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by lucky1
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Birthday Present - Yucca Brevifolia
Replies: 12
Views: 6104

Hey, what a super present...wow.
Beats another set of drill bits.

Happy Birthday Mike! :occasion4:

Barb
by lucky1
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finally starting to unwrap some palms..
Replies: 9
Views: 3689

Certainly better than mine fared, Beny.
And you were colder longer than my area.

Well done!

Barb
by lucky1
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New idea for palm huts this winter.
Replies: 44
Views: 71237

cheap made in China Christmas lights and bulbs
Yup, total crap.
by lucky1
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New idea for palm huts this winter.
Replies: 44
Views: 71237

Doug, good results considering the winter you folks had. Hilarious that the lights are still in the manufacturer's retail holders. :lol: Obviously worked. I always lay my C9s on the ground to keep the ground from freezing. And as Beny says, heat goes up, keeping the fronds warmish. Thanks for the up...
by lucky1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Uncovered Trachy
Replies: 6
Views: 3069

Tell Bill I'm too old for the male. :clown: :lol: And a big hello back to him...thanks. Hope Bill's palms fared as well as yours during snowmageddon this winter. And send some of that snowmelt water out to the Okanagan where it's needed. My mind still remembers when he bought all those huge palms an...
by lucky1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Uncovered Trachy
Replies: 6
Views: 3069

Nice work! Congrats.
It's a beauty.

Barb
by lucky1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Is it time to uncover or should I wait a couple weeks?
Replies: 8
Views: 3558

Jim's thrilled he's at 70F :lol: obviously.

Sounds like it's been very cool the past two mornings.
I'd recommend keeping the snow/rain off them.

Good luck.
Barb
by lucky1
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finally starting to unwrap some palms..
Replies: 9
Views: 3689

Agree with everybody, Beny.
They're old enough to bounce back this summer.

What a crappy winter you folks had.

Barb
by lucky1
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: My yuccas, Central Europe, Poland, zone 6.
Replies: 291
Views: 109398

Love the trimmed appearance, Marceli. :D
by lucky1
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Cacti, yucca, needle palm, and Southern Mags after winter
Replies: 8
Views: 3716

IMO your results are great considering the brutal winter back East.
by lucky1
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Australia better than GMO crap
Replies: 6
Views: 6613

Yeah, I recall the TV story on their lawsuit against the Saskatchewan farmer whose cropfield was contaminated.
Monsanto contaminated his crop, yet Monsanto won the lawsuit because they convinced the judge HIS crop was screwing up their GMO field crop!
The poor old guy.

Judges bought and paid for.
by lucky1
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045

tack some plastic back down
and the plastic is brittle... :lol:
by lucky1
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Australia better than GMO crap
Replies: 6
Views: 6613

Lobbying by Monsanto prevents governments from doing what the public wants, which is GMO labelling on all food products. No matter how small/minimal the GMO ingredient is in the total product. I say let the public decide whether they want to eat that stuff. Multinational deciding for us? ya right. T...
by lucky1
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Me little plants just starting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

Incredible growth in 6-7 short years Jim. :D
by lucky1
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Big Boy Trachy not doin' well
Replies: 11
Views: 3860

Thanks Jim and Phil.
Time will tell what's up with this guy.

No water during the 5-6 months was a mistake I know.
Just didn't get around to it.

Barb
by lucky1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Me little plants just starting out
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

Hey Jim, I remember that early photo.
What year was that?
Very cool to see it again.

And look at it now...wowsers.

Barb
by lucky1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045

ice station zebra :lol: :lol:

A shiver went down my back when I saw the winter pics.

Barb
by lucky1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Big Boy Trachy not doin' well
Replies: 11
Views: 3860

Points well made, Jim. I always thought a T-3 was way too warm...we were trying to get a Trachy more hardy after all. Not keep it from ever seeing freezing temps. The trunk was bent last year too, and I wondered if it was getting too dark there with adjacent trees shading it from even morning sun, w...
by lucky1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: 6' X 8' Greenhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 3075

You'll be thrilled with how they respond to GH lighting.
by lucky1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: 6' X 8' Greenhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 3075

Nice, Mike. Congrats on getting a GH.
The seedlings will do well in there.

Barb
by lucky1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Big Boy Trachy not doin' well
Replies: 11
Views: 3860

Nope, not gonna hurricane cut it. Watered the hell out of it...no water since last September. Going to hold off checking whether trunk/spears are mushy... I'll prolong the bad news. :wink: Yup, this winter (and last) were mild compared to years ago. We had a night of -21C in November, followed by on...
by lucky1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Big Boy Trachy not doin' well
Replies: 11
Views: 3860

Big Boy Trachy not doin' well

Removed palm hut finally. Door had been open for a couple of months. It's leaning like mad. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/16236720873" title="008 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7585/16236720873_b324c02984.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="008...
by lucky1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Australia better than GMO crap
Replies: 6
Views: 6613

50cm of soil versus using the top 5 cm...hmm, that's interesting, John.

Hopefully the public continues pressure on government to compel labelling of GMO (in any food content).
And not hidden behind such ludicrous descriptions as "natural flavors"...nothing natural about lab-concocted food.

Barb
by lucky1
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: sick palms
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

Hoping the big Trachy makes it Chad.

All in all, considering the last 2 winters for you folks, little damage.

Fingers crossed on the sick ones.

Barb
by lucky1
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some palms and cactus
Replies: 15
Views: 4948

Wow to the size of everything.
And that it isn't half dead.
:lol:

Barb
by lucky1
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045

Great photos of what the sun tube does, Scott. John, I visited a friend who recently renovated his "middle of the house bathroom" which had no windows. On a tour of the renovations, during a half-cloudy day, I was absolutely floored by the amount of "daylight" in his normally dark shower enclosure. ...
by lucky1
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: Yuccas made it through another winter!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3545

John, I think you have to go through ALL the ceilings of your house to get that bird of paradise inside. :lol:
by lucky1
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045

Love the sun tube idea!
by lucky1
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: Agave
Replies: 49
Views: 23868

Nice!
Sure getting some size to them :D

Barb
by lucky1
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: Yuccas made it through another winter!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3545

John, my BoP hated being in the cold building every winter, and never bloomed. Despite fertilizing late summer in other years, its first time blooming was the first winter it spent in the warm house by a sunny sidelight at front door. Preferred fertilizer for BoP is 3-1-5, or 12-4-8 with extra Potas...
by lucky1
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: Yuccas made it through another winter!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3545

Always loved that circle. Great seeing the growth they've made in a few short years. Scrolling down your Flickr page is a jaw-dropper. From palms in Kelowna and Vancouver to your winter protection; also everything outside in summer. Wow. The ONLY thing I have on you is my BoP is blooming. :booty: Bu...
by lucky1
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045

Well done, Scott.

The garage palms did really really well too.
Great specimens.

Barb
by lucky1
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045

The biggest one is a Sabal, I presume?
even pushed a spear over the winter.
Yet some people from milder zones report losses... :?

Barb
by lucky1
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045

Great comparison shot, Scott.
That CIDP looks like mine today :lol:

As always, the Trachy wins.

Barb
by lucky1
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: B.armata and W.filifera(robusta?) sailed through winter
Replies: 6
Views: 3072

Thanks Jim.
Today noticed a bunch of ants on it.
They're probably placing scale eggs back on the fronds from the soil. :x
Buggers!!
by lucky1
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: B.armata and W.filifera(robusta?) sailed through winter
Replies: 6
Views: 3072

Thanks guys.
Yup...that Brahea is such a lovely color.

What a size difference from its twin, which is still potted and in the cold building.

Barb
by lucky1
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Sick of winter.......
Replies: 26
Views: 10688

Glad you're finally getting a break, Mike.

What a cutie that puppy is.
by lucky1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: B.armata and W.filifera(robusta?) sailed through winter
Replies: 6
Views: 3072

B.armata and W.filifera(robusta?) sailed through winter

I'm amazed at how robust this Washy spear looks...man, is it ever thick! The other Washy isn't doing as well. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/16581383950" title="246 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7627/16581383950_1c3ff9119a.jpg" width="375" hei...
by lucky1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045

Gorgeous second pic, Scott.
Wow.

Barb
by lucky1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Sick of winter.......
Replies: 26
Views: 10688

We had 15C too yesterday, marceli :D

Mike, we'll have to buy water from you this year because we can't afford to buy it from our utility. :cry:
Snowpack/water reservoir way low.

Barb