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Bananas! [Sep. 16th, 2008|03:12 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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LOL - I don't know why this strikes me as so funny, but....

One of my banana trees is actually growing bananas!

We have four banana trees in our backyard. We planted two or three of them about two years ago, and then one or two of them sprouted up since then. They've gotten really big, and now one has bananas!

I took a picture:



Aren't they cute? It's a normal banana tree, so I should be able to eat them once they ripen. There are dozens on there, I'm going to have to make banana bread or something and freeze it.

Back to painting!! I've been going through some of my Japan photos, and am working on a new piece inspired by a neat part of Tokyo.....
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[User Picture]From: deannadavoli
2008-09-16 07:32 pm (UTC)
yummy, I love bananas!!! I don't know if you blend up smoothies, but you can always freeze peeled bananas and then use them for all kinds of good smoothies! they make the texture to be like a shake.....yum, I want one now! hehe
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:14 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea, I love smoothies! Frozen bananas almost taste like ice cream to me!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2008-09-16 07:46 pm (UTC)
Whoa COOL!! That is the cool thing about living in a tropical place, you don't even have to TRY to grow stuff. You know what you need--an avacado tree!! mmmmm...I'd come down there & take some of THOSE off your hands! hee hee!!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2008-09-17 06:25 am (UTC)
We also had a avacado tree and those definately come in handy!!!! They are easy to grow too.
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2008-09-17 04:31 pm (UTC)
oh man!! AWESOME! SO LUCKY! I love avacado! I grew up in Ohio so I NEVER had avacado until I moved to the west coast.
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2008-09-17 05:11 pm (UTC)
I grew up in South Africa so it was always hot and warm over therw. Now I live in The Netherlands with pretty much the same climate as the North pole...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:14 pm (UTC)
Oh man, an avacado tree would be great!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:15 pm (UTC)
I'm thankful we don't get frost here (well, once in the past five years, and it was like for an hour!), it means I can grow just about anything. According to the place I bought the trees from, they should be edible, normal bananas - yay!
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2008-09-16 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, they're so cute! They almost make me want to eat bananas. ;)

I can't wait to see the Tokyo inspired paintings - very exciting!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:15 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I still can't believe you don't like bananas!
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[User Picture]From: sandra666219
2008-09-16 08:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, I haven't seen a banana tree in years.

I guess you'll be making a lot of banana bread when they are ripe.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:16 pm (UTC)
Definitely! I like making it with pecans!
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[User Picture]From: sandra666219
2008-09-20 03:21 am (UTC)
I too make it with pecans.
I have two peacans trees.

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[User Picture]From: pixiewildflower
2008-09-16 08:46 pm (UTC)
That's great!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:17 pm (UTC)
As long as you don't get a hard freeze, bananas will grow in most warm places. There are several dozen types of banana trees out there - some are ornamental, only some bear fruit, and of those, only some are edible, so make sure to get one that will grow good banans! They also grow really fast, ours were 8' tall in 6 months, which is what we were looking for (our house only had one lonely tree in the backyard when we bought it, and we needed shade!).
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2008-09-17 12:42 am (UTC)
YOu can also make banana puree and freez it into ice cube tray and then put them into ziploc bags when they are frozen--then whenever you make smoothies you can just pop a few banana-cubes in there! :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:18 pm (UTC)
That is an excellent idea!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2008-09-17 06:25 am (UTC)
Back home in South Africa we also had banana trees and they grew fruit sometimes, but it didn't taste nice at all. It was never sweet like "real" bananas so if you decided to eat them, let me know how they taste :-)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:18 pm (UTC)
Will do! These are regular edible bananas (like the kind at the grocery store), or they're supposed to be at least!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2008-09-17 07:55 am (UTC)
Gorgeous photo! I love the colourshades of the leaves and bananas. Woww, it is cool to be able to have a bananatree in the garden haha. We don't have the climate for it here, but they are beautiful trees :D

Hmm japan, you lucky girl ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you Miri!

Japan was awesome!!!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2008-09-17 11:23 am (UTC)
How cool is that??? My kids would LOVE it at your house then!! :P
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-09-17 01:19 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, I'll have to watch out for Matt though - he's a banana-eating Monkey!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2008-09-17 01:51 pm (UTC)
That's probably the most popular fruit in my house at the moment...bananas. And I have 3 little monkeys. :P
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2008-09-17 04:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's so neat! I wish we could have a banana tree!
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From: k_smithington
2008-09-18 03:17 am (UTC)
Oh how cool! Bananas=delicious.
I've always wanted to go to Japan... Glad you enjoyed it!!
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