bend wyatt one crop

bend wyatt one crop

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ramblin' Wyatt

It's been the most unusual week.
First we went down to the Willamette River...and we forgot to bring my boat.
But no worries...

We found a big boat that could float our truck to the other side!
Bridges are boring.

I've done some snooping around the shops this week.

Need to revisit the 60's?....The Lounge Lizard on Hawthorne.

The best stop was the Willamette General Store. It has it all: Hardware, Plants, Wine, Cigars, Coffee and my favorite...OUTDOOR BARBECUE!

But, Paws down, the craziest news of the week....Our Banana Tree is Fruiting!
I know, you are thinking that it's like the time that I duct taped some bananas on my tree...but not this time!

(We had to look it up online, because we didn't know what the tree was doing...ha ha)
This is kind of a big deal, because we live in Oregon in a USDA zone 8. People here grow hardy banana trees for the big foliage, but they never have fruit unless they are planted permanently in a greenhouse and even that would be kind of a big deal for our climate. 

When the freezing temperatures come, the banana dies down to the ground, but the roots remain and it pops back to life in the spring. 
We always wrap our stems about 4' up so they don't freeze to the ground. Anywho, it seems to be really happy this year and is giving it's all. :D
We are getting out the recipes for banana smoothies!



  1. You sure get around Wyatt. What great places
    Benny & Lily

  2. Oh, that ferry looked like fun!! Gotta try one of those. I have never seen a banana tree fruit before! That is sooo cool! I hope it makes a big batch of bananas for lots, and lots of smoothies ~ I'll be right over!



  3. Whoa, a banana tree? That means Banana splits!!! Yum!!!

  4. Sssssslurp! Love the smoothies and what a beautiful plant!

  5. Wow that is so cool. WE sure hope the weird weather keeps being weird, at least until your banannas are ready to pik and eat

  6. Momma saw bananas growing in Costa Rica but she says never in Oregon! We are all VERY impressed with your growing prowess! Maybe you need to plant a grove and next year open a farm stand featuring local Oregon nannners!

  7. Woof! Woof! COOL! What a FUN trip ... LOVE your new blog header. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. You have such a green paw, Wyatt. All plants thrives for you!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  9. Very impressive Wyatt. Ditto Molly & Mitch , you sure have green paws. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. What an amazing plant - growing bananas for you. It must be all that care and attention you've been giving it Wyatt :-) woofs and licks from Magic xx

  11. Thats amazing about the bananas! I love them, do you like to eat them??
    You have such wonderful adventures Wyatt! Love, Licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxxxxx

  12. OMD OMD I remember when SUGAR... in Hawaii... showed us a flowering Banana tree.. and I was TOTALLy Facinated with it... BUTT THIS... GOES WAY beyond Facinating... THIS is truly AMAZING... and a perfect example of WHY YOU are Blogville's Sec. of AGRICULTURE. THAT is WONDERFUL PLEASE PLEASE give us MANY MORE pictures of its Progress!!!

  13. Wow, bananas in the Northwest??? Crazy - but we bet those smoothies will be pawesome.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. That is unusual for a banana to be flowering that far up north - must be a year for odd things - we planted a pineapple top and it is growing like crazy too

  15. Wow, bananas! Hopefully this is a fluke and doesn't mean global warming is moving northward...

  16. 1st...mommy loves all those cool lights hanging from the ceiling in that store. She loves the 'amber' or is it 'ember' look?

    Fruiting banana tree in Oregon does sound crazy. And they say there's no global warming! HA!

    Mommy loves your comment on Daddy's birthday post yesterday. Hanging in your dog house. BOL!

    Violet Mae and mommy

  17. Well...holee guacko moley! We lives in Florida...da land of nanas...and we can't even grows dem here. You must have extra green paws! :o)

  18. OMD! You're getting bananas?!!! Amazing! What fun! Maybe we can swap banana recipes :) Mine should be ready to pick in about a month. That is if the winds don't demolish it first. Tropical Storm Debbie took out our first set. Crossin paws that Isaac doesn't get the new one.

    Waggin at ya,