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Yeah, they are fine. Some of the older fronds collapsed from the ice build up, but the male has 6 flowers spathes pushing out.

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kinzyjr
1 hour ago, Laaz said:

If that's a building, way to close...

It's a privacy fence.  Nothing but water and pavers on the other side ;)  Probably a little close for comfort until it hits 6 feet, but plenty of head room after that.

21 minutes ago, Laaz said:

Yeah, they are fine. Some of the older fronds collapsed from the ice build up, but the male has 6 flowers spathes pushing out.

Good to hear they survived!

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mthteh1916
On 4/15/2017, 12:27:31, Laaz said:

The flowers are starting to open. Looks like male flowers?

 

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Jeez those spikes on there look nasty. Is it hard to trim with those on there?

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kinzyjr

@mthteh1916 All phoenix sp. are hard to trim because of the spines.  I don't do it without glasses on.

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Laaz

Yep, a nightmare... My wife won't go near them.

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Estlander
On 4/15/2018, 5:58:49, kinzyjr said:

Start lobbying for a ~10,000 foot wall on the Canadian border ;)  It would save me from having to cover anything at all here.

Good idea. It would serve both as a secure border and keep the country warmer in winter. Worth it, imo. So, build away, i say! :D

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climate change virginia

do date suckers always be the same gender of the parent

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Fusca
26 minutes ago, climate change virginia said:

do date suckers always be the same gender of the parent

Yes, and this is true for other clustering dioecious palms such as Chamaedorea and Chamaerops.

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