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by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Still growing palm trees zone 6b
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Canada

Still growing palm trees zone 6b

Hello all. I haven`t posted in quite a while. I made a video of how things have been growing here :D . Really proud of how the Trachycarpus have done over the last 10 years. I can`t believe it`s been that long. Check out the video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7P8AjvhbxE Still have the palm bug!!!!!!!!!...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Hooray it's spring again! How was everybody's winter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1876
Canada

Re: Hooray it's spring again! How was everybody's winter?

We have had the coldest winter here in the last 12 to 15 years. It was also the duration of cold Ex: -19.5c overnight and highs of -9c for a week in a row and having 4 cold snaps similar to this. If I had not heated palm huts during these periods all of my palms and yuccas would be toast. They look ...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palm trees Nov Dec 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1541
Canada

Hi Jim. The enclosures are attached to posts I have driven into the ground. The Plastic is stapled to 2"X2" wood frame. I`m glad we don`t get 45mph winds here during winter. Thanks for your comments


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palm trees Nov Dec 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1541
Canada

Palm trees Nov Dec 2016

Update on palms winter 2016. I Can`t believe it`s been 9 years since they have been planted. I still remember most people telling me I was throwing my money away by planting palm trees here. Quote" You do realize John palm trees don`t grow here right". Well they grow for me! www.flickr.com/photos/67...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: My Hardy palms and bananas
Replies: 39
Views: 16718
Canada

Surviving palms

Hi Ivon. Very nice photos. Good to see how well they have done over the last 3 years. Do you have photos of your winter protection over them and what you use for heating? Where did you get the Jubea`s from? They are very rare to find here and expensive!


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pushing Flowers
Replies: 9
Views: 3921
Canada

Nate that is one happy palm :D Post more pics as the inflorescence develops.


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Zihuatanejo Mexico Jan 2016 Palm pics.
Replies: 6
Views: 2574
Canada

Thanks for the comments. Paul I would like nothing better than bringing them home to B.C.



John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pushing Flowers
Replies: 9
Views: 3921
Canada

Do you have pic of the whole palm flowering? It looks like it is tall with the size of the trunk shown. Pics of your other palms? Thanks




John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pushing Flowers
Replies: 9
Views: 3921
Canada

Hi Nate. Do you have any other Trachy`s planted near this one?



John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Zihuatanejo Mexico Jan 2016 Palm pics.
Replies: 6
Views: 2574
Canada

Zihuatanejo Mexico Jan 2016 Palm pics.

I was in my happy zone when my wife and I drove up to this palm tree nursery along the highway near Ixtapa MX. Incredible! <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/67364497@N07/26011768992/in/dateposted-public/" title="316"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1565/2601176...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 1814
Canada

Thanks Beny. The Big Island is very cool with the volcanic black sand beaches. Post some more pics of your palms in Montreal?

John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms and Yuccas in Kelowna British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 4240
Canada

Thanks Jay,Igor,Aaron. Jay maybe some pics from your desert garden? Long overdue? The large T. fortunei is across from Rotary beach. The other Large Y. rostratas are on Patterson Ave. I will take some more pics from near Clifton rd area. Igor some updates please? Aaron I will post some pics of my yu...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Polar Vortex
Replies: 4
Views: 2732
Canada

Andy. Thanks for your comment. There has been a zero "Polar Vortex" event in Southern British Columbia for 2015-2016.


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by Okanagan desert-palms
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms and Yuccas in Kelowna British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 4240
Canada

Palm pics

Igor here are the pics of palms and yuccas in my area. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/67364497@N07/25698517960/in/dateposted-public/" title="064 Largest palm tree zone 6b-7a British Columbia Canada"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1534/25698517960_af3b3fab5e...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Polar Vortex
Replies: 4
Views: 2732
Canada

Polar Vortex

by Okanagan desert-palms
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms and Yuccas in Kelowna British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 4240
Canada

Thanks Aaron. Any updates from your desert garden this spring?


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms and Yuccas in Kelowna British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 4240
Canada

Palms and Yuccas in Kelowna British Columbia

Here are some other Palms and Yuccas in my city. There 9 pics here. All within a ten minute drive of my house.
www.flickr.com/photos/67364497@N07/with/25904110051/



John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Moldy seeds-need urgent advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1723
Canada

hydrogen peroxide

Hi. I have used 3% hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. It works great to get rid of mold.

John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: March 14,2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3511
Canada

Looking Good Jim. Did that Waggie get any extra heat this winter?

John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: T. fortunei with seeds!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2660
Canada

Thanks for your comments Chad.
by Okanagan desert-palms
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: South Eastern Arizona palm pics.
Replies: 7
Views: 3445
Canada

Aaron so cool. The palms ,yuccas, cactus and peanut :D Love the W. filifera pics. Good to see your travel pics Az/Cal.

John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: March 8th,2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2351
Canada

Jim your palms and desert garden are looking great. Much better than your last post showing some not so good results of the winter. I`ll try another Washy planted after seeing how they have recovered for you. Ant tips?

John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: T. fortunei with seeds!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2660
Canada

T. fortunei with seeds!!!!

I finally have seeds of this Trachy after 8 years being planted. So proud of her :D . Plenty of other pics.
www.flickr.com/photos/67364497@N07/with/25512516481/

John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: 23 pics from July-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2879
Canada

Jim everything looks like a jungle there. Is that Washy a robusta or a filibusta? Growing great!



John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca elata bloom
Replies: 15
Views: 7504
Canada

Thanks Tim and Aaron. Great explanation of what happens after the yucca blooms.




John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Wildlife From The Palm Gardens
Topic: Lizards, snakes,cactus from the Okanagan Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 4634
Canada

Lizards, snakes,cactus from the Okanagan Valley

Good video of what reptiles live here in the desert of the Okanagan valley! www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_X5o8kJoUc


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Fox news Okanagan Valley British Columbia
Replies: 1
Views: 3589
Canada

Fox news Okanagan Valley British Columbia

Good story but not great from Fox news about the Okanagan valley wine growing area. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/07/16/canadas-okanagan-valley-best-wine-region-youve-never-heard/ . Maybe buddy from Fox should do a little research on Kelowna being a town! www.kelowna.ca/CM/Page67.aspx I guess i...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Yucca elata bloom
Replies: 15
Views: 7504
Canada

Tim great pic of that Y. elata bloom. I have a question for you and Aaron. I have a Y. rigida that bloomed about 6 years ago in a pot. I kept it alive after and didn`t get any new growth until this spring. Do certain Yuccas die after blooming? Will your Y. elata be good to go after this bloom? Thank...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Need help with Sabal Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 6082
Canada

Cuja don`t touch those S. minor roots. Sabal minor will find the new soil on it`s own! Plant in a tall pot rather than a shallow pot. My 2 cents worth.


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: desert garden blog
Replies: 86
Views: 38538
Canada

Great pics Aaron. Any pics of your Joshua trees?


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Help from above & some pics
Replies: 8
Views: 3254
Canada

Great pics of your yard. No damage to your palms and yuccas? Not so good for the other trees down the street.



John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: This tree male or female?
Replies: 3
Views: 1915
Canada

Wheelman here is an earlier post of male and femake Trachycarpus inflorescence. http://www.palmsnorth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5804 Here is how the seeds are developing . www.flickr.com/photos/67364497@N07/18844663550/in/dateposted-public/ . Your last posted picture is definitely a female. The one ...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Worlds oldest potted Cycad!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3023
Canada

Jim unbelievable a 240+ year old cycad growing one inch a year. They must slow down in their elder years.


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: This tree male or female?
Replies: 3
Views: 1915
Canada

That looks to me like a female. The males inflorescence is more yellowish from the pollen. You should see some seeds develope soon if it was close enough to the male.


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Worlds oldest potted Cycad!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3023
Canada

Worlds oldest potted Cycad!!!

Worlds oldest Cycad year 1775 gets new transplant after 20 years.
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article ... rdens.html


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Wed May 20, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finally seeds from one of my Trachy
Replies: 1
Views: 1461
Canada

Finally seeds from one of my Trachy

It`s been 8 years of waiting since I planted it. The 2 males have sent out flowers for the last 4 years waiting for the female 8) . The first 9 pics are the ones taken today. Can`t wait till the seeds start forming :D
www.flickr.com/photos/67364497@N07/


John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Australia better than GMO crap
Replies: 6
Views: 6613
Canada

Barb. Monsatan has plenty of money to keep us from knowing anything about there wonder poison glyphosphate. Bees are dying worldwide. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study Friends in Washington just follow the money? http://occupy-monsanto.com/t...
by Okanagan desert-palms
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Australia better than GMO crap
Replies: 6
Views: 6613
Canada

Jim Monsanto aka. the most evil corporation on the planet.People are waking up to their BS. Barb this agricultural minister in Australia is one tough guy 8) and deserves praise for standing up to Monsanto. Agreed on the labeling of GMO.




John
by Okanagan desert-palms
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Next winter....palm protection I'm going to try.
Replies: 53
Views: 19045
Canada

Thanks for the info Scott. Agreed that a pro should do the install. Barb maybe a time for a visit it`s been a while. :)



John