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December 19-20 2006


STEVE IN SO CAL
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Good one Bill :D,  I usually get people on that very same thing, but if someone actually figures out how to get more than 24 hours in the day then then let me know.  Bill, I saw a Global Warming drive-thru the other day, I think I'll go get some.

Don_L    Rancho CUCAMONGA (yes it does exist) 40 min due east of Los Angeles

             USDA Zone 10a

July Averages: Hi 95F, Low 62F

Jan Averages: Hi 68F, Low 45F

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Yesterday was the coldest daytime maximum of the winter, it only reached 1°C/34°F all day and it's only supposed to reach 2°C/36°F today, although the nights haven't been quite as cold as they were 2-3 days ago.

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Corey Lucas-Divers

Dorset, UK

Ave Jul High 72F/22C (91F/33C Max)

Ave Jul Low 52F/11C (45F/7C Min)

Ave Jan High 46F/8C (59F/15C Max)

Ave Jan Low 34F/1C (21F/-6C Min)

Ave Rain 736mm pa

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Steve:

HOw are you?

How are your plants?

Yeah, took a hit in your lower field, but it's mostly tough stuff.

I think you'll be okay, and I hope I'm right.

It's been three-blankie nights at my place for the past few, though not as cold as the Fallbrookians have experienced.

Thank heaven for small favors.

best

(and Merry Christmas! -- keep in mind that Santa might take something away, like freeze damage!)

dave

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I think I made out OK...putting the most cold hardy plants at the bottom, while a no-brainer, made me look like a genius  :P .  Para Torallyii (24" box size) can take serious cold...four nights below freezing temps(low 20's), and two of those nights with many hours long duration. Sabal Mauritioformis and Ravanea Glauca and Rac Xerophila (planted from liners in April...currently nice 1 gal size) took four nights of below freezing temps(upper 20's) with many hours of duration. The Sabals look a bit burnt on the lateral leaves, but overall, everything looks great.

So, my take away from all this is: floor pacing, unneccessary worry, sleepless nights and shots of Jack Daniels DO HELP...don't forget it next time we have freeze warnings.

Now I'm trying to decide if I should water today.

If global warming means I can grow Cocos Nucifera, then bring it on....

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(STEVE IN SO CAL @ Dec. 23 2006,13:44)

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I think I made out OK...putting the most cold hardy plants at the bottom, while a no-brainer, made me look like a genius  :P .  Para Torallyii (24" box size) can take serious cold...four nights below freezing temps(low 20's), and two of those nights with many hours long duration. Sabal Mauritioformis and Ravanea Glauca and Rac Xerophila (planted from liners in April...currently nice 1 gal size) took four nights of below freezing temps(upper 20's) with many hours of duration. The Sabals look a bit burnt on the lateral leaves, but overall, everything looks great.

So, my take away from all this is: floor pacing, unneccessary worry, sleepless nights and shots of Jack Daniels DO HELP...don't forget it next time we have freeze warnings.

Now I'm trying to decide if I should water today.

Hey, Santa taketh away . . . .

Hic!

dave

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