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7 hours ago, NOT A TA said:

@Chad king NCWhat a great looking plant selection!

Thank you! I can't wait to post some current picks for everyone. 

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GregVirginia7
23 hours ago, Chad king NC said:

I haven't been on an online forum other than Facebook in awhile.  So I thought I would say just say hey.  I live just north of Winston Salem, NC. in zone 7a.  I mostly focus on cold hardy palms and agave.  Here are a few recent pics of my yard.  Followed by some taken last yr.  Thanks for looking.

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23 hours ago, Chad king NC said:

I haven't been on an online forum other than Facebook in awhile.  So I thought I would say just say hey.  I live just north of Winston Salem, NC. in zone 7a.  I mostly focus on cold hardy palms and agave.  Here are a few recent pics of my yard.  Followed by some taken last yr.  Thanks for looking.

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So I can grow agaves like that in my zone? What do you recommend for Northern Virginia 7a/b? Aside from my cold hardy palms, agaves would be a huge addition to my tiny strip of paradise...There’s a house on the beach in Bethany Delaware that has agaves planted in a huge planter at the entryway but I thought that was a seasonal thing their gardener does for the summer once winter freezes are over...I’d be more than happy to protect them if necessary but any expansion into agave would be a welcome addition since I’m so limited with my palm selection...any agave recommendations would be appreciated..,

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1 hour ago, GregVirginia7 said:

 

So I can grow agaves like that in my zone? What do you recommend for Northern Virginia 7a/b? Aside from my cold hardy palms, agaves would be a huge addition to my tiny strip of paradise...There’s a house on the beach in Bethany Delaware that has agaves planted in a huge planter at the entryway but I thought that was a seasonal thing their gardener does for the summer once winter freezes are over...I’d be more than happy to protect them if necessary but any expansion into agave would be a welcome addition since I’m so limited with my palm selection...any agave recommendations would be appreciated..,

The best agave for our climate is Ovatifolia, lophantha, salmiana, neomexicana, toumeyana bella and parryi huachucensis.  As for cacti there are tons echinocereus that are hardy.  Ferocactus hamatacanthus, trichocereus and echinocactus texensis are great for our zone.

To grow agaves and cacti you need to plant them on a slant. Kinda like you see them in sitsu.  It gives the rain somewhere to runoff.  Also the beds need to raised. Burms work best because you can plant on both sides. The garden bed pictured aboved is on the south side of my house.  My other xeric garden is way out in the open.  Make sure you mix the soil to about 70/30 grit to soil.  PDN has a great video on youtube about their soil mixture in their crevice gardens. Great info there.  Below are some pics of a new burm I started last Sept. and a few agave ovatifolia ( most recomended).

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GregVirginia7

Fantastic! Had no idea...will begin to learn...got the perfect south facing embankment in the backyard...do you have a place you order from that you like?

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Cindy Adair

Great job Chad! I grew up in Winston and in fact will be traveling from Puerto Rico to visit family there, as my first post COVID vaccine trip in May. 

Small world and one of the many things I like about PalmTalk!

It is amazing what you grow there! Keep inspiring the many folks who succeed in growing palms in cold climates!

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49 minutes ago, GregVirginia7 said:

Fantastic! Had no idea...will begin to learn...got the perfect south facing embankment in the backyard...do you have a place you order from that you like?

I do order a lot from PDN.  Plus there are some forums on facebook that some good sellers.  I can get more information.  Always keep an eye out on ebay.

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39 minutes ago, Cindy Adair said:

Great job Chad! I grew up in Winston and in fact will be traveling from Puerto Rico to visit family there, as my first post COVID vaccine trip in May. 

Small world and one of the many things I like about PalmTalk!

It is amazing what you grow there! Keep inspiring the many folks who succeed in growing palms in cold climates!

Thanks a lot!  I bet you can't wait to get out again.  I know I enjoy every little trip I can take.

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