I'm happy to find this site! My name's Josh. I grow timber bamboos (as a hobby) but have started getting interested in other plants too. I look forward to swapping ideas and info here.
Thanx for the great welcomes! Crabbergirl: Bamboo is def easy to grow - maybe too easy. I started with a 3-gallon Phylostachys Viridis and it only took 5 years to turn into a forest. Now I have a 3-gallon Phylostachys Edulus Moso and (this summer) am trying banana plants, aroids, berries, and Passifloras. Those I'll need to learn a lot more about.
bananas are easy also as most all of what you have listed. You do have to protect them from freezes that have a deep frost line. Not sure what zone you are in but I know when my daughter lived in Anadarko she has snow throughout the winter. If that's your case I would suggest keeping the nanners in a pot. at least a 30 gal landscape pot. They have ball roots not alot of feeders but they get huge.Year after year they die back but the root gets bigger.
That good that you don't have the mouse problem. I saw something on an educational channel about bamboo and the infestation of rats because of the attraction they have to the fruits. I googled to see if I could find an article on it..here's a link