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Re: musa acuminata ?? NOW Knee Injury

Definitely another opinion...surely you are not that old...if 80+ they
might be hesitant but with someone who normally walks 2-3 miles a day AND
works out with weight, age shouldn't matter...your condition should.
Good luck on finding a good doctor.

> [Original Message]
> From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/16/2006 2:11:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] musa acuminata ?? NOW Knee Injury
> I'm so sorry about your knee, and I think you are absolutely right about 
> getting a second opinion.  Hope it improves very soon.  All your trees
> beautiful, and, having seen a picture of your yard, I'm sure everything 
> looks great.  BTW, I had St. Augustine grass when I lived in the FL Keys, 
> and I cannot imagine it in a pot. :-)
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 12:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] musa acuminata ??
> > Donna, I have had this banana and have overwintered in my garden room
> > 2
> > winters and have had a baby each yr so now have 3.   I have not tried
> > store
> > the bulb but will perhaps try that that next winter since I have extras 
> > now.
> > The book 'Hot Plants in Cold Climates' tells you how to do this but 
> > haven't
> > had good luck with other tropicals that they say you can do this method
> > winter storage.   We have a red banana in the greenhouse this year
> > has been
> > tempting but have had resistance so far.   How many bananas does one
> > in a
> > northern garden?
> >     My yellow 'Butterflies' Magnolia is in bloom for the first time.  
> > is
> > located in my front gardens.   It really brings out the colors in my 
> > garden
> > (lots of yellow daffs, blue hyacinths and other blue garden accents 
> > against
> > my pale yellow house).   My 'Royal Star' Magnolia has been gorgeous
> > but
> > the heat & the winds have matured it very fast.
> >     Haven't had much time to chat but I am trying to keep up the
> > We had more storms last night but haven't heard of much damage.   It was
> > raining when we went to sunrise services this morning.
> >     Sat Apr 8th I attended a garden seminar with Pam Duthie of the
> > area as the speaker.
> > She has authored 'Continuous Bloom' & 'Continuous Color'.   She spoke 
> > several
> > yrs ago at ISU perennial Saturday event.   I enjoyed her as much this
> > as
> > last.   Donna, are you familiar with her?
> >     The garden group i have traveled with the past few yrs are going to
> > Chicago Botanical, Morton Arboretum, private gardens, theater, etc the 
> > middle of
> > May for 4 days.   I so want to go but I have that MG tour Jun 24th as
> > as a
> > smaller tour in May.   Unfortunately, I have a knee injury (torn lateral
> > Meniscus) which the ortho surgeon says they do not repair at my age.  
> > have had
> > to give up walking 2-3 miles per day and my weight lifting class.   It
> > constant pain but worse my knee is not stable. I have fallen and am 
> > fearful of
> > breaking bones or hip.   I have a hi tolerance of pain and can handle
> > when
> > on my feet however   I can't sleep. I am a side sleeper and the least 
> > painful
> > sleep position is flat on my back with a pillow under my knee.   He
> > do
> > surgery to clean up the tear but will give me no guarantee of anything 
> > else.   I
> > will get a 2nd opinion when I have time.   I couldn't have surgery till 
> > after
> > the June tour.
> >     Has anyone seen the Proven Winners St Augustine grass for sale at
> > of
> > the mail order sites?   We had it for the past 2 yrs at our greenhouse
> > didn't get it this year.   It is a wonderful container plant.   You 
> > southerns
> > probably get a laugh out this!   I can hear you Jim.
> >          Ceres
> >
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