Moving to North Carolina

georgie430April 10, 2013


I have decided to follow my heart and move to your beautiful state. I can have my hands in dirt most of the year. Living in Upstate NY is hard for someone who really dislikes the winter. I always have, not only as an older person but even as a child.

This is awkward for me to ask as I know this is a gardening forum, not a real estate agency But you guys would be able to point me in the right locations.

Nothing makes me feel more alive then gardening. Well nothing I can afford to do daily, thats for sure. If anyone has any suggestions. I know it may not be practical but is there anywhere in NC that I can grow pomergrante trees??

Thank you for reading this and I hope to be your neighboor.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Many people around Raleigh grow them. I have a few in my garden. The typical grocery store kinds can suffer during some of our winters (sometimes winter is cold here, sometimes it isn't). There are plenty of smaller fruited, sour types that handle our weather just fine.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Charlotte area no problem.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 9:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Charlotte area no problem.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 9:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

In the Charlotte area you will be among tons of upstate New Yorkers. They started moving here with corporations back in the '70s.
Some of the South Charlotte area, depending upon microclimates and elevations is zone 8a. Much is 7b and you can be assured of almost two full growing seasons and year round flowers.
Often, we originally from the Northeast are dismayed by not being able to grow some of our favorites here because
it's not cold long enough for good dormancy.
You'll be happy with just how much more you can grow here vs. your zone.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 5:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aquadragonfly(7b NC)

Shelby/Cleveland Co. area is nice too!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 3:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Belmont is great too - close to Charlotte yet still has a home town feel. Weather is very mild, and there are plenty of recreational activities nearby.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 1:04PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wanted: bamboo shoots from large bamboo
I'd like to harvest bamboo shoots from large bamboo(to...
Dwarf Tomatoes - Anyone Growing Them?
I recently acquired a copy of the excellent new book...
Ralph Whisnant
School flower project....mulch over clay?
My daughter has been looking forward to sowing seeds...
Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b
I'm back after a long hiatus, and wow!
Hi everyone, I haven't been on GardenWeb for a while,...
Callistemon citrinus
Are you supposed to prune this to the ground in early...
Sponsored Products
Hampton Bay Ceiling Fans Sullivan 54 in. Iron Oxide/Copper Plated Ceiling Fan
Home Depot
'The Net Will Appear' Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
$59.99 | zulily
"Amelie" Butterfly Egg Box
$395.00 | Horchow
Varaluz | Wright Stuff Outdoor Wall Light
$339.00 | YLighting
Living Room Lamp: Spotlight 29 in. Chrome Table Lamp 3050-22
$79.97 | Home Depot
AICO Furniture - Palais Royale Wood Trim Settee - 71864-BLACK-35
Great Furniture Deal
Eastman Full Headboard
$799.00 | Horchow
Select Luxury Blue Reversible Vinyl 6-inch Medium Firm Twin-size Foam Mattress
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™