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by Knnn
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachy, pindo zone 6b...possible?
Replies: 36
Views: 8984

Welcome ! I'm north of Salina, KS, been down to -12F so far this winter. Have a robusta and a Trachy in ground, a basic shelter of 1/2 foam board on a wood frame, so far so good :D http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/10445977043_a8fb0d9248.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3787/10445659915_dae6684ff3...
by Knnn
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cold Hardy Coonties?
Replies: 20
Views: 33711

Hello TT , I tried this for several seasons before digging them back up. They survived but were declining. My problem seemed to be too small a caudex size to start with and too much soil moisture in the spring before warm weather arrived. With a raised bed and a very porous planting mix it may be po...
by Knnn
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cold Hardy Coonties?
Replies: 20
Views: 33711

Hello TT , I tried this for several seasons before digging them back up. They survived but were declining. My problem seemed to be too small a caudex size to start with and too much soil moisture in the spring before warm weather arrived. With a raised bed and a very porous planting mix it may be po...
by Knnn
Wed May 22, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Hand Pollination of Dioon edule
Replies: 15
Views: 13406

Barb, hoping for plenty of seeds :D

Finally have everything moved out.

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by Knnn
Wed May 22, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Replacing the GH Roof & Building a Palm Shelter
Replies: 68
Views: 32315

Update..........

The shelter has worked well, but has grown too small. Been setting it up on cinder blocks the past two winters for extra height.
I'll build a lighter one this year.......... The old one now serves here :D

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by Knnn
Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Hand Pollination of Dioon edule
Replies: 15
Views: 13406

Hi Barb, Things are looking well so far, seeds might be ready by the end of next Summer.

Steve
by Knnn
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Hand Pollination of Dioon edule
Replies: 15
Views: 13406

Cycadguy - Thanks for the advice! It would have made things easier if I had cut down further, was just being careful and a little reluctant :D I did flow flow the pollen all the way around until it was dripping out the bottom, fairly sure of good coverage. Here's a photo of how things are looking ht...
by Knnn
Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Hand Pollination of Dioon edule
Replies: 15
Views: 13406

Thanks for the comments!

Canadianplant - Good luck with your seeds!


With luck and if the pollination was successful, the cone should start to enlarge as the seeds form.


Steve
by Knnn
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Hand Pollination of Dioon edule
Replies: 15
Views: 13406

Using the "wet method" for pollination, which is just mixing the pollen with distilled water. It is applied all the way around the center of the cone. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7939578682_670606847a_z.jpg If well done, the excess will be dripping out the open scales on the bottom of the con...
by Knnn
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Hand Pollination of Dioon edule
Replies: 15
Views: 13406

It seems the easiest method it to cut the top of the cone open to gain access to the ovules. I could have cut down deeper, just being cautious. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7939591458_1011810647_z.jpg This is the area the pollen needs to reach, http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7939583186_7c2...
by Knnn
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Hand Pollination of Dioon edule
Replies: 15
Views: 13406

Hand Pollination of Dioon edule

My Dioon edule is coning this year, and to my luck it is a female 8) Here is my attempt at hand pollination, Thanks to Tom Broome for rushing me the pollen! Also for his excellent article on hand pollination which can be found here, http://cycadjungle.8m.com/cycadjungle/Hand-Pollination%20of%20Cycad...
by Knnn
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Dioon edule starting to cone?
Replies: 9
Views: 6373

Thanks Barb!

Not sure what those little blues things are, the pine tree is dropping them all over the place :D

We're missing all the rain, but the temps are back in the 90's, so a bit cooler at least!


Steve
by Knnn
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cycas debaoensis FINALLY sending new leaves up
Replies: 5
Views: 4265

Nice work Barb!
by Knnn
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Dioon edule starting to cone?
Replies: 9
Views: 6373

Here we are on August 15th


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And today,


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Steve
by Knnn
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Dioon edule starting to cone?
Replies: 9
Views: 6373

Barb, I was supposed to have the plumbing done and the water turned on over there by now. I'm waiting till things cool down a bit............. :D Here's an updated photo, http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7671609658_9db4b6df6c_c.jpg Here's the Sago too, http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7671624892...
by Knnn
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Dioon edule starting to cone?
Replies: 9
Views: 6373

Hi Barb, It's on the East side of the house, so probably about 6 hours of direct sun per day and roughly a 20 gallon container. Also a Sago over there that has about doubled in size over the last two months, and I have no clue as to why they are doing so well..... lol Filled the containers with what...
by Knnn
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Dioon edule starting to cone?
Replies: 9
Views: 6373

Dioon edule starting to cone?

I think so at least, it's doing something it never did before :D http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7600187632_1b9c0a81cd.jpg I don't spend a whole lot on containers......... http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7600176758_853f379cf6.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7600193768_b67ecdec65_z.jpg S...
by Knnn
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cycas debaoensis new leaf
Replies: 27
Views: 13663

Barb, Nice size caudex on yours, I don't fertilize much, usually just re-pot every 2-3 years. Cycadguy is correct about the deep pots, the ones I have in shallower containers are only about half the size. With mine, a shady spot,(longer fronds), and as long as the temp is up, I keep the mix on the m...
by Knnn
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cycas debaoensis new leaf
Replies: 27
Views: 13663

Barb,

Yours are looking good!
Here is one of mine, had a bit of a rough winter.


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by Knnn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Woke up to this
Replies: 17
Views: 4877

Ouch!

I'm still waiting for winter to start here..............
Our forecast is to be in the 80's this week 8)
by Knnn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Space Weather Outlook
Replies: 75
Views: 32864

SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY OUTLOOK #12-13 2012 March 13 at 6:32 a.m. MDT (2012 March 13 1232 UTC) **** SPACE WEATHER OUTLOOK **** Summary For March 5-11 Multiple geomagnetic storms were observed during the summary period. A category G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm was observed on 07 March, in response t...
by Knnn
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Space Weather Outlook
Replies: 75
Views: 32864

Leave the computer on :D Probably just some minor comm disruptions, you might be at a high enough latitude to see some Auroras. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY OUTLOOK #...
by Knnn
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Zamia floridada/intergrifolia
Replies: 16
Views: 9720

Your seed/seedlings look nice & healthy, a few more weeks and you'll have leaves 8)
by Knnn
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: new seed arrivals today
Replies: 13
Views: 5815

Good luck with them Barb!
by Knnn
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Zamia floridada/intergrifolia
Replies: 16
Views: 9720

I start mine in the large Styrofoam cups, (6"-9" deep)
You should be okay transplanting them now, set them with the seed either on the surface / or just below.

Steve
by Knnn
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cycas debaoensis new leaf
Replies: 27
Views: 13663

Nice Barb, looks better than the ones here :D



Steve
by Knnn
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: How to tell when female cones are receptive?
Replies: 35
Views: 23115

Here's the results, 30 seeds from the single cone :D http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6858373927_a4cca0f8d0.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6858367559_d327873934.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6858362593_9e1cb9510f.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6883127767_6f7f05359b.jpg Ste...
by Knnn
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: How to tell when female cones are receptive?
Replies: 35
Views: 23115

Hi Barb,


I'm happy to see the results!
Have plenty of Zamia vazquezii pollen in the freezer, now all I need is a female plant :D


Steve
by Knnn
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: How to tell when female cones are receptive?
Replies: 35
Views: 23115

Not too much longer now, seeds are just about ready 8)


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Steve
by Knnn
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: eBay Zamias
Replies: 17
Views: 9120

Hi Barb, That was the title of one of Tom's articles, a good read too! (although I have yet to match his results :D http://www.plantapalm.com/vce/horticulture/neverthrowaway.htm Everything looks good so far, so 5/5 should just be a matter of time. I'm happy because this boost my percentage of known ...
by Knnn
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Space Weather Outlook
Replies: 75
Views: 32864

SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY BULLETIN #11- 4 2011 September 26 at 03:00 p.m. MDT (2011 September 26 2100 UTC) **** EARLY AUTUMN GEOMAGNETIC STORM **** A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that erupted from NOAA Active Region 1302 on Saturday September 24 in conjunction with an M7 strength solar flare, arrived th...
by Knnn
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: eBay Zamias
Replies: 17
Views: 9120

I was skeptical too :D
Generally with Cycads, if the caudexes are in good shape they will recover, it's just a matter of how long it takes..
so far 2/5


Steve
by Knnn
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Greenhouses?
Replies: 34
Views: 8907

Looks great, nice work! 8)




Steve
by Knnn
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: eBay Zamias
Replies: 17
Views: 9120

Nice to see these recovering 8)

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Steve
by Knnn
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Space Weather Outlook
Replies: 75
Views: 32864

SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY BULLETIN #11- 3 2011 September 06 at 05:44 p.m. MDT (2011 September 06 2344 UTC) **** STRONG RADIO BLACKOUT EVENT **** NOAA Region 1283 produced and R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout event on September 6 at 2220 UTC (6:20 p.m. EDT). The event may include an earth-directed Coronal Mas...
by Knnn
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Greenhouses?
Replies: 34
Views: 8907

Scott,

Have one made of recycled windows, etc.

Some photos here,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/steveks/se ... 148492053/


Steve
by Knnn
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Space Weather Outlook
Replies: 75
Views: 32864

Tim, Not much in the way of disruptions, but some opportunities for seeing auroras in northern latitudes. http://spaceweather.com/ SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY OUTLOOK #11- 36 2011 August 09 at 10:18 a.m. MDT (2011 August 09 1618 UTC) **** SPACE WEATHER OUTLOOK **** Summary For August 1-7 R1 (Minor) and R...
by Knnn
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Space Weather Outlook
Replies: 75
Views: 32864

Barb, It may produce some disruptions in radio, satellite, etc Nothing like the Carrington event, but this makes good reading. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/06may_carringtonflare/ You and others in the Northern latitudes may be in a good position to see auroras, (dependin...
by Knnn
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Space Weather Outlook
Replies: 75
Views: 32864

Link to current conditions,

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/index.html