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BANANA

A derogatory term; acronym for Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody. Much stronger than NIMBY—Not In My Back Yard.

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The reason(s) for the failure to establish RPM females and immatures on banana trees and leaf discs in quarantine are unclear.
Checking banana trees carefully for pest problems can lead to spraying as needed, rather than on a set schedule.
Another big seller is a hardy banana tree that can survive a New England winter.
PLANTS, POOL AND MARKET FORCES: Spot the banana trees (left), relax and watch the fish (far left), farmers' market (above) and craft market (below)
We used to just lift coconuts and banana trees, now we've got dieticians, weights, everything
Tony Leeson, of Heol Miaren, Barry, was astonished when he looked at one of his banana trees in his back garden and saw they had begun to bear fruit.
It is a lavishly green and rugged place, its hills covered with Canary pine and its ravines and valleys filled with citrus, avocado, chestnut, almond and banana trees.
Arriving at the Ecoposada, the eco-friendly hostel that would be their home for the next three clays, the students exiting the bus commented on the briskness of the air and pointed to the pine trees, the likes of which they had never seen After a quick tour of the hostel, where the children admired the organic shade grown coffee plants and the citrus and banana trees, two resident UAPitos led the group to a family-run nursery where they have been conducting research on the reproductive habits of orchids and bromeliads Each group of visitors listened to descriptions of the over 50 bromeliad and orchid species found in the area.
There are these lovely poinsettia trees all around us and five ripe banana trees in our garden.
Banana trees with red leaves (Ensete ventricosum) or red blotches on the leaves (Musa acuminata 'Zebrina') make fine background plants for the tropical garden.
Hotel cuisine was nothing to write home about, but we breakfasted al fresco under banana trees and bougainvillea beside a tinkling ornamental stream.
The storm damaged banana trees, smashing some to the ground, and smashed down shacks on the islands.