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by CTPalm
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Uncovered Everything Today
Replies: 57
Views: 17433
United States of America

Poor Connecticut Too! -7F when I left for work last week looks like same end of this week. Getting another foot of snow today.

My Banana froze solid in my unheated garage. Usually doesn't freeze.
by CTPalm
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Crazy Assed banana plants in New Jersey
Replies: 63
Views: 21434
United States of America

Mike

Looks great!

Paul
by CTPalm
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Big Boy Trachy
Replies: 14
Views: 5020
United States of America

Real Nice!
by CTPalm
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms & Cactus
Replies: 27
Views: 8046
United States of America

Jim

Awesome pics and garden! I cant believe you are in Iowa.

Paul
by CTPalm
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Backyard Musas flowering earlier this year! WooHoo!
Replies: 22
Views: 9689
United States of America

Nice! How did you protect them to get that kinda growth already? Paul Hey Paul, I cut back hip height in November after first freeze and then cage with chicken wire and throw in lotsa straw, cover with plastic and leave the top open for air and sun on winter days. The only time I leave the top on i...
by CTPalm
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Backyard Musas flowering earlier this year! WooHoo!
Replies: 22
Views: 9689
United States of America

Nice!

How did you protect them to get that kinda growth already?

Paul
by CTPalm
Thu May 30, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Clouds and Rainstorms
Replies: 15
Views: 5812
United States of America

Cool Pics - Beautiful Property!

I Like your new little baby birds too!

Paul
by CTPalm
Fri May 03, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Looking for one accepting southern household (humor)
Replies: 19
Views: 10959
United States of America

Feel real bad for you dude!

Paul
by CTPalm
Thu May 02, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Planting Windmill Palm
Replies: 21
Views: 5246
United States of America

Where have you gotten the palms from?? I know you were wondering about musa basjoo. I got mine in newington at stonehedge gardens. Bill Ma do you sell windmills?? I got them from here http://palmtreesalesonline.com it was in there package deal area - 6 - 2-3 year old palms for $149 - they let me su...
by CTPalm
Thu May 02, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Wildlife From The Palm Gardens
Topic: Quail eggs
Replies: 35
Views: 15444
United States of America

Missed a day somewhere. We're up to a dozen. :D <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/8700908074/" title="001 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8137/8700908074_db83566e0c_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="001"></a> All you need now is some bacon! Just ...
by CTPalm
Wed May 01, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Planting Windmill Palm
Replies: 21
Views: 5246
United States of America

Thanks for the welcome. And try at least one in the ground! Are you on bananas.org as well?? Thought I saw you over there as well. We will see how this goes but I think it'll be a great addition to the back yard. Yes I am also on bananas.org - You are right, I do have to experiment with one. Yours ...
by CTPalm
Wed May 01, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Death Winter
Replies: 15
Views: 5598
United States of America

Barb sorry for your loss! I lost a bunch of palm seedlings and most of my bananas this year.

Paul :cry:
by CTPalm
Wed May 01, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Windmill Palms Declining?
Replies: 13
Views: 4003
United States of America

My waggie looks like that. I had it in the house for protection. When I brought it out last month on a cloudy day - went to work out came the sun and fried it. Actually every year when I bring out the trachys a lot of the fronds do that and I have to cut them off. I actually wondered how you guys co...
by CTPalm
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Planting Windmill Palm
Replies: 21
Views: 5246
United States of America

Welcome Neighbor - I have 4 trachies about the size of yours but I have been wheeling them in the garage for the winter. I gave my dad a small trachy and he planted it and covered with only burlap (no heat) on the north side of his house in Manchester CT and it lived! I have a similar sized Waggie t...
by CTPalm
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Montreal Palms Update
Replies: 7
Views: 1671
United States of America

Great videos - did you protect with heat?
by CTPalm
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Uncovered my Windmill Palms today!
Replies: 37
Views: 10636
United States of America

Very Impressive! Congrats!!!
by CTPalm
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Mold on Seedlings Soil !!
Replies: 29
Views: 11487
United States of America

Hydrogen peroxide takes care of fungus gnats? It should be obvious, but that explains why my majesty palm doesn't have a gnat problem! (I often water it with some H2O2 mixed in) I'll have to try that with the rest of my palms :D It kills the larvae - so you have to keep watering everything - eventu...
by CTPalm
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Mold on Seedlings Soil !!
Replies: 29
Views: 11487
United States of America

Sometimes I get mold on my soil too. Especially after a few cloudy days in my toasty house even though the plants are in south facing windows. I sometime lightly spray top of soil with anti-bacteria soap and water mixture or Better yet - I periodically water with peroxide and water - keeps the fungu...
by CTPalm
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Future prosperity for America?
Replies: 90
Views: 54822
United States of America

“Once the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic.” – Benjamin Franklin
by CTPalm
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: What seeds are you starting this winter?
Replies: 12
Views: 5844
United States of America

Re: What seeds are you starting this winter?

. gotta start something. :clown: Anybody else with this disease? Barb[/quote] Oh no it's in my head "Gotta be startin somethin" I have a few Unknowns from Vacation (looked like palm seeds) and some yucca seeds someone brought me from Texas no luck yet on the yuccas the 1st try. My house, basement an...
by CTPalm
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: East Coasters: Brace yourselves
Replies: 34
Views: 9094
United States of America

I'm ready for the storm I got a case of Cabernet and 3 cases of Shock Top Belgian Ale 8) Sounds like a plan! Exactly one year ago we lost power and phones for a week, no cellular either 'cause the towers lost power. Although last year we had the snow to keep the adult beverage cold all week. Hope i...
by CTPalm
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: East Coasters: Brace yourselves
Replies: 34
Views: 9094
United States of America

Not looking forward to this. Could be worse than last year. I hope it goes out to sea!

Paul
by CTPalm
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: How Big are your Bananas?
Replies: 38
Views: 14760
United States of America

Nice looking bananas! I had no idea that musa basjoos had red on the underside of their leaves.

Paul
by CTPalm
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Early Morning photos of Everything
Replies: 13
Views: 3936
United States of America

Wow Barb tons of nice plants and what beautiful views.

Paul
by CTPalm
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Tropical Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 2404
United States of America

Wow your yard looks awesome! You are running out of grass areas hahaha. Your trachy is getting huge. I can just imagine the lookers of your front lawn. I only have one Banana (Musa Orinoco) in my front yard and I have people stopping all the time to ask me what kind of palm tree it is and how do I g...
by CTPalm
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: How fresh are these trachy seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 1485
United States of America

I purchased trachy seeds from him and had excellent germination results
by CTPalm
Fri May 25, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachycarpus inflorescence
Replies: 10
Views: 2619
United States of America

Nice Barb! I hope to keep mine alive long enough to see that one day.
by CTPalm
Fri May 25, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Wildlife From The Palm Gardens
Topic: Frog on a Leaf
Replies: 8
Views: 4291
United States of America

Cool
by CTPalm
Fri May 18, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Patio getting crowded
Replies: 11
Views: 3137
United States of America

Wow Barb - that jade tree was flowered out like that last year, I didn't even know they did that. I have one that is about 12 years old/ 2 feet tall, maybe someday. Is that Foxtail one of the one you grew from seed? Paul
by CTPalm
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Seed Exchange
Topic: Palm Seedlings for Sale (Cheap!)
Replies: 13
Views: 8221
United States of America

Cameron - too funny I was wondering what you would do with all those seedlings.

Barb - Didn't you just thin out the herd.

I'm in trouble for what I have too!

Paul :roll: :roll: :roll:
by CTPalm
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: April fool's weather......frozen palm pots
Replies: 13
Views: 3738
United States of America

Tim I have a bunch of trachy seedlings in 3" pots that froze solid a few times in the past couple of years (due to wrong weather reports - haha) and they are all doing well. Paul
by CTPalm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Travelogue
Replies: 60
Views: 23344
United States of America

Welcome home! Love those Christmas palms!! Paul
by CTPalm
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Seed Exchange
Topic: Gathering Seeds
Replies: 14
Views: 6442
United States of America

Thanks Mike you too!

Barb I will try to take lots of pics.

Hopefully I'll find something cool to bring back.

Paul
by CTPalm
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Happy plants overwintering in my library
Replies: 19
Views: 5125
United States of America

Igor, very nice plants and super nice library! I didn't notice any books, that must be where you read your kindle. Just kidding! Nice pics - Paul
by CTPalm
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Warm winter this week
Replies: 33
Views: 11996
United States of America

60F here today in CT - like Mike said not good for plants, but it was nice. I noticed blueberries and apples growing.

Paul
by CTPalm
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: De-lidded a few of my trachycarpus fortunei seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 3881
United States of America

Can't wait to see what happens!
by CTPalm
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Seed Exchange
Topic: Gathering Seeds
Replies: 14
Views: 6442
United States of America

Good info everyone! I will be in Ft. Lauderdale Too! Thurs thru Sat then on a cruise to the Carribean (Bahamas, St Maarten, St. Thomas) then back to Ft. Lauderdale is it ok to collect seeds and bring them back?
Thanks Paul
by CTPalm
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Travelogue
Replies: 60
Views: 23344
United States of America

Nice pics Erik!

This is the palm that I thought Scott/Omaha was posting the other day under the thread Christmas Palm!

Barb you are too funny!

Paul
by CTPalm
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: Beginning the germination process!
Replies: 623
Views: 157182
United States of America

Barb awesome job!!!

Cameron they were my biggest failure too! Still have 5 seeds in soil, still waiting.

Paul
by CTPalm
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Christmas Palm, new addition!
Replies: 7
Views: 2749
United States of America

Ok, you know you're a palm nut when you were actually expecting to see a Christmas Palm! - Still very funny!
None of the palms/bananas stored in my basement are that low maintenance! Hahaha - Great idea.
Thanks
Paul