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laneygarden

Zone 9a, NE Florida - @laneymg on Insta

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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laneygarden

Banana tree pup

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
  • Like Count 18
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laneygarden

This #banana tree has been here for many years, but I’ve cut it all the way back a few times. Banana trees are just so common in #Florida! When this gets big, it shades my already too-shady yard a bit much, so it gets cut. But being here on #gardentags makes me want to let it grow, so we’ll see! 😍 #9a

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laneygarden

@Christiani.blooms Here’s my Florida banana tree. 😊😊

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cyndi

#freefood

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laneygarden

@cyndi It hasn’t ever produced fruit, but that may be because I keep cutting it! I’m excited to see what happens when I let it grow. I’ve never even cared for it, really. They grow so easily. I wonder what will happen when I give it some love and nutrients! 😍

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cyndi

Compost around the base it loves compost. It will grow real good for you. You will know its doing really well when it makes pups. I love mine. Plus why not grow your own free food. Lol

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cyndi

This area you could make into a "tropical bed" area i see lots of potential with banana ferns of different sorts if this is mostly shade look at this link https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/tropical-shade-gardening.htm

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laneygarden

Thank you @cyndi It seems so obvious now, but yes, a tropical bed is exactly what I need right there! I planted a lot before I understood a lot, and this whole area needs to be changed anyway.

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cyndi

Very welcome. I wish you very best on the project. Cant wait to see what ya do. Xo

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laneygarden

@cyndi For the longest time, I really didn’t like local plants. I wanted to create some English sort of garden here in Florida! But I’ve grown to absolutely LOVE native plants and it’s so much more fun to garden with plants that can live, and actually thrive, in our harsh summers!

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cyndi

You can do a cottage sort of garden with many plants in florida. Heres some ideas to look at hope these help give you inspiration. https://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/cottage-garden-landscaping.html and https://www.pinterest.com/deborahvs09/florida-natives-for-cottage-gardens/

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cyndi

Make different zones in your spaces. Like a tropical here with the banana shade area more sunny areas do a different zone theme. Transition/seperate the spaces with trellis/arches of climbers like roses and very scented jasmines clemantis mixed for example..

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cyndi

Above all dream and enjoy its your space make it your way.

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