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by oppalm
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: plants for cleaner indoor air
Replies: 1
Views: 2993

great ted talk. I am good with the 6-8 Areca Palms, but if I put the other plants in my house I will have less room for my palm trees. not good. my studies indicate that overwintering any form of palm in your house is good for your attitude and well being. Of course I have no scientific proof with m...
by oppalm
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: what about those palm wraps?
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

thanks Beny for the information. I look forward to your posts and videos in the coming weeks.
by oppalm
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: what about those palm wraps?
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

what about those palm wraps?

anybody care to discuss their experience with wrapping larger palm trees during winter. I think last year a number of people experimented with wrapping your trees like a burrito. How did everything turn out and what will you do differently this year? I have a trachy fortunei that's 10 foot tall (wit...
by oppalm
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Grub warms
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

that's a fine looking tree. nice growing job. don't have an answer on the grub thing, although, I use spectracide granular bug killer (grub killer) on my yard a couple of times each summer and it surely gets on and near my in ground palm roots and have never had a problem. just don't over treat and ...
by oppalm
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Best winter protection for SE Kansas (zone 7a)
Replies: 5
Views: 4083

Are you serious? you cant grow palm in Kansas. what are you .... crazy? I am north of you about 2 hours and I use an insulated box and a thermocube (I use the 10/20) and 2 outdoor lights with two 60 watt bulbs for winter time. I have never watered my outdoor palm trees in winter. My palm trees are c...
by oppalm
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachys are weeds in Wisconsin :)
Replies: 5
Views: 2531

That is truly amazing growth in 6 years. must be the water.
by oppalm
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: July 2014 garden update with palms.
Replies: 1
Views: 1148

me likey. great video. Always nice to see somebody elses work. Thanks for sharing.
by oppalm
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Smurf Village completed
Replies: 8
Views: 3640

Kent, :lol: Nope, solar pool covers seem only to be available in blue. How's your stuff wrapped up for winter? Barb Wrapped my outdoor palmtrees last weekend (the 16th of Nov). I'd show them to you but they are wrapped in camouflage tarps and you wouldn't be able to see them anyway. I'll get a pic ...
by oppalm
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Smurf Village completed
Replies: 8
Views: 3640

you do what you gotta do to save a palm, right? Although I like the blue coverings, do they come in other colors?
by oppalm
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Post your first snow pics...ugh
Replies: 98
Views: 36570

gorgeous picture. whats the elevation of the peak of that mountain and whats the elevation of the bottom of the snow track? just curious.
by oppalm
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Ever try lighting your palms at night?.couple other pics...
Replies: 12
Views: 3130

lookin good. It is nice having the palms and tropicals back inside the house, eh?
by oppalm
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Outside protection Zone 6 - 2011
Replies: 88
Views: 42699

you are right Scott from Omaha, the livistonia chinensis is a tough palm. good luck with yours. I just thought it would look better in a container and I'll pot plant it each summer in my front flower bed. didn't know how many years it could take getting its rear kicked in winter and then come back s...
by oppalm
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Outside protection Zone 6 - 2011
Replies: 88
Views: 42699

update pics

a couple of pictures of the Trachy Fortuneis and livistonia chinenesis planted on the north side of my house in June/July 2009. these never get any sun. In wintertime I build a very simple palm hut and just add leaves , no heat provided. The first picture on this thread shows them in Oct 2010. Here ...
by oppalm
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: adonidia palm tree
Replies: 11
Views: 6053

I have had decent success with my adonidia palms inside for winter. seems like the smaller ones adapt better to being indoors. once they reach a certain size ( maybe 5-6 feet tall) they are harder to care for and need more sunlight. best of luck to you and your adonidias.
by oppalm
Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: How far will you go to over winter your palms.......pics!
Replies: 18
Views: 4082

Scott, how were the wings?
by oppalm
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Had to look
Replies: 17
Views: 6267

my protected stuff looks pretty boring right now. My stuff at home has been covered since about the middle of December. I also have a few in ground palms at our lake house, which is about 2.5 hours south, a little safer zone 6. I am heading down there early next week to cover those palms for the win...
by oppalm
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Had to look
Replies: 17
Views: 6267

it had to be done. I usually do the same thing a couple of times each winter. happy 2013.
by oppalm
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Day/Night
Replies: 9
Views: 1881

looks good jim. you may be the hardest workin' cold hardy palm enthusiast i know. love your passion. great work with all you winter palm shelters. happy 2013 .
by oppalm
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: CIDP must be eating its soil...
Replies: 10
Views: 4748

I'll post a pic soon. Its pretty good size but its 4 palms growing in one pot. Its very heavy. This summer , rather than move it up to the next size container (which I would be unable to lift) I decided I would trim roots on the palm and put it back in the same container. True Story here, I cut the ...
by oppalm
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: CIDP must be eating its soil...
Replies: 10
Views: 4748

that trunk is getting fat so he/she must eating the soil. maybe you should try some low calorie soil, made with vegetable compost. my cidp does the same thing. I think they grow a ton of feeder roots just on top of the soil. I keep covering mine up but they just grow through each year. thats a good ...
by oppalm
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: New Greenhouse
Replies: 39
Views: 20029

thats impressive. somebody has some serious constructions skills. nice work Tim. keep us updated.
by oppalm
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Every palm that is in the ground-z5 Iowa
Replies: 19
Views: 4914

Jim thats an impressive palm garden. I love the Waggies. I have 2 and they are not planted in ground yet. maybe someday. you are a machine. good on you. good luck with all your plants this winter.
by oppalm
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Mommy wrap technique for Trachy
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

I am curious if you have done this before.
by oppalm
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachy end of season pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

dam those look nice. excellent growth in year. someday mine will look that nice. (I hope). well done.
by oppalm
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Tough Love for one of the Brahea Armata twins
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

hardyjim wrote:Wow Barb...you don't mess around when you get bugs :)
Barbs got bugs? I didn't know this. I once had head lice when I was in grade school. back then you shaved your head and painted some wacky stuff on your scalp.

Good luck to you barb.
by oppalm
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: update on T Fortuneis
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

Barb - not sure when I will separate. Probably will have to do something soon as they are pretty close together.

John - yes , just using leaf mulch in a protected enclosure. I have this thread which shows how I protect my palms.
http://www.palmsnorth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3970
by oppalm
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachycarpus near pool..
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

wow. I am a little jealous those palms look really good. Would love to see how you protect those palms.
by oppalm
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: update on T Fortuneis
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

update on T Fortuneis

I am getting ready to protect my outdoor inground palms in the next few weeks. Thought I would show you some amazing growth on several little fortuneis I planted on the north side of my house in 2009 (probably during summer months but not absolutely certain when they went in ground). I had a bunch o...
by oppalm
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New base for Trachy hut
Replies: 24
Views: 5172

thats pretty amazing growth after 3 years. I'll bet you find a way to make it work. Good luck on your set up. need to start thinking about my palmhuts before too long.
by oppalm
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: hello
Replies: 10
Views: 5858

welcome. 3D? now you're just braggin'.
by oppalm
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Protection hut dismantled
Replies: 14
Views: 3077

very nice Barb. maybe some day my palm trees will grow up and I will have a 6 footer.
by oppalm
Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Outside protection Zone 6 - 2011
Replies: 88
Views: 42699

yes Barb thats me. I am going to the lake in the next week or 10 days to uncover it.
by oppalm
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Outside protection Zone 6 - 2011
Replies: 88
Views: 42699

my last pic of my winter protected palms. this is T Fortunei and 2 sabal minors in front. This is on a 20F/30F thermocube. Palms look great.

Image
by oppalm
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Outside protection Zone 6 - 2011
Replies: 88
Views: 42699

heres a pic of the palm tree thats behind my pond. coincides with the pics the last 3 posts on page 1 of this thread. I build a frame around this palm, put a 20F/30F thermocube in it and a 60W outdoor light in the insulated hut. Seriously I'll bet it came on just 5-10 days this winter , so the palm ...
by oppalm
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Outside protection Zone 6 - 2011
Replies: 88
Views: 42699

springtime update

thought I would show you the springtime 2012 pics of my palm trees that I overwinter outside. I took the protection of these palms on 3/17/2012. first up is the palms on the north side of my house. these palms are protected with just leaves jammed in a 1X2 frame and covered with plastic. no heat. Ou...
by oppalm
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palm pics from 2-16-12
Replies: 23
Views: 5704

nice work Jim. Man you got lots of palms in ground. good for you. best of luck over the next few weeks. Lets hope we don't get any late winter surprises this year.
by oppalm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Checked the plants in the cold building
Replies: 14
Views: 4059

7-11 called, they want their Big Gulp cups returned. WOW , that's alot of plants. Apparently you know what you are doing because everything looks good.
by oppalm
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Happy plants overwintering in my library
Replies: 19
Views: 5125

very nice Igor. It looks like you've made good use of the lighting and space. It appears you have the same problem I have, overcrowding (thats a good thing). It just means you like lots of plants and thats OK. Keep up the good work. and happy winter.
by oppalm
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Seed Exchange
Topic: Gathering Seeds
Replies: 14
Views: 6442

this is stating the obvious, but when I collect seeds, I look up at the tree and see if there are any seeds hanging, if not, I move on to another tree. If there are seeds hanging I then focus my attention on the looking around the base of the tree for seeds and seedlings. take several small baggies ...
by oppalm
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: hydrogen peroxide?
Replies: 18
Views: 9118

I am sorry to report the hydrogen peroxide thing is not working on the fungus gnats. My teeth, however, are as white as they were in second grade. Not sure what happened, but last weekend I had an explosion of fungus gnats in my basement grow room. I literally filled up 3 of those yellow hanging sti...