The Christmas cold front on its way has left me uneasy about the uber tropical palms in my lanai container garden. Even though the low on 12/26 is forecast to be "only" 40F and 42F on 12/27, I have the sinking feeling, "What if the forecasters overestimated?" So I got my most sensitive palms together and ready to be moved indoors tomorrow ( ho, ho, ho) where they will stay through the weekend until temps moderate. A lot of work but necessary considering the alternative.
NOTE: the orange ribbons designate cold sensitive tropicals so I don't have to waste valuable time reading labels.
Merry Christmas to all and wishing the best to palm lovers facing hard choices as the arctic front races south.
I went to Kew Gardens for my birthday on Tuesday 22nd September.
A great chance to check out the gardens and the fantastic glass houses, of which several were unfortunately closed due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, plenty of palms and exhibits were still on display and in their full glory on a beautiful sunny autumn/fall day here at 51N in southeastern England. The air temperature was around 27C / 80F at the time of visiting. Conditions are very dry at present as we have had no rainfall at all during September so far, and only around 4-5 inches of rain over the past 6 months, since 1st March.
Here is a photo-documentation of the gardens, glass houses and the various palms located within. The first of several posts...
Unfortunately some of the attractions and glass houses were closed due to the pandemic, although the main couple were still open. Please excuse me for not naming each palm individually...
Crossing on to the temperate glass house...
More to follow...
The world most northern palm island in Norway outside the port of Stavanger.
Flor og Fjare is a family business and they had this since 1995
This island is just stunning!!!
Rainy season in central Cape Coral, FL, commenced Friday, May 22 at 6 p.m. with rumbling thunder and the Whoosh! of a gullywasher that dropped 2" of rain in less than an hour on our parched 0.61 acre of Paradise. That is the most rain I've seen in the past 6 months as we've been in an extended drought. We have 80% chance of rain this coming week.
Livistona Decora & Wednesday.
Livistona Chinensis, before my dog completely shred it to pieces its growing back but could take over a year to reach its former glory.
Livistona Australis, 5 gallon for reference.
Chamaedorea Radicalis x2, looking a little rough.
Sabal Causiarum & weeds...
Sabal Tamaulipas x2
Sabal Minor (Chipola Dwarf) x2 with more weeds
Sabal Minor (Chipola Dwarf) With Wednesday hanging out.
Brahea Super Silver
Brahea Aculeata, purchased it looking like this. Hopefully it'll thrive in the ground with some tlc.
thats it for now. Thanks for looking