Return to the Palms & Cycads Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Sorry for the iPhone pics on a dreary spring day, but....

Posted by bradleyo 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 16:00

otherwise you wouldn't get any from me. Uploading from my camera is too complicated and involves a cord and computer knowledge. I now have a Photobucket app on my phone that is quite handy.

My overwintered trachy would have looked a lot better if I didn't fry it. My thermocube was not postitioned properly. When I finally got a thermometer in there 2 weeks later, I realized it was 122F! It's alive and growing, however almost all of the foliage was fried.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Pretty barren, just some bulbs coming up and perennials starting to emerge.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Zone 6 my a@#, the Summer Snow gardenia experienced 1 night at -4F, a handful of nights in the single digits, and an otherwise record setting winter with most days above freezing. It had a cage around it to protect from the deer and I wrapped some frost cloth as a wind barrier for maybe the coldest 5-6 weeks of the winter.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Everything looks pretty typical except the opuntia on the right. It sailed through the past 2 winters covered in snow and seeing much colder temps. It fell over this year and lost most of its color. I'm hoping to comes back.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Sabal minor largely undamaged with leaf mulch only for protection.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Yucca aloifolia - minimal damage, even dug up a few pups

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

My plants that I'm taking with me. I've dug up division of plants, rooted a few cuttings, and also stored several in my grow room. These have been outside for several weeks now. I have to pull them in . I'll be out of town and we may get a handful of frosts.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

What's left in the basement

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Growing some crapes and eucs from Cincy Frank

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Thanks for looking


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Sorry for the iPhone pics on a dreary spring day, but....

Everything looks great and you have a nice crew to take with you to the new place......(-:

I think your Aloifolia is really Y.Gloriosa.

Find more about Weather in Fairfield, IA
Click for weather forecast


 o
RE: Sorry for the iPhone pics on a dreary spring day, but....

The shape of your flower bed looks nice. I like that circle of lawn in the middle. Also do you protect your opuntia imbricta


 o
RE: Sorry for the iPhone pics on a dreary spring day, but....

I know this forum is a year old, but do you happen to remember where your purchased the Summer Snow Gardenia?


 o
RE: Sorry for the iPhone pics on a dreary spring day, but....

Great job, erverything looks good!


 o
RE: Sorry for the iPhone pics on a dreary spring day, but....

Hattrick, I got that in Pittsburgh. Dont know if you live here, but with a name like yours its possible! There is a nursery right next to North Park, not far from Passavant Hospital. I don't live in that area so the name escapes me. That was 2 years ago, and if everyone got the same results as me, I'm betting they don't carry them anymore.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Palms & Cycads Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here