growth rates down from last year bt cnt compla
May was useless with all of the cold rainy days and then June started out hot. We had a 5 day stretch with an average high of 89 but it has cooled quite a bit. We are having a lot of wonderfully pleasant days with low humidity and highs in the upper 70s. It's also been dropping into the 50s at night. I can't complain about weather like that but my palms while in good shape are not groing like last summer. It was much warmer and more humid a year ago. My Pacific tall coconut did just put a new spear out a few days ago and I can see daily growth. I got three full split fronds last year but I think it will only be two this year. That said it is getting awefully big. I love this weather but another 4-5 degrees higher would be nice. We are supposed to get into the mid-upper 80s by the weekend with more humidity so things will start to pick up. Last year by the 4th it was 94 here, now they are saying about 84 next Monday.