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Re: Silver Saw/now Queen Sago


Andrea - those Texas star hibiscus seeds you sent are finally germinating - how COOL is that??

xo - Pam

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 29 Apr 2003 21:24:06 -0400

>Jim, you're not going to believe this. remember those Queen Sago seeds you
>sent me? they are germinating! They were the HUGE ones and I planted them
>last fall. You sent me "regular" sagos 2 years ago and they still haven't
>germinated! Isn't that weird? I was so excited when I saw the sprouts.
>Couldn't believe it!
>A
>Andrea H
>Beaufort, SC
>Zone 8b
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 6:03 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Silver Saw Palmetto
>
>
>> hey, keep us informed about their growth, andrea.
>>
>> when we landscaped the new nursery administration building, we installed
>> about 60 of them of 3-gallon size. that was roughly a year ago. they have
>> doubled in size since [irrigation + fertilizer]. but the difference in
>> silver-ness among them is striking. and, it seems to this old untrained
>> eye, the more silver, the more growth. another year, and i think there
>will
>> be some standouts among them.
>>
>> most palms/palmettos are beginning to bloom now. six months from now might
>> be a good time to pilgrimage to melbourne on a seed collecting expedition.
>>
>>
>>
>> At 09:05 PM 4/24/03 -0400, you wrote:
>> >PHEW! That makes me feel lots better. Thanks for the info. Mine a really
>> >small so I'm sure it will be a long time before they look really good. I
>do
>> >plan to keep them irrigated as that seems to speed along palm growth
>around
>> >here.
>> >
>> >Andrea H
>> >Beaufort, SC
>> >Zone 8b
>> >
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
>> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 4:59 AM
>> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Silver Saw Palmetto
>> >
>> >
>> > > i think they will probably do all right for you, andrea, although i
>think
>> >i
>> > > would plant them in a protected spot. they're indigenous to florida's
>east
>> > > coast and thrive a good ways north of the everglades. there are acres
>of
>> > > them growing wild as far north as canaveral. they sure are pretty when
>
>> >they
>> > > get big enough for the color to fully develop.
>> > >
>> > > At 08:46 PM 4/23/03 -0400, you wrote:
>> > > >Jim-maybe you can give me some info on this. I bought 2 Silver Saw
>> >Palmettos
>> > > >this weekend after the nursery owner assured me that they would be
>hardy
>> >here.
>> > > >Then I looked them up and found that they grow in the everglades and
>can
>> >take
>> > > >cold down to 20 degrees. Occasionally, RARELY, it might get down to
>19-17
>> > > >degrees for brief periods of time. Do you think I can keep these guys
>> >outside
>> > > >or suck it up and keep them in pots? I'm bummed because I really
>wanted
>> >them
>> > > >outside. They are very cool and although small I know palms will grow
>at
>> >a
>> > > >decent rate under irrigations.
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >Andrea H
>> > > >Beaufort, SC
>> > > >Zone 8b
>> > > >
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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