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Old 10-17-2009, 12:05 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Richard, great pic lol


Also on the discussion of global warming: (this is much in line with Al Gore's world government comments)

A former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 7-18 is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government.

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"Your president will sign it. Most of the Third World countries will sign it, because they think they're going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it," he told the audience of some 700 attendees.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:20 AM   #44 (permalink)
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SLB, What kind of banana plant is that in your picture - with the red stems? And where is a good place around our area to get banana plants? I want a Siam Red - they're spectacular. Also I want one with the varigated spotting on the leaves.
That one was sold at HD as a Dwarf Cavendish--which it is not! Some of the experts here have suggested Tall Red and some Kru, but final identification will require flowering. The plant is extremely cold sensitive--I just moved it to the greenhouse and will leave it there til spring.

I have had better luck ordering mine--I ordered RP, IC, DR, DO from Greenearth and all of them have done well.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:21 AM   #45 (permalink)
 
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Back on topic, we got our first frost last night. Everything is indoors, or in GH. I should say ALMOST everything, I still have a couple hundred Calla Lily pots to dump out, and I always find some plant that I've missed in the roundup.
But, it feels good to be done with the hauling of the plants, took me about a week, most of it in cold dark days with rain. Baahhhgh.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:18 AM   #46 (permalink)
 
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We dropped down to 26 last night... WAY to cold for us already, not a good sign all the old timers are saying about the up-coming winter :>(
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:15 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Biokovo rulez. It snows there, your seaside will vaporize the water which will then eventually come as a rain and wind from the temperature differential. Interesting.QUOTE]

As U allready mention this as interesting now there is absolutlly no more doubt about it.
Need to mention here that mountain Biokovo is 1762m high and only few miles away from coast (Biokovo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). In some way I can say it guards our costal region from cold air from north and keeps warmer air from south.
I took this pix hour ago from main road and this is view to the north:


On my back this is view to south-west with beautifull sunset:


Despite all snow minimum temperatures today warent below 9C with 14C max. This isnt usual situation and can happend 2-3 times a year.
Wierd fall
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #48 (permalink)
 
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A week away from halloween and it's 73 degrees on a friday night at 6:30 pm. We may see frost in november in the good ole deep south.
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We did not get a fall--we went straight from highs in 80s & 90s --lows in 70s to high in 60s and low in 40s --for 3 days---now we are back in the 80s. The weatherman keeps saying we will see some cooler weather--I am ready for a little cooling--that 3 days of 60s was nice.
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We did not get a fall--we went straight from highs in 80s & 90s --lows in 70s to high in 60s and low in 40s --for 3 days---now we are back in the 80s. The weatherman keeps saying we will see some cooler weather--I am ready for a little cooling--that 3 days of 60s was nice.
Amen, brother!

But the wind was terrible. Even that little bit of cold and wind made my Siam ruby look terrible. No cold tolerance at all.

Are you still in tall red denial?

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Amen, brother!

But the wind was terrible. Even that little bit of cold and wind made my Siam ruby look terrible. No cold tolerance at all.

Are you still in tall red denial?

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I don't know if it is Tall Red, but it does seem to fit better than most other choices. I now have a Dwarf Red and it clearly is not a DR. The leaves on the DR are much thicker and more leathery. I have them both in a greenhouse for the winter, but will divide and plant the Tall Red inground next spring.

It was nice this morning except for the wind.
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We had nice cool weather for the last 3 days. Today and yesterday it was around 50 to 60F. I love when that good old fall smell of the leaves on the ground came! Smells so good! A couple days ago it went to about 65F. I had my Basjoo covered (I wanted to protect the p-stem from the killing frost) and this morning I felt a little nob in the burlap and it grew about an inch. Were finally having some decent weather.
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Heres some leaf burn from 37F a couple nights ago, but not really a big deal.

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Actually no sun spot activity means the earth is going through a cooling off period.
Maybe - but the 'cooling' that people have been talking about is relatively isolated and probably due to el nino.

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They say that el ninos are being proved wrong. They say the farmers are saying it'll be another cold winter and they're usually right! Does anyone else believe this?
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Heres some leaf burn from 37F a couple nights ago, but not really a big deal.

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Oh yeah I think so. The whole month of October for us was cold from 2-15 degrees below average. We have a lot of arctic air come down and cool things off like we are in right now. For example, it was well into the 80s now 16-20 degrees cooler. Luckily it's not winter or I would be worried about my plants and it's going to get back to the 80s by this weekend (jungle flame is trying to bloom)


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yah I believe there are going to be some more record setting cold temps this winter...

I know it does not get too cold down here were I am but we got a pretty good frost and freeze last year. I got access to a large green house and as soon as it starts getting close to the 50's here for a length of time all my potted plants are going in the green house where it will stay nice and tropical and see if I can keep them growing over winter!

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