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Old June 3rd, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Just wanted to reach out to the local palm community for any ideas on what types of plants would look best around the porch. The sun sets on the west so it has about 16 hours of sunlight each day. I live near Atlanta Georgia so I think I am a Zone 8 but I dont know since the cold hardiness map made by the US is out of date and cannot predict a blizzard or a hurricane.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Taking a look at your porch I really do think that the Canary island date palm or Needle palm would look great. Since you are a zone 8 you would definitely be able to grow and care for these plants. You may also like to look into a Chinese windmill palm. Just by adding some of these palms, it will bring your porch to life
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Old June 5th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Well first off your porch looks so nice even without any plants. Once you add the right palms and plants its going to come out great! You really have the advantage of living in such a great area that you could pretty much have any plant you want and they could look beautiful. I would add some sylvester date palms and go ahead and add some pink flowers to add a very nice touch.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Default Having your porch look nice without over doing it with some many trees and palms

Porch Sitter: Lets start by saying your porch is absolutely beautiful. If you want to keep it so pretty as it is now DO NOT over do it with so many plants. Your gonna wanna start off by just getting one or two really nice palm trees. Once your done with that get a couple of plants, SMALL ones. You might even want to get an outside, small table to put the plants in. Simplicity is key from what im seeing. Good luck porch sitter!
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:37 PM
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Thank you all for the kind comments. Sunny, I looked on RPT palm store and the canary island date palms seems to be a good fit for my porch. I know myself really well and I am an extremist when it comes to decorating. I know bunny they say simplicity is key, but I always do everything to the extreme. I want to add as many palms and plants as possible to make it look like a mini forest in my porch. I will stay in contact through here but if anyone has anymore ideas please let me know! Thanks!
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Old November 20th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Just wanted to reach out to the local palm community for any ideas on what types of plants would look best around the porch. The sun sets on the west so it has about 16 hours of sunlight each day. I live near Atlanta Georgia so I think I am a Zone 8 but I dont know since the cold hardiness map made by the US is out of date and cannot predict a blizzard or a hurricane.
I would think that you could bring most potted palm trees into your home during the winter time. That's personally what I do. A lot of palm trees can be looked up online to see what temperatures they can tolerate. If you know your general climate that should give you an idea. That way if the temperature does get to cold you will know to bring them inside.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 06:08 PM
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I'm sure your mini-forest is coming along nicely..as it does stray away from simplicity..it's all about personal preference!!
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Thank you all for the kind comments. Sunny, I looked on RPT palm store and the canary island date palms seems to be a good fit for my porch. I know myself really well and I am an extremist when it comes to decorating. I know bunny they say simplicity is key, but I always do everything to the extreme. I want to add as many palms and plants as possible to make it look like a mini forest in my porch. I will stay in contact through here but if anyone has anymore ideas please let me know! Thanks!
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