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uncrichie
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Joined: Sep 14, 2006
Posts: 24
From: SE PA
Posted: 2006-09-22 11:29 am   Permalink

Drslingshot, I'm not familiar with palms and banana plants/trees. When you say you bring them inside for the winter do they have to be kept in sunlight or inside just for warmth, is there a dormant season for them?

I'm in SE PA and have seen some sort of tropicals in the area and noticed their abscence in the winter, just curious as to how much maintenance is required during winter. Also do you have to use pesticides on them before bringing them in?

I also see that you have a thatch umbrella. Is that real thatch or the new type made with a poly material. If its the poly material, how do you like it? How is it holding up?

Thanks in advance, Uncrichie...


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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2006-09-22 12:51 pm   Permalink

DR , do the elephant palms do well in the palm springs weather, they are so cool! would love to plant some...thanks for any info


Amy

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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2006-09-23 09:47 am   Permalink

Nice idea of painting the target tiki!

Are those elephant ear, or taro?


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-09-24 10:42 pm   Permalink

QK, I have elephant palms in my backyard, I live in the San Fernando Valley and the weather gets pretty hot and dry in the summertime (well over 110 at times). I have them planted in a shady area and I water them on a regular basis and they are doing just fine. I have mine in big pots cause I don't have room for huge plants but you can plant yours in shade in rich soil and they will grow bigger.

 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2006-09-24 10:49 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-09-24 22:42, hiltiki wrote:
QK, I have elephant palms in my backyard, I live in the San Fernando Valley and the weather gets pretty hot and dry in the summertime (well over 110 at times). I have them planted in a shady area and I water them on a regular basis and they are doing just fine. I have mine in big pots cause I don't have room for huge plants but you can plant yours in shade in rich soil and they will grow bigger.



Cool, thanks!!! I will get some and give it a try, they are cool looking


Amy


 
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Tiki Rodder
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Joined: Sep 20, 2006
Posts: 18
From: the Netherlands
Posted: 2006-09-25 07:24 am   Permalink

I really like your garden it looks fantastic.
I will post a few pics of our garden, but it isn't as nice as yours


 
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Tiki Rodder
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Joined: Sep 20, 2006
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From: the Netherlands
Posted: 2006-09-25 07:28 am   Permalink

Well this is our garden at the front of the house. I made this a few weeks ago, and next year I will be doing the garden at the back of the house that one is bigger

there is also a picture of my first carved tiki












 
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Tiki Rodder
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Joined: Sep 20, 2006
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From: the Netherlands
Posted: 2006-09-25 07:31 am   Permalink

The mailbox will be painted with a tiki on it and hibiscus flowers.
And next summer i will fill the garden with Hibiscus flowers and hopefully a palm tree.
only problem is that the climate is not so good here for such plants and trees


 
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karmalaundry
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Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 29
From: Stumptown, USA
Posted: 2006-09-25 12:34 pm   Permalink

Your backyard is exactly what I eventually want to have, only I'd like to have a saltwater pool, and a bigger waterfall. In a decade or so maybe...

Congrats on a lovely space!


 
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Kava King
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Joined: Sep 20, 2002
Posts: 217
From: Kensington-on-Avondale
Posted: 2006-09-26 08:31 am   Permalink

DrSlingshot- your place looks great, and I too wondered about the bananas and everything making it through the winter.
Your cellar (YES, californians, we have CELLARS!...and ATTICS!) must be like ours in the winter; full of dormant plants.


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drslingshot
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Joined: Apr 17, 2006
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From: western Kentucky
Posted: 2007-01-27 10:24 am   Permalink

thanks everyone for the compliments. I am sure dreaming of spring and the planting season...

 
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drslingshot
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Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 56
From: western Kentucky
Posted: 2011-02-20 5:10 pm   Permalink

Made some changes to the backyard , these pictures are from 09. Already getting things ready to get the plants back in the ground in a few more weeks! Have a few expansion ideas for this year.























 
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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
Posts: 192
From: redding ca.
Posted: 2011-02-22 09:16 am   Permalink

looking good. We are still at low 30's here and one of the bannana's is starting up already. I'll take that as a good sign just need to make sure it won't freeze! Having to dig up so many plants must make your yard look like a mine field! I make do with the real picky plants in pots ( wal-mart has good prices on them ) and put them in the greenhouse during the winter. A rope light keeps them warm. I'm adding tarro this year so I hope they get to your size!

 
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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
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From: redding ca.
Posted: 2011-03-06 09:35 am   Permalink

add on question, do you have some of the bannanas in pots or all inground? been trying to decide wether to plant mine and dig them up every year or just pot them.

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