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Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 10/25/2020, 4:24 pm, in reply to "My Sago
> folks like me who are often too busy or too lazy.
Protecting plants from winter's wrath is, I think, a young man's game. I'll define "young" as under 45 or 50. I'll be 62 in February, and I have to admit that each year, I do less and less for my marginals because it's a lot of work and it's a hassle. Why wrestle with heavy, bulky bags of mulch? Why build shelters? During the week, there's not much light left after I get home from work. On the weekends, I just wanna relax inside.
On the positive side, all those years where I did a lot for my marginals has helped get them firmly established, which, itself, adds to a plant's hardiness.
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