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by coconutmike
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Montreal Palms 2014 back garden
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Montreal Palms 2014 back garden

Here is a quick look at my back garden complete with palms , hibiscus, cactii, yucca, agave,dracena, cordyline, musa etc... enjoy
you would never guess this was Montreal if you were standing back here lol :D
by coconutmike
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: NEEDLE PALMS
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Chadec

Thanks Chadec for looking
Mike :lol:
by coconutmike
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: fibre removed on windmill
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

defibred windmill

It is pretty quick to do I have done many. It does not hurt the palm at all . They do this a lot in Europe and now in the USA. I had a video 4 years ago doing a few. I had many US Palm Wholesalers call me and ask me how to do it and now they offer it. I like the fiber personally, but the naked look ...
by coconutmike
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: fibre removed on windmill
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

fibre removed on windmill

This is a pic of a defibred windmill palm about 7-8 ft oa looks slightly more tropical
Image
by coconutmike
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachy, pindo zone 6b...possible?
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

Hello and welocome KS

Hello KS these videos are for you-- palms and pindo palms in zone 5b different years totally possible for you
enjoy
mike
http://youtu.be/0knWbSmRVcM
http://youtu.be/tHGnaikMZ74
by coconutmike
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: NEEDLE PALMS
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

NEEDLE PALMS

Montreal Needle Palms quite large this year . Getting more in April. Here are a few pics. 8 & 9 feet tall about as big as they get -I had 1 -10 footer but this is rare. It is in a Montreal garden at mt friend Marc's place. http://s30.postimg.org/4v8cj1o6l/007.jpg http://s29.postimg.org/ed8iexear/023...
by coconutmike
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

Native American

Yeah the res is only 5 mins away great influence
:D
by coconutmike
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

Palms

Some with thermocube & some always on
Mike
by coconutmike
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

NICE!!!!

Looks Great!!!!!!!
Here is a new video from tonight of the new palm protection tipi method
Enjoy
http://youtu.be/VE9Mm61ZIkw
by coconutmike
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

Hey Barb BTW

Why do we press harder on remote control buttons when we know the batteries are going? I guess we are hping that the batteries will automatically charge in our hands. I think we also shake the remote.. LOL As for Washingtonia Robusta It does not like to have the leaves wrapped up at all and I will u...
by coconutmike
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

Tipis

Hey Barb I did not see your blue tipis can you show me that. I had the windmill palm tipis bundled too tight I will undo at least 3 of them and give them more room at the top. I am downloading a video as we speak of a night video showing the protection I will post soon
Mike
by coconutmike
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

Needle palms

Yeah since needle palms have a growing point close to the ground any low heat source will work
I wrap them up mostly to keep them dry when I do use electricity it is only 1. 23 w fluorescent bulb
:D
by coconutmike
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

Yes

Yes I also just put rose cones over the small ones and they do fine
I also forgot to protect two small needle palms last year
The first snow covered them they lived but had leaf damage
I might leave a big one unprotected next year I doubt you have any with no protection in your area
by coconutmike
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

New Palm protection for zone 5 --35 experiments

So here are some new experiments for protecting palms in zone 5b this new method only uses 1 23 w flourescent bulb and looks like an evergreen wrapped up
http://youtu.be/17G_gtkbmik
http://youtu.be/YTV5blESzRE
http://youtu.be/H5ibYUDehVo
Enjoy :D
Mike
by coconutmike
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: needle palm question
Replies: 21
Views: 3914

Needle Palms

I think Needle palms are just great also. I just blanket them here sometimes with no addittional heat and we went down to -36C once last winter and there was very little damage first needle has been in the ground for 3 years the larger ones are new almost 8 feet tall . I sent a few of these big need...
by coconutmike
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: palms are still uncovered here pushing the limits -see video
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

palm boxes

Hi Scott. I used to glue the boxes together but they took up too much space when it was time to store them for the summer. I now use shrink wrap to hold the 4 panels and lid together. I use aluminum tape to secure the panels and lid in place and then shrink wrap with the help of a few people. When u...
by coconutmike
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: palms are still uncovered here pushing the limits -see video
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

palm protection

Hi Scott I've done it in the past . I tie up all the fronds camping cored or bungee cord and then put frost cloth or arbotex. Next thing depending on the palm is just the box near the foundation 2-3 inch styrofoam and away from the house a heat source flo-pac lights or x-mas or heat cables -My new i...
by coconutmike
Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: palms are still uncovered here pushing the limits -see video
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

Protection

Yeah I probably would not cover my palms that much in your zone but every few years you get some cold temps pass thru keep that in mind
Happy palming
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by coconutmike
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: palms are still uncovered here pushing the limits -see video
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

Palm protection

Hi Mike in your area you should wrap up your palm around the middle of December or slightly before my friends on Long Island NY wrap the trachys in December and I think the weather is similar maybe slightly colder on long island I will wrap up all my palms but 1 or 2 before December 1st I will make ...
by coconutmike
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: palms are still uncovered here pushing the limits -see video
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

palms are still uncovered here pushing the limits -see video

Hi guys . Putting off the wrapping of the palms to make them even tougher . I will have 2 new methods involving tents over these palms and I will try the tents over 5-6 different varieties of palms. If it works it will be the fastest way to wrap up our palms taking only 5-10 mins for an 8 foot palm-...
by coconutmike
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Liquidation for palms north members
Replies: 0
Views: 850

Liquidation for palms north members

Hi guys every year I decorate my yard with palms and I have some extra palms to get rid of . I will almost be giving these away if you could pay the transport-big pindos-waggies-needles. A great chance to pick up a palm at an incredible price and I will not profit from this. cheers CoconutMike http:...
by coconutmike
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms update
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Hey Beny

Looks good Beny . Yeah the t.fortunei there is from a field where we harvest Waggie hybrids
by coconutmike
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Edible Pindo Palm fruit in Montreal
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Thanks

Thanks guys-will post a few videos of boxes going up
cheers
mike
by coconutmike
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Edible Pindo Palm fruit in Montreal
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

pindo protection

We use the sytrofoam box method like the other palms
by coconutmike
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Edible Pindo Palm fruit in Montreal
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Butia capitateI

Yeah every year we see fruit but it never gets ripe before the winter I usually have to bring the seeds inside and soak them in warm water for them to become ripe and then germinate
Tt
by coconutmike
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Edible Pindo Palm fruit in Montreal
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Edible Pindo Palm fruit in Montreal

Hi guys first time in over 10 years that I see fruit on my pindo palm that is ready to eat. Check it out
mike
http://youtu.be/r95iqv0Q1gA
by coconutmike
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: MONTREAL PALMS ZUMBA PARTY
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Hey Wheelman.

I did a walk through about a week ago I think . On my channel mikejjpage youtube
cheers
mike
by coconutmike
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: MONTREAL PALMS ZUMBA PARTY
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

PALMETTO

Sabal Palmetto sometimes looses a few fronds over the winter with my method
mike
by coconutmike
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: MONTREAL PALMS ZUMBA PARTY
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Thanks

Thanks Barb. It was a great time! :o
I hope your garden is doing well
Best Regards
Mike
by coconutmike
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: MONTREAL PALMS ZUMBA PARTY
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

MONTREAL PALMS ZUMBA PARTY

Hi guys . Here is a video of the Tropical Zumba Party I had at my house. Palms trees & girls. What's not to like LOL.
Enjoy
CoconutMike
http://youtu.be/O0WGShox_IQ
:lol:
by coconutmike
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: MONTREAL PALMS VIDEO- PREPARING THE YARD FOR A ZUMBA PARTY
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

QUEEN PALM

I will be selling it very soon . Hopefully someone with a cathedral ceiling or a school cafeteria etc..
by coconutmike
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Windmill Palm Seeds and Miscellaneous Other Shots
Replies: 16
Views: 5735

Hand Pollination

If you have a male and female flowering at the same time take a piece of the male flower and dust it on the female. gentle tapping and/or brush it along the female flower, after that leave the male piece up in the tree.
mike
by coconutmike
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachycarpus species question...
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Both are Windmill Palms

I see this all the time. wide leaves and thin leaves. Depends where they get the seed from it does vary quite a bit. Some windmill palms and needle palms have similar leaves when young.
mike
by coconutmike
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: MONTREAL PALMS VIDEO- PREPARING THE YARD FOR A ZUMBA PARTY
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

MONTREAL PALMS VIDEO- PREPARING THE YARD FOR A ZUMBA PARTY

Hey guys here is a video of my yard this year. We will have a Zumba Party on August 18, 2013 -it should be awesome . The garden this year looks more like a BC garden or a South Carolina garden enjoy
CoconutMike
http://youtu.be/M3_iVsq4X4I :lol:
by coconutmike
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms & Cactus
Replies: 27
Views: 8068

Keep up the good work

Keep up the good work
mike
by coconutmike
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms & Cactus
Replies: 27
Views: 8068

Looking Great!!

This garden is really doing great. All of your plants have certainly increased in size. For such a small garden, I think it is extremely well done and filling in nicely. I am sure you will be moving things around before long Congrats
mike :D :o :lol:
by coconutmike
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: My first large palm arrived today.
Replies: 11
Views: 4036

Awesome!!

PALM LOOKS GREAT!!! You did a great job plantint your palm. Definite Waggie Hybrid you got there so it will be a touch hardier and handle a little more wind. I feel satisfied when I see a job well done.
Congrats and keep us posted
mike
by coconutmike
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: They're here
Replies: 10
Views: 3432

Awesome!!

LOOKS GREAT DOUG!!! You planted them like a pro. Your garden is now looking very tropical . I am happy it finally worked out in the end.
Cheers
mike :P :D
by coconutmike
Thu May 09, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: MONTREAL PALMS FULL LOAD MAY 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

MONTREAL PALMS

Thanks Yall for your comments. Through my experience , even my pindo that I planted in December-3 years ago and my windmills and bananas that i planted 5-10 years ago late in the season did well so I am not sure who told you that Mike. Ideally , yes spring plants should be planted in the spring but ...