Saturday, August 05, 2006

First Bananas

I wore myself plumb out, noodling on the banjo until after 2am so I am dawdling at my essay, which is entitled, " Political Portraiture: Semiotics, The Unconscious, and The Yellow Power Suit". I thus decided to photograph my first stalk of bananas. The dawning yellow will inspire me, I hope.

I planted this banana tree about five years ago. It was a gift from WAM, gardener extraordinaire. Now it is three distinct plants with the mother plant as you see here. I was afraid after conversing with Peggy about banana trees while kayaking Lake Munson a while back, that this was ornamental and not the fruiting kind of banana tree. As luck would have it, I spied a flower and a stalk this week.

I'll record its progress and I hope to get a bunch of mild sweet yellow bananas in a couple of weeks. The figs are all gone now and I am in need of more homegrown fruit.

1 comment:

  1. YAY!!! You will have bananas!! I hope we are so lucky next spring!!