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Cold-hardy landscaping ideas/examples?

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jfrye01@live.com

Hello all:)) I searched the forums, but haven't found any real examples of how to landscape with cold hardy palms...I am looking for a way to landscape in zone 6B/7A using my windmills, Sabal minors and a Pindo or two...if anyone has any ideas or photos, please share them. Thanks!! :)

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Turtile

Hello all:)) I searched the forums, but haven't found any real examples of how to landscape with cold hardy palms...I am looking for a way to landscape in zone 6B/7A using my windmills, Sabal minors and a Pindo or two...if anyone has any ideas or photos, please share them. Thanks!! :)

I mixed my palms with cold hardy xerophytes. You can see them here. (Scroll all the way down to see the progress) Too bad that the Windmills won't have any leaves... if they do survive after sub-zero F temperatures!

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WestCoastGal

I'm quite a bit warmer than you but have found during our recent December subfreezing weather that the morning sun during the winter can make a big difference. This isn't a palm related example, but my grevillea coastal gem plants that get morning sun came thru the freeze great and in fact are pink and blooming right now. The same plant in our front bed that sits in the shadows of the house in the a.m. are full of dead material although this plant does come back from below ground which I am starting to see occur. Still BIG difference. Also the grass in our backyard is still green (gets morning sun) and the front yard grass is yellowish (sits in the morning shadow of the house).

Take account of your wind direction if you have a general pattern like we do. If you are going to build freeze protection structures, you will need to leave room for them to be set up (and not crush other plants you care about that might be in the path). Do you have access to electrical for heating sources? Really suggest using the heat of your house. Sometimes you can arrange things so you have a wind barrier but be careful of creating a cold area in the process.

Nice palm bed Turtile.

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jfrye01@live.com

Thanks for the replies! Nice pics!! And yes, I do have electrical access...For winter protection, I am planning to build a small temporary greenhouse (built from PVC pipe and plastic sheets) around each palm, and place C9 lights inside on a thermostat of some sort.

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Alicehunter2000

Take a look at wxman's post

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