Yes We Have No Bananas, or Do We?

The winter of 2011/2012 was very mild. Normally my banana trees fall over during the winter, and they start fresh.

But this year when I was doing my spring cleanup, 2 of the trees were stiff and had a little green inside. These 2 particular trees were at the edge of the garden and they had protection overhead from the branches of the woods trees. I decided to leave them be and see what would happen. Then one evening my wife made a comment about thinking that she was seeing bananas. I would have never believed it but sure enough upon closer inspection, she was right! After all these years we finally had bananas!

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This next photo is the original banana tree. It is probably about 5 years old. All of the other banana trees were started from the offspring of this tree. Plus I have given away MANY trees!

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Now just to be clear, these are ornamental bananas and we did not try to eat any! LOL

It was still pretty exciting and I may try to wrap some if I see a mild winter coming.

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