Welcome to the Cloudforest Gardener, home of the Cloudforest Cafe

Join the Cloudforest, a community of gardeners, orchardists, urban homesteaders, and exotic palm and tropical garden enthusiasts who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the garden. Taking part in the discusssions, inviting friends, instant chat, status sharing, and a personal wall are many of the benefits of joining.

If you enjoy the Cloudforest, tell a friend!
  • delicious
  • digg
  • facebook
  • myspace
  • reddit
  • stumble
  • twitter
  • rss
  • bookmark
  • email


Recent Topics on the Cloudforest

Possible Heat Wave Coming?

by Palmlover » 6 days ago in PNW Palms and Exotics

Ok its a little farther out than I like but we may get some heat at the end of July. Personally I have been enjoying this cooler July weather, but a little heat would be nice before the growing season ends in two - three months.

https://www.wunderground.com/US/WA/Olympia.html

Read More...

Share this post:
  • delicious
  • digg
  • facebook
  • myspace
  • reddit
  • stumble
  • twitter
  • rss
  • bookmark
  • email



Possible Heat Wave Coming?

by Palmlover » 6 days ago in PNW Palms and Exotics

Ok its a little farther out than I like but we may get some heat at the end of July. Personally I have been enjoying this cooler July weather, but a little heat would be nice before the growing season ends in two - three months.

https://www.wunderground.com/US/WA/Olympia.html

Read More...

Share this post:
  • delicious
  • digg
  • facebook
  • myspace
  • reddit
  • stumble
  • twitter
  • rss
  • bookmark
  • email



Time to graft avocado

by tsaephan » 2 weeks ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

I have a few seedlings that I want to try grafting (most likely cleft graft), I was trying to figure out when I could graft them. I would like to graft ASAP because a source of scion wood I wanted might not be available for long, but upon research it seems most people recommend spring or fall and they seem to say avoid the summer.

Anyone have success during the summer?

Read More...

Share this post:
  • delicious
  • digg
  • facebook
  • myspace
  • reddit
  • stumble
  • twitter
  • rss
  • bookmark
  • email



when to pick pears....

by Steve in Los Osos » 3 weeks ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

I'm surprised to have to ask this question because I never thought I'd have fruit for years, but I do. I have two B.P. Morettini pears:

Image

one small Buerre Superfin and a small Bartlett from a graft on the Morettini tree.

I do know from reading that you don't wait until the pears are really ripe. But then what am I looking for? With my apples I gently cup them in my hand and lift a little to see if them come off. Will that work with these pears? Are they all treated the same?

Read More...

Share this post:
  • delicious
  • digg
  • facebook
  • myspace
  • reddit
  • stumble
  • twitter
  • rss
  • bookmark
  • email



Glenn Mango espalier update

by Steve in Los Osos » 3 weeks ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

After a spectacular bout of flowering in the Winter, my little mango espalier project is looking almost like a real espalier:

Image

I thinned the little mangoes heavily because the tree is so small and then finally cut off all but two on the lower cordon. They are sizing up nicely:

Image

Read More...

Share this post:
  • delicious
  • digg
  • facebook
  • myspace
  • reddit
  • stumble
  • twitter
  • rss
  • bookmark
  • email



To view your personal newsfeed, you need to be logged in:

 

Join the Cloudforest

In order to login you must be a member of the Cloudforest. Signing up takes only a few moments but gives you access to many features. The Cloudforest guru may also grant additional permissions to Cloudforest members.

Terms of use | Privacy policy


Join the Cloudforest



Who is online

In total there are 787 users online :: 13 registered, 1 hidden and 773 guests (based on users active over the past 300 minutes)
Most users ever online was 957 on Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:01 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], DavidLJ48, Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Desktop, Google Feedfetcher, Jason (palo alto), Magpie [crawler], Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Paul-SF, Steve in Los Osos, Yahoo [Bot]