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Old 12-12-2009, 05:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Harvey's Frost Report - various plants

We got down to like 23.4 (weather station 1 mile away)..... Pretty cold. Although my digital temp said 25.3 so I'm not exactly sure. Since they are at the bottom of the hill (cold drain), it could have been 25.3 here, it is quite possible. I would like a Davis weather station in my yard someday, which is more accurate.

You know though, the first night of this, we got down to 29 and even with freezepruf, everything looked pretty roasted. Although Kentia, King palms came through without any burn. Then next night when I heard it was getting down to 25, I ripped out my Kentia because it's so expensive and too young to get fried. The Kings got 90% burn. Bananas look like a nuke went off.

Although, my Cat Palms look pretty good. And they were treated with Freezepruf. I think on certain plants, it does quite well. Bananas are not one of them in my experience. Nothing beats burlap and blankets.

Some warm winters we only get down to around 30 due to the geography and conditions here so I was hoping the freezepruf might save the leafs in such a year. Obviously I was hoping this could be a warm year with the El Nino, but instead we got what we got.....

I'm worried my hibiscus is dead that survived last winter. Feel sorry for all my plants. Hopefully next winter will be better.

I am hoping the rain lets up tomorrow for a bit so I can clean up the dead foliage and inspect/trim back the p-stems.
Weather Underground PWS KCAROCKL9

Average January Low: 40F, Average August High: 95F
Typical Low Each Winter: 28-30F, Typical High Each Summer: 108-110F, Annual Precipitation: 22 inches
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