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    Sunrises go well when you can get a palm or two in the shot. This was earlier in the month in the backyard.
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    Hey all, have some fun! What is your monster palm? Mine is Bismarckia finally showing some real trunk. Bismarckia are beasts!!
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    Friend sent me that pic taken in central Brownsville which saw a low of 24F. From what he tells me, 30-50% of the trunking royals in southern Cameron county and southernmost Hidalgo county (along and south of US-83) survived. The highest % are in central/se Brownsville and hugging the border in Hidalgo county (south Mission, Hidalgo, etc). Large trunking foxtails performed similarly. I know of two confirmed living coconuts in the Brownsville Area but both are rather small (just beginning to trunk) and probably benefited from ground heat and less wind. I haven't been able to confirm the status of some of the largest coconuts in the state but they are probably dead. @mgmccabe
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    Metroxylon amicarum looming overhead
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    They should do well. Howeas will hate Houston as much as SFL. I've found the key to keeping Howeas alive outdoors in FL is to plant them/place them under deep, shaded canopy trees/palms. Summer temps under deep canopy can be 10-15 degrees F cooler than ambient air temps. Those degrees lower are just enough for them to survive summer here. Little sun. Come Oct. temps drop from mid- to upper-90s to 80s and 70s. Even better, nights start dropping below 70F down to normal lows of 55F or lower. Howeas love cool/chilly nights. Once mine survive summer I know they will be happy until perhaps April when temps start to soar again. If you can cater to their needs at least partway you have a chance they will survive. I've had my trunking forsteriana since it was a seedling in 2004 and my belmoreana since it was a 1g in 2005. Belmoreana comes from higher altitudes in habitat and are harder to grow in FL than forsteriana. They have been in the ground about 12-14 years. It's been a balancing act all these years. I had a 2nd forsteriana sibling that succumbed after wilt took out all my canopy queens and it was exposed to sun. The biggest drawback is that both of my in-ground Howeas are so deep in the jungle they are almost invisible but I can't dare plant one in the open yard.
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    The Sabal minor population in and around Congaree National Park, which is just Southeast of Columbia, South Carolina, look really cool. They have basically 360° fronds that stick kind of upright. Look at this observation of them that I saw on iNaturalist in their habitat. I would recommend looking around the observation map as well, you can literally see the different ecotypes around the Southeast. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10726721
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    wow thats a beauty matt!!!
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    Received last week, from left to right - Jubaea x Butia yatay - Washingtonia x - Butia x Parajubaea Tor.
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    Just 2 of the 12 seeds didnt germinate. Since I bought 10 and they gave me 12 i would say its a 100% germination rate
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    Your camellia flowers in the fall? Ours bloom in January up here. I have an old, classic double red
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    Scary palms from the beach -- Dunedin, Florida -- Big bizzies, archontophoenix, arenga, royals, sylvester, big acrochromia, etc. -- some mid-size blue latans, prichardia(s) and copernecia baileys hidden in the background.. Trick or treat...!
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    Nightcliff sun set ( pic by Maralyn Hide )
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    Last sunsets(2) from our laguna beach apartment and a couple anna maria FL sunsets after return to florida. It is a wonderful contrast the sweeping views available at elevation on the pacific coast highway and the enveloping color glow of a west florida sunset just after the sun goes down.
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    So, in the time living here in AZ, i have seen ..and shared seeing some pretty wild sunsets. Tonight's might qualify as one of the wildest, thanks in part to a small but very photogenic " Dry " Supercell that tried and tried to go beast mode as it approached the valley from the southwest right at sunset.. While not quite as perfect as what you might see in places like Eastern New Mexico, Western KS. or Oklahoma, When the right conditions come together, Arizona can compete w/ those " High Plains " storms. What separates a Supercell from your typical Thunderstorm is the way it is structured. Most are isolated and not connected to other storms ( which would take away energy / moisture ) in a given area allowing them to grow as strong as the environment they're growing in allows. Supercells are almost always capable of producing Tornadoes as well. As far as " Dry vs. Wet ", pretty simple difference.. Dry Supercells tend to be elevated while wet storms able to form closer to the surface. Wet supercells can be more dangerous when they produce " Rain wrapped/ hidden " Tornadoes.. Anyway... Tonight's example of a Dry, Arizona Supercell Thunderstorm.. After all the other activity today, Atmosphere overhead didn't have much left to help this storm grow into something stronger.. Still, some excellent structure to where the updraft enters the storm as it approached and skirted just to my northeast. Can see how it was in the collapsing phase in the last few pictures. Nice Tail! ( Where moisture is being fed into the storm ) Even better? how 'about a few bolts in those clouds.. Looking at minor details in the updraft column, can see where the updraft was rotating counter clockwise. Under a more ideal set up, this storm could have produced at least a funnel cloud or two.
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    Weekend colors: Saturday night: Earlier:
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    A good teaser as the current monsoon season nap slowly awakens. Storm here is over Ajo and the Tohono O'dham Nation wayy south of Chandler, much closer to the U.S. / Mexico border, not too far east of Organ Pipe Nat. Monument. Same storm spun up a radar - detected Tornadic circulation, but, as far as i've seen when checking in on local storm chasers in the area, no actual tornado. Unfortunately, due to persistent " Zonal " west to east steering right now, this beast is loosing steam before it gets a chance to try and build north / northeast toward this side of the valley / into Phoenix itself. Might get a little dust, though w/ all the rain that has fallen over the desert between here and further south, not much area left to generate much of it. Regardless, a good sign the season isn't done yet.. and a pretty nice sunset too. Not long before sunset, just after the Tornado Warning was issued for the storm. As the sun set..
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