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Frost/cold damage from record December 2010

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Yesterday (1/2/11) I photographed some of the damage my gardens sustained from my record-breaking cold December. I tried to protect the most sensitive small palms but when the last arctic front rolled in on 12/26/10 I was out of town, so everything except the Cyrtostachys (which I stashed indoors) was on its own. When I got home on noon Dec. 27 I ran about covering stuff till dark. Even so, some palms are pretty beat up. In lieu of inklings that my colder winters may be here to stay (no political commentary intended or desired) I am evaluating future gardening endeavors.

Adonidias on east side of lanai. Too tall to be protected. They survived last winter and should this one but fronds took a hit and crownshafts are turning brown as palms prepare to shed damaged goods.

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Areca catechu dwarf. Except on 12/26 this guy was covered with double flannel. Even so ....

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Areca catechu semi-dwarf. Also got double coverage.

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Bentinckia nicobarica

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Coccothrinax sp. The Caribbean palms will tattered again this spring.

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Cocos nucifera Panama Tall

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Cocos nucifera red spicata. Protected by towel and flannel

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Dypsis pinnatifrons

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Hydriastele pinangoides

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Hyophorbe lagenicaulis. This is our smaller bottle down by the street

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Rusty on Pine Is.

Sorry to see this Meg......looks like everything will recover, tho.

Looks like a lot of my stuff here at the Flatts.


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