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Darold Petty

It is dark, rainy, and dreary today, but here is the view from my home office two days ago,... my view while on Palmtalk !

Happy Holidays, and Best Wishes to all ! 

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quaman58

Here are a couple from the encroaching jungle. Merry Christmas everyone!

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ghar41

Winter is a great time for photography the light is perfect. 

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana “Illawarra”

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ghar41

Cycad E ferox, Rhaphis excelsia, Laccospadix australasica... left to right

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enigma99
2 hours ago, ghar41 said:

Winter is a great time for photography the light is perfect. 

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana “Illawarra”

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Glenn that illawarra is getting huge!

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enigma99

Christmas day

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My small Mexican papaya

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DoomsDave

From my upper living room window 

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DoomsDave

Chambeyland

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enigma99

Love chambeyland Dave

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DoomsDave

Actinokentia Country 

SOMEONE’S gotta tame it

 

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ghar41

Brahma decumbens from a two leaf seedling. 

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Matthew92

Here's how things are looking in the non-coastal microclimate areas of the Western FL Panhandle here in late December. @Estlander you'll find this interesting to compare to your location. Already got to freezing here a few times in the last month or two, with 28 being the lowest. However, not extremely damaging as some things that normally die back each winter are lingering.

New Guinea impatients are zapped, but Alstroemeria lily is hanging on.

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Gloxinia sylvatica holding on to a few blooms with more Alstroemeria still green

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Matthew92

Epidendrum/reed ground orchid has surprisingly persisted despite light freezing conditions. Much lower will zap them though. Mid 20's last year completely "melted" them.

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Temps have been just above the threshold for any real damage to Strelitzia nicolai (although hardly visible in this picture, a few leaves BARELY have a touch of brown). Also this is on the south side of the house which helps.

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Matthew92

Blazin' Rose Iresine, a beautiful plant I discovered this year, has been spared thanks to tree canopy.

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White butterfly ginger withered/knocked down but some still green. Also in the front- Curcuma orange ginger (gorgeous, tropical looking plant that is a reliable perennial here) killed back.

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This perennial plant (I know it's common, but name totally escapes me at the moment), is quite resistant to frost/light freezing temps.

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Matthew92

Most perennials have been knocked back in the butterfly garden. One thing that has surprised me the last two winters though is Jatropha (not really visible in this picture), which has come back reliably as a perennial from the roots even after last year's 18 degree winter.

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Fern garden with Dryopteris erythrosora (Autumn Fern) and Japanese Holly Fern. These both are really nice ferns that stay evergreen even after upper teens- we should use them more in the yard as they would provide a nice, lush backdrop year round.

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Matthew92

Citrus doing great

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Parson Brown oranges

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Glen navel orange

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Matthew92

Bananas have really taken a hit- however, the center is still alive and it would resume growth from that height if it weren't for the fact we will probably get much colder later this winter.

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Here's a good shot showing how "winter-like" it looks with all the deciduous trees around here. I really notice this a lot more especially visiting from Orlando. Your really can go both ways in this area, either getting a northern Illinois look with these maples, dogwood, and Japanese zelkova, or a subtropical looks with the palms and other broadleaf evergreens. 

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Matthew92

Purple queen knocked back

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Beautiful Camellias just starting to bloom

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Matthew92

Ti plants and elephant ear have been knocked back. Although these are in a more exposed location- some ti plants under canopy (the picture with the white butterfly ginger a few posts up) in the side yard have hardly any damage.

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These Chamaedorea cataractarum have functioned wonderfully in pots in part shade/sun in front of our house. However, they did get a little browned by the temps at freezing and slightly below (I think they also don't like frost). Will definitely need to roll them into the garage with the harder freezes.

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Matthew92

'Annabelle' Hydrangea (far left) and cold hardy perennial hibiscus are asleep for the winter

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Matthew92

Red shrimp plant with more of the 'Blazin' Rose' Iresine have survived under tree canopy. Shrimp plant is very hardy for me and a reliable perennial. It lost it's leaves but the stems remained green after about 20 degrees in a previous winter!

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Matthew92

Paper white Narcissus are already emerging. For being a more northern plant, they have done well here although blooming very early in January usually.

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Matthew92

Turkey oaks still holding onto their leaves- their color is peaking about now- beautiful burgundy color.

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Estlander

Opal92 Thank you for posting this. Very interesting to compare everything indeed.

Surprised to see your Banana leaves fried like that. I guess 28F is all that is needed to do that. I'm no Banana plant expert, but no matter how low you'll end up going this winter, I wouldn't cut it to the ground. There's a good chance the center of the stem is still fine.  Last winter when mine froze I only cut the top parts off, and as soon as it got warmer new leaves started emerging taking over the old stems. Had I cut them down, I don't think mine would be as big as they are now. My lowest low last January was 23-24F one night.

Nothing has yet frozen here on the coastal micro-climate as it's stayed above freezing. The lowest my yard has gone this winter so far is 33F for one night only and no frost yet. So other than some damage from Hurricane Michael, all the Banana plants, Ti plants, Elephant Ears, Gingers, Cannas, Philodendrons, Guava and Papaya etc. are fine in my yard. Here are a few rainy pics taken today of some of the more tender stuff in my yard. It's been a very rainy here just as they predicted it would be this winter in the southeast.

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pj_orlando_z9b

Orlando. Lowest this fall/winter has been 40.5F in my backyard. Ti plants grown in shade have the best color and fullness. 

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9 minutes ago, pj_orlando_z9b said:

Orlando. Lowest this fall/winter has been 40.5F in my backyard. Ti plants grown in shade have the best color and fullness. 

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What beautiful colours these plants are.

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cm05

Trachycarpus fortunei in the snow.

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Thankfully it was only a snow shower with no accumulation.

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-2 brian

Here are some general shots that I took this morning, last day of the year. Not at its peak, but not too bad for winter. Enjoy

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Hillizard
On 12/25/2018, 3:31:16, enigma99 said:

Christmas day

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My small Mexican papaya

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Engima99: Very impressed with the range of palm species you're able to grow outdoors in the upper NorCal interior! Hope we have a mild winter... or at least only a few days of freezing weather! :unsure:

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Josue Diaz
On 12/22/2018, 8:54:38, pj_orlando_z9b said:

Love your landscaping. Great job!

thank you! I enjoy tinkering around with it

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enigma99
11 hours ago, -2 brian said:

Here are some general shots that I took this morning, last day of the year. Not at its peak, but not too bad for winter. Enjoy

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Love your palms. Well done!

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-2 brian
11 hours ago, enigma99 said:

Love your palms. Well done!

Thanks 

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Zeeth
On 12/25/2018, 11:26:27, quaman58 said:

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Which Pritchardia species is directly behind the Washingtonia trunk?

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