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Trustandi

@Jesse PNW that is scary.  I hope the water recede fast. Stay safe. 

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Paradise Found

Jesse, glad to hear you and your family are doing ok.  What a mess, hasn't been this bad since 2007 when they close down I-5 both directions. 

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James W

So far, everything in my 8b (Beaverton, OR) yard pulled through.  I don't think it got below 17F.  I didn't protect anything except my Cyathea Cooperiis (used heat cable on the core region).  Those tree ferns lost most leaves but are very much alive.  Also surviving are the Dicksonia Antacticas, Mule Palm, various agaves, aloes, mangave etc.  I did dig up all bulbs/corms from my Colocasia, Queen Emma Lily, Heliconia, ensette maurellii and put them in straw indoors..

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Jesse PNW
2 hours ago, Paradise Found said:

Jesse, glad to hear you and your family are doing ok.  What a mess, hasn't been this bad since 2007 when they close down I-5 both directions. 

It hasn't flooded in this location since 1996.  We're not on the 200-year-flood-zone map here.  They need to revise it because they built a railroad spur over Scatter Creek, and once the culvert floods, it backs up on this side of the tracks.  The residents on my street here went to Thurston county in 1996 and the county said, "no, it shouldn't flood there, because there's a culvert!"  Thanks.  For that.   

I-5 was closed between mm 68-88 (my exit) for a couple hours yesterday but it was clear when I got home from work.  I need to drive down and see how bad the Chehalis is flooded.  

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NWpalms@206

Nice day today here in puget sound Wa, and the forecast although wet is real mild for January. If we can keep this going through feb it’ll be growing time in no time! 

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NWpalms@206

Jan 9th Vashon Wa. Could have fooled me! I’ll take it. 

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Trustandi

Uh.. oh... Atmospheric river brings landslide in Issaquah/Bellevue area about 5mins from my house. 

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ShadyDan
13 hours ago, Trustandi said:

Uh.. oh... Atmospheric river brings landslide in Issaquah/Bellevue area about 5mins from my house. 

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Thats pretty much what happened to all of BC back in November during that atmospheric river, except we got hit a lot worse. If you haven't seen pictures already, check out the carnage that happened to the Coquihalla highway. That is the main way to get into the interior of the province and parts of the road were just gone. Screwed up my plans over the holidays to see my in-laws in the Okanagan and go skiing! 

There was an interesting story yesterday about a hydro pole from the interior washing up on the shores of Vancouver earlier this week. Thats how strong the water was! Hopefully we are through the worst of this next round and its all warm temps and sunshine to follow.

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southpacific73

Update on some palms . They are showing damage now especially to older leaves. Ultimate low was 11F in my area Burnaby,BC. Most of these were just covered with frost cloth and a pot.Yesterday we hit 11C/52F with the atmospheric river hitting us. Can’t wait for spring to see what the outcome is with these palms.

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CA687DF3-0B61-4064-A3E6-17DC328D1F5E.thumb.jpeg.0a909d2f0140b2b125aac6d88ed0a33e.jpegChamaerops Humilis showing some damage but it will come back!303FD2B1-63B2-4FEB-9F99-AF7BD356B910.thumb.jpeg.2281e09979b75733b9ee5ea790653019.jpegChamaedorea Radicalis 3D0C6674-B91D-404A-B0D8-1F9CD4189193.thumb.jpeg.9b8911a92b82ce62b2ac4c166d5400fc.jpegNeedle Palm just protected with mulch.1DFE8FD2-9BF4-461B-A6FD-8E6EFFECDBB7.thumb.jpeg.03a2044df463c934ae98a4da6f62c276.jpegWashingtonia Robusta not looking good but spear is intact! Will cover the top from rain .1CAC8D00-13DE-4262-8D7E-2A74D316038A.thumb.jpeg.4aca9e128ec51e1913d0c4fbfabdaf81.jpegSabal Bermudana protected by heating cableD4A83075-EBD9-41A2-984F-9A582AAA5728.thumb.jpeg.faaa6ddd0356a2a2ab42e38ba2bb32b6.jpegTrachycarpus fortunei x princeps  looking goodC31E0726-920B-444F-964F-20FF668C55D4.thumb.jpeg.f16f180fe37dd6676e87b404533edc3b.jpegTrachycarpus Latisectus just covered with pot.CA663EEB-7419-4574-B098-E8CF31602877.thumb.jpeg.d3e33595cd904e386b98be697f044c10.jpegSabal Causarium just covered with pot

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Chester B

That radicalis looks unphased.  I think these are tougher palms than most of us realize.

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Jesse PNW

One of my radicalis has some discoloration, it's about the same size as that one above.  I had a bunch out and none were heated, just covered.  Low 16f.  We'll see, time will tell. 

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NWpalms@206
5 hours ago, ShadyDan said:

Thats pretty much what happened to all of BC back in November during that atmospheric river, except we got hit a lot worse. If you haven't seen pictures already, check out the carnage that happened to the Coquihalla highway. That is the main way to get into the interior of the province and parts of the road were just gone. Screwed up my plans over the holidays to see my in-laws in the Okanagan and go skiing! 

There was an interesting story yesterday about a hydro pole from the interior washing up on the shores of Vancouver earlier this week. Thats how strong the water was! Hopefully we are through the worst of this next round and its all warm temps and sunshine to follow.

Slides happening all over, here’s Vashon island. 

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southpacific73
5 hours ago, Chester B said:

That radicalis looks unphased.  I think these are tougher palms than most of us realize.

Chester B you’re right! . I have several in the garden and they all look like the one I posted. 

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Swolte

Yeah, my Radicalis went through 18F unprotected (briefly) and seem like they will be OK (as opposed to some of my unprotected cycads and browning Robusta). I don't find them to be pretty palms (yet) but they make for reliable additions to a palm collection in 8b (and perhaps even 8a?)


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Paradise Found

I cut my red banana back and it is still alive with green growth.  It only had a blanket over it and it was lying on its side off the ground.  May as well wrap them every year and see what happens.  

This is the second year for ch. radicalis to over winter without protection and without any damage.  19F was the low with 4 days below 32F. 

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