Saturday, August 13, 2011

Blueberries and daylilies and bananas, oh my!

This has been a busy time -- my oldest son is in marching band, and school is starting soon, so it's been a lot of driving to practices and shopping for clothes and all that.

But after months of 100F+ temperatures, the season seems to have turned. It has rained several days this week, and just in time, too -- I think my blueberries and daylilies had just about had enough of this nonsense. :)

A week or so ago, I found a lady on Craigslist who was selling banana plants, so I went into the city and got three.

It took me a while to figure out where to put them, but I put the tallest one in the back yard, near the dryer vent, so it will hopefully stay warm over the winter. (I think I planted this one too close to the wall)

Another one I just put in the front yard near the pond -- I'm keeping my fingers crossed about this one. The third one I haven't decided where to put yet. I may just keep it in the pot, just in case one of the two doesn't survive the winter.

As you can see, I'm way behind on the weeding.


  1. Is there any hope of them surviving the winter? I thought they had to stay above 28. I had some when we lived in Austin and most winters they died. One winter it never got below 28 and we got bananas the next year. They were so yummy.

  2. The gal who sold them to me lives in OKC ... she said to cover them real well when it got cold. We'll see what happens.