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3/08/2015 6:55 pm  #1


Today's the day

to uncover all of the palms.

This morning looking down the driveway.  My kooky yard.
http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-7g3C8b2/0/L/IMG_0606-L.jpg


One by one the covers come off
http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-RTQZMjq/0/L/IMG_0607-L.jpg

 

3/08/2015 7:03 pm  #2


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Wow, did you have those all wrapped up all winter?   What else is under there besides the butia?  Is that a trachy I see?  I would think trachies would be rock solid without protection.


Zone 6a, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh
Previous gardens in Dubois, Pa, Walnut Creek, CA, and Lancaster, NY
Other gardening interests: Edibles, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, and deer resistant, variegated and fragrant plants
 
 

3/08/2015 7:03 pm  #3


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Finally uncovering my largest jubaea...I held my breath.   I was pleasantly surprised by how good it looked compared to last winter's unveiling.  It is still tied up here
http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-3njBpwH/0/L/IMG_0613-L.jpg


And finally the ropes are off...
http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-SrTrxBf/0/L/IMG_0614-L.jpg

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3/08/2015 7:06 pm  #4


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Cindy,

Looks like a good protection scheme you have going. They look great all look great for how long they've been covered.

 

3/08/2015 7:12 pm  #5


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This wasn't covered.  It keeps sending out pups in all directions.  My blue linearifolia
http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-bM9SpQ6/0/L/IMG_0615-L.jpg



Another great plant (not covered), nolina nelsonii slightly singed.
http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-mrd4QxW/0/L/IMG_0616-L.jpg

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3/08/2015 7:20 pm  #6


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This is a butia x jub...looking crumpled but very green.  Note the sad looking jub in the background.  It looks exactly as it did at last winter's uncovering.  It should put back on its foliage before next winter.

http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-kQ8tKtn/0/L/IMG_0619-L.jpg



This is either a jub or a jub x butia..can't remember.
http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-wp2W4Zg/0/L/IMG_0620-L.jpg

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3/08/2015 7:23 pm  #7


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This is a jub x butia.
http://plantnutz.smugmug.com/Nature/2012-Garden-and-Yard/i-2r3xcvJ/0/XL/IMG_0621-XL.jpg

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3/08/2015 7:31 pm  #8


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Brad - Pittsburgh wrote:

Wow, did you have those all wrapped up all winter?   What else is under there besides the butia?  Is that a trachy I see?  I would think trachies would be rock solid without protection.

 
No Brad.  The majority of the covers were on for Jan and Feb.  We really didn't start winter until Middle of Feb.  My small trachys were covered quickly last week when the forecast was freezing rain. 

Trachys, birminghams, minors, and needles are rock solid here.  Any young palm, however, is subject to damage if exposed to single digits and freezing rain.

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3/08/2015 7:39 pm  #9


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Ben OK wrote:

Cindy,

Looks like a good protection scheme you have going. They look great all look great for how long they've been covered.

 

I have it down to a science unfortunately.   They've omly been covered 2 and a half months.  Luckily I live on a very private 10 acre lot on top of a heavily forested ridge off a one lane dirt road that ends just past my drive.  In other words, no one sees my kooky yard during the winter.

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3/08/2015 8:24 pm  #10


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Cindy ! So nice to see your posts and to see that you are still plantings palm trees.
I saw Robert no so long ago and I was telling him how much I wished I had your phone number so I could have called you to take some news. My email was hacked and all emails addresses stolen so I could not even reach you via email. I wasn't sure either if you were still dealing with palms. One of the last things I read from you is that you were very busy and in between houses constantly with this new purchase and the chalet on the mountain.
Glad to see all your palms are doing really well.... Ahhhhh... Jubaeas Lol all look very good !
I hope you will give us more updates from now on


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3/09/2015 12:41 pm  #11


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Jubaea looks good.Do you have a moisture problem with them?Here seedlings tend to rot out,but sometimes outgrow it.If jubaea can make it there maybe washy filifera can.Here that one always rots unless planted at a big size.

 

3/09/2015 4:18 pm  #12


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Cindy your palms look great!  I hate the protection look also but you have a neat way of doing it!
Thanks for a positive update.

 

3/09/2015 5:22 pm  #13


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Serenoa vasc wrote:

Cindy ! So nice to see your posts and to see that you are still plantings palm trees.
I saw Robert no so long ago and I was telling him how much I wished I had your phone number so I could have called you to take some news. My email was hacked and all emails addresses stolen so I could not even reach you via email. I wasn't sure either if you were still dealing with palms. One of the last things I read from you is that you were very busy and in between houses constantly with this new purchase and the chalet on the mountain.
Glad to see all your palms are doing really well.... Ahhhhh... Jubaeas Lol all look very good !
I hope you will give us more updates from now on

 
Hey Lisa!
What a pain keeping the bad guys at bay.  Sometimes I feel like we are all better off going back to manual systems...except I forget how to do cursive writing.   .  I have done no gardening for a long time...nothing..no buying, planting, posting, or weeding (which is obvious when visiting my place).  So, I am trying to get back into it, but now I have new roadblocks and am still working full-time.   I finally can retire, but I will wait until we get all of the houses squared away.
   
How are your jubs doing?   With your winters, they should grow well.  They definitely grow during the winter albeit so slowly for me.  Your garden must rival the bamboo gardens by now...and you have a warmer locale to zone push even more....not that you would ever consider that .

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3/09/2015 5:37 pm  #14


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Bill in Alabama wrote:

Jubaea looks good.Do you have a moisture problem with them?Here seedlings tend to rot out,but sometimes outgrow it.If jubaea can make it there maybe washy filifera can.Here that one always rots unless planted at a big size.

 
Hey Bill
The only way to keep washys alive in my yard is to cover them in the winter.  Then they get too big to cover without ripping off half of your skin !  I do have one that I got about 5 years ago that is barely alive.   

As far as jubs, I never had much luck growing them up from anything less than 5-gallon.  The one that I succeeded growing from a strapling is now 10 +yrs.old, but doesn't look as pretty anymore since it was transplanted.  I am really pushing it keeping jubs alive here...luckily they are relatively slow growers and can still be protected.  No winter cover = certain eventual death. 

Not sure of your locale, but jubs should grow there with some extra effort in the winter.  They seem to like my fugly red clay.  Happy Spring!

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3/09/2015 5:44 pm  #15


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Rob North Tennessee wrote:

Cindy your palms look great!  I hate the protection look also but you have a neat way of doing it!
Thanks for a positive update.

 
Thanks! I am formulating a new protection method to try out for next winter..a way to camoflage them.  Will reveal more in the Fall 

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