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by bananieru
Tue May 31, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New palms plantation around Montreal !
Replies: 5
Views: 3514
Canada

Impressive. Fantastic job
by bananieru
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms free finally
Replies: 4
Views: 3698
Canada

Beny, great results. The problem I have with heat cable is that I can not see if they are working or not during the winter. Something like schrodinger's cat, it can be both dead or alive till you open it in the spring. Do you still leave an opening at the top and one at the bottom?

Tavi
by bananieru
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/bananieru/2016/IMG_20160413_181617_zpsikl8piwi.jpg http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/bananieru/2016/IMG_20160413_182111_zps33gfqrka.jpg http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/bananieru/2016/IMG_20160413_183134_zpseqsnsbyw.jpg http://i958.photobucket.co...
by bananieru
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

https://goo.gl/photos/2yj4UJompvpQqnqm6 2016 edition; I used only heat cables and I forgot to put inside the wireless thermometer, so I was not sure if it was working or not. I would say It came out OK. Just a few burnt leaves that were touching the box. I may have to move to the mummy method next y...
by bananieru
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pushing Flowers
Replies: 9
Views: 3921
Canada

:thumbup:
by bananieru
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: first cold days of this winter for Toronto area
Replies: 3
Views: 2171
Canada

first cold days of this winter for Toronto area

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So far we had a very mild winter and practically no snow. For a few days only, a taste of winter, just in time for NBA all star game :-)
by bananieru
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

I still have that little fan, I'm just not sure if it ever kicks in as it's on a tc2, on at 20F (-7C). I don't have a thermometer this year, but last year I never seen the temperature going under 0C. And this year was not that cold anyway.

It's more of an insurance.
by bananieru
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

I went with the cables, but I added one regular bulb on the ground. It's hard to find those old Christmas lights.

Tavi
by bananieru
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachycarpus Fortunei & Sabal Palmetto in Toronto, Ontar
Replies: 12
Views: 5371
Canada

The wrapping used is called arbotex. It's more expensive than burlap but it's reusable.
by bananieru
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hi from Toronto
Replies: 9
Views: 7414
Canada

I have one, and it's not growing. It's not dying but it's a very, very slow grower. I read that they are very sensitive to any move.
by bananieru
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachycarpus Fortunei & Sabal Palmetto in Toronto, Ontar
Replies: 12
Views: 5371
Canada

you can see here how I protect my trachy. I started with Christmas lights, but by spring more than half of them were burned. So I started to use heat cables. http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/bananieru/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140406_102839_zpsqc0pmnhy.jpg The disadvantage of using heat cables i...
by bananieru
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hi from Toronto
Replies: 9
Views: 7414
Canada

No more washys in the ground for me. I had one that suffered after a bad spring and it did not move for the last two summers. I'll stick with trachys in the ground for now. This is how mine looked 2 years ago when I opened it up (to early): http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/bananieru/Mobile%20...
by bananieru
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hi from Toronto
Replies: 9
Views: 7414
Canada

Hi Chris. Welcome aboard.
Your washy is doing fine :-). In your area is a little warmer than in Markham, but I'll gladly share my experience with you.

Tavi
by bananieru
Thu May 21, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finally seeds from one of my Trachy
Replies: 1
Views: 1461
Canada

nice :D
by bananieru
Thu May 14, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

and for the second year in a row it has flowers:

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:D
by bananieru
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

I used this heater on a tc2:
www.homedepot.com/p/Lasko-MyHeat-200-Wa ... /202363459

The advantage is that it has a little fan to move the air around. I used them for the last 2-3 winters, and they are still working fine.
by bananieru
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: What types of palm trees are these?
Replies: 5
Views: 2170
Canada

if you turn the view 90 degrees to the left there are 3 Washingtonias on the corner
www.google.ca/maps/@33.813978,-116.4973 ... LWhiiA!2e0

They are for sure different.
I've never seen that thick trunk like the first two.
by bananieru
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Is it time to uncover or should I wait a couple weeks?
Replies: 8
Views: 3558
Canada

My advise is not to over water them for a while. There is enough humidity in the ground and we may still have cold days ahead.

Tavi
by bananieru
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: What types of palm trees are these?
Replies: 5
Views: 2170
Canada

What types of palm trees are these?

www.google.ca/maps/@33.813978,-116.497382,3a,75y,110.51h,103.03t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sLbekET_uh-wEes50LWhiiA!2e0 Around Christmas I picked a handful of seeds from underneath them. Now I have around 20 seedlings. http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/bananieru/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150414_104847_z...
by bananieru
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

If I replace the Christmas lights, I will probably add a bulb of some kind just to see when it's on.
by bananieru
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

this winter I had three different systems in the box: 1. Christmas lights on a TC3 (35F/45F -2c/7c). They were mostly on the ground. Very unreliable, I think there were only 2-3 bulbs working when I opened the box. I will use roof deicing cables next year. 2. A pipe cable with it's own thermostat. T...
by bananieru
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Free at last
Replies: 18
Views: 10152
Canada

Free at last

After quite a long winter

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by bananieru
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Uncovered Everything Today
Replies: 57
Views: 17433
Canada

hold on 905palms, spring is almost here, I can already see deer in my backyard:
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by bananieru
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Uncovered Everything Today
Replies: 57
Views: 17433
Canada

meanwhile in the east is so cold that my cat refuses to go out:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/a ... mes/45040/
by bananieru
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some palms
Replies: 13
Views: 5303
Canada

ty :D
by bananieru
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some palms
Replies: 13
Views: 5303
Canada

Beny, I'll be in Palm Springs at the end of year, for a week. I'd appreciate some hints on what to visit :-)
Thank you,

Tavi
by bananieru
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms protection 2014-15
Replies: 41
Views: 44230
Canada

Beny, I'm counting on you. The old method with a hut is getting out of control once they grow over 8'. Please document somewhere the method you're using. You're doing a great job.

Thank you for posting,

Tavi
by bananieru
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Weather bomb
Replies: 3
Views: 2259
Canada

Next year it's going to be Benny's mummy method or nothing. The structure to protect the palm is getting out of control. It looks now like a monument. Harder and harder to build and to store. And the fact that I have to erect it sooner and take it off later doesn't help either.

Tavi
by bananieru
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some more pics from Tuesday morning(Oct 21st)
Replies: 11
Views: 4399
Canada

Great plants and pictures. Remind us, what are you doing with the big agave in the winter?

Tavi
by bananieru
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Frost advisory
Replies: 4
Views: 2885
Canada

Frost advisory

Here we go again: Issued at 6:41 p.m. EDT Saturday 11 October 2014 Summary Under clear skies and light winds, overnight low temperatures tonight over southern Ontario are expected to drop down to the freezing mark or a few degrees below the freezing mark. As a result, widespread frost is expected to...
by bananieru
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: The Keeper of the musa Basjoos
Replies: 6
Views: 3864
Canada

:)
by bananieru
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: End of summer Tropical garden pics
Replies: 17
Views: 9522
Canada

amazing job
by bananieru
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 3859
Canada

beautiful as usual
:-)
by bananieru
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: mixed results
Replies: 38
Views: 14586
Canada

ok, so now that the flowers are spent (they were all male, so no seeds) what should I do with stalks? Leave them and they will dry out or should I cut them?

Tavi
by bananieru
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finished the pond and other pics
Replies: 12
Views: 4028
Canada

impressive. thank you for sharing
by bananieru
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Very large Pindo Palm... Burlington, Ontario
Replies: 19
Views: 5646
Canada

That is impressive, just like those that I've seen in South Carolina.

Tavi
by bananieru
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: mixed results
Replies: 38
Views: 14586
Canada

They start to open slowly and give pollen.

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by bananieru
Fri May 30, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: mixed results
Replies: 38
Views: 14586
Canada

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a closeup on the rotten yucca. Based on the amount of dead trunk I assume that the rotting process started before I could see any signs.
by bananieru
Fri May 30, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: mixed results
Replies: 38
Views: 14586
Canada

so, is anybody interested in some pollen?