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by Mark
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Big Wisconsin Labor Day Update!
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Oh my god! Your trachys have gotton huge. I remember when they were babies.

Every thing looks awesome.

Great job!
by Mark
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Germination
Topic: Sprouting Coconut
Replies: 2
Views: 3052

Sprouting Coconut

Found a coconut starting to sprout. http://s2.postimage.org/6p23ep9g/P2210016.jpg I always checkout the coconuts when I'm at the store for this exact reason. I noticed right away one of the Eyes was popping.:shock: I've been soaking it a couple days and keeping it warm. I'm going to pot it up soon a...
by Mark
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Palms, Pools and Potations...(for Barb)
Replies: 5
Views: 2496

My kind of pool too! Love it!!

Mark
by Mark
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Garlic for Spide Mites/Mealybug/Soft Scale?
Replies: 14
Views: 6599

Question: I mystified by why spider mites won't touch a spindle palm. Every year I battle these mites on all my palms but never one on my spindle palm. NOT ONE!! Even when its by the other infested palms. Anyone have any ideas? What does this palm have that keeps mites off it. Can you make a miticid...
by Mark
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Palm tree photo`s Jan 23rd 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3880

Wow! John those are awesome! Windmill .... looks like an CanaryIslandDatePalm or Phoenix to me. Knuckleheads Love all those Washy's! Wish my climate was a bit more mild. I'd plant some. -9 just a couple days ago and -3 this morning. I can't imaging trying to protect some through that kind of cold. L...
by Mark
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: End of January Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Looks good.

I commend you!

Mark
by Mark
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Queen palms take a beating and still stand
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Wxman,

I just don't have the nerve or a place that is good for them. I know I'd lose them and in cant imagine protecting a 17 foot queen.
Maybe one day a Trachy in the ground next to the house.

Yeah. I'm only about 15 mins to WI

Mark
by Mark
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Garlic for Spide Mites/Mealybug/Soft Scale?
Replies: 14
Views: 6599

John,

2 X 75 gal. Ouch 600 cloves :shock:

Well... I start with the smaller ones. I going into the main jungle now with my spray bottle 50/50 water / Alcohol bit a dish soap and see how many I can get.

Mark
by Mark
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Invasion of the Plastic Palms
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

I actually like that first pic. Love the CIDP's. Reminds me of Vegas. I wish I had one of those.

Next on my list!

2nd pic. Looks like a Christmas tree not a palm. lol
Mark
by Mark
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Queen palms take a beating and still stand
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Nope.

It hasn't hurt any of them yet. A few times they were in there all day or all night. The Solar cover is usually on so they're somewhat floating. Not at the bottom.
I'd water heavily to rinse the soil.

Maybe it at least killed some of those f'in spider mites! :twisted:

Mark
by Mark
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Queen palms take a beating and still stand
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

Barb Yeah we get storms like that every year. Hate the wind. Have to pull palms out the pool. At least my big ones in the massive 75 gal stock tanks never go over. Just too much weight to them as seen in the video. :D Usually when I'm home I prepare and move palms to a safe place. (west against the ...
by Mark
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Garlic for Spide Mites/Mealybug/Soft Scale?
Replies: 14
Views: 6599

I'm going to have to try this as well. These spider mites are the one thing that drive me crazy all winter indoors. It seems that nothing works on these guys. (It's like they're invincible) I'll be picking up garlic today and putting them in the pots. Any recommendations on amount per pot/palm size?...
by Mark
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Queen palms take a beating and still stand
Replies: 11
Views: 4320

I just love watching this.
:D

Mark
by Mark
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: new Cocos nucifera
Replies: 63
Views: 25741

Congrats on your Cocos Barb!!!

At HD no less. Unbelievable. My HD has never had a coconut. :( Though the last 2 years in May they get a big shipment of large palms. :shock: That is where I got my large Phoenix ,few Queens and Christmas palms.

Mark
by Mark
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Winter update
Replies: 24
Views: 6690

Garlic? Really?

Can't imagine it would work on really large palms but I guess its worth a try.
by Mark
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Winter update
Replies: 24
Views: 6690

Barb, I wish I had the time to mist all mine but they're too big and there's too many. I do it when I see the mites taking over which is right about now. :x Yes. They all go out in late spring/ summer. A bit over 3 moths to go. Fighting the f'in spider mites till then. Many went out for a hose blast...
by Mark
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Winter update
Replies: 24
Views: 6690

Yes. 42 palms inside. 9 are seedlings. Isn't that atrium awesome. http://s1.postimage.org/2usj0ya84/P6300104.jpg Actually Sambuca (bunny) will and has eaten palm the palms. They are mostly bunny proved. The big ones in the great room are all fenced in. Keep the house at 72 though it may drop to 70 i...
by Mark
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Winter update
Replies: 24
Views: 6690

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. Barb, Yep. I'm the crazy one managing two unmanageable palm to big to bring/ Stand inside. Yes there were two but the one can actually stand with the fronds all against the the 12 foot ceiling. Christmas palms.. One I've had about 7 years the other 2. They real...
by Mark
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Winter update
Replies: 24
Views: 6690

Jim,

Thanks!

No. Not married. Divorced 2 years now. Cages are for the bunnies. I had 2 bunnies but lost one back in Dec. Now I just have one but will probably adopt another.

Mark
by Mark
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Winter update
Replies: 24
Views: 6690

Here's some more. Spindle & Washy http://s1.postimage.org/1h9szwmro/P1160104.jpg Adonidia http://s1.postimage.org/1h9xyio90/P1160105.jpg Queen http://s1.postimage.org/1hab6tg78/P1160106.jpg Coconut http://s1.postimage.org/1hahsyu6c/P1160107.jpg Phoenix R's http://s1.postimage.org/1harq6x50/P1160108....
by Mark
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Winter update
Replies: 24
Views: 6690

Winter update

Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't been on in quite some time. Here's a few pics of some of my palms (the big ones) over wintering in the house. My two monster queens are doing quite well now after they took a terrible beating in the spring. They are coming back strong. All the rest of my palms are doing ...
by Mark
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Ya!
Enough already

I've got mushrooms growing in my Coconut palm pot. :x
by Mark
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Sad Sad Sad Queen palms : -(
Replies: 17
Views: 6625

Sorry it took me so long to reply. Don't get on too much when its nice out... Barb, The 2 Queens on each side of the pool stairs...would they get chlorine splash as people exit? They've never been affected before. My Older large ones went into the pool a couple of times and always came out ok. Pool ...
by Mark
Mon May 24, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Sad Sad Sad Queen palms : -(
Replies: 17
Views: 6625

Thanks everyone for your comments. Its starting to look very tropical around the back yard again. Love my new palms. I moved my sad large Queens off to the side to let them try to recover. Despite looking sad they're both pushing new fronds. Maybe not so sad by the end of the season. Though they are...
by Mark
Sat May 15, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Garden Video Update
Replies: 12
Views: 3757

Enjoyed that!

Very nice Scott!!

Mark
by Mark
Sat May 15, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Sad Sad Sad Queen palms : -(
Replies: 17
Views: 6625

Sad Sad Sad Queen palms : -(

Well after a long winter fighting spider mites in the house my large Queen palms went outside. The really didn't fare too well over the winter this year. Here's what they looked like when I put them out. http://s2.postimage.org/vQC6S.jpg http://s1.postimage.org/CnA30.jpg http://s2.postimage.org/vOXl...
by Mark
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: ALocasia question
Replies: 4
Views: 2494

Got this from another forum Sounds right Mark http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a252/upicturethis/DSCN6295Medium.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a252/upicturethis/DSCN6296Medium.jpg Unless I'm highly misinformed, photo 2 is the bottom, and photo 1 is the top. The small round scars on photo 2 a...
by Mark
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Sago Flushing
Replies: 17
Views: 5077

Yep Spindle.

I'll have to take some more pics of the rest of my palms.

Big Queen palms went out Tuesday. Now we're supposed to have lows in the 30s next few nights. Oh well. The larger one is looking sad right now. Almost afraid to post pics of them :x

But I will

Mark
by Mark
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Time to get tropical
Replies: 14
Views: 4744

Jim,

Nope. Planted them into the ground.

Thanks Bill. I'm hoping so.

Mark
by Mark
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Sagos damaged by cold snap!
Replies: 18
Views: 12731

Cool

I just had mine produce the largest flush I've ever seen!

Image

Mark
by Mark
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: Nine new seedlings
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

Barrie,

One of the palms in this Pic I believe. My friend said they had red on them and they were picked up in front of the hotel. (I think to the left).

Image

Mark
by Mark
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Time to get tropical
Replies: 14
Views: 4744

Jova,

No not Annuals. Can't watch palms die. :evil: I'll be digging them up potting bringing in for next year granted they do good.
by Mark
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pics from the weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 5576

Looking Good Scott!

Mark
by Mark
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Time to get tropical
Replies: 14
Views: 4744

My other Roeb's are short and compact too. These stretched ones seem to be what they get in. Boots cut up high on them to they're very up-right. I think its the way they grown so close together and compact. Plus these were the last of 2 skids of them so the are a bit straggly since the best ones wer...
by Mark
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Sago Flushing
Replies: 17
Views: 5077

Thanks Rob!

I'm just totally amazed with it! Compare to the other fronds they are double or triple the size. The picture doesn't even really give it justice as compared to looking at it live!

Mark
by Mark
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: Nine new seedlings
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

That could very well be. Those seed look the exactly the same. I think you may have ID them. I was hoping someone may be able to tell what they were. I do love the Christmas palms. Thanks Wax! Are those your seedlings? Old Pic or recent?

Hope they grow fast.

Mark
by Mark
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Time to get tropical
Replies: 14
Views: 4744

Time to get tropical

Home depot had these Phoenix R's on clearance $5 I couldn't resist getting 6 to plant in back down by the pool. Since lows aren't supposed to be below 40 the next 10 days I plantedthem. http://s3.postimage.org/h8S3J.jpg http://s2.postimage.org/s1wrr.jpg http://s2.postimage.org/s1yWA.jpg http://s2.po...
by Mark
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: Nine new seedlings
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

Nine new seedlings

Couple months ago my friend brought me these palm seeds back from a Cruise in the caribbean. I'm not sure what they are but 9 out of 15 sprouted within two weeks. Here's pics of them today. They're really starting to take off. http://s2.postimage.org/s0Ywr.jpg http://s3.postimage.org/h8lDS.jpg http:...
by Mark
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Sago Flushing
Replies: 17
Views: 5077

Here's a more recent pic.

I cannot believe the size of these fronds! :shock:

Image

Mark
by Mark
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hello from South Carolina
Replies: 4
Views: 4752

Welcome!

Love to see some pics.

Mark