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Let a few palms loose.

Posted by jimhardy Iowa 5b? (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 7, 13 at 13:16

Uncovered a few of the palms for some reason......
I guess I just missed them...

T.Martianus looking good -this one put out a leaf in late fall...it is on the thermocube circuit with the T.Ferns,if you can call them that now...

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One of the little replacement C.Cooperi,these had their
leaves burned off again but surprisingly this one has grown a new leaf over the winter under cover..

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Best the Sequoia has ever looked coming out of winter,should be a monster if the rains return this summer.

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Princeps is still minty fresh!

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S.McCurtain(aka little Larrick)is hanging tough,it has
been covered but has had no heat at all...-4F lowest temp so far.

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Don't want to speculate as to whether the Graptopetalum paraguayense are going to make it but
they look amazingly good for only having a clear cover over them...no heat!

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S.Brazoria,some S.Louisiana and Needles.

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Some cactus

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Thanks for looking!

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RE: Let a few palms loose.

Wow! You've got to be happy with your results so far this winter. But don't you have a couple of months to go?


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RE: Let a few palms loose.

Spring is a little over a month away-Sabals and Needles are tough palms.


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RE: Let a few palms loose.

Hi Jim:

I'm a newbie here. I was wondering if an enthusiast like you who has a lot of experience zone pushing, has any opinion on the product FreezePruf or anything similar.

Look forward to any offered experiences or insights.
Thanks,
Kokomo JB


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RE: Let a few palms loose.

Did not have any luck with it-

I did try an experiment with it -spraying it on half a Castor bean plant
but I forgot and left it outside in the (23F) cold to long-whoops!

It may work better on these kind of plants than palms but I think you can get the same effect(or better)planting them under the canopy of a tree.

There is so much difference in cold hardiness from Trachy to Trachy
(even in the same seed batch)that it would be hard to confirm your results.


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RE: Let a few palms loose.

Looks like everything is coming through great. You should see some good growth this summer. Where did your new T fern come from?


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RE: Let a few palms loose.

have you ever put any heat on the cacti bed jim or just keeping it dry was enough? after those pics I really want a princeo, did you get that one from ebay? it looks like the true form.

This post was edited by miketropic on Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 23:29


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RE: Let a few palms loose.

Mike

I do heat the cactus enclosure(usually when it get in the low teens)and
because I planted the Trichocereus Terscheckii I have really spoiled
them this year-I got a deal on the cactus($42 delivered) but not on the heating ) :

Chad

I got the T.ferns from Jim at The fern factory,you can find his web address
in the link under "sources for tree ferns"....

Here is a link that might be useful: Cold Hardy Tree ferns


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RE: Let a few palms loose.

thanks Jim I might be able tow get away without heat next winter if I just plant some stuff that a bit more hardy.

Tree ferns are hard to come by in the US. I am working on getting a nice trunked dicksonia sent to me right now. hope it goes through.


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