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by willy1der
Fri May 10, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: MONTREAL PALMS FULL LOAD MAY 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3240
Canada

wow,you are going to be a little busy,talk to you soon!!! Will
by willy1der
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Grocery store gardening
Replies: 61
Views: 23192
Canada

Awsome willy! You can grow sugar cane the same way as the lemon grass. Sugar cane is usualy sold in specialty asian/south american markets. Did you get the Moso roots in the market too? Ive tried sugarcane lately but it just rotted over a few weeks,I tried growing under soil and also in water but n...
by willy1der
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Grocery store gardening
Replies: 61
Views: 23192
Canada

willy1der, That's quite the list, well done. Had to look up the Moso... http://www.completebamboo.com/Pic%20Assets/Growing/bamboo_root_moso.jpg Look at the stem on that bamboo! :shock: Man, that's beautiful. Barb Looks nothing like that picture yet,dont think it will make it indoors,I will try outd...
by willy1der
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Grocery store gardening
Replies: 61
Views: 23192
Canada

currently have mango,papaya,passion fruit,pineapple,lemon,manderine,key lime,ginger,yellow ginger,turmeric,lemon grass,eddoes(EE) all growing,purchased from the asian market.Also have a moso shoot finally growing some roots after many tries,got to get them fresh!!!
by willy1der
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Colansanti's banana plants
Replies: 2
Views: 1775
Canada

Last summer I went to colansantis and the only variety they grew were super dwarf cavendish,Ive noticed the bananas at home depot were from colansantis and they appeared to be sdc also.Im asumming your talking about colansantis in kingsville.
by willy1der
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Germinating yucca filifera
Replies: 8
Views: 6761
Canada

Seeds all germinated starting at 3 days with bottom heat and 7 without.Seeds were fresh,almost soft to the touch.Does any one know if freezing temps will affect the seeds in the mail.There coming from montreal to sw ontario!!
by willy1der
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Germinating yucca filifera
Replies: 8
Views: 6761
Canada

I love the garden,I too have seen that picture,,came across it looking up filifera hardiness.How old is the one you grew from seed you have shown ???thanks for the reply!!
by willy1der
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Germinating yucca filifera
Replies: 8
Views: 6761
Canada

Germinating yucca filifera

Any one with some advice on the methods to germinate these seeds.I also read these are hardy down to -15c,now would this be for breif periods or can they stay this cold for extended times with protection,thanks for the help
by willy1der
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: New Palms!
Replies: 22
Views: 6254
Canada

Nice looking palms,picked up a couple needles for 40$ at southcoast this summer,was cheaper than their cataloge price.I too noticed he had more palm than he advertised too!!!I will be heading their come spring to shop and it is only 2 minits from the beach and restaurants in turkey point,love the da...
by willy1der
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pictures from 8-22-10
Replies: 21
Views: 5236
Canada

Your yard looks great,looks like your going to be busy come fall!!!what is your method for overwintering your itinerans???
by willy1der
Mon May 31, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Getting a needle palm
Replies: 6
Views: 3093
Canada

picked up a needle from southcoast nursery in st williams(turkey point) for 30$ yesterday.They also carried all the other cold hardys starting at around 2o$.Its worth the drive as its minits from the beach and restaurants.Good day trip !!!I recall the owner saying he had a connection in north caroli...
by willy1der
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pics from the weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 5576
Canada

Good job,very nice!!!!
by willy1der
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: transplanting needle palm
Replies: 10
Views: 3446
Canada

Sinking the pot in the ground sounds like my easiest route.Glad to here that it survived with no heat in your zone.Makes me more confident planting one in my zone5b.Thanks for your replies.How is your palm now!!!!
by willy1der
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Palms arrived in Niagara
Replies: 4
Views: 1700
Canada

I sent them an email and they said there order for hardy tropicals are going in in a few weeks!!!!!
by willy1der
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: transplanting needle palm
Replies: 10
Views: 3446
Canada

transplanting needle palm

Im gettiting a needle palm and I want to plant this in the yard but the thing is Im selling the house in a few years and I would want to dig this up and bring with me.would this palm handle the transplant very well.Does the root system grow deep on these.thanks for the reply!!!
by willy1der
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: germinating windmill palm question
Replies: 5
Views: 3185
Canada

I will post some pics when i figure out how to do so!!!!Ive placed vermiculite around the seeds so the root is not exposed no longer!!!!seems to work!!!thanks again
by willy1der
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: germinating windmill palm question
Replies: 5
Views: 3185
Canada

Thanks for posting this,yes your right,very good job he did there.Thanks agian
by willy1der
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: germinating windmill palm question
Replies: 5
Views: 3185
Canada

germinating windmill palm question

I have about 40 seeds that have sprouted so far and most of them have the seed above the dirt level from the root pushing it up,(Growing as if a sunflower seed would)is this normal . Also, :?: does the leave emerge from the same whole the root has????I always grow date palm seeds and these are growi...
by willy1der
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Pygmy date palm - Costco Toronto area
Replies: 2
Views: 3490
Canada

All the walmarts around here have them for half that price,same description as you mentioned.I got one from there.They dont look too pretty after a winter in the house!!!!
by willy1der
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Germination
Topic: Basic question about seeds in the mail
Replies: 7
Views: 3753
Canada

I know what you mean,lol.Its getting me through the winter thou!!!!!
by willy1der
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: Basic question about seeds in the mail
Replies: 7
Views: 3753
Canada

All seeds that sprouted were in perlite but in cups now with soil and they havent broke soil yet but I will post a pic of them all. 25 and counting!!!!
by willy1der
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Germination
Topic: Basic question about seeds in the mail
Replies: 7
Views: 3753
Canada

I live in in london,ontario and had T.fortunei seeds sent to me from the midwest U.S at the end of december and didnt receive them a week into january.I was a bit worried when these seeds arrived as they were in my mailbox all day and the temp was 10f.I soaked for a few days and potted up the seeds ...
by willy1der
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: SW ontario palm source????
Replies: 6
Views: 2231
Canada

Thank you both for the reply,I will head to those places very soon.I should have just posted here in the beggining,They have or will be carrying windmills,needles and sables so I will have to come out of there with all three!!!!
by willy1der
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: SW ontario palm source????
Replies: 6
Views: 2231
Canada

SW ontario palm source????

Im looking for a windmill or needle but any of the cold hardier palms will do.Can any member here send me to a nursury etc.in SW ont.I have spent so much time looking around and have found only one place that told me to call back in spring to check (colasantis).Thanks everybody!!!!!!!!!I have seeds ...
by willy1der
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hello from SW ont
Replies: 5
Views: 4515
Canada

Hello from SW ont

Hello from London ontario,I have always been facinated with palms and plan on getting some cold hardy varieties this spring,I currently only have a pygmy date palm and a dozen date palm seedlings I started from seed a few summers ago.Im hoping to find a windmill and a needle palm to start with at le...