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18C ,sunny and palms.


By Stan510

18C ,sunny and palms. (Siagrus)

If you look close,up against the chimney is a Tibouchina. Taller then the house.

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The palms look great! I have seen some really tall Tibouchina urvilleana in the SF Bay Area. They love it there.

Where is this located?

30 Nov, 2017


Winton. A couple of blocks from Southland. And in the same neighborhood as those King Palms I posted.

This house had Red Cordylines in between the palms 2 years ago. I guess it was too bold and they cut them down.

30 Nov, 2017


Is it in the Southgate Area?

3 Dec, 2017


Between Hesperian and Santa Clara. A stones throw from HAYX,across the street and down a little from Southland.

4 Dec, 2017


Yes, ok, I know where that's located.

5 Dec, 2017


68f today!..holy moly. Getting some things done outside...

5 Dec, 2017


That's not too much cooler than here. It was 75 degrees here yesterday and dry, dry, dry!

6 Dec, 2017


I did look at the stats later. Lowest humidity hit 14%.
I tell you,near 70 in December had me thinking of planting one of the Plumeria's in spring. The A.americana is soon to be gone. Maybe the Y.recurvifolia...but it looks good with the 25 years of being there. Might just prune it even more.
Did you know Andy,that 9 of the 17 years since 2000 have been drought years inCalifornia? Wiki.

6 Dec, 2017


The humidity tonight during the severe Santa Ana Wind event (which is forecasted here) is suppose to be in around 4 to 7 percent. Yikes. Not good for plants at all! I'll see what happens..if the horrible winds come.

Regarding the drought conditions. It seems we get one good rainfall year and many years of drought.

I think you would be very successful planting a Plumeria in the ground. You just want to plant it in a dry spot for winter. I had one in the ground in Hayward it grew very fast and even survived the 1990 freeze. It survived the gigantic freeze covered with a cardboard box and newspaper (which was pretty unbelieveable!). It was planted close to the house which had a big awning, which protected it from getting too wet.

7 Dec, 2017

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