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Death Winter

Post by lucky1 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:31 pm

Too long, too cold, too dark in the barely-heated building this winter = dead plants

My prize Spingle palm, and little Cycas panzhuaensis:
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3 collapsed Triangle palms, numerous Foxtail palms started from seed a few years ago:
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:cry: :cry:

That may not be the entire list yet.

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Post by TerdalFarm » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:57 pm

Oh, no! That's terrible. :(

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Post by Jubaea » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:48 pm

If your cycad still has a firm caudex I would not throw it away immediately. It might come back and surprise you.

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Post by hasty22 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:53 pm

Sorry Barb , Maybe if you know somebody with a new greenhouse you might have to give him more palms so he can overwinter them in his greenhouse. lol. The weather is calling for plus 24C this weekend sounds good to me.

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Post by canadianplant » Wed May 01, 2013 4:30 am

I agree with jubea - My Sago looked much worse, and i forgot about it outside in the summer, and it came back. Give it some heat and hope for the best

And its ok barb now you have room for more plants!
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Post by CTPalm » Wed May 01, 2013 12:21 pm

Barb sorry for your loss! I lost a bunch of palm seedlings and most of my bananas this year.

Paul :cry:
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Post by lucky1 » Wed May 01, 2013 1:13 pm

Thanks folks, and for not telling my SPINGLE was wrong :lol: :lol:
Meant Spindle.

Yes, I'm hanging onto that Cycas.
I remember the old saying from Tom Broome "never give up on a cycad".

Keith, hmmmm, somebody with a new greenhouse...and right in town, too. :D
If there's anything left to overwinter, I'll call you in September.
Thanks for the offer.

Appeciate everyone's concern!

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Post by lucky1 » Wed May 01, 2013 1:57 pm

lost a bunch of palm seedlings and most of my bananas this year.
Sorry to hear that Paul.
Brutal seeing them die.

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Post by DesertZone » Wed May 01, 2013 5:06 pm

Barb's dungeon of death. j/k :lol:

I hope the little cycad pulls through, his sentence is almost over. :D

Next week I think the temps will be much warmer! :D
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Post by lucky1 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:54 pm

Barb's dungeon of death. j/k icon_lol.gif
Yeah, ain't that the truth!

The heat coming -- which is soooooo welcome -- will finish a few off.
But that's ok.

We all deserve some heat after this long brutal cold.
Considering it's only 4 months until September.
:x

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Post by TimMAz6 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:59 pm

I know with your tender care the plants will return. :D
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Post by lucky1 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:01 pm

Thanks Tim, what a sweetie.
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Post by DesertZone » Wed May 01, 2013 8:30 pm

lucky1 wrote: Yeah, ain't that the truth!

We all deserve some heat after this long brutal cold.
Considering it's only 4 months until September.
:x

Barb
No...that's not true, any plant would welcome your care. :wink:

Scary thought... only 4 months until September. :shock: We had snow on the ground when I woke up (first of May!) :? I think my plants are having a harder time making it through spring than they did in winter. :roll:
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Post by canadianplant » Thu May 02, 2013 4:37 am

its going to be 0C today and almost 10cm of snow..... :shock:
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Post by igor.glukhovtsev » Thu May 02, 2013 6:00 am

Jesse, look the temperature at Denver, Colorado Springs, or Amarillo (TX) and Clovis, NM (34°24&#8242;45&#8243;N). It's scary!
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Post by lucky1 » Thu May 02, 2013 8:28 am

We had snow on the ground when I woke up (first of May!)
Yuck, Aaron.

And poor Jesse, thinking of you as you wait for the end of that.

Igor, yes, the weather channel showed photos of Boulder Colorado yesterday in a blizzard, several inches of snow atop flowers!
Apparently it's not a record for them.
The latest they've ever received measurable snow was June 14th (forgot which year). :shock:

April is definitely a crap month the last few years.

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