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Re: In case you missed this . . .
Message from Ken in cold z6a Ohio
Thanks for the advice. You have a lot more experience with this than I do. I'm a big-time procrastinator, so I usually end up covering mine in the cold. I agree, it sucks. Most of my palms get a double wall plastic culvert pipe (like your trash can, but heavier), then I cover the top with rubber pond liner. They don't get any sunlight when the top is on. I take it off on nice days. Most years I need to protect from about mid-November to about mid-March, so I figure the shortest time they have to be covered up, the better.
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