Mr. Flower brought one banana tree into the marriage over three decades ago.
Over the years this banana has multiplied.
Now, we have a banana forest.
We have learned some banana tricks.
We used to dig them all up and haul them all into the basement in the fall.
Now we enclose them in a circle of wire fence and fill around them with leaves or straw.
This is the easy way to over-winter a banana tree.
Instead of digging them up and carrying them in and out, we just enclose it and leave it.
Thus the banana forest has developed.
Each family of pup trees is circled around the dead mama tree.
I enjoy standing in the banana forest while the wind blows.
I pretend I am on an island in the tropics.
My sister jokes that we should rent it out for wedding photos.
For those folks who can’t make it to Hawaii for the big day.
ALOHA from FLORA