Bananas in Arkansas?

One Gravette family has plants, blooms, and are hoping to see fruit

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Tom Smith and four young swimmers enjoying the banana "tropical paradise" at the Smith home in Gravette. Swimmers, from the left, are Camille Smith, friends Hannah Frakes and Jessica Bookout and sister Cate Smith.

Tom Smith and four young swimmers enjoying the banana "tropical paradise" at the Smith home in Gravette. Swimmers, from the left, are Camille Smith, friends Hannah Frakes and Jessica Bookout and sister Cate Smith.
Photo by Dodie Evans

What to a passerby looks like a tropical plant stretching above the yard fence in Gravette is exactly that. In fact, it’s dozens of plants not normally grown in northwest Arkansas.


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