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17 year ago today - the great California Freeze


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For all the yahoo and sorrow, I had and still have plants that survived the Great Freeze.

One was Archontophoenix Slapsie Maxie, right out my front door.

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On 1/18/2023 at 12:08 AM, LJG said:

Wow, 17 years! I was a newbie as well. Only on my second winter in a new garden from a dirt lot. I lost every new palm I bough from JDA nursery - and there were a lot. Like Jim, I learned about canopy as I had very little at the time. Those under a few trees did fine. I’ll get a pic of a historic record of the freeze from a R rivularis that had the head freeze off but came back. 

I've told this community that basic same thing for a very long time. Nope, still making the same bad luck manifest!

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Tampa, Florida

Zone - 10a

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I planted Slapsie Maxie like a month before the Big Freeze. In a fifteener I think.  Tuckeri feet away died BOOM from the cold. 

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This Ravenea rivularis shows the necked down part of the trunk where the head froze off. Amazingly it grew back. The hour glass never fattened up. So it’s a historical record from the the 2007 freeze.

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Len

Vista, CA (Zone 10a)

Shadowridge Area

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are."

-- Alfred Austin

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I remember buying my house right after the freeze and looking in the neighborhood at all the green banana leaves. Lucked out and have never had frost or anything under mid 30s. Lots of cold drainage is key! 

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Grateful to have what I have, Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis!

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