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KirkCO
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Hi from Aurora, Colorado

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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 the heck. This winter, I'll have a type of tee-pee structure protectiong them with some supplmental heat when it gets really cold. We'll see what happens!
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Welcome!

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I'm new here, too (October). I received excellent advice here over the winter. All my outdoor palms survived our toughest winter in decades, and I give forum members much of the credit.
One tip: members expect photos. Attaching them is not easy. I eventually figured it out, again with help from members.
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Welcome Kirk. Some pictures please.

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Welcome Kirk

There is a well know palm enthusiast from Colorado,
he (I believe has a nursery/garden?)is in Co. Springs,may be called 2 lazy2P alpine research gardens or something like that.
If your ever in that area you should look him up
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Welcome to the forums Kirk... You've certainly come to the right place... The folks here have been very helpful to me in the past. Best of luck!
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Welcome Kirk. Glad to have you aboard the "crazy" ship.

Yep...pictures please!

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Welcome :D
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Welcome Aboard Kirk!

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pic of my trachy

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Here ya go- just planted it recently! (15 gallon)
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Post by BILL MA »

Kirk,

That large AC unit should pump out some nice heat during the summer towards that really nice trachy you just planted.

I'd expect some really nice growth this year from that trachy with proper fertilizer and water :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice Job!

Bill
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Thanks!

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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?
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nice trachy ya got there... I have one about that size, and another that WAS about that size till I sawed it's head off last week...
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Post by BILL MA »

Ouch!
There seems to be a lot of palm chopping this year going around, I hope everyone has an easier time next year.

Bill
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