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by oppalm
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Seed Exchange
Topic: I have Butia seeds and need Trachy seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 6873

I don't have anyTrachy seeds but ...... I'll trade you a couple of Trach Fortunei seedlings for a couple of butia capitata seedlings.
by oppalm
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Winter Protection Methods
Replies: 19
Views: 16983

Macario - nice job. your palm hut is looking good. I will make mine bigger next year, but not your big. Your palms look great inside the hut. palmettoman I will try your suggestion of a heat lamp/light. I think that makes more sense. My palms are planted in the soil in their pots. I will dig them ou...
by oppalm
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Winter Protection Methods
Replies: 19
Views: 16983

heres a picture of my structure covered by winter. At the time of this picture it about 18F outside and a balmy 34F inside the structure.

Image
by oppalm
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Germination
Topic: I'll keep you updated (Butia Experiment)
Replies: 8
Views: 5151

I tried to send you a PM and got an error message also thats why I asked on the forum. send me an email at kentp5121 at sbcglobal.net
by oppalm
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Germination
Topic: I'll keep you updated (Butia Experiment)
Replies: 8
Views: 5151

Any updates. I have about 10 Butia Capitata seeds that have been soaking in water for 3 days on top of a refrigerator. I want to pot them up in a few days. I am going to crack a few seeds open today and see what happens.

How are yours doing?
by oppalm
Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Are we back in business?
Replies: 9
Views: 4048

If you can get the old database, check/test for problems and save it somewhere without too many headaches, do it. I vote for keeping the forum the way it is now and moving on with posts.
by oppalm
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Winter Protection Methods
Replies: 19
Views: 16983

Following is a photo of a mini greenhouse I have built over several small cold hardy palms. Experimenting this year. They are still in their pots and I just dug them into the ground and then will dig them up and replant in their pots next springtime. I am using 2 -75 watt spot lights for heat. altho...
by oppalm
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Misc. Greenhouse Photos
Replies: 21
Views: 16559

Steve - the back of my house faces west and would get plenty of sunshine in the winter. At least enough to maintain my palms until spring time. I am thinking something along the lines of about 6X12 with the 12' side running along the back of the house. I don't know how the homes assoc feels about th...
by oppalm
Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Suggestions for ranks for the forum
Replies: 18
Views: 9453

Just like everything else in life I am working my way up the ladder. I can hardly wait until I become a sprout. Please no sprout jokes.
by oppalm
Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Misc. Greenhouse Photos
Replies: 21
Views: 16559

Our homes association in our neighborhood does not allow stand alone structures on our property. I am going to have to do a room addition (pre approval required) in order to get a sunroom structure. You would think if a guy is growing palms in Kansas they would relax the rules a bit but I guess they...
by oppalm
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Greenhouse & Outside Protection
Topic: Misc. Greenhouse Photos
Replies: 21
Views: 16559

I think everyone on this forum would like to have a greenhouse. Once you hit a forum you have gone beyond a casual interest in anything it has become an obsession. My basement does not hold as many plants/palms as your greenhouse but I too have way more palms than I need. I am not sure how to go rid...
by oppalm
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Chinese Fan/Windmill
Replies: 6
Views: 3670

I agree the livistonia chinensis does very well inside. I brought mine inside probably 2 weeks ago and it has not skipped a beat. It continues to look great. This will be my second winter with it inside and last year it did great inside.
by oppalm
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Pygmy Date Palm
Replies: 38
Views: 24998

picture of my palms and such

Knnn- I've had my queen palms 2 years, it has about doubled in size. Picture posted below along with pictures of others. http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l20/kentp_2006/DSC00380-1.jpg http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l20/kentp_2006/DSC00462.jpg http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l20/kentp_2006/DSC0...
by oppalm
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Indoor Palms
Topic: Pygmy Date Palm
Replies: 38
Views: 24998

The Pygmy Date Palm looks good to me. If it helps, I vote for stringing Xmas lights on the PR. I like look and I'll be lighting mine up this year. I also have a Queen Palm thats about 8' tall that I will be lighting up.