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by BILL MA
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New here. Working on Tropical back yard in Middle TN
Replies: 130
Views: 38849

Wow that's a really nice pool post Brandon. But this is a palm forum. Yeah, most of us enjoy your pictures but this is a hardy palm forum, not a plant my pool forum. Lets see some palms planted not cement blocks.

Sorry to be harsh but this is a palm board?


Bill
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Old Trachy -- Is this Inflorescence????
Replies: 111
Views: 34235

Any seeds on there Barb?

Mine look like small blue berries already!

Bill
by BILL MA
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palm pics after 0f or below!
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

Thanks for the tour.

The palms look surprisingly well after a brutal winter. Good to see them alive.

Bill
by BILL MA
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Giving up
Replies: 45
Views: 12944

Nice chatting with you to Erik.

Bill
by BILL MA
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms, and other stuff **fixed again
Replies: 38
Views: 11121

Nice update Jesse!

I'm glad to see things are growing well for you. I can't remember did that banana go through last winter in the ground? The color on that olive is beautiful, I love foliage that looks like that.

Cool agaves!

Bill
by BILL MA
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Wildlife From The Palm Gardens
Topic: Eeeeek! a four-inch Moth
Replies: 10
Views: 5528

Wow that thing is freaky looking! Look at it close it looks like it has a face on it's back. Lol

who knows maybe there bulking up to deal with all the cool weather.

Bill
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Giving up
Replies: 45
Views: 12944

Ok Erik,

I was only trying to help anyways in my PM.

Bill
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Giving up
Replies: 45
Views: 12944

I'm Going to say it again. I'm sorry Erik and Family. I know you guys will be ok though.

YOUR TOUGH PEOPLE!!!

Things will work out better for you in the long run if you stay positive :wink:

Bill
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Giving up
Replies: 45
Views: 12944

Erik,

I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. You and your family seem like fighters so you'll be ok. Just keep your head high, and stay positive.

Good luck with your move.

Bill
by BILL MA
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cycad Day 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4772

Thanks for the info Jody. I wish I was going to be down there as I'm a member at Fairchild. There cycad collection is outstanding, as is the rest of the garden! I love the huge old clump of Dioon Edule they have, I just picked up a beautiful 30 gal specimen in Loxahatchee a few months ago. Do you ha...
by BILL MA
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cycad Day 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4772

Thanks for the info Jody. I wish I was going to be down there as I'm a member at Fairchild. There cycad collection is outstanding, as is the rest of the garden! I love the huge old clump of Dioon Edule they have, I just picked up a beautiful 30 gal specimen in Loxahatchee a few months ago. Do you ha...
by BILL MA
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: A few photos from today........
Replies: 9
Views: 2862

Looks good Tim, glad to see the thai's alive, that was in the garage too right? If it dies I'll give you a six foot one to try out.

you should try and stop by this week after work if you get out before dark. Lol.

Talk soon,
Bill
by BILL MA
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Wollemi Growth Pics
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

Tim,

I can't remember how cold your got down to can you refresh my memory? It was in with your palms right?

Nice pictures wollime!

Bill
by BILL MA
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Are palms ok planted next to a house?
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

You'll be fine planting them there it won't hurt anything. I would also go ahead and plant the palms now, like you said you have lots of backups. They will grow faster in the ground anyways.

Bill
by BILL MA
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Check out the Abyssinian
Replies: 71
Views: 18107

That guy is sick man!!! The fence stake is a excellent idea, I wish I thought about it last year before mine fell over.

Your black bamboo in the background is really off to a nice start this year.

Looking good buddy!

15 feet easy by the way.
Bill
by BILL MA
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

Hey Jesse, No the house was conceded when I bought it in 2000, then my father and I gutted it and put it back together. Yeah Paul , my idiot neighbour doesn't like my palms or protection I put up for 3 months or so. He thinks my property is going to become a retail center, sounds realistic right. I'...
by BILL MA
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Old Trachy -- Is this Inflorescence????
Replies: 111
Views: 34235

That's cool about the palm sales John. That's interesting about pollinating the palms that way with spray bottle.

Those flowers are looking like Monday will work out just fine for you. It's really cool to watch the the seeds develop, I gives us something else fun to watch in the garden.

Bill
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Old Trachy -- Is this Inflorescence????
Replies: 111
Views: 34235

Wow!

I'm that easy :wink:

I'm sure John will agree the biggest males pollinate the best!

Geez, looks like it's time to get your hands dirty :P :P :P

Enjoy!

Bill
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

Thanks Barb, I figure he's kind of a Mongoloid type person anyways, so when he talks he'll probably only help my cause with ridiculous expectations of what he thinks might happen on my property anyways. I'm pretty sure his simpleton mind is thinking that I'm going to be the new walmart of the tropic...
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Old Trachy -- Is this Inflorescence????
Replies: 111
Views: 34235

Hey Barb, I'm glad my hearing was postponed and I was able to see this post and help you. This is a big deal to have one of your babies make babies right? Lame Joke :P Anyways, I thought I didn't pollinate the waggies properly but it did work. The trachies out front definitely worked. All I did was ...
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Permanently Hotter Summers
Replies: 10
Views: 3323

Paul

I'm glad you guy's got in on this heat blast, I can't believe how mild it's been this year. I'm pretty sure it's cooler now at my parents house in Fla now then it was 2 months ago, go figure. The sun is so intense down there though, if anyone's familiar with tinted car window mine are 20% on my car ...
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Old Trachy -- Is this Inflorescence????
Replies: 111
Views: 34235

That's really funny about getting some business out of doing a nice thing. :D Barb, I recommend using the pollen in a 3-4 different applications a couple hours apart. Plants and tree's are most open first thing in the morning right as the sun is coming up, I'm sure John sent you way more pollen then...
by BILL MA
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

I just want to start by saying Thank You all so very much!!!! You all are really great people, reading everyone's reply's the other morning really did make me feel so much better after thinking about so many things rolling around in bed the night before. I wish I could personally meet each and every...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: New "Hardy Chicago" Figs
Replies: 106
Views: 36021

Mike you only piss on your figs when your so full of beer you can't hold it anymore :wink:
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: New "Hardy Chicago" Figs
Replies: 106
Views: 36021

I might surprise you Cameron with one or two spots left. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

Thanks Guys, Hopefully my friends in high places will set the pace at my hearing. I think I have a much better chance going in then others. Why would anyone bother you Erik with all your land? WTF? I live in the city, with all your land people really need to get a life. I'm going to have a chat with...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Scared
Replies: 26
Views: 9975

Wow Steve, I've been watching the weather channel and they where saying more floods. I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope the damage is minimal for you and your friends in your community. All I hope for is no big storms for your area, this years has been so devastating for so many families. Enough...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

Thank you John! Most people love it but there's a few bad apples out there that need plucking as I'm sure you know. Business is ok but I have a hearing on Thursday since some dink complained. I've been trying to stay under the radar. hopefully I can pursue my dream like Johnny Appleseed and bring pa...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

Thanks Cameron and Erik, The sabal is coming back so fast, what a monster!!! It was a 65 gal though :shock: Like I said before this year it gets a house, unheated though. No worries Erik, all it had was a box with c7 lights and a thermo cube. No insulation just poly plastic. What a awesome palm!!! M...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

I told you I've been busy Jim!!! Your phone might need a magnifying glass feature. LOL Yeah I'm not sure of the siam ruby, I think it's getting pulled back to the GH, it already got destroyed. It was SO nice before it needs to go back to the tropics. It's replacements on deck eager. The thai's are s...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

Hey Barb, Yeah, I know everyone likes pictures. LOL Sorry for taking so long with them, I do have a ton more of other crazy plants here but like I said I don't want to overwhelm you all with pictures :wink: If you want more I have more, and more, and more than I can photo :roll: More like post, I'll...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

Yeah Jesse,

I've been pretty busy here. The first plants only went in the ground are the first of June, such a crapped out spring here but not as bad as others so I'll bite my tongue. I need to look back on posts to see how things are doing for you.

Thanks for your comments!

Bill
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: New "Hardy Chicago" Figs
Replies: 106
Views: 36021

Nice pictures of the ones in your area to Mike. I need to go check on the big ones around here to see how there doing.

Bill
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: New "Hardy Chicago" Figs
Replies: 106
Views: 36021

Great post Cameron! I read what Bob from Winston-Salem wrote about them tasting much better then brown turkey (which I have) plus the part about figs on new growth is really cool too. I'm going to look into getting one now, there are some huge tree's around here that I come across from time to time....
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Update
Replies: 21
Views: 4495

Pictures are finally posted Barb :wink:
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 20538

Yard Update June (long overdue) Lots of Pictures!!!!

Hey Everyone, It's been a long time is I've posted pictures so hopefully I don't overload anyone. Lots have things have changed here since my last post, lots of new palms and plants have mysteriously found there way into my garden. LOL! Enjoy. Here's a picture from the front of my house before the p...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finally a few pics of my palms after winter
Replies: 28
Views: 8359

Your palms and yucca look really good Kory!!! Sorry I didn't comment before I haven't been on this board for a while. Glad you had better luck this year.

Bill
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Update
Replies: 21
Views: 4495

Looking really good Tim! I really hope you catch a break so your temps stay up for you. Those ensetes will be huge by the end of the year! Once they hit that size they just go nutty. What size pots where they? If I was a betting man I would say your trachy will bloom next year unless it's a female. ...
by BILL MA
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Old Trachy -- Is this Inflorescence????
Replies: 111
Views: 34235

Barb,

Yours is definitely female, like John said.

Bill
by BILL MA
Fri May 27, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Old Trachy -- Is this Inflorescence????
Replies: 111
Views: 34235

There coming, I swear!