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by TerdalFarm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Oregon palms at 45oN
Replies: 4
Views: 2305
Belize

Re: Oregon palms at 45oN

I'm thankfully back in Florida where the lows are 65 and the highs are 85 every day in this month. Back in Manzanita? An dinch of snow, more tonight, lows of about 25 oF. My unprotected palms are all zone 9 and established so I'm not losing sleep. I'll have my parents take photos when they can.
by TerdalFarm
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Hurricanes & palms
Replies: 3
Views: 2190
Belize

Re: Hurricanes & palms

Over-due note.

Hurricane Irma hit Florida hard back in September (2017). Lots of trees down. But, in general, palms did better than other trees, although a few big cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) did come down in my neighborhood.
by TerdalFarm
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Oregon palms at 45oN
Replies: 4
Views: 2305
Belize

Re: Oregon palms at 45oN

Sorry to take so long to post. I've been settling in here in Florida. We are still renting while we decide where to settle, so palms are in pots here. We did get down to 27oF (-3 oC) one morning which is unusual but all are fine. I spent a week over New Years (2017/2018) at my parent's coastal prope...
by TerdalFarm
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Still growing palm trees zone 6b
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Belize

Re: Still growing palm trees zone 6b

Yes, nice
Erik
by TerdalFarm
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Update, from Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 1111
Belize

Re: Update, from Florida

Pretty much. Renting now, so grand dreams have to wait until we have land.
by TerdalFarm
Thu May 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Update, from Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 1111
Belize

Update, from Florida

I started this account a few years ago when W and I had a farm in Oklahoma. Life has changed. I moved most of our palms to my parents' place on the northern Oregon coast, which at above 45 oN qualifies as northern palms. They are doing great. I hoped to move there, but W moved to Florida. And, I fol...
by TerdalFarm
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Tropical Jungle at Boca Cay
Replies: 2
Views: 1073
Belize

Where is Boca Caye?
by TerdalFarm
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New species of prehistoric palm discovered in Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 1337
Belize

Cool! Thanks for sharing.
by TerdalFarm
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: O/T Pineapple's progress
Replies: 6
Views: 2087
Belize

Short term, Orlando. That is where W moved last year. Longer-term, I like the Gulf Coast. Far enough south where [i]Cocos [/i]grow. :-)
by TerdalFarm
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: O/T Pineapple's progress
Replies: 6
Views: 2087
Belize

Great success with that pineapple! I'll try that, once I get settled in Florida.
by TerdalFarm
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Last day for the tropicals Nov 18th
Replies: 6
Views: 3814
Belize

If you move on, please stay in touch. Facebook works for me on some others here. I'm moving to Florida in 2017 so may get active on the SE palms forum. As for unprotected, I've been doing that for my zone 9 palm garden at 45 oN latitude, in Oregon. Several low 20s so far this month. All should make ...
by TerdalFarm
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Last day for the tropicals Nov 18th
Replies: 6
Views: 3814
Belize

Looking good. I expect to see winter protection photos from you soon.

I am in my Manzanita, Oregon, garden (45 oN) now and all good. Lowest so far has been about 40 oF ! I don't plan on any winter protection, not even extra mulch. :D
by TerdalFarm
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Oct 20,2016
Replies: 12
Views: 5250
Belize

Nice pics as always, Jim!

Brugmansia is a fall blooming plant for me in Oklahoma (but don't have one now).

As for Sabal palms, yikes! Do protect!
by TerdalFarm
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some summer pics...from this morning.
Replies: 2
Views: 1604
Belize

Looking great. I love Fall flowers. Glad you have some.

I haven't checked your forecast. In Oklahoma, I'd be getting protection ready. In Oregon, I don't do any. A tornado passed a mile by last week but merely shredded the Musa. Palms fine.

I assume you are gearing up. --Erik
by TerdalFarm
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Japanese Garden (Hannover, Germany)
Replies: 2
Views: 1219
Belize

Lovely! I admit I have not been to Hannover in about 20 years. Was the built since then, or did I just miss it?
by TerdalFarm
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Tropical Theme Pool and Garden (Oklahoma)
Replies: 2
Views: 1388
Belize

Thanks for sharing! I had missed this.

Trachy are solid in Oklahoma most winters, but need (IMHO) heat tape & wrap every few years, most notably 2011.
by TerdalFarm
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some more pics
Replies: 6
Views: 2479
Belize

Glad it is still warm there. Another month of growth I hope.
by TerdalFarm
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some more pics
Replies: 6
Views: 2479
Belize

Some nice color there.
by TerdalFarm
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Hurricanes & palms
Replies: 3
Views: 2190
Belize

Back in Oklahoma as of yesterday.

Cycads also did fine. Tree ferns, alas, did not survive the salty storm surge. Note to Jim.
by TerdalFarm
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: A little tour
Replies: 5
Views: 2633
Belize

Fantastic! The blue Ipomea make a great color contrast.
by TerdalFarm
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Hurricanes & palms
Replies: 3
Views: 2190
Belize

Hurricanes & palms

I'm on my favorite little Caribbean island right now. They got hit hard by hurricane Earl even though the eye passed south of them. The whole village sounds of hammers as people rebuild. Of relevance to us is how well palms fared, vs other trees. Coconuts in particular but I have yet to see a single...
by TerdalFarm
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Early morning Aug 21,2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1641
Belize

Lovely! You've had yet another great year.
by TerdalFarm
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Long time no post! Seeking advice-trachy getting too big now
Replies: 5
Views: 2518
Belize

Nice problem to have!

I just donating it to a local palm fan, someone who can care for it while you are in Florida.
by TerdalFarm
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: August 18,2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1746
Belize

Wonderful!
by TerdalFarm
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Florida road trip
Replies: 7
Views: 4938
Belize

Fun! I do like the challenge.

W called me this morning to let me know about all the palms she saw on her way to work. Grrr. The way to a man's heart is through the palm heart, as the old saying goes. :-)
by TerdalFarm
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: End of season garden update from Cheshire, England.
Replies: 9
Views: 4457
Belize

Nice!
by TerdalFarm
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Butia at my home..
Replies: 8
Views: 3227
Belize

No, I can't see them.
by TerdalFarm
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: The Prince saying hello + couple "growth" pics.
Replies: 2
Views: 1900
Belize

Very nice!
by TerdalFarm
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Florida road trip
Replies: 7
Views: 4938
Belize

Back in Florida. Last week, W and I brought down her horse and cat. Not an easy drive, as with the horse one must go non-stop. Motel 6 may be pet-friendly but even they don't let you bring a stallion into your room overnight. So, about 26 hours on the road. Brief breaks for diesel, soda and to pee. ...
by TerdalFarm
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Cool plant and some more pics.
Replies: 1
Views: 1520
Belize

All looking good!

I have never grown Manihot but have eaten my share of cassava over the years. I ought to try to grow my own.
by TerdalFarm
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some pics in the rain(finally)>>> warning lots of p
Replies: 6
Views: 2899
Belize

Lovely!
by TerdalFarm
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some pics in the rain(finally)>>> warning lots of p
Replies: 6
Views: 2899
Belize

Wow, Jim! They all look amazing. Thanks for sharing.
by TerdalFarm
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Oregon palms at 45oN
Replies: 4
Views: 2305
Belize

Oregon palms at 45oN

Sorry to be offline for so long. I didn't have much to report. In May, I loaded the back of my car and drove from Oklahoma to Oregon. I planted a bunch of additional palms from my potted palm collection in the garden at my parent's coastal cottage. I'll share some cell phone pics when I get them on ...
by TerdalFarm
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: 80s oF in Manzanita!
Replies: 0
Views: 1693
Belize

80s oF in Manzanita!

28 oC. I happen to be in Oklahoma right now where it is rainy and in the 60s oF; potted palms doing great. But, my in-ground palms out in Oregon must be popping after a frostless winter, heavy rains, and fertilizer. :-)
by TerdalFarm
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Spring snow
Replies: 4
Views: 2436
Belize

Glad to hear. Still hope to move South. W woke up this morning and had a Michigan nightmare that it was snowing. Was just pollen. :lol:
by TerdalFarm
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Spring snow
Replies: 4
Views: 2436
Belize

Visually, pretty!

But, long-ter,. I hope to move where it never snows. :lol:
by TerdalFarm
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Florida road trip
Replies: 7
Views: 4938
Belize

Shoot. I'll upload to Flickr later and post that link. Flickr seems to work better.
by TerdalFarm
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Florida road trip
Replies: 7
Views: 4938
Belize

Back from Florida. It was a great trip. Lots of palms everywhere in Central Florida, less so in northern Florida. W is talking about moving to the Orlando area. Here in Oklahoma, most potted palms are outside. Lows the past couple of mornings were 33 oF (+1 oC) but that is alright. In-ground palms i...
by TerdalFarm
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: March 14,2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3511
Belize

Looking good, Jim!
by TerdalFarm
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Florida road trip
Replies: 7
Views: 4938
Belize

Florida road trip

I have not been on here much. My in ground palms in Oregon are doing great, El Nino kept them warm and watered all winter. No freeze at 46o N! Potted palms in Oklahoma are outside and pushing spears. The past week, W and I have been in Florida, on a road trip in the little convertible. So good to se...