Search found 1544 matches

by sidpook
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: The Castor bean plants
Replies: 30
Views: 9248

hardyjim wrote:Nice to know people are looking in...not a lot of traffic here these days.... :P
Video killed the radio star and Facebook killed the Palm Boards...I think most of us are on face book's "Zone Pusher Group"
by sidpook
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: The Castor bean plants
Replies: 30
Views: 9248

HAHAHAHAH :D
by sidpook
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musa Basjoo June 21, 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2416

Looks great!!!
by sidpook
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Sick of winter.......
Replies: 26
Views: 10835

Image

my new puppy is loving it, finally change to go out and explore after five weeks of hell in the house!!!
by sidpook
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Sick of winter.......
Replies: 26
Views: 10835

We had 15C too yesterday, marceli :D Mike, we'll have to buy water from you this year because we can't afford to buy it from our utility. :cry: Snowpack/water reservoir way low. Barb Ugh sorry....all the snow iw really melting now, like rivers everywhere....got to 61 F yesterday finally a break!!!!
by sidpook
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Sick of winter.......
Replies: 26
Views: 10835

It's still cold here and a shitload of snow on the ground...But finally going to moderate a bit this week...UGH!!!! 2015 winter from hell
by sidpook
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Sick of winter.......
Replies: 26
Views: 10835

Good luck everyone! It's all shit!!!!!!!! :(
by sidpook
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: No complaints
Replies: 62
Views: 24235

Hi Mike :D wow 68F Time to plant the garden :lol: Your plants must be loving this mild-ish winter. Barb Hello Barb. Happy New Year! Seems o long since I've been on here, wow! Yep, haven't really done anything with the trachies yet.....just a blanket or two in November and once or twice in december,...
by sidpook
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: AZ Snow!
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

I saw that, way cool!
by sidpook
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: No complaints
Replies: 62
Views: 24235

No complaints here yet either (beside November for that cold snap). Supposed to be 68 F here tomorrow, but a night in the low 20's this week! ugh!!!!! then will moderate again. Will it be a roller coaster winter?
by sidpook
Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Looks like a Green Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 3014

Good for you! 61 F high and low 50F here in the Garden State for Xmas Eve and Xmas....Love it!! Merry Christmas to all! :santa:
by sidpook
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: No complaints
Replies: 62
Views: 24235

Pretty mild here this season so far. only 2 nights below freezing in dec so far, and three or four with that horrible cold snap in November. Cool, but not cold! I hope it lasts!!!!!
by sidpook
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some more pics from Tuesday morning(Oct 21st)
Replies: 11
Views: 4423

Erik I usually bring in the Agave when it hits the low 20s..this year everything will be covered by Monday or else :| Mike First year with the Passion flower,going to leave it in and see,I pulled a sprout with roots n case. I was surprised the foliage took 24F the other night with zero damage. Cool!
by sidpook
Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some more pics from Tuesday morning(Oct 21st)
Replies: 11
Views: 4423

Great stuff! Are your passiflora in the ground overwinter? I love the smell. I got plenty of tasty fruit this year from mine. Still have a lot ripening.
by sidpook
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Frost advisory
Replies: 4
Views: 2922

We are going down to the 40's this evening...Hate this!
by sidpook
Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: The Keeper of the musa Basjoos
Replies: 6
Views: 3909

TerdalFarm wrote:They came back from the dead. Undead Musa?
:lol:
I could have sworn these bitches were all goners!
by sidpook
Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: The Keeper of the musa Basjoos
Replies: 6
Views: 3909

TerdalFarm wrote:They came back from the dead. Undead Musa?
:lol:
I could have sworn these bitches were all goners!
by sidpook
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

It all looks amazing!!!
by sidpook
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

It all looks amazing!!!
by sidpook
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: The Keeper of the musa Basjoos
Replies: 6
Views: 3909

The Keeper of the musa Basjoos

Halloween Musas out front....Evil Clown will protect the musas. <a href="http://s141.photobucket.com/user/sidpook/media/IMG_dddd2861_tonemapped_zps539dd552.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/sidpook/IMG_dddd2861_tonemapped_zps539dd552.jpg" border="0" alt=" pho...
by sidpook
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Winter Paranoia 2014 -2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

I can't let myself worry anymore...If it's gonna suck, it's gonna suck and we can't do a damned thing about it!
by sidpook
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: how often do you guys
Replies: 16
Views: 7156

pitotes wrote:Image
Hmmmm, does this sound like it?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycosphaerella_musicola
by sidpook
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: how often do you guys
Replies: 16
Views: 7156

I do use the pond water that has a lot of scum, algae, bug larvae, fish excrement etc...and I water a lot. Also these have been in the ground for five years now. They take a few years to really ramp up. Take a picture of yours and post it maybe I can see what you mean about the leaf/rot problem????
by sidpook
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: how often do you guys
Replies: 16
Views: 7156

I water mine with dirty pond water from cleaning the waterfalls out...here are some pics, seems to work.... <a href="http://s141.photobucket.com/user/sidpook/media/10400763_10153212670690616_4764587369957914496_n_zps89117877.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/...
by sidpook
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musa Basjoo Zone 5b winter protection.
Replies: 55
Views: 23249

Looks great!!!!! love passion fruit flowers
by sidpook
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musas recovering after the worst winter ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

Everything looks great, even the bamboo! How did the figs do? Everything is growing like mad. However, this is the first year the figs have died back to the ground. Never in NJ history I am told. They're coming back up now. No one ever covers them here, so it was a surprise for all of us. I even ha...
by sidpook
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musas recovering after the worst winter ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

lucky1 wrote:
NJ has never lost fig trees
What a great zone you live in, Mike.
Normally, anyway.

Here, stuff dies even covered :lol:

Barb
we are pretty lucky here...
by sidpook
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musas recovering after the worst winter ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

fig trees took a hit. They died back to the ground, never ever covered or overwintered them in 13 years Those reminders of where we live (iffy zones) simply aren't fair. :? Maybe they'll bounce back as well as the Musas. Barb NJ has never lost fig trees, no one ever wraps them, not this year: they ...
by sidpook
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musas recovering after the worst winter ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

I know right, they are amazing plants...Although i have to say my huge fig trees took a hit. They died back to the ground, never ever covered or overwintered them in 13 years, that was crazy
by sidpook
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musas recovering after the worst winter ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

Bananas are coming along nicely even after the slow start...Bamboo is fine too after all my worry.... <a href="http://s141.photobucket.com/user/sidpook/media/IMG_20140608_101748_zpsfae87463.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/sidpook/IMG_20140608_101748_zpsfae8...
by sidpook
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finished the pond and other pics
Replies: 12
Views: 4066

Looks great!
by sidpook
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Finished the pond and other pics
Replies: 12
Views: 4066

Looks great!
by sidpook
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: my bananas and E.E and windmill palm
Replies: 35
Views: 11418

pitotes wrote:I'm starting over without the Palm tree till I get a better plan on how to take care of it
Image
Good luck. Mother nature always has a way of letting us know who's boss!
:(
by sidpook
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: my bananas and E.E and windmill palm
Replies: 35
Views: 11418

pitotes wrote:None of my plants made it........I have to start all over
Ugh, sorry!!!!!
by sidpook
Wed May 28, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 1
Views: 2080

Welcome, it is indeed a great site with really interesting and helpful members.
by sidpook
Wed May 28, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: plants are blooming now.........
Replies: 79
Views: 29129

Very Nice!
by sidpook
Mon May 26, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: plants are blooming now.........
Replies: 79
Views: 29129

lucky1 wrote:Thanks Mike!
Now grey hair is gonna be cool :lol:

Barb
LOL
by sidpook
Sun May 25, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: plants are blooming now.........
Replies: 79
Views: 29129

Beautiful! and congratulations on being a grandmother Barb!!
by sidpook
Fri May 23, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: plants are blooming now.........
Replies: 79
Views: 29129

OK so I didn't know castors reseeded the next year...Jesus God! i have a thousand plants at least...Mother of God, how did they survive this winter from hell????
by sidpook
Sun May 18, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musas recovering after the worst winter ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

lucky1 wrote:They'll be forty feet tall this summer, Mike.
My pond needs cleaning too. 8)

Barb
Ugh what a stink in' chess pit of muck and nastiness that was...I love gardening, but not pond cleaning....ugh