Who knew......

by Camellia Staab October. 04, 2018 1206 views

When I think of bananas trees, I think of the tropics. Nice sunny, humid days, lots of thunderstorms and rainfall. The temperature not changing much between the summer or winter months, relatively staying constant. I definitely don't see bananas trees growing in the Midwest. This area is cold with occasional harsh winter days. Temperatures dropping below zero at times and freezing anything left outside. But apparently I was wrong.

Banana trees do grow here!

Not only do they grow to be healthy and tall but they do produce bananas.

These banana trees are planted outside about 2 miles from my home. They have a beautiful purple flower on them and lush green leaves. They are known as Japanese bananas or Musa Basjoo.

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David Swatton 1 year ago

I guess if they are from Japan they should be able to handle a cold winter.. bit weird though. banana

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Jay Boggess 1 year ago

Wonderful tight focus, colors, compositions, clarity & bokeh!

#7Remember the cartoon characters, Heckle & Jeckle? This reminds of them.....

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year ago

You are so correct...that long beak of theirs is exactly like #7 :)

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Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Love the resolution of your pictures Camellia.  And are they edible or just too bitter?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

I have not figure it out. According to my search on google supposedly they are like plantains, so I guess you can cook with them.

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Actually I know someone, who has a lot of banana trees in the (small!!!) garden. And I always asked myself, where do they store this large plants in winter? I still imagine the family is swinging from treet to tree - in a max. 25 m² living room jungle with at least 15 trees.
But I have never seen a banan tree with such a large purple blossom.
#3 - my favorite, not only because it's a clear beautiful picture but it let me imagine a gorilla right besides you, politlely waiting until you finished taking pictures!

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Sigrid you are so funny! Love reading your comments. And now you have placed a visual in my head that will take a while to get rid of grinning

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