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by oppalm
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cycas debaoensis ?
Replies: 101
Views: 69504

Steve those seeds look really great. great camera and great camera work. They are moving right aong.
by oppalm
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Germination
Topic: Look at these Texas prices!
Replies: 3
Views: 2144

there is a santa claus. are you kidding me ? agave "tequila" for .25 each. I'll have 6 shots please. Great prices. I may call to get more information.
by oppalm
Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: Cycas debaoensis ?
Replies: 101
Views: 69504

great pics and great detail in those pictures. good luck.
by oppalm
Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: new palm pics
Replies: 6
Views: 3254

Barb - triangle is in sun during summer, maybe 4 hours of afternoon sun. never had any problem with burning. I do have abottle palm that has fried the last 2 years in minimal sun. I moved it completely out of sun last july, it threw a couple of new fronds that look great and maybe next year I can cu...
by oppalm
Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Pics taken last week
Replies: 17
Views: 6648

now I can see your pics. love to see peoples greenhouses and grow rooms. your palms are getting huge. while it looks crowded in their, you have a ton of room for more palms, bananas and tropicals :lol:

keep us posted on your winter wonderland.
by oppalm
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: 10 kW wind turbine
Replies: 9
Views: 3978

very green of you Barb. That picture is very cool. how much land is yours. How much of your own electricity can you produce?
by oppalm
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Pics taken last week
Replies: 17
Views: 6648

Don , I'd love to see your pictures but I don't know what to do? any suggestions.
by oppalm
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some damage already done
Replies: 23
Views: 5744

bummer jim. pushing zones can sometimes be ugly. here's hoping for some milder temps and lots of sun this winter. as you know the damage will be more apparent next springtime and I hope its all good for you, and the rest of us cold hardy palm types.
by oppalm
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: new palm pics
Replies: 6
Views: 3254

new palm pics

Cold morning, killing some time, so I decided to post a few new pictures of my palms taken this morning. My camera quit working over month ago, turned it on this morning, and it decided it was going to work today. Not a great camera and even worse photgrapher, but heres about the best I could do. fi...
by oppalm
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Fertilizer
Topic: Homemade Palm food
Replies: 19
Views: 19637

Its made with beer for crying out loud, it won't last in my house :lol: I actually have not made any yet. Thought I would get some opinions before I whipped some up. THANKS for your quick response. I went out yesterday and bought some Espoma Palm-Tone all natural organic palm food. Its a 4-1-5 with ...
by oppalm
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Fertilizer
Topic: Homemade Palm food
Replies: 19
Views: 19637

very interesting Barb. You can't find palm fertilizer in Canada, seriously? Whoever posted this recipe forgot and left out to add 1 oz to a gallon of water. Makes more sense now. I do like the fact that my recipe is for 1/2 can of beer, because then I can drink the other half as I'm fertilizing my p...
by oppalm
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Fertilizer
Topic: Rabbit pellets?
Replies: 4
Views: 4991

I believe they are high in nitrogen, might be good for a blast of growth.
by oppalm
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Fertilizer
Topic: Homemade Palm food
Replies: 19
Views: 19637

Homemade Palm food

Pulled this off the internet while looking for palm fertilizer, it is a homemade palm food.

1/2 can beer
1 cup epsom salts
1/4 cup ammonia
1 cup water

mix together and water normally.

My first thoughts were if I was going to use this I might add it to a gallon of water.

What do you think?
by oppalm
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Protection For Three 8 Foot Washingtonia Robusta's In Mass.
Replies: 18
Views: 8090

dam Bill that's impressive. those washies are lucky washies. nicely done. keep us posted.
by oppalm
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Winter protection for Zone 7 by novice
Replies: 82
Views: 28422

Erik looks like your are on your way to becomming a cold hardy palm nut, welcome. Seems to me you are on the right path. My only advice would be to tie down the tarps and plastic very snug. The wind has a way of blowing palstic around at the worst possible time (i.e like when its snowing and 40MPH w...
by oppalm
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Snow Palms Dec. 5th 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 8971

snow on palms look great. It will be a few years before I can post snow pics. I cover all my outdoor palms.
by oppalm
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: John - videos of palms & exotics on Salt Spring Island
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

very nice videos. amazing what can grow on Salt Spring Island.
by oppalm
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Cycads
Topic: I'M Back
Replies: 18
Views: 12785

welcome back Wes. This is a tough time of year to re-pot. I second the wait until springtime mantra. Do get rid of the ants as soon as possible.
by oppalm
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Look at what I scored for free today
Replies: 17
Views: 5237

Patience my young friend. I don't think you can expect the same growth outside during summer versus inside in winter with similar growing conditions. Summer sun, temps have more to offer than a few lights in your basement. My goal for my basement greenhouse is too keep my stuff alive for next summer...
by oppalm
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Super Cheap Greenhouse!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3595

that looks great. it will be a very useful room. My only concern is that next year you may need abigger one. start diggin' now and get ready for fall 2010.
by oppalm
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Cycads
Topic: My first Zamia to cone!
Replies: 35
Views: 25233

Excellent pics here ..... and great information ..... and way over my head.
by oppalm
Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Milwaukee virtual tour tropical conservatory
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

very cool. its like wearing beer goggles and checking out a tropical paradise.
by oppalm
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: T.nainital still growing early Nov.
Replies: 33
Views: 9283

ScottyON wrote:There's a product in Canada called "Better than Burlap".
I think thats corduroy. I have pants made out of that stuff and its nice. Good luck Barb. Seriously, I'll encourage you to overprotect and that way you don't have to worry all winter long.
by oppalm
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: New Fronds
Replies: 24
Views: 6862

yes, golden malayan. I gave it to my sister this October. They have a bank of windows on the west side of their house and I just thought that would be great for the coco for winter. She agreed to take care of it and she has a green thumb.
by oppalm
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: New Fronds
Replies: 24
Views: 6862

show off :lol: I'll try to work some photo magic and post a few new spears. Hey, if you check out my new avatar, it shows a smallish spear in my coco nucifera (pic from 2008) , so I got that goin' for me.
by oppalm
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Outdoor protection, let's see what you're doing!
Replies: 81
Views: 30009

THANKS for the heads up Paul. I have another thread on this forum titled, winter protection, zone 6, in which I detail my protection method with leaves and bags. I do spray the plants first with a 3 in a 1 fungicidal spray, allow the plant to dry completely and then put dry leaves on top, then a tra...
by oppalm
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Outdoor protection, let's see what you're doing!
Replies: 81
Views: 30009

very nice to see and hear everybody's wintertime strategies. I am going with leaf cages that I used very successfully last year and then going to build a couple of structures with 2 X 4's to protect a couple of T Fortuneis I have in the ground. I also planted a couple of sabal minors in the ground t...
by oppalm
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Germination
Topic: My New Incubator / Seed Propagator
Replies: 22
Views: 8152

beautiful steve. nice find for $10. amazing what you do to propogate seeds.
by oppalm
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Some of my best of 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 5724

Bill that is some great work. Your place looks tropical. What are your winter plans with the Washy Robustas? Those are great looking palms.
by oppalm
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Oh no! Not again!
Replies: 8
Views: 2610

when I bring stuff inside for winter I put it in my garage for a couple of days and spray twice with Schultz 3 in 1 spray which is a miticide, fungicide and insecticide. Once inside I keep an eye on all plants for bugs and such. Spraying every couple of days (with a water and soap mixture) for a few...
by oppalm
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: All palms in for winter!
Replies: 14
Views: 6292

with all due respect and jealousy, just when I think I'm palm nuts someone comes along and posts pictures like this. looks like you got some wintertime fun working just keeping your palm nursery going. Good luck Mark. great pics.
by oppalm
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Howdy from Little Elm, Texas
Replies: 22
Views: 13681

welcome Rocky. Look forward to pics of your palms and seedlings. stay active in the forum.
by oppalm
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Photos of new palms on San Juan Island.
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

very nice. looks like you are going palmy on San Juan Island.
by oppalm
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Replacing the GH Roof & Building a Palm Shelter
Replies: 68
Views: 32319

nice work steve. Are you planning on spending some quality time with your washy in that plam hut. I think you could hang a flat screen on one of those walls and watch football on Sundays. ?
by oppalm
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Blithewold Mansion Bristol RI (Giant Sequoia 90 feet tall)
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

great pics. wow.
by oppalm
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: new to the forum: what type of palm is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 4867

welcome bananieru . your palm appears to be a livistonia chinensis aka the chinese fan palm. They have proven to be great indoor palms for me. No pests and seem to survive quite nicley in lower light levels indoors. Good luck with your new palm.
by oppalm
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Homeowners association
Replies: 18
Views: 4665

tell them you are conducting an experiment on green house gasses under the wrap and Al Gore has requested you keep it confidential at least until springtime 2010.
by oppalm
Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Replacing the GH Roof & Building a Palm Shelter
Replies: 68
Views: 32319

the man from central Kansas possesses some construction skills. Coming along nicely Steve. Are you going to have two layers of panels on top for insulating value , or is one layer good enough. I suppose if you put two layers with air space between you block too much light?
by oppalm
Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Replacing the GH Roof & Building a Palm Shelter
Replies: 68
Views: 32319

more height is good. Looks like great fall project to me.
by oppalm
Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Germination
Topic: A Box of Coconuts :-)
Replies: 58
Views: 23961

great job. so how long before you have coconuts in central Kansas ?