Thank You, Geology Woman!

The seeds arrived today!  I’m looking forward to planting them and blogging about their progress.  I looked up both species online to get a glimpse of what they look like.  Here’s what we’ve got:

Dwarf Banana-Musa acuminate

 
Velvet Pink Banana Musa
Velvet Pink Banana Musa
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26 thoughts on “Thank You, Geology Woman!

  1. Neat! So how long until they frow full size?

  2. Oh, how cool! I can’t wait to hear how they turn out and what variety they are.

  3. geocacherinkerstin

    how beautiful-I like the colour.

  4. Wow, wonderful banana tree! I hear that bananas are going extinct. I really hope this is not true.
    I love banana-ramas!!

  5. They are pretty and I am sure you will see lots of birds.

    Made the meatloaf last night and it was a total Success!!!!!!

  6. So pretty! Can’t wait to watch them grow with you : ).

  7. Love the second one. Beautiful red flower.

  8. And you are very welcome! Next time we come out west you will be receiving visitors – at least meet us in a pub.

  9. I should think you would grow them in pots and put them in the house in fall-winter. (I had a neighbour who grew them back in NC and that is what she did; they were amazing house plants!)

    • Actually I have the perfect pot to do just that! I will be planting them this weekend after I get some point soil. I’ll be blogging their growing progress. 🙂

  10. Banana trees are lovely and attract all sorts of birds. Will you be planting it in the ground?

    • Yes, I hope to. I wasn’t able to get potting soil this past weekend but plan on getting it this weekend. I’ll start them in the house and then replant them outside.

      • Only reason I ask is: their root systems can be quite invasive. I have a good friend who lives in a rental where there are several growing. Every year, the owner has to *dramatically* cut them back to prevent them from disturbing the house foundations. They’re planted only a few feet away, you see. So, even though yours are only dwarfs, I’d just recommend you plant them at least six feet from the edges of your home.

        • Ah! Thanks for the tip. GW recommend that I grow them in pots and then place them outdoors during the nicer weather. I will do just that. 🙂

          • geologywoman

            : ) I was very jealous of the friend who used to grow them. Then she sold her house and was moving away and I hinted very strongly but someone else had spoken up before me. Damnit. LOL

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