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Re: Re: uh-oh freezes


Actually, the palms talked about in the book are already the  
"hardiest" of the palms - Needle Palm (R. hystrix), Dwarf Palmetto  
(S. minor), Saw Palmetto, etc. He also talks about use of some as  
"die back perennials".

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Oct 16, 2006, at 5:19 PM, james singer wrote:

> I'm very skeptical about "Palms Don't Grow Here...", mainly,  
> because if true, it wouldn't have taken a couple of thousand years  
> to figure it out. Please try it for yourself. But pick a cheap palm  
> to try it with... if you  can find one.
>
> On Oct 16, 2006, at 6:02 PM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Noreen, I just read 'Palms Don't Grow Here and Other Myths' which  
>> I think was
>> recommended by someone on this list.   The important element to  
>> tolerating
>> cold weather to an other wise non-hardy plant is its care prior to  
>> the cold
>> spell.
>>      Ceres
>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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