Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
STEVE IN SO CAL

December 19-20 2006

Recommended Posts

Don Little

Good one Bill :D,  I usually get people on that very same thing, but if someone actually figures out how to get more than 24 hours in the day then then let me know.  Bill, I saw a Global Warming drive-thru the other day, I think I'll go get some.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Neofolis

Yesterday was the coldest daytime maximum of the winter, it only reached 1°C/34°F all day and it's only supposed to reach 2°C/36°F today, although the nights haven't been quite as cold as they were 2-3 days ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DoomsDave

Steve:

HOw are you?

How are your plants?

Yeah, took a hit in your lower field, but it's mostly tough stuff.

I think you'll be okay, and I hope I'm right.

It's been three-blankie nights at my place for the past few, though not as cold as the Fallbrookians have experienced.

Thank heaven for small favors.

best

(and Merry Christmas! -- keep in mind that Santa might take something away, like freeze damage!)

dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
STEVE IN SO CAL

I think I made out OK...putting the most cold hardy plants at the bottom, while a no-brainer, made me look like a genius  :P .  Para Torallyii (24" box size) can take serious cold...four nights below freezing temps(low 20's), and two of those nights with many hours long duration. Sabal Mauritioformis and Ravanea Glauca and Rac Xerophila (planted from liners in April...currently nice 1 gal size) took four nights of below freezing temps(upper 20's) with many hours of duration. The Sabals look a bit burnt on the lateral leaves, but overall, everything looks great.

So, my take away from all this is: floor pacing, unneccessary worry, sleepless nights and shots of Jack Daniels DO HELP...don't forget it next time we have freeze warnings.

Now I'm trying to decide if I should water today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DoomsDave

(STEVE IN SO CAL @ Dec. 23 2006,13:44)

QUOTE
I think I made out OK...putting the most cold hardy plants at the bottom, while a no-brainer, made me look like a genius  :P .  Para Torallyii (24" box size) can take serious cold...four nights below freezing temps(low 20's), and two of those nights with many hours long duration. Sabal Mauritioformis and Ravanea Glauca and Rac Xerophila (planted from liners in April...currently nice 1 gal size) took four nights of below freezing temps(upper 20's) with many hours of duration. The Sabals look a bit burnt on the lateral leaves, but overall, everything looks great.

So, my take away from all this is: floor pacing, unneccessary worry, sleepless nights and shots of Jack Daniels DO HELP...don't forget it next time we have freeze warnings.

Now I'm trying to decide if I should water today.

Hey, Santa taketh away . . . .

Hic!

dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...