Adeniums forum: The Frigid North

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Oct 23, 2014 12:23 PM CST
Who here lives the farthest north? I would like a map with little stars for where we are. Just curious, now, don't get too competitive.

This is supposed to be the deck on the front of my house. I got a good laugh when I came across an old photo of when I had five plants.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 23, 2014 2:53 PM CST
I'm sure Naples Florida does not qualify as far north.
Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Oct 23, 2014 3:19 PM CST
If you look under Goodies on the home page, there is a member map you can check out and your question will be answered. I'm part of the frigid north but there are members that are even more frigid than I am. Hilarious!
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Oct 24, 2014 1:22 PM CST
Wellll, I meant Adenium keepers. Oh, and I don't find my place there...
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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Oct 26, 2014 8:18 AM CST
I am up in Canada on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Our growing season (for Adeniums) is from May -
Sept. Longer if you keep under a greenhouse roof.
I do not consider where we live the Frigid North. Depends where 'you live' I quess for comparison.
The winters can be cold, but on the coast it is much warmer than inland.
I find it funny sometimes when I here people from the U.S. speak of up here in Canada and they assume we live in igloos or something. Do not know where they have learned this? Not disrespect to my U.S. friends, just something I have overheard many times.
Either way I think in this day and age, we are all capable of finding these things out for ourselves.

Would love to live in your climate, Melissa. Would be like paradise.
We go to it to take it in.
Rick
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Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Oct 27, 2014 9:10 AM CST
RCanada said:
I find it funny sometimes when I here people from the U.S. speak of up here in Canada and they assume we live in igloos or something.
Rick


You mean you don't? I also thought everyone up there used dog sleds for transportation.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Oct 27, 2014 11:58 AM CST
Me, too, JT! Amazing. If not igloos, what? Yurts? Just being silly!
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Oct 27, 2014 1:01 PM CST
You are all so funny. Hilarious! Hilarious! I used to live in the Frigid North too for 5 years,..in Winnipeg, Manitoba..where we all accept the fact it is Winter-peg, Ma-snow-ba. It is only 6 months of the year anyways Big Grin On a good sunshiny winter day we get -10C; at -15C, you have to start plugging your parked car to an external outlet, otherwise it will not start up....it is in Jan to Feb when it starts getting -20C to -40C, that's the time when you really have to be extra mindful of protecting yourself, just the eyes visible going outdoors, and don't stay out too long, easy to catch frostbite in a couple of minutes, river is already frozen, so you can walk on the river, or some do ice fishing. Winter jackets has to be rated for -20C to -40C, to be really effective. When we finally start hitting -4C to 0C it feels too darn warm, we can go with just a light jacket. Too bad, we did not have the opportunity to visit Churchill during winter....that's where you will see the Polar Bears in situ. Hey, but that has been home for 5 years..learned a lot, enjoyed it as best as we can. Smiling

Hey Rick, I love visiting Vancouver! Really picturesque! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby And as you said milder winter temps.

But now we are in the Central Valley area of California, inland, but just about at the Northern part of the Central Valley, so we get the searing hot, and dry 6 month summer, a good mix of Bay area breeze and the radiation fog and cold inversions during late Fall to winter, and getting the occasional 21F= -6C.

I think we have an ATP member who lives in North Dakota, and also has some Adeniums. North Dakota borders Manitoba, so they have similar frigid conditons.
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Oct 28, 2014 7:50 PM CST
Yes, even we who live on Vancouver Island or Vancouver proper, speak of how cold the central Provinces are. Winnipeg gets the prize.
I have family back in Saskachewan and I would never go back and visit in winter. Never experienced those temperatures and do not care to.
I would live in the tropics in a minute. Just have to keep going to visit for now.
These bones need warmth now or possibly always have.
Rick
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