Here's how my bananas started back in early spring..... These trunks were protected with some fall leaves and a small cage made out of chicken wire.
And here they are in May .... Each year I can't wait to watch the march of the bananas. Usually starting sometime in late March conveniently. It never ceases to amaze me how fast they start to fill out.
And now to the real big ones.... remember the patch at the beginning of the post.
Well they are now over 10 feet tall! These things grow fast.
If the warmth continues I could have my best banana year yet!
And it's not just the super tropical banana leaves that are amazing. Check out the amazing pseudo stem.
And as for the leaves.... Watching them unfurl before your very eyes (sometimes in the course of a single day) is a truly remarkable experience.
There you have it. Banana lovin' in the PNW. Who'd of thunk it?!