cold hardies already out at my local walmart(1 pic)

ncpalmzone7March 12, 2011

pindos,windmills,needles,(pony tail not palm i dont think)

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Spring is on its way and the nurseries are showing it! I got a 7 foot tall majesty palm and a 6 foot tall Birds of Paradise today and some fern roots and elephant ear bulbs. The ferns are going in the ground tomorrow since a hard freeze no longer looks likely. Im planting the elephant ears indoors tomorrow and same for the palms and BOP.
Im very excited to take all my plants outside for the summer!
-Alex

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 11:50PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

Nice palms I bought an elephant ear bulb and some succulents yesterday.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 8:45AM
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ncpalmzone7

i bought some iceplants last year as annuals.Information on the tag said zone 10 or higher,now it's growing rapidly on my curb,very shocking

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 10:59AM
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ncpalmzone7

lets go heels!!beat duke

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 2:06PM
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californiamike

Costco had the green and black elephant ear bulbs and had 4 to 6 foot birds of paradise in staten island , NY. I snatched them up right away.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 4:48AM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I bought bought green and black elephant ears at costco too. I didn't see the birds of paradise but i saw giant majesty palms.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 4:27PM
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californiamike

HI Staten, Yes, they were right with the Majesty palms, which by the way are all gone today...the black elephant ear bulbs are rare and when you find them, get them.

It looks to be an early spring, i will uncover one of my palms this weekend and the larger one next weekend, for good, for the summer

Mike

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 6:30PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I already uncovered all my plants but if it rains or gets cold i will cover them back up.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 7:03PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

I only saw green ee's, but the many of the nurseries out in Long Island always have a nice variety of Elephant ears during the summer so I'll have to get them there later on in the Spring. I dont think my Colocasia fontanesii survived this winter in its pot in the garage so I'll have to look for another dark colored elephant ear if it decides not to come back.
-Alex

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 7:40PM
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californiamike

HI Staten

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 8:09PM
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brooklyngreg(7a NYC coastal plain)

That is a great deal on pindos,windmills,needles NCpalm. How are your plams doing? Any photos? I thought you had some large sabals planted in your backyard.

Those prices could hurt the cold palm folks over the internet. They charge anywhere from $50-$300 for a pindo that size.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 2:37PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

Greg they are 3 gallon palms.
I bought a blue meditteranean fan palm a needle palm and a sabal fan palm when a walmart in pa was selling them for 17 dollars.

I dont know a waltmart in a zone 5-6 was selling palms though.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 6:57PM
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californiamike

The Walmart in Woodbridge was selling various palms last year for 17 bucks...not sure about this year, too early to tell

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 7:33PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I hate the woodbridge walmart its really small and lacks selection. I go to pa in the summer nd they have supercenters

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 7:36PM
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ncpalmzone7

@brooklyn greg,the sabals are fine,just lost all my fronds to the ice and snow over the winter but the spear is still green.next year im going to invest in a taller ladder so i can give it some protection,it was 16 feet from top to bottom and extremely hard to get up there even with help.Any how im extremely lucky not to lose those babies over the winter.For work sometimes on the way to Raleigh ill pass by a sabal farm(florida transplant) and ill see sabal graveyard for the ones that didnt make it

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 8:04PM
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chadec7a

I just pick up some 3 gallon windmills for 20$ each at Home Depot. Each had more than a foot of trunk. Largest 3 gallons I have ever seen.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 10:27AM
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brooklyngreg(7a NYC coastal plain)

Good idea NCpalm. Probably wraping the buds and covering them with a plastic that can breathe from the underside like they do in some parts of VB will help. What was your low temp this winter and how long did it last in that range?

I hear you Chadec7a, I am heading to PA this weekend and there's a huge walmart there. Cold palms are catching on!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 11:51AM
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cfa_li(z7/8 Queens, NY)

I need to do some snooping around, within 5 miles of me there's THREE Home Depots, a Lowes (brand new), a Walmart, a BJ's, and a Costco.

This Winter I went into a Home Depot and they were selling what looked like a Butia or a Phoenix (I think the latter) lumped with 3 other plants as well as Cycads & Cactuses. Last Spring the Costco was selling Majesty Palms.

I just want a tiny cactus for now, the little $7-8 ones.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 12:05PM
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HardyPalmFreak((7b)(Bronx, NY))

I checked most of the walmarts and nurseries in the NYC metro area and still no cold hardy palms up for sale yet. I saw one at the Metropolitan Plant Exchange by the George Washington Bridge, but it was loaded with ants and aphids :-( I guess the main chains around here haven't received their shipments yet. I hope the area gets them soon. I want a larger windmill palm and a larger sabal minor soon........I'm what you call an addict.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 6:08PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I live on staten island in the nyc metro area and last year i remember lowes on forest ave, sweetbrook nursery (near lowes),Conrad Schweizer Nurseries, Wiesner Brothers Nursery, Green Side Up and other nurseries i cant remember all had cold hardy palms last year so you can check there.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 6:41PM
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HardyPalmFreak((7b)(Bronx, NY))

Thank you I will check. Around what time of the year was it?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 8:47PM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

It was in summer

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 9:20PM
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chadec7a

Hate you guys have to wait, we have a nusery here in Winston Salem with some windmills that have 3ft and 4ft trunks for 100$.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 9:26PM
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ncpalmzone7

that wal-mart is in Greensboro,NC down the st from my house
i like to go to Myrtle Beach cause its alot cheaper down there

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 9:33PM
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Hunter_M(Kentucky Z.6)

The walmarts Ive gone to(both in OH and VA) only have majesty and chinese fan palms. Whats up with that,lol.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2011 at 1:36PM
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chadec7a

Hunter- Wal Mart recieves a small quantity of cold hardy palms in and they usually arrive early spring. So start looking end of march or 1st of april for Kentucky.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2011 at 9:37PM
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