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I am proclaiming this day the start of the 2011 growing season based on major

changes in the weather/ temp / rain / daylight hours

from this day on we should start seeing growth in our palms.

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I've been waiting for this post. Thank goodness it's now here. Thank goodness.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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I've been waiting for this day too! 85-90F in the forecast with lows above 60F. Finally!!! Growth has commenced on most palms :D

Adam 

 

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First day in the 80's today since March 10th and tomorrow could exceed 90F\ 32.2C. :mrlooney:

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Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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you missed post #2,thats all snarkasm,too.

the "prince of snarkness."

 

still "warning-free."

 

san diego,california,left coast.

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Yesterday was the first time this year I actually had to go out water midday because my other plants were starting to get droopy leaves. Yay!

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86F for Los Altos today. Yesterday hit 80F. The ground is soaked from recent very heavy rains so this is a great start to the growing season. :)

Jim in Los Altos, CA  SF Bay Area 37.34N- 122.13W- 190' above sea level

zone 10a/9b

sunset zone 16

300+ palms, 90+ species in the ground

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Spring has finally sprung in Walnut Creek. The last few days have been in the mid to upper 80's, and more warmth forecast for the next few days. Things are growing fast, especially the winter weeds and grasses. My Oak trees are half leafed out, and the palms are beginning to grow.

Dick

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Same here, it was so nice to walk the garden this morning with warm temps and the sun shining. Lot's of work ahead, weeds are in high gear, gophers are out in force, and lot's of winter damage to clean up, ahhhh the joys of gardening :)

Matt in Temecula, CA

Hot and dry in the summer, cold with light frost in the winter. Halfway between the desert and ocean

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Woke up today to cloudy skies. I guess this is what it feels like to live along the coast where the sun doesn't break through the clouds till the afternoon. :P

Chance of rain on Friday...WTF!?

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Not that bad today. The masses of clouds are moving fast eastward and should be totally gone by Saturday.

Bright sun and intermixed with cloud shadowing. It only rained big drops for like 2 minutes and now it's sunny again.

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Houston - we have ignition.

Houston ignited a while back, about mid February. :winkie:

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We got .20" of rain overnight. Most of it came in two separate heavy downpours. It woke me up it was coming down so loud.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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stick and move rain, yeah we get that

Happy Gardening

Cheers,

Wal

Queensland, Australia.

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growing season engine is not running on all cyclinders yet.!!

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."

"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

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I don't think plant growth is as off and on like a switch as you seem to perceive it is. Keep in mind that a lot of the plant is below ground and the soil temperature doesn't rise and fall like the air temperature.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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For the most part March in N. Calif. was warmer than normal with many days in the 70's and even 80's, but for the last few days we have slipped back into winter time temps. My nights have been in the 40's and one night down to 36F and light frost on the roof tops. In spite of the cool temps, my Trachycarpus are blooming and my Parajubaeas are begining to grow. Not much action on any of the other palms yet.

Dick

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I don't think plant growth is as off and on like a switch as you seem to perceive it is. Keep in mind that a lot of the plant is below ground and the soil temperature doesn't rise and fall like the air temperature.

good point,uh,ummm,what was your name again?

the "prince of snarkness."

 

still "warning-free."

 

san diego,california,left coast.

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You can call me daddy.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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growing season engine is not running on all cyclinders yet.!!

idling Bill ?

Happy Gardening

Cheers,

Wal

Queensland, Australia.

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real nice warmup coming.

the bizzie looks like it is about to start throwing spears and its the last palm to come to life for me after winter.

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Easter was cool, and a bit rainy . . .

! ! ! !

Wacky weather wierdness . . . .

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growing season engine is not running on all cyclinders yet.!!

idling Bill ?

not smoothly

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."

"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

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It's going pretty good for Spring. I'm still only watering once a week, that's nice. Lots of fruit trees are forming fruit, no cycads are flushing yet. Cycas thouarsii should be amongst the first to start that off. A few of the more hardy Plumerias are starting to leaf out. Schizolobium still look like giant bean stalks, but they have all the new baby leaves ready to shoot out once it gets warm enough.

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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will those schizolobiums be "explosively" shooting out leaves,or just the "normal" kind of shooting out leaves?

the "prince of snarkness."

 

still "warning-free."

 

san diego,california,left coast.

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I am proclaiming this day the start of the 2011 growing season based on major

changes in the weather/ temp / rain / daylight hours

from this day on we should start seeing growth in our palms.

its a little-known PT rule that you must be wearing shakespearean garb & holding a scroll & getting a trumpet fanfare

before you can do ANY proclaiming.

:floor::floor::floor:

wait,i'm not done.

:floor::floor::floor:

the "prince of snarkness."

 

still "warning-free."

 

san diego,california,left coast.

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Show us how it's done...

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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i hereby bequeth the honor unto my vassal,sir matty of bradford,slayer of gophers,vanquisher of bees,etc,etc.

the "prince of snarkness."

 

still "warning-free."

 

san diego,california,left coast.

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brr, drr, drrrr, drrrrrrrrrrr (that's the trumpets)

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

The honour of thy presence is hereby

requested at the commencement of

the season of palm growth

on the thirtieth of April in the year

of our Lord two thousand and eleven

in a medieval Spring growth explosion ceremony

at half-past the seventh hour in the eventide

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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Silence! Off with his head!

Matt Bradford

"Manambe Lavaka"

Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)

10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)

9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)

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:greenthumb:

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."

"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

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