Thank you both for the welcome !
Janni , i don't be pessimistic about my climate zone but i prefer to be grounded about the potentials of my garden , i don't even want to imagine waking up a morning after a night with freezing temperatures and see everything destroyed , two years without significant low temperatures aren't enough for me to invest to more tropical and tender plants ! It's better thinking and acting like i am living in 9a despite 10a and some day having a very unpleasant surprise ! I know about this site : http://penteli.meteo...tions/katakolo/
but i don't really trust it , it's meteorological station it's in our port , almost on the sea ! The last winter i lost a Licuala spinosa and two Livistonas rotundifolia whithout having any significant lows . Thats why i have lot of Washingtonias , Butias , Brahea , Trachycarpus , Chamaerops , Sabal , Phoenix and the more tropical looking Syagrus . I don't say that i don't want the more tropical palms , i have many of them in my greenhouse waiting to be planted this , but first i need some others palms grown to give them some protection at least for the first years of their life . I have already a Bismarckia nobilis , a Archontophoenix probably cunninghamiana and a Beccariophoenix alfredii planted in my garden and facing their first winter and some subzero temperatures ! I hope they will be great and encourage me for some more !
By the way , are you from Zakynthos ? I have origins from Zakyntho , my grandparents from my fathers side were from Ionion islands one from Zakyntho and the other from Kefalonia , so there are some crazy genes in me .
Edited by dimitris, 22 January 2012 - 03:54 AM.
If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.
Western Greece zone 9b