Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Banana Trees Arrived

A few weeks ago we talked about ordering a couple more banana trees since we have had such good luck with the one we already have.  Well, those banana trees arrived last night. Now don't be alarmed at how they look in this picture.  I have ordered plants through the mail before and you must stay calm when you first remove them from the package.  The leaves are damaged primarily from the rough treatment along the journey to Crest Avenue.  But the soil and the rootball are still intact.  I will clean these up and plant them in a sunny spot in one of the front gardens and I believe we will have great success.  Remember, these are the banana trees from Burgess Seed and Plant Co. (www.eburgess.com).  They are advertised as being winter hardy.  Here is the description taken from their website:

Tropical Banana Grows in the North!

The hardiest of all bananas, this tropical can be grown in almost anywhere in the USA and does not require lifting in the winter! The bright green leaves of this 12-18’ ornamental tree add a tropical look to your landscaping or bring inside for a showy, 8-12’ container plant. Give plenty of water and sunlight. Requires winter mulching in colder climates. Not edible.

These are item #3317 - Musa Basjoo.

What you have to remember is that this is what you will ultimately end up with, and even bigger:

I cannot wait to get these planted.  Watch for an update on that over the coming days!
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