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by anttisepp
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachy Hut is up
Replies: 24
Views: 6947

Well done and plays fine I think, Barb! Your Trachy and I both like it! :)
I begin to think about the same thing but have to make it stronger because frosts here happen to -30C.
by anttisepp
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: A few pics of the garden- taken in the last few weeks.
Replies: 45
Views: 12930

Jim, that's true Iowa's Treasure.
Have you always overwintered Washys otdoors?
Do you dig abyssinian and eleph ears and that tall cereus from the ground?
Great regards,
Antti
by anttisepp
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Hi all, my plants are under the protection now, it's 4-th their winter outdoors. Here's some picture of autumn of 2011: Trachycarpus fortunei http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/anttisepp/IMG_0213.jpg Dicksonia antarctica http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/anttisepp/IMG_0214.jpg Ficus caric...
by anttisepp
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Mid-Feb update
Replies: 26
Views: 8701

Lucky Jim, your plants are in perfect condition.
Experience is a great thing.
It's not very much time to wait until the spring will come. :)
by anttisepp
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: What happened to exotic plants?
Replies: 6
Views: 2243

We grow many Rhodos here and soils are acid as climate is very rainy, but I've never seen leaves like these...
by anttisepp
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Potted Washingtonia
Replies: 8
Views: 2919

I've bought small Livistona rotundifolia last autumn and didn't want to wait until spring. Though I've divided plants accurately, the small one has died. It should be better to replant in growing period when plants grow and much light. Absolutely agree with oppalm. Good luck!
by anttisepp
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Hi Barb and Cameron , thank you very much! Butia was planted in spring 2008 as a small 1-2-year old seedling. It doesn't grow rapidly as declared but last year the first pinnate leaves are appeared. This winter we have much snow again. And frosts also. But daytime is slowly growing and next spring (...
by anttisepp
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Hi all and a Happy New Palm Year! Here's some pics I took before the covering in october 2010. All plants from spring 2008 oudoors, 3 different Trachy fort. and 1 Butia eriosp. as Dicksonia: http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/anttisepp/31122010714.jpg http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/ant...
by anttisepp
Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Has anyone tried araucaria angustifolia outdoor?
Replies: 63
Views: 20578

Serj , I've read at GardenWeb forum that A. araucana is much more hardier in comparison to A. angustifolia. The first one grows in Scotland, Southern Norway and Sweden without damages. The second one...? I planted one of my small A.a. in the garden this summer (near Aucuba), it becames more happy, ...
by anttisepp
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

The spring of 2010.
The fall follows.
Image
by anttisepp
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Few more pics-
Replies: 11
Views: 3554

Terrible huge plants , Jim, how will you keep all this Edem in winter? :lol: To tell true I am verry happy to see your success, they really beautiful and pefect. Hope warm weather will stay more longer at your exotic yard. We had a first night frost, but plants beside the house didn't suffer from i...
by anttisepp
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Old Trachy in ground 1 year
Replies: 28
Views: 9622

Very happy smiling palm, fine work, Barb! :)
Regards -
Antti
by anttisepp
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: My palms (pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 5833

Hi Yuri , many thanks for sharing the photos of your super extreme palms. They all look really great. I think that with regular watering and fertilizing all of them will successfully recover this summer. It could be useful to use some kind of mulch (e.g. wood saw / shawing / bark) to protect the soi...
by anttisepp
Sun May 02, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Update on trunk cut Trachys (-:
Replies: 23
Views: 7997

To tell true, I'm very impressed that there was no heating.
Last winter was extremal situation, don't believe it will repeat again; if so, the damages could be more severe.
Anyway palms aren't "dye-back perennials"... :(
Many thanks for sharing, Jim!
A lot of sun ang fine growth!
Antti
by anttisepp
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Well.... I uncovered my Washingtonia Robusta today....
Replies: 16
Views: 4678

Fine job, wxman!
Styrofoam is the best friend of palms! :lol:
by anttisepp
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Latest pics and other stuff that's going in
Replies: 43
Views: 14478

Nice pics, Jim, as usual, full of energy and enthusiasm! :D
Did you care the stem of basjoo by some fungicide?
As for Gunnera it grew very well but didn't survive winter in the garage. :cry:
Your yard soon will be the best in all your state.
by anttisepp
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Thank you, all friends , Cameron_z6a-NS, DesertZone(Aaron) , for kind words. :) To hardyjim : Jim, the mass of snow was fantastic last winter, there were cases of roof crashes in Finland because of snow, but without it don't sure that plants survived. To Corrosion : I also hope that coming summer wi...
by anttisepp
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Happy Palm Sunday!

According to national finnish holiday of Palm Sunday, I opened my palmbed today. :lol: :lol: :lol: Surprisely most of the plants are safe and alive as mice as frosts didn't kill them. Here's february 2010 foto (frosts almost about -20C 3 times -30C): http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/anttisepp...
by anttisepp
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: SOME ARE GONE,SOME ARE GOING AND SOME WILL LIVE
Replies: 17
Views: 5933

It was so beautiful, Jim, last summer! I am very sad that many of your plants are dead.
Don't still know what picture is waiting for me when I open the covers (on Palm Sunday ;D ).
But my Cylindropuntia imbricata cv. "Uhlig"overwintered 2 times without severe damages.
by anttisepp
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: T.nainital, Y.rostrata -20.6C -5F
Replies: 13
Views: 3938

Good looking plants, may Palm God bless them...
Wish you and your palms no more hard frosts this winter!

Merry Christmas!
Antti
by anttisepp
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Hi friends, thanks for compliments, but I've made very few at all, it's all palms only. :D I don't use heating cables, only outer protection (usually our winters aren't very cold), and the simplest (and cheapest) way to protect better is to throw some more snow after the next snowfall. The most nort...
by anttisepp
Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Here's september 2009 picture of my biggest Trachycarpus fortunei (Europalms) (5 new leaves this season):
Image
by anttisepp
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: More pics for you guys, my two favorite palms
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Perfect plants,
I still remember predictors that claimed "They won't grow here..." :lol:
by anttisepp
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: palms and yuccas calgary, alberta, canada
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Hi, Duncan,
Very nice pictures,
it's always interesting to know that in really extremal places more and more people grow exotic plants and palms also.
Lang and warm fall!

With respect,
Antti
by anttisepp
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Which palms have you tried outside?
Replies: 27
Views: 8178

I had Nannorhops (green and blue), Washy (filifera and filibusta), 2 Sabal minor - all they died. 2 Raphys steel don't move (spear rot). Trachy takil and nana also. But Trachy fortunei (5), wagnerianus (2), Butia eriosp., Jubea and 2 Chamerops are fine. Among other exots the best is blue passionflow...
by anttisepp
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Mid-Summer Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Fine pics!
How many years have you palms outdoors?
How long is frost period and how hard the frosts?

With best wishes Antti
by anttisepp
Fri May 15, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Spring update,etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5113

Great photos, Jim!
Your Mazari undoubtely recover. (My Silver was rotted and green is very weak but alive).
What Agave do you think is the most frost-hardy?
by anttisepp
Fri May 15, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Thank you, it's not me but palms ... :wink: The lowerest temperature outdoors was probably -25 C this winter, but many days were temps about -20C, this winter was very long and spring has come only in april. (Meillä oli ollut alle 25 astetta pakkasta viime talvena (Finnish)). Many plants survived, I...
by anttisepp
Sun May 10, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finnish palms :)
Replies: 37
Views: 22601

Finnish palms :)

Here's briefly my Palm Sunday affairs: http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/anttisepp/355.jpg http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/anttisepp/356.jpg http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/anttisepp/360.jpg http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/anttisepp/370.jpg http://i213.photobucket.com/a...
by anttisepp
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Rain and winter cover
Replies: 99
Views: 32633

Anttisepp,always good to hear from you,how are the palms?have you been able to look at them lately? If its not the last cry from th ice age lets hope its one of the last anyway :roll: We had a cold long winter last year and a average to cool wet summer,a warm summer would be great,or cool,I have pa...
by anttisepp
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Rain and winter cover
Replies: 99
Views: 32633

Let's count that it was the last cry of the Ice Age, Jim. :wink:
Usually after the cold winter happens very hot summer... :D
by anttisepp
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Snow anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4436

Anttisepp,good to hear from you!how are the palms doing? (especially your Mazari?)mine is a little discolored but doing great and solidly rooted. SNOW,we had 3 1/2" a few days ago on top of the inch we already had and almost an inch of sleet and ice last night,it is so thick it almost doesn't break...
by anttisepp
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Anyone have a nannorhops ritchiana pics?
Replies: 11
Views: 5485

Re: Anyone have a nannorhops ritchiana pics?

I hear alot of you saying your growing these but never really see any pictures, if you have a sedling or plant pic I would really like to see them. http://img2.postimage.org/64564/Picture014.jpg Hi Jim, here's my small Silver Mazari (last November of 2008): http://www.postimage.org/aV28T2Q9.jpg
by anttisepp
Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Snow anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4436

Anttisepp,good to hear from you!how are the palms doing? (especially your Mazari?)mine is a little discolored but doing great and solidly rooted. SNOW,we had 3 1/2" a few days ago on top of the inch we already had and almost an inch of sleet and ice last night,it is so thick it almost doesn't break...
by anttisepp
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Snow anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4436

Very pretty Trachy!

How long time did you grow it?
And what minimal temperatures has it ever had?

Merry Christmas!
by anttisepp
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Rain and winter cover
Replies: 99
Views: 32633

Looks fantastic!
What do your neiboughrs say? :lol:
by anttisepp
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: My garden in Michigan in the winter and summer.
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Very nice pictures, Palmmandan.
How old is your Windmill palm and how many years (or winters ;) ) does it grow in you yard?
by anttisepp
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palm tree in the Grand canyon??
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

Re: Palm tree in the Grand canyon??

Prarie dog thrown in there for sizing. heheheheh Palm is a XButyagrus nabonnandii backcrossed with S. romanzoffianum Can someone tell me how to post pictures so they show without having a link? http://www.postimage.org/PqtX29J.jpg http://www.postimage.org/PqtXr69.jpg http://www.postimage.org/aVtyip...
by anttisepp
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachycarpus Fortunei
Replies: 27
Views: 9706

Kent , as you I began to experiment with very small young palms. Here's year weather in my city: http://weather.msn.com/monthly_averages.aspx?wealocations=wc:8633458 I'll use mulching, polycarbonate screens and styrofoam shields in winter, and maybe heat cable. And, of cause, snow. I'll take some p...
by anttisepp
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Most Northern Palms
Topic: At what latitude grow the most northern palms of North Am.?
Replies: 4
Views: 6341

Hi Duncan, thank you for a link, but to tell true, I've seen it some months ago. A mentoned another "palm place" in Alaska (Ancorage?) and discussion about it happened in PalmTalk several weeks ago. Newertheless all northern experience is very valuable for me. I live in Imatra (lat. 61 grad), Southe...