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Old 01-14-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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That being said, I'm sure there are tons of other factors. I would be curious to know, from someone more knowledgeable than I, what factors contribute to FL's high humidity, which seems to be higher at our latitude than certain other locations.
I dont know if the humidity in Florida is any different than the humidty anywhere else in the country(just 'sticks' around longer)...when its 100% humidity its the same..although id much rather be hanging out on a beach near the water in 100% humidity......the Southeast can get really unbearable(Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, etc...) and ugh, humidity in the summers up north is just down right nasty unless your near some cooling lakes or seas.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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Nice Dioon..anyhow, from the look of the images, it should be fine, except for temporary aesthetic damage to these fronds... If the cold had really nailed it, the fronds would be drooping and Dark Brown...Just keep an eye on it over the next few weeks..
Thanx si33. Ya, I'm sure it will be ok, I'm just a little heart broken about it for now. I was so careful in moving it up here from south Florida and with those spikey fronds and the mass it was not an easy move. I was so happy that I was able to transplant it almost completely undamaged and then two weeks later, ugh! too COLD!!!

It will look great again in a year or two. I think had it more time to root it would have handled the cold better. Just bad timing. I'll take more pics to post tomorrow. It's looking really sad. Poor thing.

As to your Baron, looks like they are classified to tolerate zone 9a. Wasn't familiar with them before. Good to know of another palm I can plant here.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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Hey si33, I further googled what you call a Baron which seems to also be called "sugar cane palm" and am finding some contradictory info in that some sites classify it as 9a but others 9b-10 and warn of freezing.

Anyway, here's some current pics of Dioon sadness. The crown seems ok so I think it will survive. Also the outer fronds seem still healthy down towards the crown. Just no longer the showpiece I thought I'd planted. (the bent fronds are not wilted, but snapped, probably, due to freezing with the weight of the blanket I had placed to protect it. Oooops. So it goes.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy30/housingcrashsurvivor/IMG_0704_1.jpg (broken link)

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy30/housingcrashsurvivor/IMG_0706_1.jpg (broken link)

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy30/housingcrashsurvivor/IMG_0707_1.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I just moved back here a few days before Christmas from Western Michigan and I'm wearing all the same winter gear here that I would wear up there and I'm freezing, enough already.

I will remember this and never, ever complain about 94 with a heat index of 107 again.
Yes, you will.
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Wow, today I actually missed the nippy weather. Kind of blustery/windy/humid already - hard to believe.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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^^^I was thinking the same exact thing. It felt humid today. Already.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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It was humid today just not to hot. I still won't complain about the 3 skeeter bites I got getting from the car to the house.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It's warm! It's finally warm again!

I'm glad that cold weather is out of here. I didn't like it to begin with.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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Me too! I missed running my air conditioner.


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It's warm! It's finally warm again!

I'm glad that cold weather is out of here. I didn't like it to begin with.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL by necessity; Pinellas by choice
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Just got back from 3 days in St Pete and 3 days in Orlando. I was surprised at the number and variety of dead fish washed up on shore - saw my first (dead) octopus aside from an aquarium. Looked like a fair amount of cold / frost damage around Mickey World.

They get that pavement subsidence on EB I-4 fixed yet? I detoured through Plant City and it wasn't all that bad a drive...
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