Jump to content
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT LOGGING IN ×
  • WELCOME GUEST

    It looks as if you are viewing PalmTalk as an unregistered Guest.

    Please consider registering so as to take better advantage of our vast knowledge base and friendly community.  By registering you will gain access to many features - among them are our powerful Search feature, the ability to Private Message other Users, and be able to post and/or answer questions from all over the world. It is completely free, no “catches,” and you will have complete control over how you wish to use this site.

    PalmTalk is sponsored by the International Palm Society. - an organization dedicated to learning everything about and enjoying palm trees (and their companion plants) while conserving endangered palm species and habitat worldwide. Please take the time to know us all better and register.

    guest Renda04.jpg

Polar Vortex 2024


MarcusH

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Ringil said:

This winter has been tough in Scandinavia. More or less below normal since October, which is a rare sight these days. For sure the worst since 2010, which was the coldest since 1987 (and so on). 

Do you guys think this Trachy migth be able to make it? 

0?ui=2&ik=68b4bec04b&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r-1189269660669874432&th=18db2bfb534307ed&view=fimg&fur=ip&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ8CLEGwtchLL00Q42mDEMMKXt9vKw_jZqPHFFoY8LWbSyOqeri4qkmHCeOu69IiCsXRzJT7D0LkNokxKJC52pFKpEz6Uy4rHggcbBu7nq3_bZ1atRDp7hH-RUo&disp=emb&realattid=18db2bf6ef279240e1f1

 

 

 

No pic is available I’m not sure  why .

Edited by Cade
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Cade said:

No pic is available I’m not sure  why .

I only see a map of Alaska lol

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cold couple of nights this weekend in TX.  I might get frost.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Chester B said:

Cold couple of nights this weekend in TX.  I might get frost.

Damn, and after that a week of near 80°several days and it is going to trigger more buds to burst. Spring in mid Feb -I will take it! My daffodils are opening, which is about 2 weeks early.  Watch it snow come March or April, Texas has mean tricks up her sleave! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's still february so no one should be surprised... This is exactly why, especially for things like fruit trees, we need to acquire and grower later blossoming varieties.  There are plenty of later blossoming varieties that help with these early freezes... albeit, this isn't much of a freeze, let's be honest.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Subscribe to my YouTube here  to follow along my Sabal obsession....  Quite possibly one of the biggest Sabal plantings in the US.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sabalking.texas

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/15/2024 at 10:25 AM, MarcusH said:

Lol I thought I was blocked 

LOL! I thought I got blocked too, for my negativity.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, Ringil said:

This winter has been tough in Scandinavia. More or less below normal since October, which is a rare sight these days. For sure the worst since 2010, which was the coldest since 1987 (and so on). 

Do you guys think this Trachy migth be able to make it? 

0?ui=2&ik=68b4bec04b&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r-1189269660669874432&th=18db2bfb534307ed&view=fimg&fur=ip&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ8CLEGwtchLL00Q42mDEMMKXt9vKw_jZqPHFFoY8LWbSyOqeri4qkmHCeOu69IiCsXRzJT7D0LkNokxKJC52pFKpEz6Uy4rHggcbBu7nq3_bZ1atRDp7hH-RUo&disp=emb&realattid=18db2bf6ef279240e1f1

 

 

 

Andreas, can you try to post again?  If you're doing this from a PC, you should be able to drag and drop from your computer's folder where the image resides.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

58 minutes ago, ChrisA said:

LOL! I thought I got blocked too, for my negativity.

I think we're all allowed to express ourselves as long as we don't break the rules of this forum and respect each other . Their was no nasty language or anything like that but to some people can’t handle disagreements . I don't beat behind the bush or sugar coat everything.  But anyway we can open a new Texas photo forum if ya'll are interested in it. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Sabal King said:

It's still february so no one should be surprised... This is exactly why, especially for things like fruit trees, we need to acquire and grower later blossoming varieties.  There are plenty of later blossoming varieties that help with these early freezes... albeit, this isn't much of a freeze, let's be honest.

From the sources I know freezes in February are pretty common in Texas . Even March can surprise us with some freezing temperatures.  So far we only expect a light freeze around the 32f mark for an hour or two that shouldn't have no negative effect on our plants unless tender plants were planted recently.  I don't know how cold it gets up north where you live. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, MarcusH said:

I think we're all allowed to express ourselves as long as we don't break the rules of this forum and respect each other . Their was no nasty language or anything like that but to some people can’t handle disagreements . I don't beat behind the bush or sugar coat everything.  But anyway we can open a new Texas photo forum if ya'll are interested in it. 

welcome to the world of everyone is offended and open discussion is allowed... if its what the common wisdom at the moment is lol.  Cancel culture! 

We do probably need to do something Texas specific.  I'd be all for it, free speech and all.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Subscribe to my YouTube here  to follow along my Sabal obsession....  Quite possibly one of the biggest Sabal plantings in the US.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sabalking.texas

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Sabal King said:

welcome to the world of everyone is offended and open discussion is allowed... if its what the common wisdom at the moment is lol.  Cancel culture! 

We do probably need to do something Texas specific.  I'd be all for it, free speech and all.

Absolutely I agree with you we don't live in China with censored internet. This is America people!!! It's absolutely normal to disagree.  That's what social media is all about and indeed it's still all educational.  I've learned more about birds using dead palm trees for housing.  

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Traveling along the Kemah area and down to Galveston I’ll see if I find anything interesting and post it lol 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Impressive avocado tree growing on the east end of Galveston Island (Zone 10A) 
Looks flawless after the 23° event last month!

IMG_9892.jpeg

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's a shame that thread was deleted. Didn't Richard have his update on RGV palms on it?

  • Like 2

Philip Wright

Sydney southern suburbs

Frost-free within 20 km of coast

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, philinsydney said:

It's a shame that thread was deleted. Didn't Richard have his update on RGV palms on it?

Yep …

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Galveston today high of 49° with 34MPH winds ideal conditions for pictures:))))))IMG_9925.thumb.jpeg.249d1ae912de8d4e6c1a6f9d84701a57.jpeggiant Bop honestly impressed 

IMG_9957.thumb.jpeg.29edc86209997241d1ac52bb5da009d6.jpegthe beloved queens still going strong 

IMG_9919.jpeg

IMG_9918.jpeg

IMG_9916.jpeg

IMG_9915.jpeg

IMG_9914.jpeg

IMG_9913.jpeg

IMG_9911.jpeg

IMG_9910.jpeg

IMG_9909.jpeg

IMG_9907.jpeg

IMG_9906.jpeg

IMG_9905.jpeg

IMG_9897.jpeg

IMG_9871.jpeg

IMG_9875.jpeg

IMG_9866.jpeg

IMG_9864.jpeg

IMG_9874.jpeg

IMG_9890.jpeg

IMG_9896.jpeg

IMG_9898.jpeg

IMG_9901.jpeg

IMG_9902.jpeg

IMG_9922.jpeg

IMG_9921.jpeg

IMG_9920.jpeg

IMG_9924.jpeg

IMG_9923.jpeg

IMG_9926.jpeg

IMG_9930.jpeg

IMG_9931.jpeg

IMG_9932.jpeg

IMG_9933.jpeg

IMG_9934.jpeg

IMG_9935.jpeg

IMG_9936.jpeg

IMG_9937.jpeg

IMG_9939.jpeg

IMG_9938.jpeg

IMG_9941.jpeg

IMG_9942.jpeg

IMG_9943.jpeg

IMG_9944.jpeg

IMG_9945.jpeg

IMG_9946.jpeg

IMG_9948.jpeg

IMG_9949.jpeg

IMG_9947.jpeg

IMG_9952.jpeg

IMG_9950.jpeg

IMG_9951.jpeg

IMG_9953.jpeg

IMG_9954.jpeg

IMG_9955.jpeg

IMG_9958.jpeg

IMG_9956.jpeg

IMG_9960.jpeg

IMG_9961.jpeg

IMG_9962.jpeg

IMG_9964.jpeg

IMG_9969.jpeg

IMG_9968.jpeg

IMG_9965.jpeg

IMG_9972.jpeg

IMG_9973.jpeg

IMG_9975.jpeg

IMG_9976.jpeg

IMG_9988.jpegQueen and pigmy dates right on Galveston bay IMG_9933.thumb.jpeg.764143d487a71b9d5a291c3e2949982f.jpeglargest brahea armata ? In Texas 

Edited by Cade
Typo
  • Like 10
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow, it's as if you were my eyes last time I was in Galveston after the huge freeze in '22! Plants have made a remarkable recovery as I prayed they would. That spring looked like a bomb had gone off, everything scorched ruined.

The other plants took that 23°Jan blitz pretty amazing so it must have not lasted long? All in all I am impressed with Moody and surroundings plantings in terms of variety and quantity! What a gem Galveston still is for us  palmophiles! 

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Man I would love to like somewhere down there. Of course I was cursed to live up here :(

  • Like 2

My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@dts_3

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, DTS1 said:

Man I would love to like somewhere down there. Of course I was cursed to live up here :(

Where are you now? 🌴🌴🌴🌴

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, Cade said:

Impressive avocado tree growing on the east end of Galveston Island (Zone 10A) 
Looks flawless after the 23° event last month!

That's the most impressive specimen (in terms of HOU area tropical plants) regarding the recovery after the recent 2020s freezes. Good shot!

Edited by _nevi
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/16/2024 at 10:18 PM, palmnut-fry said:

Damn, and after that a week of near 80°several days and it is going to trigger more buds to burst. Spring in mid Feb -I will take it! My daffodils are opening, which is about 2 weeks early.  Watch it snow come March or April, Texas has mean tricks up her sleave! 

Is that really early for daffodils in Dallas? Here in Tennessee, I usually first notice daffodils bloom in mid February, and Dallas is substantially hotter than anywhere here is.

  • Like 1

I'm just a neurodivergent Middle Tennessean guy that's obsessively interested in native plants (especially evergreen trees/shrubs) from spruces to palms.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, philinsydney said:

It's a shame that thread was deleted. Didn't Richard have his update on RGV palms on it?

Might as well start a new thread. Either on this forum, or in the "Palms Worldwide" section.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, _nevi said:

That's the most impressive specimen (in terms of HOU area tropical plants) regarding the recovery after the recent 2020s freezes. Good shot!

lol hopefully it continues to get huge and not cut down randomly… here’s the street if anyone wants to see it.

IMG_0017.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We can add this Bismarck to the handful of surviving ones left on the island:) I’ll get a in person pic soon IMG_0026.thumb.png.c641d0c931e1d9d6fea35fd8b044c1f3.pngIMG_0024.thumb.png.ce2775599b24cdc998bd21eda1c72bcd.png

Edited by Cade
User error
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The International Texas Palm Society - Palm Talk. 🤣

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

@Cade you were in Galveston and I was in Alvin today.  I didn't see too many palms compared to Houston.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

The International Texas Palm Society - Palm Talk. 🤣

🤣🤣🤣

Link to comment
Share on other sites

44 minutes ago, Chester B said:

@Cade you were in Galveston and I was in Alvin today.  I didn't see too many palms compared to Houston.

Alvin is kinda boring lol there used to be a few trunking Bismarck’s next to Alvin HS but they died in the 2018 ice storm other than that we just have the basic queens and oddball foxtail that will burn most years lol

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice finds in Galveston @Cade! It really amazes me how much warmer Galveston stays compared to areas much further south on the Coastal Bend.  I swear it's a tad warmer in winter than even Corpus Christi, certainly warmer than inland areas around CC, such as Robstown and the Airport.

In Aransas County the freeze last month knocked the Giant BOPs back to the ground and several smaller Queens have spear-pulled. Larger queens still look good though.  Unprotected Pygmy Dates were again completely annihilated. 

I'm impressed with my Avocado tree here in SATX, it has some damage to the newer leaves, but most were unphased from the low of 17F back in January. Now everything has started to grow again and we are supposed to reach 88F tomorrow! 

  • Like 2
  • Upvote 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/18/2024 at 5:04 PM, Las Palmas Norte said:

The International Texas Palm Society - Palm Talk. 🤣

Right?  Lmao .  This isn't really a thread for Texas residents only I think whoever wants to chime in as long as we always go back to Texas Palms sooner or later I'm fine. Jim from NW ( jwitt)  has very good knowledge about Filiferas and solar radiation I like that. But everyone is welcome . 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, MarcusH said:

 

 

Edited by MarcusH
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Webster area today the extensive planting of 100+ robustas on medical center  boulevard have been chopped and replaced with palmettos can’t be too sad as they were at least replanted with palms haha IMG_0205.thumb.jpeg.af902f37611241ca31c9bdeeb2344a7b.jpegtall robusta for fun ;) IMG_0202.thumb.jpeg.7b7a534332fff64100355c27a05004a3.jpegI couldn’t get a full video but once they fill out it’s a fun mile long drive of palms 🙌

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, Cade said:

Webster area today the extensive planting of 100+ robustas on medical center  boulevard have been chopped and replaced with palmettos can’t be too sad as they were at least replanted with palms haha tall robusta for fun ;) I couldn’t get a full video but once they fill out it’s a fun mile long drive of palms 🙌

So ridiculous, all of the palms were alive. Looks like Carolina or something 🤬. Oh well at least NASA didn't plant palmettos 

  • Like 1

Jonathan

Katy, TX (Zone 9a)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Xenon said:

So ridiculous, all of the palms were alive. Looks like Carolina or something 🤬. Oh well at least NASA didn't plant palmettos 

😆😆😆 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, Cade said:

@Xenon fund the next dacty planting 🤷‍♂️😅

 

Anything but those hideous zone 8 palmettos 😆

  • Like 1

Jonathan

Katy, TX (Zone 9a)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, MarcusH said:

Right?  Lmao .  This isn't really a thread for Texas residents only I think whoever wants to chime in as long as we always go back to Texas Palms sooner or later I'm fine. Jim from NW ( jwitt)  has very good knowledge about Filiferas and solar radiation I like that. But everyone is welcome . 

Sorry my bad I thought we were in the Texas Palm forum . 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, MarcusH said:

Sorry my bad I thought we were in the Texas Palm forum . 

You are. It's ubiquitous! 😂

  • Like 2
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

57 minutes ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

You are. It's ubiquitous! 😂

Haha it feels like most people who are active on here are from Texas.  Just a feeling. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...