Extreme zone pushing-- Midwest style
I saw this same post on the Minnesota forum and thought that we should have the same sort of thing here in the Midwest- zones 4-6. So, what kind of stuff are you trying to "push" in your garden, or have you had success with in your zones 4-6 gardens that are considered tender, or that someone told you "would not survive." Some of mine in Ohio include:
Hardy Needle Palm
Sabal Minor (NE Texas type)
Southern Magnolias "Edith Bogue" and "Bracken's Brown Beauty"
Ilex Fosteri, Nellie Stevens, "Dr. Kassab", aquifolium Aregenteo-marginata
Cedrus atlantica glauca pendula, libani glauca pendula, libani stenocoma, deodara "Deep Cove"
Crape myrtle "Hopi," "Zuni," "Tonto," and "Catawba"
Cryptomeria "Yoshino" and "Sekkan-Sugi"
I'm sure there are some other's, but I can't think right now...