Palm Trees and Banana Trees

coconutmike(5b)December 14, 2009

Hello palm tree lovers. My name is Mike from Montreal I have been a landscape professional for over 20 years doing landscape projects, plant selling and consulting. I have been growing hardy palms and bananas outdoors now for 6 years now with great success. My small windmill palms were protected with rose cones that proved to work. As the palms grew I looked for bigger rose cones but could not find them. So I started buying the blue construction styrofoam 1.5 inch or 2 inch and made boxes. I used pl bulldog caulking for seams. I stumbled on this site today and saw that arctictropical and others were doing the same thing and just had to say happy palming everyone!! We have 75+ palm outdoors here in Montreal this winter can't wait to see outcome once again.. My tallest windmill has 6+ft of CT and about 11+ft OA. Best palms for us in this climate needle-sabal minor-trachycarpus fortunei-takil-wagnerianus,yucca rostata-mazari, fatsia japonica-musa basjoo--marginal chamaerops humilis-buita capitata-ie pindo. I do not know how to add pics yet but you can google landscaping in Montreal and stumble onto pics Ciao for now Mike P.S -To Arctictropical I can really appreciate the amount of work your doing garden looks great-

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is this your buissnes

I grow hardy palms in staten island ny
welcome to the forumn

intoduce yourself to the palm forumn

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 7:13PM
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Hello staten island palms and fellow palm enthusiasts. Coconut mike here from not so tropical Montreal, Canada -Zone 5B close to Plattsburg New York. Staten Island hope you enjoy the pics.. All of the palms and bananas you see in the pics are in Montreal outside except the tropical varieties that are kept indoors. I will post pics of my palms and bananas if someone tells me how. I will not put my websites as my intention is to discuss the palms and help others do what I am doing. Ciao for now

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 7:55PM
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Hey everyone! I posted 3 pics you can see them my typing my name in gallery

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 8:34PM
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Hey to the Staten Island guy, I like in Great Kills and have a few palms in my yard, would love to hear from you.

Take care

    Bookmark   December 13, 2010 at 9:43PM
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Mike , glad to hear of the success you have had with tropicals in your area.
You should visit these forums below for reading about many others in your area that grow palms and share experiences.
Site no. 1 is the 'most popular' in the Unites States
Site no. 2 is geared more for cooler zones in the Central and Midwest areas of the United States.
site no. 3 is regional for New England and SE Canada

Board 1
Hardy Palm and Subtropical Board

Board 2
Hardy Palms in Temperate Zones

Board 3
Hardy Palms and more in the Northeast

    Bookmark   December 23, 2010 at 12:39PM
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You guys are brave. Last winter and this winter have been very discouraging for the SE.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 6:56PM
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