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Old 12-21-2015, 03:46 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Default Re: New guy from central Florida

They are quite capable of living here and growing robustly depending on variety. Not everyone grows them for fruit, some of us grow them for their ornamental value and uncommonness, I have quite a few seeded fruit species that stay out year round and I get 20 foot tall plants by fall, and bananas occasionally on my edible types. A large percentage of us on do not live in year round warm places, its part of the fun. If they were common here I probably would have never bothered as all my plants are unusual or uncommon for this area, I am not into petunias, or marigolds, because everyone here has those. People stop and knock on my door asking for a start of this and that every summer, or ask me questions about my plants. Its the same for palms, here they are a rarity and get a lot of looks, It is a form of art in a way, in California they are considered weeds. I was quite impressed when I saw my first hardy palms, and basjoo growing in zone 6 north of here, and a hardy citrus tree as well.

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