Valerie: Without being able to see these things under magnification, it would be a wild guess. These remind me of a tiny insect called springtails. They are more of a nuisance than anything else.
I am in the Woodstown, NJ area...I taught Agricultural Occupations for BCIT in Medford from 2000 to 2005...Small world??? From a distance it looks like a Barberry (didn't see any thorns on the branches)
Hi Laurel, Banana plants do not like to sit in water they need good drainage. If you have a dish sitting under it it must be emptied after 15 minutes. Are you moving it up to a larger container or is
Ben It is hard to tell without more pictures...A picture of the whole plant from a distance would help tremendously...It could be an azalea or numerous other early spring flowering shrubs... Flowering
Nan It is hard to tell without more pictures...Your picture makes the plant look like it has white stripes on the leaves...Flowering plants (angiosperms) are classified by the structure of the flowers