Friday, June 19, 2009

Sailing Away....on Banana Leaves


Let's go sailing! We'll sail away on large beautiful banana leaves right straight to Kokomo....or any place you'd like to spend a lovely summer day. Where would it be??

in the garden....

31 comments:

  1. Tina girl .. now if I could grow one of those next to my Sumac .. I would be sailing and drinking Sumac tea made from the "horns" ... now that is a very relaxing picture in my head ! LOL

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  2. My bananas have been loving all the rain we have been getting. I just hope we will still have it in July and August. I was able to overwinter Siam Ruby in the basement and it is doing great. As far as dreaming goes, I can think of nothing else but my vacation, where our plan is to enjoy a few fine summer days in the Rockies.

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  3. Love the sun through the banana leaves...Sailing out to do weeding! But before long, I will be visiting my son and a few gardenblogging buddies in RI! gail

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  4. I don't know why, but when ever I see banana plants is always makes me feel cool. Maybe it's the color of the leaves. Hmmmmmmm... I would sail away to Ireland I think. :-)

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  5. Those bananas sure do add a tropical look to your garden. I had no idea they were hardy up into Tennessee. I see more and more of them outside restaurants in my area. Have no idea what they do with them in the winter. They probably spend winters in some local greenhouse.
    Marnie

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  6. Very nice, tropical!! hmmm.. where to sail away?? Someplace peaceful with nice tropical breezes.

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  7. If I could pick where to spend the perfect summer day, I wouldn't see banana trees--I would see pines! My day would find me hiking high up in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. We will not be going there this year! :) sigh...

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  8. Right now I'd like to sail away up North, some place a little cooler. All the rain we've had has created a sauna outside! Or maybe I could just borrow your banana tree to sit under for a little shade while I weed:)

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  9. I'll have to borrow on eof yours since my banana leaves are way to small for sailing =)

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  10. They are so exotic looking, we can't get them to grow up here, only in pots. Beating rain today. :(

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  11. I'd like to go to Victoria, BC to see Butchart Gardens, but I don't think we could *sail* there! :)

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  12. Those are great banana leaves but I'd rather look at em than go sailing. Happy right here at home with my garden, puter and Josh. He is such a joy. When they first moved in with us, I asked him how his day was and what he did in day care. The first time he told me what he did and since then all he says is "HOME". Now it is a big joke and he laughs and yells it out. So...he goes to daycare and comes home!!! Funny little kid.

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  13. I love seeing the banana tree! Do you ever get any bananas?
    I would love to be on a tropical island somewhere just relaxing in a hammock watching the ocean.

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  14. Great looking leaves Tina. I must try one of those here in my garden. Then I could sit under it & dream of the Mtns. by a cool running creek. Just like I use to do a few yrs. ago.

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  15. Your banana's look great! Mine have been outside for about a month now and are still looking a little worse for ware. Next week it is supposed to hit season temps finally so they should enjoy that. I really need to pick up a hardy one and give it a try.

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  16. I'm not going anywhere this summer so I'll just admire your banana tree. Is this the same one Mr. Fix-It wrestled with a while back?

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  17. The plant is beautiful. Is it hardy there? Love it. Now where to sail to . . . it's pretty nice right here but would like a river somewhere close to listen to and lay by. But to make it a bit more exciting (since I'll have a banana leaf to fly on) someone mentioned Ireland and I've always said I'd like to go there. So maybe that would be fun!

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  18. Hi all! I was locked out of blogger and email this morning. Just back from my daylily garden tour. I'll post on it next week. I've talked of the Tin Barn before but this is her actual gardens.

    Joy, Sounds like fun!

    Les, You have the greatest time! Look below-Linda also dreams of the Rockies.

    Gail, You have a great time in the ole nawtheast you heah?:0

    Jamie and Randy, Ireland sounds nice in all this heat!

    Marnie, I've noticed more bananas in commercial landscaping too. I love them! As long as there are no big winds-they hold up well. Yes, probably not winter hardy there:(

    Janet, I'll take you to Kokomo with me then!

    Linda, I'd love it too! Les is soon on his way there-isn't that neat? I bet it's cool and shady oh yes!

    Rose, You can surely borrow my banana to shade you. Let's give one of the grandchildren a big leave and have them fan us too okay? Makes the weeding go by faster for sure. Sauna indeed-urgh!

    Gittan, I've got plenty to share for sure!

    Dawn, Enjoy the rain. We wish for it here since now it is too hot!

    Monica, We'd need a mighty big sailing ship for sure but wouldn't it be fun!

    Mom, I am so glad Josh is with you all and you guys are having fun together. He must be such a joy!

    Catherine, I got a bloom last year but no bananas. It's okay-I love the plant itself. Come to Kokomo with us all?

    Lola, They'd fit right in in your Florida garden for sure. Nice to sit under and dream for sure.

    Dan, The musa bajoo have been great for me-very robust and they don't stop growing here as long as no frost. I've seen them in pots in Indiana full of blooms. They are fun for sure. Yours will pick up soon.

    Darla, Yes indeed!

    W2W, Yes indeed! One of the very same! It has come back and brought about 10 new friends! He'll be wrestling with it again this fall. That was a very popular post too I tell you. I might even do it again.

    Ana-Maria, Thanks!

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  19. Linda, Ireland would be great-nice and green for sure. Jamie and Randy are going there so you all can sail along together. Yes, this is hardy here. It is Musa bajoo, or hardy Japanese Fiber Banana. I do not dig it at all. Hardy to Zone 7, 6 with protection (or good siting). Well drained. A fun plant that flaps away all summer-until it gets all shredded:(

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  20. I thought about that post too the moment I saw the photos. Wow, they do bounce back fast, don't they?!! Looking good too!

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  21. Currently sailing in the air conditioning. :)

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  22. Where would it be?? Bermuda.

    Actually your bananas look better than mine. Oh, well.

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  23. Kanak, They are fast growers and just give and give. Quite amazing.

    Sweet Bay, That's the place to be! Though not where I wish to be since I have some plants to move and gardening to do. Unfortunately school papers are calling:(

    Prospero, Lovely to be in Bermuda anytime! Especially with an ocean view!

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  24. That is one beautiful banana tree. I love the large tropical leaves. :)

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  25. You see a boat.

    I see a hammock under the palm trees. :-)

    Cameron

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  26. I was just thinking about how long it's been since I visited my brother in San Diego. He's really into surfing, so I think I'd use one of those leaves as a surfboard and cruise over to La Jolla. He's starting a cactus garden at his new house, but maybe he should plant some of these - they're beautiful.

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  27. I believe those banana leaves are just big enough to sail away on! They are fantastic Tina. Mine are pretty scrawny in comparison. In the summer, I never want to go anywhere ~ just stay home and be in my garden. Now if you asked me that question during winter, it would be a different response!

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  28. Oh I love them. I think I want to sail to Majorca. H.

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  29. Wow, they do grow quickly dont they? The baby one you gave me rotted in all the soggy conditions of the heavy spring rains. But the smaller banana we had inside over winter is doing well but not growing as quickly as your bananas! They are not the same banana for sure!

    I have been melting away here in Tennessee the past few days volunteering my services at a Yard Sale to benefit homeless cats and kittens of Clarksville. Even though the sale has been inside, the AC is not working in all rooms so I have been in a sauna at times! Hot HOt Hot is the word. One more committed day of work and I am finished with the sauna! I would take a relaxing float (Milkshake type) while laying in a cool breeze anywhere I could find one right now! lol....

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