Bananas and Beans

One last look before the freezing temps come in at the bananas and beans in my garden this year.

By bananas I mean Musa basjoo, the hardy banana that I mulch each year and which comes back bigger and stronger each growing season.


They're really quite imposing this year...

...creating a thick jungle wall of foliage and pseudostems, visible from almost everywhere.

View from under the deck

And by beans I mean not only the castor beans which I've talked about before...

...but the hyacinth bean vines which I have not mentioned for a while:

Such rampant growth, pretty much taking over here.

They've pulled down the castor beans that were growing under the kitchen window!

Not many blooms (at least when the photos were taken) but the foliage is so attractive I don't really mind.

I suppose my garden can be summed up with a trio: bamboo, bananas, and beans!

I'm oversimplifying of course...

But there you have it.


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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (November 11, 2016 at 9:11 PM)  

So much green biomass. I love it. I wish I had a fraction of it.

outlawgardener  – (November 14, 2016 at 8:56 AM)  

Bananas, bamboo, and beans oh my! Such lush fullness and this post is a swell celebration of it before Jack Frost makes mush of most of it. Would it be so dear if it were this way all year? Here's to another summer of the Lorence jungle!

Jim Gallagher –   – (November 16, 2016 at 6:39 PM)  

Thanks for the bamboo and even more for the great tour of your garden. Made my day.

Jim Gallagher

Alan  – (November 17, 2016 at 4:57 PM)  

Jim: Glad you found the blog, and it was my pleasure! I didn't get to give too many "tours" this year. You'll have to come over again next year before the first frost!

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