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Re: Sabah Brazoria transplant
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a on 4/16/2017, 9:08 am, in reply to "Sabah Brazoria transplant "
I was out driving around a really nice section of northern Delaware yesterday with one of my buddies. We saw a lot of "for sale" signs on houses, which caused me to sincerely wonder out loud about moving there. My next thought was about my plants at my current home. I mentioned this to my friend and said that I wouldn't dig any of them up. I would simply start new palms and marginals at the new place. Transplanting is a headache and if not done right, the plant really suffers. Of course, the plants will suffer more if the next owner of my place tears them all out, but I can't control that.
On that last note, when I moved into my current address 22 years ago, I pulled out a good handful of plants from the prior owner. There was an ugly, unruly variegated BLE that I absolutely hated, an invasive, suckering lilac, and a sickly dwarf azalea. So, I've been on both sides of the issue.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal
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