How far will you go to over winter your palms.......pics!

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How far will you go to over winter your palms.......pics!

Post by sashaeffer » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:54 am

Thought it would be fun to post pics and share what we all do to make it through the long winter and the lengths we go through to keep our palms healthy and happy over the winter.

Nice snow fall last night made for some perfect snow to gather in 5 gallon buckets to use for watering. Had to do it early before I let the dogs out and "ruined" the snow.
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Yes, we've sacrificed TWO bathtubs for the sake of palms. In the Jacuzzi tub couple of Cat palms got on close out at Lowes for $2 each. Majesty palm saved last year for $2 a Silver Lady fern in Red Pot and Australian Tree Fern. I can at least keep some water in tub for humidity.


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Dog's room that doubles as a overwintering room for Eneste Banana's and other tropicals as well as seedling greenhouse.



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Post by lucky1 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:53 am

Attaboy, Scott. :lol: :lol:

W and Dog are patient observers.
Just don't requisition that last bathtub.

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Post by TimMAz6 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:01 pm

nice fresh water! :D
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Post by InsanePalmNinja » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:29 am

Use my Gargle for that... Couse am not going to show that its a big mess in there and I can't wait until winter.
Nobody panics when people plant normal trees because its part of the plan... if someone plants a Palm EVERYONE LOSES THERE MINDS!

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Post by sashaeffer » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:42 am

Well today is palm watering day, and the jugs of water I've been keeping in tub got cold with the buckets of snow I have in there melting down, so the jugs are too cold to use water at that temp, so having to microwave each 16 oz cup of water I'm giving them so it's lukewarm and not cold.
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Post by InsanePalmNinja » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:25 am

sashaeffer wrote:Well today is palm watering day, and the jugs of water I've been keeping in tub got cold with the buckets of snow I have in there melting down, so the jugs are too cold to use water at that temp, so having to microwave each 16 oz cup of water I'm giving them so it's lukewarm and not cold.
I just let the Rain take care of it. It does most of the work for me. I think its going to Rain on Monday anyways. Am very lazy as you can tell plus its 21 outside. Am normal out more in the summer those. Which I should problemly show you my Protection that I use anyways. http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb62 ... 255fb4.jpg And where My Borzoria Palmetto. http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb62 ... 89cfaa.jpg
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Post by sashaeffer » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:32 am

Oh, I have a rain barrel but can't leave outside in the winter, so Snow is the next best thing!
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Post by InsanePalmNinja » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:34 am

sashaeffer wrote:Oh, I have a rain barrel but can't leave outside in the winter, so Snow is the next best thing!
I wish we can get some more snow. Indiana weathers does this a lot anyways December it snows a lot then no snow for the Rest of the Winter.
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Post by sashaeffer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:59 am

Just a fun photo wife took of me today when we went for lunch. Palm fever is catching on here in Iowa!

Sorry pic is sideways. Pic is vertical when uploaded it.



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Post by lucky1 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:24 pm

Huh? :shock:

The palms, not hooters.
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Post by TimMAz6 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:08 pm

nice palm find....................Phoenix plasticiana. :lol:
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Post by lucky1 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:21 pm

That guy must be related to this guy in the next town:

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Phoenix plasticiana.
Tim, I think that's a Phoenix chinensis.

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Post by oppalm » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:40 am

Scott, how were the wings?
Kent in Kansas
where it's cold in winter (always)
and hot in summer (usually)
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Post by hardyjim » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:59 am

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Not much further :x
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Post by miketropic » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:00 am

lucky1 wrote:That guy must be related to this guy in the next town:

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Phoenix plasticiana.
Tim, I think that's a Phoenix chinensis.

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edited to fix photo size
wish I had a real one that looked that nice out front...

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Post by sashaeffer » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:23 pm

Kent....Had my favorite, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with 3 mile sauce. It was AWESOME!
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Post by chadec » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:34 pm

Man, Hooters gets all the cold hardy palms......

My building is busting with plants and bringing them in aint gonna happen.

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Post by sashaeffer » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:12 am

I get to travel locally in my job and found this strip mall in Lincoln, Nebraska called "The Oasis" and had a line up of these palm trees out front. Nice to see "palm fever" catching on even in obscure ways....



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Post by wxman » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:23 am

sashaeffer wrote:I get to travel locally in my job and found this strip mall in Lincoln, Nebraska called "The Oasis" and had a line up of these palm trees out front. Nice to see "palm fever" catching on even in obscure ways....



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I think palms like that make people up north think palms are tacky.
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