Washingtonia filifera protection so far, so good

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Washingtonia filifera protection so far, so good

Post by lucky1 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:43 pm

A peak inside two teepees today:
No apparent mold or moisture problem.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/11740212746/" title="008 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/1174 ... 0967_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="008"></a>

Looks like the inner plastic collapsed around this one, which could lead to moisture problems by spring.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/11739849594/" title="004 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/1173 ... 40b5_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="004"></a>

So far so good.

Another 3 months.

Barb


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Post by TimMAz6 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:47 pm

Your Washy looks great........your making me feel bad that I didn't use any supplemental heat on my palms!
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Post by lucky1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:58 pm

Most years you wouldn't need heat, Tim.

Hopefully your snow cover will help get your plants through this mess.

Barb
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Post by chadec » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:56 pm

Looking good so far Barb. Those large Xmas lights do the trick.

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Post by lucky1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:54 pm

Last spring when I uncovered them, there was a lot of fungus on one Washy.
But it grew out of it, despite losing the top bud, so now it's leaning.
Fingers crossed for this year.

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Post by TerdalFarm » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:20 am

Looking good!

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Post by chadec » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:51 am

Barb, I remember your attemptd homicide on the washy. :D

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Post by lucky1 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:49 am

attemptd homicide
:lol:
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