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After the Freeze

Bajoo Banana Frost

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.

Bajoo Banana Frost
Just over a week ago - December 4th - it was still standing. We were hoping the leaves would just fall and protect the stalks

Bajoo Banana Frost
But no - between the temperatures down to 11.7 and a bit of rain - the whole plant just collapsed. Tonight it is 45 degrees!

Bajoo Banana Frost
The Fallen Giant

Fall 2013
Standing tall on November 17th - less than a month ago

Musa basjoo
In its glory in July


Comments (2)

Oh what a shame! I remember seeing photos of it in some of your other posts, it was really beautiful. :(

Oh my friend, you know I share your pain! I meant to wrap the stems this year but didn't get to it. Oops! I wonder if it would have helped when he temps got so low for so long?

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