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Late November palms in Wisconsin

Posted by wxman81 5b, SE WI (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 23, 12 at 22:59

I'm closing up my windmill palms Sunday for the winter, so I thought I'd post a few final pictures of the season. Overall a great growing season here with above normal temperatures most months.

This trachy has been in the ground since 2008. Wife and daughter for scale.

Here is a trunk height measurement. It has added 20 inches since March.

Planted this one in 2010 -- it was actually bigger than my oldest one when first planted. Grew slow for awhile, now it's finally picking up speed.

Trunk height picture of the 2nd windmill palm.

Here is my little waggie that I've had since a strap leaf seedling. Planted it this past March.

Finally, here is my new magnolia grandiflora '24 below' that I planted in May, along with a couple yucca filamentosa 'color guard' that have been in the ground since spring of 2011.

Oh, and I'm going to be doing something extravagant next spring. I'm taking down my maple tree and replacing it with a Phoenix sylvestris that I will protect. I'm hoping to get a nice palm specimen in the middle of my yard. See pic for location:

I will succeed!

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RE: Late November palms in Wisconsin

Wow. I'm always amazed by the tropical landscapes way up north. The small Pacific island looking statue is a nice touch. What are those big leafed plants in the front yard? Great photos.

RE: Late November palms in Wisconsin

Your yard looks great. Awesome job with those windmills. What's the secret to getting them to grow that fast? Do you fertilize? Full sun? I don't think the growth of your larger palm is typical of trachys. Or maybe i'm just not giving mine enough sun...

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