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by KirkCO
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Colorado Palm
Replies: 18
Views: 7072
United States of America

Re: Colorado Palm

Well you have a much better chance than I would. I'm in the Denver, CO region, and I think we're zone 5B or 6. Theres actually a website from a guy in Grand Junction that grows palms. I think they are trachys. You palm nuts think a palm could survive without protection in my CO zone 7A? Would be fun...
by KirkCO
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Walmart
Replies: 32
Views: 9253
United States of America

Wal-Mart palms

I'm also seeing trachys and mediterranan fan palms labeled "cold hearty palms," even up here in the Denver, CO region

Be careful, though. Many of these palms are mislabeled. The containers labeled "needle palms" are NOT needle palms!! They are actually mediterraneans.
by KirkCO
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Outdoor Trachy seems to like being out of a pot
Replies: 35
Views: 10850
United States of America

Wow!

This gives me a lot of encouragement, growing palms here in zone 5-6- (Denver, Colorado area).

I also recently planted a 15 gallon trachy the last couple of weeks. It shows no signs of transplant shock, and has started pushing up its spears. It was in a pot for about 3 years.
by KirkCO
Sun May 30, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Walmart
Replies: 32
Views: 9253
United States of America

Wal-Mart palms

Here in Aurora, Colorado they have some trachys and Mediterranean Fan Palms. They are all labeled as "Cold Hearty." The funny thing is that the Trachys are labeled "Needle Palms," when they are clearly not needle palms.
by KirkCO
Sun May 23, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Plant Yourself in Google Earth
Replies: 25
Views: 8652
United States of America

Great program!

Here's my coordinates:

Latitude: 39°38'34.65"N

Longitude: 104°47'34.53"W
by KirkCO
Tue May 18, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hi from Aurora, Colorado
Replies: 12
Views: 7877
United States of America

Thanks!

Yes, I'm wishing for the best. I also went on craiglist and obtained some rather large yuccas for free. (My wife introduced me to Craiglist not too long ago. I had no idea people gave away plants on there!) Has anyone had good luck with craigslist regarding obtaining plants?
by KirkCO
Tue May 18, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hi from Aurora, Colorado
Replies: 12
Views: 7877
United States of America

pic of my trachy

Here ya go- just planted it recently! (15 gallon)
Image
by KirkCO
Tue May 18, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: cold protection question (heating cables)
Replies: 15
Views: 4318
United States of America

Thanks!

Thanks for all of your opinions!
by KirkCO
Sat May 15, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: cold protection question (heating cables)
Replies: 15
Views: 4318
United States of America

cold protection question (heating cables)

I'm wondering what type of heating cables are the most effective for wrapping around palms. Also, do you wrap them in the soil and around the trunk? Thanks! (Getting ideas for this winter!)
by KirkCO
Sat May 15, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Question about palms in zone 6a...
Replies: 8
Views: 2773
United States of America

Planting the pot in the ground

I've heard this is a method to bypass transplant shock. As long as there are holes at the bottom of the pot, the roots can escape from there. I am in Aurora, Colorado, (a suburb of Denver), and plan to protect a few palms this winter which I planted, (pot and all). Just an idea.
by KirkCO
Tue May 04, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Newbie here from Colorado!
Replies: 5
Views: 2301
United States of America

Yuccas coming soon

I'm planning a short trip to St. George, Utah in June to purchase some nice yuccas. I have a small joshua tree allready that does extremely well here. It's even sprouting a couple of additional "arms" (for lack of a better word). I haven't even protected the joshua tree. I'll take some pictures soon...
by KirkCO
Mon May 03, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Indoor Washy question
Replies: 2
Views: 1837
United States of America

Thanks John!

Thanks!
by KirkCO
Mon May 03, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hi from Aurora, Colorado
Replies: 12
Views: 7877
United States of America

Hi from Aurora, Colorado

I've been a hardy palms enthusiast for many years, but after moving to Colorado, decided it was probably not worth the effort. However, I've decided to give it a shot. So I'm now back in the act! I have a 15 gallon trachy and some smaller Washies as well as one mediterannean fan palm. I figure, what...
by KirkCO
Mon May 03, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Indoor Washy question
Replies: 2
Views: 1837
United States of America

Indoor Washy question

I have a very large Washingtonia (I think it's a Robusta) up against a window in my home. It has done extremely well in a pot over the last 4 years and has actually gained about 4 inches of trunk. It is slow to replace fronds, though, probably considering it's in a pot. I'm wondering if there are an...
by KirkCO
Mon May 03, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Cold Hardy Palms
Topic: Newbie here from Colorado!
Replies: 5
Views: 2301
United States of America

Newbie here from Colorado!

I'm essentially a newbie. The last time I posted was when this forum just started a few years back! I'm planning to become an active member again considering I'm experimenting with hardy palms once again. I'm in Aurora, Colorado, what is basically a suburb of the Denver area. This spring, I decided ...