Bananas…..

Not the Woody Allen movie…

Nor these…..

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Though this is the first of  hands of bananas that have been picked.And there are two more to go…

…..Smoothies,cereal,banana bread,etc……

But this….

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My Banana Shrub...Michelia figo

Even with all the cool weather we’ve had,TheGreatWall has taken on the scent of a banana popsicle.Everywhere I walk in the garden,I smell bananas….

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Hardy to Zone 7-10,this one grows in full sun…..

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No extra irrigation,but what the Heavens provide…

And,this year it is covered in blooms…..

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It can be used as a hedge,if you choose,but I have mine growing with a Dwarf Bottlebrush.-Callistemon citrinus.Why I made that choice,I have no idea…..Serendipity? But whatever…it works.

Though the bottlebrush is a touch cold tinged,the Banana Shrub seems quite content.

To learn more about Banana Shrub,check here….

3 responses to “Bananas…..

  1. Pingback: Bananas….. | thegreatwalloflutz

  2. I love the flowers on this plant. Beautiful! I never heard of the banana shrub before.

  3. Sue,it is wonderful.So carefree,and smells delicious.Everyone that comes in the back garden comments on the banana smell.

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