basjoo are so common in BC (Vancouver) is because...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-24-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Musa Basjoo in Canada

As this is the most common variety available in Canada, I'd check out your local Canadian Tire, Walmart or Home Depot.
Otherwise you can do mail order from a number of sources but the plants would be...
Forum: Other Plants 05-03-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 216,808
Posted By pmurphy
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Prunus serrulata - Ornamental Cherry 'Fudan zakura'

In 2016 I got lucky in a city of over 600,000 - only a very limited quantity of the trees were made available to city residents (and only...
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-24-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,467
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Rant of the Day..

Upper 60's sounds nice right now - we are still dropping to low 40's at night with a high only into the mid-50's during the day.......but I've taught my plants to be hardy and even my boston ferns...
Forum: Other Plants 03-16-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Jujube

Mine is Li Black Sea Jujube (zizyphus jujube) and I have just the one tree which has produced fruit for the last couple of years - and I know there are no other trees around.
Therefore I think its...
Forum: Other Plants 02-23-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By pmurphy
Re: World's Most Dangerous Plant

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Deppea+splendens&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=Dendrocnide+moroides&_sacat=0

Not sure how difficult it is to get seeds...
Forum: Other Plants 02-23-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By pmurphy
Re: World's Most Dangerous Plant

Here is another dangerous plant that is very invasive: Daphne laureola, commonly called spurge-laurel but it is neither spurge nor a laurel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_laureola

"Toxins are...
Forum: Other Plants 01-31-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Looking for Symplocarpus foetidus - eastern skunk cabbage

Found a supplier! Thanks to everyone.

https://www.izelplants.com/symplocarpus-foetidus-skunk-cabbage.html

Ordered on Monday and plants have already been shipped
Forum: Other Plants 01-29-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Looking for Symplocarpus foetidus - eastern skunk cabbage

Thanks Mark, unfortunately I'm on the west coast in Canada where we do have a native species - Lysichiton americanus aka yellow skunk cabbage - which is very abundant here and easy to find.
If you do...
Forum: Other Plants 01-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By pmurphy
Looking for Symplocarpus foetidus - eastern skunk cabbage

I know this is a strange request but I'm looking for bulbs / tubers for the eastern skunk cabbage. Anyone know where I can...
Forum: Other Plants 11-16-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Passion flower going crazy in November

It'll be interesting to see how long they will continue to flower in the greenhouse.

We are just now getting temps of 5C at night but my Passiflora caerulea (which is growing over an arbor in the...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 11-04-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By pmurphy
Re: indoor bananas canada

FYI, my mother has a DC growing in a pot because she lives in central BC 45 minutes from the nearest town and get -45C in the winter......not fun but it can be done, good luck :)
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 11-04-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By pmurphy
Re: indoor bananas canada

Just make sure you are not ordering anything outside of Canada because it will not make it across the border with out a phyto certificate.......you can however bring in bananas as houseplants but...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 11-04-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By pmurphy
Re: indoor bananas canada

If you want any variety you will probably have to go mail order; try these links....

Tropic to Tropic (Ray) in Tsawwassen BC
Tropic to Tropic Plants :: Home (http://www.tropic.ca/)

Flora Exotica...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 10-13-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Who sells container bananas in Canada?

Where in BC? There are several places in the Lower Mainland and a few even do mail order.
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 03-09-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Wanting to buy Musa Basjoo in GTA, Ontario Area

You could also try Mike at Montreal Plants - he deals mostly with palms but I've special ordered a couple of different type of banana from him in the past. I've found his product good and shipping...
Forum: Other Plants 01-05-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By pmurphy
Re: Loquats in zone 7

I'm zone 8 and have had a loquat in the ground for about 5 years now (it's about 6ft tall). We don't always get real cold for the winter but we always get lots of cold rain or even wet snow (last...
Forum: Other Plants 01-04-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 131,216
Posted By pmurphy
Re: What'cha got sprouting? (other plants)

We spent a week in Davenport County Florida back in September. While there we visited a farmer's market and bought some fresh fruit, including mamey sapote - Pouteria sapota (it looked interesting...
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