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New base for Trachy hut

Post by lucky1 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:16 am

Palm hut is going up on Sunday.
Needed to add a few inches as the Trachy's grown :wink:

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Got some 6x6s at the salvage yard that'll go on top of the crush.

Here's a pic from 3 years ago...think it'll fit this year?... :lol:

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:roll: :lol: :lol:

Pics after the weekend...
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Post by oppalm » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:36 pm

thats pretty amazing growth after 3 years. I'll bet you find a way to make it work. Good luck on your set up. need to start thinking about my palmhuts before too long.
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Post by lucky1 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:37 pm

Hey Kent, nice to hear from you.

Looking forward to seeing pics of what you're up to with your protection.
Bet your stuff has really grown since we last saw photos.

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Post by DesertZone » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:05 pm

Nice!, that palm is getting big! :D
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Post by lucky1 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:19 pm

Thanks Aaron.

Sunday will be interesting ... sure hope it fits. :mrgreen:

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Post by TimMAz6 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:04 pm

Hi Barb,

your Trachy is getting big! What will you do next season??
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Post by lucky1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:36 am

...hoping that there'll be a Botanic Garden built somewhere nearby one day.
Then I can donate it. :lol: :lol:
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Post by wxman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:32 am

Wow! Your trachy is getting impressive. I had to add 3 feet on to my largest trachy box this fall. My trachy is almost to the top of my roof.

Can't believe we're talking about protection already. I hope I won't have to protect mine until Thanksgiving weekend here. Still hitting the 40s/50s during the day and 20s/30s at night.
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Post by lucky1 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:28 pm

It fits! Yippeeeeeeeee!



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Yup...next year's going to be a challenge.

:|

Next is the protection for the 2 Washies and 3 yuccas out front...tomorrow.

You folks with mild weather are fortunate.
Our nice temps are about to end.

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Post by Cameron_z6a_N.S. » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:01 pm

Those are some great comparison shots, Barb! They really show how T. fortunei prefer being planted in the ground vs. pots :lol:
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Post by bananieru » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:51 am

:) soon the hut will be taller than the house.

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Post by lucky1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:38 am

T. fortunei prefer being planted in the ground vs. pots icon_lol.gif
Only fortunei? 8)
soon the hut will be taller than the house.
H already said it should've been planted at the other end where the house is 2 storeys...
he suggested we could "drape" protection from the ridge cap. :argue:

:lol: :|
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Post by TimMAz6 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:48 pm

the palm hut looks great........it will need another extension next season!! :D

they messed up the forecast last night.....was 'suppose' to be 28F or 29F but we hit 23F. I hope all is well out there. I did protect some things but would have protected better if I knew 23F was coming.
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Post by lucky1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:04 pm

they messed up the forecast last night.....was 'suppose' to be 28F or 29F but we hit 23F
oh no, Tim!
hope you've got time to get stuff covered before their next mistake.

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Post by JackLord » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:17 am

Impressive Trachy! Just have extensons built to the same spec as the palm hut. My Butia outgrows its protection every year so now I just wrap it in burlap.

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Post by lucky1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:46 pm

My Butia outgrows its protection every year
must be nice to have a Butia that actually grows... :wink:
Burlap is enough? really? no heat tape/C-9 lights?
How about some update photos?

Jim's place must've been hit by a beer truck... :lol:
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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:03 pm

Barb your palm has gone past the SCL. Sleep Creep Leap stage and is on its way to the second floor and off to the roof next :D . Nice to see it doing so well after so many years in a pot. How are the Washy`s doing ?


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Post by lucky1 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:01 am

Both of your Washies have grown well this year in the 2 months we had blistering heat.
H loves the look of Washies, a good sign he might even offer some help with protection next year. :roll:

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Sleep Creep Leap stage
:headbang:

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Post by TimMAz6 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:47 am

your Washy is a beauty Barb! :D
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Post by JackLord » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:56 am

lucky1 wrote:
My Butia outgrows its protection every year
must be nice to have a Butia that actually grows... :wink:
Burlap is enough? really? no heat tape/C-9 lights?
How about some update photos?

Jim's place must've been hit by a beer truck... :lol:
It worked last winter although it was a warm one. I had Christmas lights ready to deploy, but never needed them.

I have finally accumulated a score of photos and will be preparing an exhibit soon.

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Post by hardyjim » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:59 pm

Nice Barb,

next year they will start to ramp it up :D -they really grew a lot!
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Post by lucky1 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:49 pm

finally accumulated a score of photos and will be preparing an exhibit soon
Glad you said "finally", Jack.
Grown whiskers waiting... :|
they really grew a lot
Maybe next year, the Washies will put out as many leaves as yours!

Thanks Tim! Washies are now among my favorites.

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Post by sidpook » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:07 am

Looks great Barb, but you had better be careful! If you keep acqiring palms and other tropicals, you may be having to build yourself a "hut" to live in outside of the house.... :shock:
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Post by lucky1 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:49 am

you may be having to build yourself a "hut" to live in outside of the house
Mike, that'd be less work. :lol:

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