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by sashaeffer
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Got them enclosed just in time today.
Replies: 14
Views: 2563

Great to see you got them covered in time.

At some point do you think you will start to hurricane cut them(to a degree) to limit growth?
by sashaeffer
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Long time no post! Seeking advice-trachy getting too big now
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Something else you might try to maintain height is to hurricane cut them. By necessity I've had to do that with 3 of my windmill palms for various reasons the palm will have to spend the whole next season growing new fronds not adding height. I have 7 of them around my yard now (among other species ...
by sashaeffer
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some more pics
Replies: 6
Views: 2521

Jim, sent you email via palmsnorth.

.....it got rejected


send me a email sashaeffer@hotmail.com

will be in your area soon.
by sashaeffer
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Early morning Aug 21,2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

Great pics!
by sashaeffer
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Long time no post! Seeking advice-trachy getting too big now
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

How do you protect? After trying different things I just now use the plastic barrel method. Easy to put up/take down and secure. The one drawback with the barrel method is if you have to protect a lot of palms(like me) and have space for the barrels during the off season.

Scott/Omaha
by sashaeffer
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Spear Pull on Windmill Palm (Summer)
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Must have had too much watering at some point. I have a number of windmills in the ground and one of the smallest ones, and one that has been in the ground 4? winters had it's spear pull first 3 winters but always grew back and finally this spring it didn't pull and palm in general has grown more th...
by sashaeffer
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New palms plantation around Montreal !
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

How in the world do you protect them in the winter at that size?
by sashaeffer
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New idea for palm huts this winter.
Replies: 44
Views: 71459

Just a quick update, pulled everything out this past weekend. The three palms around my deck/pergola came out great but the one that is out by my shed lost all of it's fronds again (happened two years ago) Only thing I can figure is that it's out in the open with only the shed to it's northeast for...
by sashaeffer
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Coconut Palms at FoodLion
Replies: 2
Views: 2331

They don't typically like inside conditions for a variety of reasons, but I have a customer here in Omaha that owns a tire store and he brought back a cocoanut from vacation years ago planted it in a 1/2 wood barrel 1/2 filled with soil/sand and it's on wheels so he can roll it outside during the da...
by sashaeffer
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: When does everyone uncover their Palms?
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Have uncovered all of mine already BUT protection is close by as it's March and weather can change with little notice. Protection method I started using is super easy to put up and take down when we get a string of nice days. Not worried about providing heat now so all lights and cords have been rem...
by sashaeffer
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pictures from November 6th 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4855

hardyjim wrote:what happened to Barb :(
Last I "spoke" with her she said she just doesn't get online much anymore.
by sashaeffer
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pictures from November 6th 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4855

Jim, I'm sure all the palms are loving this great fall weather we're having and hope it continues at least till the end of the month.

You going to protect this winter still or will you be moving before then?
by sashaeffer
Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: August 29,2015 new camera
Replies: 16
Views: 5814

Similar cold tolerance though? Hope mine looks as good as yours does in a few years.
by sashaeffer
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: August 29,2015 new camera
Replies: 16
Views: 5814

Jim, how long has the T. Bulgaria been in the ground?

Just bought one myself this summer and is in the ground.
by sashaeffer
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Road Trip to San Diego.......
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

After pic!

27 new palms for collection. Discovered I would have had room for a couple more!


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by sashaeffer
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Road Trip to San Diego.......
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Road Trip to San Diego.......

Might as well follow up a trip to Texas by taking one to San Diego. Wish I was driving a bigger truck.....

Leaving tonight, back on Aug 7


before pic.......


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by sashaeffer
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: 23 pics from July-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Too much rain! battling fungus issues on Desert palms..they don't like all the moisture and cloudy days.
by sashaeffer
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Road trip to Texas......
Replies: 13
Views: 4496

What two?
by sashaeffer
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Been a while since I posted...
Replies: 7
Views: 3237

What happened to the other one?
by sashaeffer
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Road trip to Texas......
Replies: 13
Views: 4496

thats awesome, my wife would kill me. My wife says she's given up, so keep buying palms and maybe yours will too! Headed to San Diego here in a couple of weeks..with my truck and already have almost a dozen palms on hold for me by two members that grow them on Palm Talk. Last trip out there I broug...
by sashaeffer
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: garden shuffle complete
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Yes, fine tuning of palm placement is never ending.
by sashaeffer
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: garden shuffle complete
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Looks great! now you can kick back and just enjoy the summer and look at it all.
by sashaeffer
Fri May 29, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Road trip to Texas......
Replies: 13
Views: 4496

Don't have plans to at this time. I already have probably too many in the ground scattered about to protect.
by sashaeffer
Fri May 29, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Road trip to Texas......
Replies: 13
Views: 4496

hardyjim wrote:Nice haul...that outta keep you busy a while..

how much(if you dont mind)for the Ensete?
$25.00 Jim
by sashaeffer
Thu May 28, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Road trip to Texas......
Replies: 13
Views: 4496

Road trip to Texas......

Drove down in my truck to vacation in San Antonio with the wife. Of course I had to palm shop. 15 palms, 5 other types of plants made the trip back.


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by sashaeffer
Thu May 14, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Help ..........please
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

They tend to grow thicker rather than higher in the first few years. Once they hit their max base diameter, up they go. Yours looks nice and wide at ground level so up she will go. With adequate water, you will soon see a foot of trunk growth a year. It's a nice looking Palm. Nice to know since I h...
by sashaeffer
Wed May 06, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Help ..........please
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

I'm no expert but I too have one about that size that also faces SW, but is partially blocked by extension of the garage on the South side. Throws spear after spear but doesn't seem to grow all that much in over all height. While I wish it was 4/5 ft taller..that would mean it would take more to pro...
by sashaeffer
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: I have some fresh Trachycarpus wagnerianus seed for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

What is typical germination time for these?
by sashaeffer
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: heat and growth
Replies: 7
Views: 3327

You must have a warm garage with sunlight? Attached garage is well insulated and even at 0F doesn't get to freezing in there. I do have a propane wall mounted heater that I can turn on when temps drop below 0f for extended time which doesn't happen often. I also had installed 12 can lights so can k...
by sashaeffer
Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: heat and growth
Replies: 7
Views: 3327

I would say not much at all. I over winter mind in the garage and they never really stop growing, although much slower. Love these palms.
by sashaeffer
Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10264

These cheaply "made in china" christmas lights and light bulbs now a days are totally unreliable. I like the tiny heater idea but would worry it would dry the air too much..and the fronds.
by sashaeffer
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New idea for palm huts this winter.
Replies: 44
Views: 71459

These cheap made in China Christmas lights and bulbs are just not worth relying on. Had so many bulb failures this winter. Going more Cocoanuts mikes route and using better insulation and lower watt bulbs, possibly CFL's. Barrels I used this past winter I have began spraying with foam insulation and...
by sashaeffer
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19203

Well have two barrels done now for winter 2015/2016 Foam lined all the way around and sticking nicely. One thing about these two barrels is how they stack, so something to keep in mind if anyone else is looking for this type of set up when looking for barrels. Ends are tapered enough to where they a...
by sashaeffer
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: The suspense was killing me...
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

Nice to hear a success story after reading about so many setbacks for others.
by sashaeffer
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Big Boy Trachy not doin' well
Replies: 11
Views: 3895

Going to hurricane cut it and hope for the best?
by sashaeffer
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19203

Sun Tubes themselves aren't that expensive. They come in 10inch and 14inch sizes. Without ever seeing one in some body else's garage I opted for the larger size. The real expense is if you have to have it installed by someone..which I did. When it comes to cutting holes in the roof of your home, I d...
by sashaeffer
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19203

Here in the Midwest we are having May type days in Early March...even extended forecast looks good. Here is a series of pictures of the 14 inch Sun Tube that is in 3rd car garage where some palms over winter. It was mid day when I took this picture and there are 4 potted palms that spent Winter indo...
by sashaeffer
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19203

John, my garage never drops below freezing. I have newer insulated garage doors, and I've added insulation to the attic above the garage. Years ago I added a wall mounted propane wall heater so if outside temps are predicted to drop below 0F I will turn it on LOW and let it run all the time. Doesn't...
by sashaeffer
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19203

Last fall I had a sun tube installed in the third car garage where palms over winter. It helps a lot of natural light for them.
by sashaeffer
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19203

Thanks Barb.