Saturday, August 29, 2009

Another Saturday in the garden


Today I took on the banana corner, which is what I call this area of the garden now; it used to be my meditation area until noisy neighbors moved next door. As you can see in the picture below, the place was out of control, and it was time to simplify.

I took out a plumbago and honeysuckle bush. As for the honeysuckle, it got the three strikes rule. I planted it in three different areas of the garden and today I finally realized that it does not belong in my small garden.

It was a hot and humid day today and the plumbago put up a fight.

I have five ladyfinger banana plants, the two older ones have bananas and they should be ready for picking in another month, probably around the same time. Mix with the banana trees are the heliconias

The decorative banana plant in the container was rescue from a neighbor’s garbage can.

This plant was a gift from fellow gardener, we don’t know the name but fully grow she is a beauty, it grows about six feet and the foliage is a deep red.

I am planning to paint the bench, but that will have to wait for cooler weather in October.

7 comments:

Sylvia said...

Your banana is full! My banana only produced about 7 bananas this year but that's ok since its the first time it has given fruit. Your garden is lovely.

Darla said...

Our banana trees are struggling. Your corner looks great....I did some garden clean up yesterday too.

Cheryl said...

Hi Rust....beautiful banana....and fruits as well....I can but dream.

Noisy neighbours....you have my sympathy......

It looks great, job well done......

Jake said...

Love your Banana's! I think your unknown plant could be a Castor Bean. I have a larger type and it does make seed, but I haven't had any problems. It hasn't proved to be invasive or dangerous to our two small dogs.

Jake

Rusty in Miami said...

HI Sylvia,Darla and Cheryl, thanks for your comments, I am looking forward to eating lots of bananas soon.
Jake you are correct the mystery plant is castor bean,and I don't think I want it in my garden,the beans are poisonous to human. Thanks for info

Urban Green said...

you have a lovely garden...great arrangement...

keep blogging!

http://theurbanbalcony.blogspot.com/

MARLENE said...

Hi! Rusty. This plant is the Castor bean plant where we get castor oil from. I know it's beautiful. But, plz research all the details. It's very poisonous to kids and pets. It produces these beautifull pods like and the seeds are inside. Its hard to stop from reproducing. I was very sad but, I have pets and got rid of mine, It was beautiful. But she forgave me.