This morning I was reading my favorite garden blogs. The Outlaw Gardener had posted that his Basjoo banana had collapsed. I was pretty shocked because he had just posted yesterday pictures of it still standing. I remember looking out on Thursday and checking our Basjoo and it was bronzed but still standing.
I forwarded on a copy of the blog to G and we were talking about it at lunch today. We finally took a look outside to find that ours had also collapsed. We were shocked. We had thought it made it through the week of freezing temps. Just last a week ago on Friday we had lows of 17 degrees.
But no, the stalks are not going to make it through this winter. They were a mess laying all over the oak leaf hydrangea and hardy hibiscus. G got to work right away to remove most of the fallen stalks and leaves. Sigh... it probably will not bloom again next year.
Just over a week ago - December 4th - it was still standing. We were hoping the leaves would just fall and protect the stalks