I need some advice; I have a couple Palms, 2 Windmills and an Unknown species here. Vancouver, BC. One Windmill looks fine and I'm happy with, it but the other, not so much. The middle spear looks dead and is still firmly secured to the plant, its brown but the other leaf on there looks relatively healthy and remains green. It feels dry and both leaves are still stiff. Is it dead? Can I do anything? The Unknown tree below, that has been in the ground 2 years has several buds. Inside some of them is soggy and I just pulled spears with ease. It looks like it might be bud rot but I dont know(just came to that conclusion from what ive read online). I dont want to just rip those buds off because there are a couple buds that have secure spears sticking out. Its about 3.5 feet high and I really dont want to carve this thing up :( Any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I should also add, its been a mild winter, temperatures have been -6 or so at lowest. Ive been up at nights listening to this whisper in the wind "Please save me...".