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Re: musa acuminata ??

I agree w/ the second opinion thing Ceres.  We just want you to be whole and
well again very soon!

On 4/16/06, Theresa <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Hi Ceres- I bet your Magnolia is just lovely!  If you get a pick to post
> some time, let us know.  About your knee- definitely get a 2nd opinion.
> That's just crazy.  You might want to get that 2nd opinion from a Sports
> Medicine doc- they seem to have more of a clue that it is important to
> be able to use your body and maintain movement, no matter what your
> age.  Who cares how old a person is, pain and inability to exercise to
> remain healthy are not acceptable!  Keep us posted.
> Theresa
> Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
> >Donna, I have had this banana and have overwintered in my garden room for
> 2
> >winters and have had a baby each yr so now have 3.   I have not tried to
> 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
> of
> >winter storage.   We have a red banana in the greenhouse this year which
> has been
> >tempting but have had resistance so far.   How many bananas does one need
> in a
> >northern garden?
> >     My yellow 'Butterflies' Magnolia is in bloom for the first time.
> It 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 also
> 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
> reading.
> >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
> Chicago
> >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
> time 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
> well 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.   I
> have had
> >to give up walking 2-3 miles per day and my weight lifting class.   It is
> >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
> that 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 will
> 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
> any of
> >the mail order sites?   We had it for the past 2 yrs at our greenhouse
> but
> >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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Pam Evans
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zone 8A

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