My outdoor palms at the end of the winter.
Here they are! First picture was them back at the end of the summer and the 2nd pic is of them as of today. I think the results are pretty surprising. Also the pics of them today are a little darker because it was cloudy and the pictures were taken by my phone.
This was my needle palm in the fall.
This is my needle palm now. It got no protection other than just some x mas lights around the base to melt snow a little faster. It got a little damage, but has grown a healthy leaf within the past month.
This was my sabal minor in the fall.
This is it now. It does have a little damage on the tips which I thought was surprising since it was fully protected. I think that this sabal minor is a little less cold tolerant than most, but it still made it through the winter so I am happy about that.
This is one of my windmill palms back in the fall. Also in case you are wondering, I cut the yucca next to it and rooted it, and now it is inside doing well.
This is my windmill palm now. This was protected and it did pretty well. No real damage (but it looks like it has a lot in the picture for some reason), the leaves are a little bent up from being tied up, and some discoloration by the tips.
This was my other windmill palm in the fall. Since it was doign so poorly in the fall, I did not give it a lot of protection just to see how it does.
This is it now. All it got for protection was some x mas lights and a frost cloth, but the frost cloth blew off and I never put it back on. It experienced 3 snow storms and some of the coldest nights of the year with no frost cloth.
And this was my pindo palm, not in the fall, but back in may 09 when it was first planted.
And here it is now. It got the same protection as my sabal minor and the windmill palm that I did protect, but it looks much better than all my other palms. The leaves are a little bent from being wrapped up, but other than that its looking good.
So they are all alive and considering the lack of protection they got, I think they did pretty good. They dont look as good in the pictures as they actually do probably because of my phone, but when summer gets started Ill take much better pics. I plan on giving it epsom salt to get it growing well again, but that probably wont be until early or mid april when 60s are common.