Big September Update!

wxman81September 2, 2010

Thought I would give a big September update since we are nearing the end of the growing season. This update will feature before and after pictures to show the growth throughout the season. After the before and after pictures will be some miscellaneous pictures.

Trachycarpus fortunei, March 7th, 2010:

Trachycarpus fortunei, September 2, 2010:

Trachycarpus fortunei #2, June 18, 2010 (planting date):

Trachycarpus fortunei #2, September 2, 2010 (not much growth, establishment year?):

Ensete maurelii, musa basjoo and black magic EE's, May 2, 2010:

Ensete maurelii, musa basjoo and black magic EE's, September 2, 2010:

Another angle, September 2, 2010:

Banana circle, musa orinoco and siam ruby, June 22, 2010:

Banana circle, musa orinoco and ensete maurelii (replaced siam ruby) September 2, 2010:

Another with daughter in picture, September 2, 2010:

Trachycarpus fortunei and phoenix sylvestris on one corner of yard, September 2, 2010:

Same layout, other corner of yard, September 2, 2010:

Front yard overview, September 2, 2010:

Potted siam ruby (they don't like being in ground here I guess), September 2, 2010:

Potted Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Washingtonia filibusta, September 2, 2010:

Castor beans in back yard, tallest is just over 7 feet, didn't do too great this year, September 2, 2010:

Figured I would post pics now as we're expecting strong winds tomorrow with a cold front. If bananas get shredded at least I took pics! Hopefully I can get final pics in early October before frosts (and things don't get shredded tomorrow!) :)

Thanks for looking!

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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Wxman,

Your yard looks just wonderful!!! Everything looks very healthy and happy!!!

Great job...love everything!!!

Great Picture of your darling daughter...very precious!!!

Laura in VB

    Bookmark   September 2, 2010 at 9:13PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Really beautiful! Your banana plants grew SOOO much! Your windmill palms are looking fantastic too! Looks like a great end to a great growing season and your plants do still have some more of the growing season left to enjoy and they will probably get even larger before the first frost.
Good luck!
-Alex

    Bookmark   September 2, 2010 at 9:24PM
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tropicpalms

first chusan got much fatter, the second not much fatter ut def taller... very nice yard probally one of nicest in wisconsin. thats very nice palms for that zone! super growth on the bananas also! -Justin in VB

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 5:19PM
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anttisepp

As plants as baby looks very happy. :)
Very exotic nice view and I suppose, to be continued.
Have a nice long warm fall, wxman81!
Regards,
Antti

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 5:30AM
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wxman81

Thanks for the comments! I didn't really notice that the windmill palm's trunk fattened up. After you guys mentioned it, I took another look and sure enough it did! Awesome!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 9:23AM
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NoVaPlantGuy_Z7b_8a(Alexandria, VA 7B/8A)

Very nice! Your basjoos and other naners seem to stay fairly compact up there. Im used to seeing those around here at usually 15-20 feet tall or higher. I guess the shorter growing season really does make a difference for you. Still looks great!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 10:27AM
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