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In my previous post, I showed how a local restaurant her in Cincinnati had some gorgeous old and established needle palms that were being removed without rhyme or reason. The restaurant had 1 surviving needle palm next to a pile of "dead ones". I reached out to the owners of the restaurant and asked if I could buy the remaining needle palm off of them. They actually said that I could just take it ! On top of that, I checked the pile of "dead palms"  and I found some that showed some signs of life. I salvaged those as well to see if I can get them to recover. Here are some pictures of the salvaging of these palms and the largest one transplanted to its new home. 

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Swolte

That looks great, what a sweet find! Probably protect the first winter so it can re-establish!

Your post reminds me to look into some nice passionflower types for my area...

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Chester B

Awesome on so many levels!

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palmsOrl
14 hours ago, donofriojim1 said:

In my previous post, I showed how a local restaurant her in Cincinnati had some gorgeous old and established needle palms that were being removed without rhyme or reason. The restaurant had 1 surviving needle palm next to a pile of "dead ones". I reached out to the owners of the restaurant and asked if I could buy the remaining needle palm off of them. They actually said that I could just take it ! On top of that, I checked the pile of "dead palms"  and I found some that showed some signs of life. I salvaged those as well to see if I can get them to recover. Here are some pictures of the salvaging of these palms and the largest one transplanted to its new home. 

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That is so cool.  Great work.  While I might have carefully potted the big one too and kept it inside for this upcoming winter, my approach if I were you would be of course to keep the potted ones in a sunny window of your house once you get to November-March.  For the one you planted in the ground, maybe mulch it with a pile of pine needles and cover it with some sort of tub when it gets below 20F this first winter.

-Michael

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PalmatierMeg

Kudos to you for saving those poor things. I hope they all make it.

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Joe NC

I suspect yours will survive the ordeal. I had a similar opportunity a few (6?) years ago.  I separated some of the clump and spread the pups around the yard.  Nearly all survived.  The remaining chunk, which had a root ball about the size of a basket ball, was looking pretty sad.  This is that clump this morning.... Large wheelbarrow for scale. 20201009_090314.thumb.jpg.23b5643df783a0225bf4eca6b1106279.jpg

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