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New pool with landscaping
So the pool is being built and I will begin landscaping this in April. This is warm humid end of zone 9a South Louisiana. But just got popped with a 30 year freeze of 17 degrees. Anyway thought I’d bring everyone along for the project. This is my scale drawing with some color rendering. South is up in the photo (back of house faces south) .... more to come.
It Is Alive!
My Washingtonia robusta was really beat up this winter in VA, I know it has no chance of surviving here without protection, so I protected it during our coldest cold snaps and it has been fried for about a month now. But it is hanging on, it went through many nights in the low 20s and high teens (not much below 19 degrees F) unprotected as well. This whole thing was just an experiment. I marked a line on the spear and a line on the old base of a frond, today I checked and the line on the fried spear went up! It is slowly warming up here, and I may have to protect it only one or two more times this winter. At the time that I am posting this is is 64 degrees F outside and the lows are in the 30s for this week. I tugged on the spear many times for the past two weeks and it is still strong in there. Let's see how it does in the spring. Here it is now, it is sad, but alive.
Native Palms In Snow?
With all the snow in the Southeast, has anyone seen or taken pictures of native stands of palms in snow? I am sure there are tons of Sabal minor covered in snow in both Carolinas and stands of Sabal palmetto covered in snow in South Carolina and Georgia, also Bald Head Island, N.C.
Sabal minor 'McCurtain' Street View
I looked around southern McCurtain county, Oklahoma and found some palms on street view in Google Maps. It is like an online Easter egg hunt!
TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI spear Pull
By Coconut James
I am New to growing palm trees since I live in the north. I have a new trachycarpus fortunei 10 foot palm tree I got One month ago it was grown in Florida and has
never seen a Cold winter when I got it. it was recently transplanted into a bucket from the nursery prior to me getting it. when I got the tree Home I noticed the center spear was gray and pulled out and was all rotten. And a few small ones in the center wear loose as well I pulled them all out and began treating it with hydrogen peroxide directly to the crown is there anything else I can do and has anyone ever seen this before. will the tree grow it out?
The rest of the tree looks gorgeous it has lots of dark green healthy foliage but the center is just not growing at all it's only been about two weeks since I started treating it with hydrogen peroxide every three days. any advice at all would help.
Thanks so much. I appreciate any help at all