After chopping through thick, white banana tree roots of Musa basjoo this spring, I saved what I needed to start a new area for my banana tree. The leftovers that I thought were not viable I tossed into the mix of compost material that we place alongside the ravine. Most books will tell you that banana trees like sun and water. However, I have 2 pups growing alongside the ravine that have received no water since they were placed there (until last night when it rained). The area is also mostly shade with a little dappled light late in the day (see the photo). Now I’m watching the little devils to see just how long they will survive there. I may dig them up and relocate them in the garden – or give them to a deserving friend who wants a little tropicalissimo.
Greetings readers! I have a new blog format and I’m in a learning curve. Yikes! I have had a bit on my plate the past 2 months. I finished the draft of my book and turned it into Timber Press. I finished the planning of the APLD International Conference with our APLD committee. Now I am finishing the manuscript editing with fabulous Timber Press editor, Lorraine Anderson AND working with my wonderful clients AND editing my garden for an APLD event: Dinner in the Garden. Editing includes weeding. It also includes filling in the pond. Yes, no more koi. Sniff… Plans are in the works for a new, much smaller, water feature. It will be cool, though. Waterlilies, included. And, much missed, bubbling sounds. Never underestimate the power of soothing water sounds in your garden.