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Pics of palm bed before they're covered

Posted by islandbreeze 6b MI (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 6, 12 at 21:00

Here's a pic of the bed in full, contains a needle palm, Sabal Birmingham, Butia, and Trachycarpus Nainital.


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Butia front and center


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Sabal Birmingham doesn't look like much, but all green growth you see is new growth from this past summer. This palm did terrible as a potted palm overwintered in the garage last winter and died back to the soil line. I think it was a watering issue..


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Needle palm from Kmart...blue pot special lol.


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Nainital...


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all of those overwinter for you with little protection in the ground? I thinks Ill try a butia next year..


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Is that the Nainital you had in the pot last year with the flowers?


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Mike- they're all first year in ground, so this will be their first winter, but 3 of the 4 will only get a rose cone cover over them. The butia is too big for a rose cone, so I'll have to use the burlap/lights/plastic bag method. I have yet to cover them for the winter, but I'll probably do so this coming week, if it ever stops raining. I have to wait for them to dry out.

Jim- Yeah, that's the same Nainital that was in the pot. Turns out, when I planted it, the roots were over 2 1/2 feet long, so my hole had to be a lot deeper than I originally planned. It is growing, but being in a pot obviously stunted its growth. Yours is much larger for being purchased from around the same time. I'm sure it'll take off like crazy next summer though.


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Heck yea it will!


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its been raining here for a week solid so I know the feeling. some people down the road have these tiny little hoop houses over there 2 palms I wish I knew where they got them. dosent look like a garage project so I figure they bought them someplace and they seem to be working really well.


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Mike, where do you live?


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In Northern KY right on the Ohio river. my acual little micro climate is said to be a zone 6B and that seems about right almost never get in the teens and I haven't seen single digits in years. I just bought this home so I am really diggin in tryin to get new palms and everything set where I want it so I can keep them growing awhile


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