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2018/19 Winter Low Temps
About this time every year someone starts a thread about Winter Lows in the Northern Hemisphere. Such a thread is somehow therapeutic for PTers anxious about how cold may affect their palms - at least we know we aren't alone. So, I'll kick off this year's discussion.
This morning was the lowest temp since last March: 48.4F Predicted: 46F Current temp: 56.3F at 10:30 a.m.
Tomorrow's predicted low: 43F
Then a warming trend until the next cold front. I am making no attempts to move/protect palms at this time. After sunup, temps rise quickly.
From Shorpy: Palm Walk, Palm Beach, FL 1897
After a long absence I have rediscovered Shorpy, the online vintage photo site. The link below leads to an 1897 photo of a waterside walk lined with coconut palms. They look like a dwarf, not tall, variety. Anyone agree? Great photo.
A walk around UWA
Today, with my Wife and Daughter, I went to the University of Western Australia, they had an open day with lots of fun activities for kids and adults alike. I decided to take some photos of the gardens, although we are still in winter here and the plants are not looking their best they are still quite lovely and provide a pleasant place for a quiet wander. Hope you like the pics,
Forsteriana or belmoreana
I bought this guy for 42.50 as a Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana) but it looks a whole lot like Howea Belmoreana to me...
What think you? Forsteriana or Belmoreana?
It makes a big difference as one likes sun and the other does NOT like sun.
Is this a Kentia Palm
This puppy is for sale for 175 dollars and I would like to know it it is worth that much, They tell me that it is a Kentia Palm which to my mind translates to Howea Forsteriana
What think you? Is it a Howea Forsteriana and is it worth 175 bucks