Summer is working its magic! My banana (Musa Basjoo - an older one, not the new one I just rescued) is putting on some height, multiplying, and I swear the leaves this year are twice the size of previous years.
The Cannas are reaching for the sky and blooming, there seem to be less this summer; perhaps winter took a few. Maybe this is the year I finally divide them, I’ve been avoiding doing it because it sounds like an opportunity to accidentally chop them in half the wrong way and kill them.
The Colocasia (Elephant ears), Hakonechloa and Hibiscus are thriving and you can’t see more than a square inch of soil, a measure of gardening success in my book.
And I love morning sun filtering through the bamboo and lighting up the Trachycarpus fortunei.
But did you notice the scariest thing in these photos? Peeling paint on our house and the side of our neighbors garage. Am I the only person who gets stressed out at the idea of painting her house? It’s not the painting, it’s the plants. I can’t bear the idea of the trampling that is going to occur. Do you do it in the fall when the plants will have the winter to recover? Do you do it in the spring when there is still bare dirt showing? Or instead do you procrastinate like we have?