A friend and I went to see a palm garden in Browns Pointe WA. The garden is on a hill overlooking Puget Sound and is a solid 8b/9a. The last six year the lows have been 25F-27F. The gardeners are Vlad and Chris Shakov. The rope lighting on some of the palms is to help keep them warmer in winter and the owner says he gets more palm leaves this way. Lots of photos.