Next weekend MeMa and I are hosting our annual staff party for my office, a nice low-key evening of dining and conversation in the garden. With a lot of work the gardens are looking great and especially the hardy banana which were topping out at about twelve feet. Did I say were? We had rain for the first time since June and with the rain we got wind, lots of wind. The next day the gardens and pathways were covered in debris from the Redwood and the poor banana looked as though someone had braided its leaves.
|Hardy Banana as it looked before the wind.|
|I had no choice but to cut most of the leaves out while trying to sort through the mess.|
|I was quite surprised to find a flower had formed for the first time. Must have been the mild winter and long hot summer.|