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by canadianplant
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Zone pushing Facebook/an actual intro
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Zone pushing Facebook/an actual intro

Hey everyone. Jay, if this isnt the right place to post this let me know please. Just want to say hey from NW ontario, and please join my facebook group for zone pushing!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/525877331084037/
by canadianplant
Tue May 30, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Update, from Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Update, from Florida

Grats man! You can finally grow what ever you want pretty much
by canadianplant
Mon May 29, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: My bamboo plants, zone 6
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

Re: My bamboo plants, zone 6

bend it to the ground, bury the crap out of it in leaves, then tarp it. We usually have reliable snow so that helps with insulation
by canadianplant
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: My bamboo plants, zone 6
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

Re: My bamboo plants, zone 6

I grow them too. Just have a Rufa and small F nitida

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by canadianplant
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: first cold days of this winter for Toronto area
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Paul, Up here the temps have not gone below -27C! This winter is a strange one. Weeks of above normal temps then a week and a bit of cold then back to weeks at or above average. Night temps have not dipped to below average very much at all. The trees started to bud in november (Balsam poplar, maples...
by canadianplant
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Who is being affected by this awesome long fall?
Replies: 12
Views: 5809

Who is being affected by this awesome long fall?

We are still in mid september weather up here in NW ontario. Our red maples are budding here. Lilacs still have green leaves. No snow yet. This is going to be a whopper of an El Nino this year
by canadianplant
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Moving a bamboo
Replies: 1
Views: 2062

thats crazy paul. Mine hasnt started running at all
by canadianplant
Tue May 19, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: FOund full sized Musa Basjoo
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Thanks paul that seems to be the same as here. It never grew too much in the summer, which leads me to believe that recovery in the summer would be painfully slow. I dont mind having to "help" a plant out but completely babying something just doesnt work with my schedule. I really should try to get ...
by canadianplant
Mon May 18, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Mediterranean Fan Palm getting seeds in zone 5
Replies: 9
Views: 3555

Thats pretty cool! You going to send out some seeds in the fall?
by canadianplant
Fri May 15, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: FOund full sized Musa Basjoo
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

FOund full sized Musa Basjoo

Home depot for some reason has 5 foot tall basjoo for 30 bucks. Is it true that the bigger the plant the better chance of it surviving well mulched? If so i may have to splurge and grab one
by canadianplant
Thu May 07, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Zone 4 winter is over!
Replies: 16
Views: 6815

Glad to hear some of the bamboo survived. IF i protected my alata i bet I would have 8 foot proper looking culms. Im tempted to dig it out, but really wanna see if it still will put up some decent sized culms. My grandma has a PJM thats about 4.5 feet tall and it has been there for a while (10-15 ye...
by canadianplant
Wed May 06, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Zone 4 winter is over!
Replies: 16
Views: 6815

Really nice paul..... Up here the winter was more "average", but still a bit harsh. My hellikki rhodi had a bit of damage but thats normal. What really surprised me was that every single PJM got hit. Last winter was way colder and way longer and it did ok. Other parts exposed did fine. This just isn...
by canadianplant
Sun May 03, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Plants all survive the winter!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Thats pretty good you got that basjoo to survive with leaves intact! Whats the plant 6 pics from the bottom?
by canadianplant
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Somehow managed to get a needle palm to survive
Replies: 11
Views: 4662

Mind you its in a proteted corner and had some snow to protect it. IT will be interestig to see how it does with a little bit of protection
by canadianplant
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Somehow managed to get a needle palm to survive
Replies: 11
Views: 4662

low at the airport was -37C so about -32C at the house.
by canadianplant
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Somehow managed to get a needle palm to survive
Replies: 11
Views: 4662

Thanks Paul. Its only a few inches away from the foundatation, right where the south and east walls meet, planted right int he corner. The ground there started to melt weeks ago. IIve seen the temps soar almost 10C higher being in that spot. Also, my new Nitida seemed to have survived with no protec...
by canadianplant
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Somehow managed to get a needle palm to survive
Replies: 11
Views: 4662

LOL. I will protect it this winter. Whats the best way to care for it?
by canadianplant
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Somehow managed to get a needle palm to survive
Replies: 11
Views: 4662

i forgot to mention. I didnt protect this at all (as mentioned i forgot about it). I am curious as to expectations of survival and growth.
by canadianplant
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Somehow managed to get a needle palm to survive
Replies: 11
Views: 4662

Somehow managed to get a needle palm to survive

I forgot I planted this last year. I found it today and it looks like it survived. I think the damage on the ends of the leaves are the extent of the damage.

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by canadianplant
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Where to buy yucca?
Replies: 4
Views: 2905

Where to buy yucca?

I gave up on trying to grow yucca from seed. They just dont grow fast enough and I always end up killing them. So now Im looking where to buy some Y glauca, filamentosa or any of the other hardy yucca.
by canadianplant
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Sick of winter.......
Replies: 26
Views: 10688

Its been cold up here but nothing record breaking. Its actually been much warmer than the previous years.

At last you get a good amount of snow tim. Everything should be fine. I just took a look at Niagra falls temps. Theyre looking at -25C tonight. Record daily low is -12C.
by canadianplant
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Frost advisory
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

I'm in east York for the weekend and there was no frost
by canadianplant
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Mid summer pics.... Surviving fig, bamboo etc
Replies: 2
Views: 2140

We had 5 feet of snow, there was plenty of it. I think I uncovered it too early and it just got hammered. Didnt get a good pic of he alata, which is just going nuts. Il take the few inches of tip die off every year. As soon as I cn get to the ground/compost its getting fed. Also, I wish my friends t...
by canadianplant
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Mid summer pics.... Surviving fig, bamboo etc
Replies: 2
Views: 2140

Mid summer pics.... Surviving fig, bamboo etc

A few additions this year. I planted a new F nitida, Honey locust "skyline", kay gray grape, hickory seedling, kentucky coffee tree seedling and as always my veggies. A few surprises even now! Seedling apricot, 3rd year. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3926/14724451267_c7364309e5_b.jpg 3 year old mag...
by canadianplant
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: New Colocasia, what name is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 2439

heres a google image

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by canadianplant
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: M.Maculosa blooming,couple pics...
Replies: 4
Views: 2669

Jim is it true "thai black" is the same as musa itinerans?
by canadianplant
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Update on Sequoia....
Replies: 9
Views: 5877

Touche lol.... The difference is you KNOW it will re leaf :)
by canadianplant
Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Update on Sequoia....
Replies: 9
Views: 5877

Why not plant a dawn redwood instead?
by canadianplant
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: New Colocasia, what name is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 2439

New Colocasia, what name is it?

Just found what is labeled as "colocasia "hawaiian black"". I cant find anything online under that name, only "royal hawaiian black coral". Anyone growing this guy or can help with the name?
by canadianplant
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Spring plant pictures in zone 4.
Replies: 11
Views: 5269

That heptacodium is interesting. The flowers look like jasmine. Dont think its available down here but Ill keep an eye open now! A few weeks after my post on here and still nothing from the rufa. The alata has already leafed out, so I think its time to call it. RIP Rufa. I do however have a few seed...
by canadianplant
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Spring plant pictures in zone 4.
Replies: 11
Views: 5269

Not to bad all said and done I guess eh?

My rufa is toast... is completely dead as far as I know.... But the alata came through strong!
by canadianplant
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: First successful tree graft (thanks barb!)
Replies: 3
Views: 2404

round 2

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by canadianplant
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musas recovering after the worst winter ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6600

I hear ya there mike.... the winter here was just as relatively harsh. My phyllostachys alata made it, so did my crocosmia and hybrid tea roses. And, I had MY fig survive outside too!
by canadianplant
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: First successful tree graft (thanks barb!)
Replies: 3
Views: 2404

First successful tree graft (thanks barb!)

It seems that I managed to graft a Flemish beauty pear onto a seedling of a bosc pear. Thanks to barb for the scion!

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by canadianplant
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: Musas recovering after the worst winter ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6600

Everything looks great, even the bamboo!

How did the figs do?
by canadianplant
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Death, survival, experiments and new additions
Replies: 1
Views: 1842

The fig tree is alive for sure. There are 4 buds that popped over night and a shoot from the roots. Wooo!
by canadianplant
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Death, survival, experiments and new additions
Replies: 1
Views: 1842

Death, survival, experiments and new additions

We had a rather "normal" winter, which is long cold and snowy. Five feet+ of snow, long time between freezing and above freezing temps. Minor tip dieback on the apple and plum. More survived then I thought. Some I thought would make it seem to have not. Cant imbed from flickr for some reason either....
by canadianplant
Sat May 17, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: The Little Desert Before and After the Winter Slaughter
Replies: 6
Views: 3250

its bad up here. there aren't many evergreens and even less. everything is brown and dead every spring.
by canadianplant
Fri May 09, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Date palm lives through a zone 6b winter
Replies: 7
Views: 2580

sweet john

you think of getting a p theophratsii? usually said to be hardy too zone 6or 7
by canadianplant
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Some survivors
Replies: 4
Views: 2494

I didnt even get a chance to see half of that place. I went mostly in the tree/shrub area and the tropical plants. Only had a little bit of time because we were on the road back up here.

Cant wait to get it all planted.