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Thanks for the tip Robert. Its "double layered at this point and has a 500watt halogen pointing at them.  Also put a temp sensor out with them. I'll be monitoring thru the night and AM

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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(iwan @ Jan. 13 2007,21:44)

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(BS @ Man about Palms,Jan. 13 2007,18:34)

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Well, since the forecast tonite is for colder. I moved most of my expensive palms inside. The others are covered by sheets, or shadecloth with light. When I started at 5PM, it was very still, as I was finishing around 6:15 I noted the breezes kicking up.  I also sprayed all my foliage down today as the Sun was out, around 1 PM.  Heres hoping and praying..  :D

Oh yes, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, I want Hawaii weather!!!

I have only noticed one degree of cold protection for 70% shade cloth with frost able to form under it.  You might need to suppliment more.  Hope this helps your protection strategy.

Frost, I don't think, will be the problem as the air is so dry. The actual low temperature will do the damage tonight.

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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(epicure3 @ Jan. 13 2007,22:03)

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Frost, I don't think, will be the problem as the air is so dry. The actual low temperature will do the damage tonight.

Epicure,

You might be right that frost will not be the problem.

But there are actually two different types of FROST.

The first is a HOAR frost, it's the white frost (ice crystals) you can see, and forms on radiational nights,with little or no wind. Also  the dew points will be higher and there is humidty, or moisture in the air.

The second is BLACK frost,which can't be seen,and

forms with little or no mositure, or humidty in the air!

Also with much lower dew points.

Both types can be very damaging ,unfortunately to many plam species!

Wishing you guys the best out there!

Scott

Titusville, FL

1/2 mile from the Indian River

USDA Zone COLD

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(gsn @ Jan. 13 2007,22:38)

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(epicure3 @ Jan. 13 2007,22:03)

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Frost, I don't think, will be the problem as the air is so dry. The actual low temperature will do the damage tonight.

Epicure,

You might be right that frost will not be the problem.

But there are actually two different types of FROST.

The first is a HOAR frost, it's the white frost (ice crystals) you can see, and forms on radiational nights,with little or no wind. Also  the dew points will be higher and there is humidty, or moisture in the air.

The second is BLACK frost,which can't be seen,and

forms with little or no mositure, or humidty in the air!

Also with much lower dew points.

Both types can be very damaging ,unfortunately to many plam species!

Wishing you guys the best out there!

Oh. Didn't know. Bummer.

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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