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Forum: Tiki Hut 01-05-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,462
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Getting very cold here (for us!)

Wow Cassie, I'm amazed that 68 is your lowest in that long! Even in the Caribbean I'd have figured it would dip into the 50's every now and then!

I found it interesting to see weather alerts for...
Forum: Other Plants 01-02-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Palm Seed Question...

Well the Christmas Palm seeds are starting to germinate - 2 have sprouted so far! Hope I'll be able to keep them alive, these are my first intentional seedlings!

~Joe
Forum: Other Plants 12-17-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,886
Posted By JoeS475
Re: coconut tree

Logos, maybe one day when the money is right I'll be looking to move to a nice warm climate! For now I have to make do with telling friends in all seriousness, "yes I'm growing mango, pineapple,...
Forum: Other Plants 12-16-2007, 04:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,886
Posted By JoeS475
Re: coconut tree

I brought two back from my September trip to Florida. One was a fresh green coconut from under a tree on the side of the Overseas Highway. The other I cheated since I bought it already growing....
Forum: Other Plants 12-16-2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Palm Seed Question...

So far nothing has sprouted, but its only been about 2.5 months. Fingers crossed!

~Joe
Forum: Tiki Hut 12-01-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,381
Posted By JoeS475
Re: more pics of pups-and i mean the four legged kind....

These are my two - Gemma, the English Springer Spaniel, and Margot, the Schnoodle. They just love the snow!

I don't...

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=1793&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-22-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Pups all over the place

Certainly sounds like you've got enough natural considerations to keep things more than interesting, although there has to be a trade off to live in paradise I guess!

For overwintering I simply am...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-22-2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,236
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Winter Update.

Taylor, whats the cold hardiness of your Butterfly Ginger? I have a Luna Moth Ginger that looks (and might be) the same, which I've brought indoors. Its doing ok for now, but I was wondering if...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-22-2007, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Pups all over the place

Where I am in New Jersey we got about 1 inch of the white *%^$# recently. Before Thanksgiving, which is a bad sign. I guess its payback for having the warmest autumn in memory, almost all my plants...
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 11-22-2007, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,617
Posted By JoeS475
Re: FS - Hedychium coronarium - White Butterfly Ginger

My Hedychium Luna Moth, which looks pretty much identical to Jarred's plant there has been inside for 3 weeks now and is finally blooming like crazy! The fragrance of the flowers is really intense...
Forum: Other Plants 11-22-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,993
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Heliconia Stricta Oliveira's Sharonii

Beautiful! I definitely would like to try that one. My psittacorum and other larger unidentified heliconia are currently attempting lo live in a bedroom for the next 6 months. Depending on how...
Forum: Contests! 11-22-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 17,880
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Win a free Pisang Klotek pup!!

How about 109?

Thanks!

~Joe
Forum: Contests! 11-22-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 19,642
Posted By JoeS475
Re: FHIA-17 Banana Contest!

89

Thanks!

~Joe
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-10-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Take out my Ensete's...

Thanks Pete, I guess I was expecting it to be much brighter, considering it was practically daylight outside! Looking again though I quite like the lighting now.

Benny, I hate to say it but I just...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-10-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Take out my Ensete's...

Robbin, are you able to bring any plants indoors for the winter to grow? I couldn't bear the thought of storing my Ensete after it grew so well this year, my first year growing it. This is it in...
Forum: Other Plants 10-23-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,654
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Anybody growing unusual palms?

I have a large Bottle Palm (rare for New Jersey), a Flamethrower Palm, which I'm a little worried about since its new leaf will not open, a Mexican Fan Palm, a small Coconut Palm, and recently...
Forum: Tiki Hut 10-12-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Any banana plantations in Iraq?

Good luck James! Many thanks for your service!

~Joe
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 10-05-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,975
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Rare Red sealing wax palm

I saw one of these at the NY Botanical Gardens and thought it was one of the most beautiful palms I've ever seen! I just wish I had the space and ideal growing conditions needed for such a palm! ...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-03-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,396
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Zone 8 Bananas for Central Texas

Keep in mind you can grow your zebrina indoors for the winter, next to a south-facing window and then plant it in the spring. This will give it plenty of time to develop a strong root system and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Super Dwarf

I've never tried storing one of these due to their relatively small size, but I will say that the Super Dwarf Cav, and the High Colour Mini died on me overwinter, while my larger plants survived. It...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Questions about M.zebrina

I never tried mine dormant, but let it grow very slowly potted indoors overwinter (actually about 8 months). The plant just made it, and it had a very large quick growing pup as a result.

Good...
Forum: Other Plants 09-30-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Palm Seed Question...

Thank you all for your help and suggestions! The seeds are soaking now and will be planted tomorrow. With luck in a few months I'll have success!

Jarred, while it could have been any of the three,...
Forum: Other Plants 09-30-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By JoeS475
Question Palm Seed Question...

Gonna really sound like a novice here..

I just got back from Florida. While there I picked up a few fresh seeds or fruits from under palm trees. There were some small white ones from a kind of...
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-23-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,365
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Nurseries in South Florida

Jarred,

I looked up Spykes Grove that you mentioned, and I'm going to have to make a stop there! It has my entire wish list of palms and tropical fruits! I'm packing light to make more room in the...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-21-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 217,670
Posted By JoeS475
Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

Nate, I can't speak for the other plants, but Siam Ruby is worth making space for. My gut says it won't store well at all, although we'll never really know until someone tries. But any 2' banana is...
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