Cold hardy palm and cactus growers
I am interested in knowing what got everybody started growing palms,etc in places you normally would not see them,what was your first palm(s)etc,when did you start and what are you growing now and where?
The first plant I ever tried was a Y.aloifolia from Birminghamn Al,I brought it home(St.Louis) and planted it in my front rock garden where I already had some Opuntia growing,it was a total shot in the dark and anyone whos tried these up north knows what happened,white center,mush spear pull,dead yucca.I did not realize until half way through last summer that I was actually trying a Y.aloifolia again and that it was my first try so long ago,(30yrs)I am happy to report that this one made it and should grow at least a foot this year!
My neighbor down the street a few years ago was telling me that there are cold hardy banana plants and when I looked them up on the internet I also discovered all the cold hardy palms,etc,I studied them almost every night for three months and while I was doing this I was ordering them of e-bay,also weather has been a hobbie since I was a little kid so,the two,cold hardy palms and weather interest just kinda fit together,now I have about 30 palms and 30 cactus in the ground and it looks like about 90% survived the fall/winter.
So whats your story? I would love to hear about it!