Palm Growers , Bananas and other tropicals..Hello ..
Im ashamed to show my face here , its been a long time visiting here and seeing so many familiar names , I wanted to report in. I hope all the members here are doing great and taking care of those cool plants they traded for at the MTPS recently.
Big Orange Vol , Cheryl , LaVonne and so many ,many more cool gardeners , A big Hello from the Cumberland Plateau !
Ive changed jobs , moved but still live in the same neighborhood and starting a new landscape.
Ive left behind 3 tall Trachcarpus Fortunei ( windmill palms ) at the old house - about 15 feet tall and two huge needle palms as big as an outhouse ...OK , Im at a loss for descriptive measurements...lol..and several Sabal Palmettos with 3 feet of fat trunk and sabal minors and sabal palmetto x Birminghams. The Musa Basjoo bananas are true tennessee banana plants and great palm imposters for those in cooler areas of Mountainous Tennessee but some palms do great all over Tennessee.
Anyone have any Palm , Banana, Yucca or tropical plant reports? Id love to hear what your trying here in Tennessee. Its true , some of the tallest palms are in the SE Sector of Tennessee but, the oldest ones are in Sparta ( 45 years or more in the ground )and a few in Cookeville , Crossville Livingston areas in the North Highlands/Plateau are reporting a few also.
I have a large Washingtonia Robusta doing great and recently planted several smaller 'windmills'.
Thanks for allowing me to take up a little space and Jeff ...Im so sorry I missed you on that fishing trip up at East Port Marina last year , I felt like dirt not getting to see you. I hope LaVonne is enjoying the summer season and I wish you all the very best.
Im off work until August and getting ready for a trip to South Florida , wish me luck on finding a few oddities to 'push the envelope' around here.
Take Care ,
Rob aka Mountain_Grown
SUPPORT THESE PALMY NURSERIES IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE :
* BLOOMS , on Thompson Lane (100 Oaks area) at the end of the tunnel nearest 100 oaks Mall.
* Flower Pot , across from Green Hills Mall on the busy Avenue (not sure if this is Franklin Road or S.8th AV.sorry)
* Savannah Nursery - Downtown Columbia,Tennessee.
* Home Depot - across from 100 Oaks mall next to CARMAX (?)
* sometimes Bate$ Nursery off Briley North has tropical$.
The first three entries above devote time and money for Tropicals and need support from the growers. Happy gardening.