My SMALLER Needle, southern exposure.
My larger, darker Needle, wedged in between an Aucuba and a Ponciris. The photo doesn't really capture the mass of this palm. I measured it at 74 inches from ground to highest leaf tip. It's probably 4 to 5 feet DEEP, which the photo does not capture.
A volunteer Sabal that germinated flush up against the front wall of my house. I did NOT plant it there. The only seed source around are the palms BEHIND my house. So, either a squirrel or a bird transported it there. However it got there, you couldn't ask for a more opportune citing. This individual was first noticed by me perhaps 5 or 6 years ago. It's VERY slow, but has picked up speed the last two years.
The probable mother plant, Sabal Minor 'Hatteras' from Gary Hollar.
Future volunteers from the same parent.
Trachycarpus Nainital in front of a huge straight species Cherry Laurel. The palm is a good 3.5 to 4 feet tall. The Cherry Laurel could be upwards of 10 feet. Both planted in 2007. The Cherry Laurel was a twig then! The Trachy from Pungo Palms, VA. The Cherry Laurel was shipped from a place in Oregon. Name escapes me! It has proven fully hardy.
Ponciris isn't good for much as a day-to-day practical plant, but this time of year, the fruit lends itself spectacularly as a photogenic subject.
A cluster of late season figs.
All photos taken today.
Most plants, except the baby Sabal, were installed as 1-gallon specimens in April 2007.
These have seen temperatures as low as 1F.
Hope you enjoyed!