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.

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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
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Charlotte area no problem.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 9:35PM
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Charlotte area no problem.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 9:38PM
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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
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aquadragonfly(7b NC)

Shelby/Cleveland Co. area is nice too!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 3:23PM
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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
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