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honestgreensco

Sustainable Gardening. Edible Landscaping and Trees. Permaculture Farm + Nursery. Construction. Ag. Consulting; on UTube Etsy: https://etsy.me/2EBS2J0

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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honestgreensco

Check out this bee in a banana flower. This bee went inside the flower for a good 15 seconds, i wonder what it smells like inside to them haha. These plants provide lots of flowers, attract beneficial pollinating bees, and are drought tolerant fruit trees. #bees #bananatree #banana #fallflowers #fall #garden #gardening #gardener #flores #floralphotography #flowers #flowering #blooming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #permaculture #pollinatorgarden #fruit #fruittree #growyourown

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honestgreensco

#food #ediblelandscaping #lancaster #mojavedesert #highdesert #la #losangeles #cali #california #gyo

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KariSamuel

#beehappy #savethebees #pollinator #beneficial #beneficialcritter

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cyndi

That is so cool #beneficialinsect #critterarazzi

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honestgreensco

@cyndi such hard workers the bees 😀

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cyndi

Yes they are love them

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sabbanrula

Interesting.. now I’m intrigued about banana flowers 😊

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honestgreensco

@sabbanrula i never knew that each banana had to be pollinated for it to be a viable fruit until i saw the bees moving around in there lol ! I think bats are suppose to pollinate these, but my client has a few hives i care for and they found their way 😂✌

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heelerpup

That’s really cool, they’re like cucumbers, squash, or melons, forming the young fruit before the flower opens. I always thought that was such an odd trait evolutionarily. If it ends up not being pollenated and then dies/falls off, then it’s wasted energy the plant could have used elsewhere. And who’d have thought banana flowers were so pretty! 🐶

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sabbanrula

That’s such an amazing thing to witness. Now I want a banana tree 😍

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honestgreensco

@sabbanrula you should get one! Nothing like a fresh off the tree ripe banana. If you see a banana tree around where you live ask for a cutting because usually they get overgrown and messy when people forget about them 😂✌

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honestgreensco

@heelerpup thats true lol. nature is so weird, i wonder if that trait evolved so that the bananas could produce their fruit quicker though, because when pollinstors are close by the fruit is pretty fast growing compared to a normal fruit tree that flowers , is pollinates then fruit forms. Haha they are pretty cool 😎 they remind my of a small vase haha

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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honestgreensco

Begining to propogate a small banana grove from a large geouping of banana trees on my clients property. Will take one grouping with 12 cuttings and propogate all but the tallest original trunk, making a grove out of the babies essentially. #bananatree #banana #fruittree #banano #dwarfcavendish #agriculture #sembrador #fall #garden #gardening #foodforrest #gardener #farmer #farm #farming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #naturephotography #landscaping #permaculture #sustainable

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honestgreensco

#losangeles #ediblelandscaping #california #lapuente

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honestgreensco

Most people would never think of a banana tree as a fruit tree for LA, but there are many varieties that can be grown here. This variety is dwarf Cavendish and produces bananas 2/3rds the size of the ones you might pick up in the store, but it produces in abudance. They are much sweeter as well, i find store bought bananas really bland, because they are usually picked unripe to ship them to the store before they go bad. When they grow in your yard you get the ultimate ripeness, they are free,

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honestgreensco

and you save a bit of the planet because most of our bananas are coming from guatemala or ecuador and alot of fuel is spent to get to us. #bananatree #banana #fruittree #banano #flowers #dwarfcavendish #agriculture #sembrador #summer #garden #gardening #foodforrest #gardener #farmer #farm #farming #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #naturephotography #landscaping #permaculture #losangeles #ediblelandscaping #california #southla

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angiie

Definitely true. I would dare to say that every house here in PR has banana trees (we call them guineos), plantain (plátano), breadfruit (panapen) and avocado (aguacate) trees in their yard😊

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honestgreensco

@angiie thats super cool, you have to grow your own to really get the good stuff haha

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godfreye

Very well spoken Steve🤗

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angiie

For sure! It's the best way! 😉

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honestgreensco

@godfreye thank you 🙂👍

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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honestgreensco

Starting to bring some bananas to the farm. Got 2 planted, and will probably bring about 10 more that are 8'-13'. These were smaller at about 5'. I saved a good 60 bananas from the dump by potting them and ive been reselling them to clients and i also realized these are able to grow in the desert not too long ago. Sort of a crazy plant for a home because it takes over lol, but on the farm it has room to grow to whatever it wants 😀 soon will have a small grove of them.

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honestgreensco

#plantrecycling #bananatree #fruittrees #gyo #food #foodforrest #permaculture #ediblelandscaping #foodscaping #summer #garden #gardening #gardener #trees #nature #happy #plants #entrepreneur #landscaper #naturephotography #landscaping #la #losangeles #cali #california #mojavedesert #lancaster #highdesert

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