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by teebee
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Free to good home. (Local pickup)
Replies: 1
Views: 4124

Free to good home. (Local pickup)

I have too many little tropicals and I'd love for someone else to enjoy them. I have various size of Agave Americana from solo cup to 3 gallon size and agave tequiliana 1 gallon probably around 16-20" tall, agave filifera small and a couple other agave varieties, also cold hardy opuntia pads. S...
by teebee
Fri May 29, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: New Cactus bed
Replies: 6
Views: 5437

All of them plus some more. But the less hardy stuff gets dug up or some of the cacti I bury the pot and bring them inside for the winter.
by teebee
Mon May 11, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Zone 4 winter is over!
Replies: 16
Views: 15841

The only thing I really wish I could get through a winter is a nice Agave, they just won't take the moisture here. I have several Agave Parryi in my yard I toss a rose cone over them to keep them dry and about 5 c9 bulbs it keeps them warmish but mostly to keep them dry I've had them in the ground ...
by teebee
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Where to buy yucca?
Replies: 4
Views: 6479

Re: Where to buy yucca?

I gave up on trying to grow yucca from seed. They just dont grow fast enough and I always end up killing them. So now Im looking where to buy some Y glauca, filamentosa or any of the other hardy yucca. Filamentosa are super common here in the nurseries. I managed to grab a Glauca there last year as...
by teebee
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Is it time to uncover or should I wait a couple weeks?
Replies: 8
Views: 7808

I wouldn't uncover your musa yet even a bit of frost will turn your leaves black. I'm not uncovering mine for another 2 weeks. Everything else except my washintonia robusta is out. My big fortunei had something go wrong over the winter it looks pretty bad :( hopefully it pushes a few fronds and I ca...
by teebee
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Verify Yucca?
Replies: 3
Views: 4262

If there are stickers on the edges its Agave angustifolia variegata Thanks. There certainly was suckers around the base the gardener in the picture gave me several of them. I gave a couple to the neighbor from the condo we rent a couple some how ended up planted in my basement. :) they haven't been...
by teebee
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: Verify Yucca?
Replies: 3
Views: 4262

Verify Yucca?

Can anyone verify is this is Yucca Gloriosa?

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by teebee
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: The suspense was killing me...
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

My parryi i just use a small size rose cone with a brick on top. I had a thermo cube (the one that failed) controlling 4 or 5 c9 bulbs so one didn't get any heat and got knocked around a bit. The other 2 look great. The sabals were the big size rose cone with a brick on top. Still shocked they pulle...
by teebee
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: The suspense was killing me...
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

were they regular sabal minors or the McCurtain variety? Just the regular blue pot special from my local nursery. I got them before I knew much. I think they were $7 each on clearance. Turns out I had a thermo cube fail I lost 1 banana the others that were alive grew 18 inches over the winter. I le...
by teebee
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: The suspense was killing me...
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

The suspense was killing me...

I wondered how my plants made out over this winter. I think there was one 1 day in Feb. That got above freezing (a 70 year record or something...) I was expecting a few casualties. But everything is as good as expected or perhaps even better. My musa basjoo is screaming to be released from the boxes...
by teebee
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Anything Cacti
Topic: best way to re root fallen tricho?
Replies: 17
Views: 9504

Cut flat with clean tools let it scar over for about 3 weeks and then replant and it should pick up where it left off...
by teebee
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: My Yuccas in Zone 7a
Replies: 51
Views: 64134

mlobato wrote:Holy cow that's impressive!

Anyone have Cacti & Succulents for Cold Climates by Leo Chance? Finally received my copy; must have. http://amzn.com/1604692642
I have the eBook it's an excellent read....
by teebee
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Accent Lighting - Night Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 5363

I actually have a blue light theme in the back yard I have 3 3w LED lights. Up lighting my Windmill. One thing you can customize landscape lights is "gels" often used for theater blighting trim them to fit you landscape lights. You can make the boring white anything you like. Really makes ...
by teebee
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: Some pics from Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
Replies: 17
Views: 12623

I have ferocactus like that for the life of me I can't figure out how big that one in the picture is.... Mine is quite small 8-9" high and 4-5" in diameter. I would love for my parryi to get that big. I saw one like that for sale in California but it was about $500 couldn't mule that back ...
by teebee
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: No complaints
Replies: 62
Views: 87979

4 foot kiddie pools and throw all my pots in the pool and I just toss in a bit of water once a week and under a grow light every thing seems really happy That's one heck of a good idea! Barb Canadian tire thought I was nuts buying kiddie pools in October. It was the only way I could think of keepin...
by teebee
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: No complaints
Replies: 62
Views: 87979

Another nursery closer to Toronto claims to have the best palm selection, when they are not even remotely hardy to say the least... What Nursery is that? Just curious. There's a nursery out by me they have tons of cacti but its all of inside according to them even the Agave Parryi they just sat its...
by teebee
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Weather & Climate
Topic: Frost advisory
Replies: 4
Views: 5903

I certainly got the frost the leaves on my Musa Basjoo were black this morning.
by teebee
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Anything Cacti
Topic: Cactus Garden Growth
Replies: 4
Views: 5245

Your opuntia has put on some excellent growth. I buried my opuntia in a bucket as the variety I have isn't hardy here. I've only put on one pad but I might not have it in the most ideal spot nor has the summer really co-operated.
by teebee
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once
Replies: 2
Views: 4188

Reminds me of the fruit salad tree from futurama.

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by teebee
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy - General
Topic: how often do you guys
Replies: 16
Views: 13136

It gets pretty quiet here in the summer everyone is outside enjoying the good weather.

Bananas love to be well watered and fed I have slow release on them when I see it start to fade I put more on it seems fine with what I do.
by teebee
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: New Cactus bed
Replies: 6
Views: 5437

So here is whats in the bed so far: Agave Americana Agave Americana var. marginata Agave Salmiana "Green goblet" Agave (unknown cultivar) Echinocactus grusonii euphorbia candelabrum Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' Miscanthus sinensis "Dixieland" Myrtillocactus geometrizans Opuntia (...
by teebee
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: New Cactus bed
Replies: 6
Views: 5437

New Cactus bed

Here is a before and after shot. <a href='http://postimage.org/' target='_blank'><img src='http://s10.postimg.org/f28uf2ebd/before.jpg' border='0' alt="before" /></a> <a href='http://postimage.org/' target='_blank'><img src='http://s10.postimg.org/6vgunho8p/after.jpg' border='0' alt="...
by teebee
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Very large Pindo Palm... Burlington, Ontario
Replies: 19
Views: 11091

I showed the picture to my boss yesterday as he's in Burlington as well he was quite Jealous. I know my Windmill palm was awfully heavy I doubt I even want to imagine what this was like to move around.
by teebee
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Very large Pindo Palm... Burlington, Ontario
Replies: 19
Views: 11091

Very nice! I was just there I think 2 weeks ago and didn't see it there they must have just gotten it in. Although I did come home with some very nice Agave's. A couple of nice looking Americana's and a Tequiliana.
by teebee
Mon May 26, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Shared delivery costs Montreal Palms to GTA
Replies: 13
Views: 11146

Arctic,

I would have split on some shipping but I already got my order from Mike. If Mike as any extra fortunei's my boss might be ordering one or 2 he's in Burlington... I should know in the next couple days.
by teebee
Mon May 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mexican fan Grass
Replies: 0
Views: 4939

Mexican fan Grass

Does anyone have access to some Mexican fan grass? I have been all over and because its an annual in Zone 6 no one wants to carry it. I would like to get a hold of some. I would be willing to fully compensate you and take my chances with the border I don't need any certs or anything. Please let me k...
by teebee
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: A Southern Condo awaits
Replies: 18
Views: 14463

Yeah we were looking all over. We looked at one place in Playacar the gated area south of Playa del Carmen, We looked at Consitutienes and 90th (far side of the Highway) pretty far out of the way but I think in 10-15 years it might be a real growth area of Playa super cheap to buy these days. Also 7...
by teebee
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Desert Area
Topic: New arid bed for 2014.
Replies: 17
Views: 14478

Very nice. I'm about to kick off a similar project in my front yard as well.
by teebee
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: A Southern Condo awaits
Replies: 18
Views: 14463

TerdalFarm wrote:Playa del Carmen is nice, and easy access from Cancun airport.
Exactly! One of the many reasons why we love it. We can be in the heart of Playa in under 90 minutes of touch down in the plane.
by teebee
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Other Plants of Interest
Topic: need some good nurseries in s Ontario and montreal
Replies: 6
Views: 5958

Re: need some good nurseries in s Ontario and montreal

I'm going for a hell drive to the London missasaga Toronto region Saturday and Montreal Sunday. any one have some suggestions for a convenient nursery not too far from the main drag in this area? I don't have much time to do so.... Sorry I didn't see this I was out of the country. For next time the...
by teebee
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: US$100 Chammies
Replies: 11
Views: 5370

lucky1 wrote:Those are gorgeous and IF we could find those in Canada, they'd be 200 to 250 bucks.
Barb,

Really? I think I need to rent a truck and head west I got a double Chammy about that size for $120 last year. My chammy did fantastic over the winter very pleased with the results.
by teebee
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: A Southern Condo awaits
Replies: 18
Views: 14463

Nice! Where in Mexico? Playa del Carmen about an hour south of Cancun on the Gulf of Mexico. Every kilometer closer to the ocean add 25k. We found a condo about 5k(3 miles) from the Ocean for 57k found another very nice one about 3.5k from the ocean for 115k once you get to about <2k from the ocean...
by teebee
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: A Southern Condo awaits
Replies: 18
Views: 14463

My wife and I are currently in Mexico scouting out a winter home. Probably just a condo with a roof top terrace. I have a job that allows me to work from anywhere. My wife isn't as lucky but we might be able to get her job to allow her to cover vacations in the summer. We shall see.
by teebee
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: Anything Yucca
Topic: yucca glauca
Replies: 3
Views: 3878

That should be pretty good for a glauca possibly amend a bit of soil in but you should be in great shape.
by teebee
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Soil too slowly draining for Sabal texana?
Replies: 12
Views: 6024

The sabal minors will be planted next to the house, though. Hopefully, they won't need any protection once established. Fingers crossed;) 6B yeah you'll need a bit of protection still but not much I have 3 sabal minors and I had them in a simple rose cone and a TC3 thermocube with 5 C9 lichts in th...
by teebee
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Talk About Ghost Towns And Gold Trails
Topic: Gost Town Trail RD AZ
Replies: 21
Views: 34020

Tim, You should be easily be able to keep a Parryi alive. I barely did anything to mine and they came out great. I would assume it's about as wet and soggy here as it is there. I tossed a small rose cone and threw in a 4 c9 bulbs on a thermocube and everything was perfect. Mice had a feast on my Aga...
by teebee
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Trachy Hut comes down
Replies: 29
Views: 11578

Tonight I'll apparently hit -5c 23F the lows for the rest of the week are between between -4c 26F and -1c 30F. The days are getting too hot to leave the boxes on Tuesday will be 15c 60F I don't see the cold as much of an issue for a Trachy to handle.
by teebee
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Huge bummer this morning:(
Replies: 13
Views: 6370

I'd probably wait a couple more weeks you unless you have a protection method worked out in case you get any more "surprise" nights. Nothing is being hurt you moving them in an out in the pots (except your back) Just wait until you see consistent night lows of 35 or so then your probably s...
by teebee
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Pulled the boxes off today
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

Pulled the boxes off today

I post one of the big Trachy now and will post the rest later. I might decide to do a different protection method next year I certainly blew a lot of C9 bulbs my big trachy went in with 175w of protection it would be lucky if I had 40-50w by the time I removed the protection today. Maybe I need lots...
by teebee
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Huge bummer this morning:(
Replies: 13
Views: 6370

I'm sure they'll all survive. 25F isn't that bad I had an entire week where the thermocube failed and my trachy was in its box while it was -5F outside and it looks a tad beaten up but will easily pull through no spear pull to report. I pull the boxes off all my palms tonight and the lows will be 25...