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Old February 10th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Default Palms and Ranch

Hey there, I own a horse farm in the Lexington KY area and just cam back from a Disney vacation in Orlando. I saw a whole bunch of palm trees out there and really really like them. I was thinking about putting some in my farm, what kinds of palm trees would be best for the KY area and is it safe around horses after all these horses are my money makers so I gotta be careful in case a horse eats a leaf.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Default Palms in Ky.

Hi:
I'm not sure what palms are harmful to horses, however, I can tell you alittle about growing palms here in Kentucky. I live in Paducah and have some Windmills (most hardy), Europeans, and a Pindo (date palm). All are doing great. I do a 3 phase fertilizing per year and cover from about mid December thru February. The Windmills will survive with no covering, they're very survivable in Kentucky all on their own.

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Old September 7th, 2011, 05:21 AM
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Default Palms in Ky.

I wanted to correct myself on the Pindo, this is a "jelly" palm, not a "date". Anyone else out here in Ky. with some palms?
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Old September 7th, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Default Hello Kshusha

I am from Kentucky and I also have a windmill palm and two European fan palms in my garden. I have a couple of heat rocks surrounding them during the winter. Also I put burlap round them to keep them from freezin. I have had them for almost two years now and I fertilize them with regular palm fertilizer. Someone told me that it would be best to spray fungacide into the fronds and trunk area after winter to prevent it from forming... have you had a problem with any fungus or anything?
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Old October 1st, 2011, 07:46 AM
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Default Fungicide

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Yes, the copper fungicide was recommended and whether it works or not, not sure, I just spray a bit on the trunk tip. I also plan on trying a product called Freeze-Pruf this year which is claimed to me ameniable to moving your plants 200 miles south. I've covered with burlap and a top covering of plastic but the heat rocks are a great idea. Any suggestions of the best place to buy a few?

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Old October 3rd, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Default Heat rocks can be bought online

Also they have solar power lighting would be go as well. Here is the link to the solar power lighting which could keep the palms warm throughout winter.

I will look into the freeze-pruf, is it like the root stimulator for winter protection?
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Old October 5th, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Default Liquid Pruf

Hi:
Thanks for the website. Here's all I know on the FreezePruf. It is not a Mycorrhizal product. I do put on a Mycorrhizal treatment in the summer with my plant spikes. This product is biodegradable, and pet safe. The ingredients are products applied to foods during processing. A silicate formation strengthens the cell walls and a polyalcohol works as an emulsifier for protection. The best price I've found so far is at liquidfence.com. The solar rocks are on Ebay for as low as $18.99.

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Old October 5th, 2011, 11:27 AM
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I went to liquid fence and ordered 1 gallon ready to use of the freeze pruf, it ended up costing about 40 bucks with shipping and handling. I saw the Solar power rock light but I also came across the Exo-Terra Heat wave rock that they use for large reptiles, I think I might buy one of those and place it on top of the soil and then put mulch on top of it...to keep the ground from freezing... any ideas about that?

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Old October 9th, 2011, 07:08 AM
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Hi:
The heat rocks look fantastic. The problem for me, is that my 13 palms are spread out over 2 acres which kinda makes me alittle nervous about anything electrical. What my wife and I have come up with is to make pvc pipe skeletons and cover with plastic to create a small micro-climate, wrap trunks with burlap, use some FreezePruf and probably some copper fungicide.
Last winter was a fluke with us getting 2 significant snowfalls. We usually have to worry about mid-December thru mid-February with very little to no snow.
We have thought about in an emergency situation, if it really gets cold, to get some kerosene lanterns and put one under each tree and light it for a couple of hours in the peak cold hours of the night and just monitor them. I know it sounds like alot of work, but, I'm up anyway and not sure how else to handle the cold.
Most of my Euros have really grown this year. I have one Pindo that's probably 10 feet and the Windmills (with one exception) are around 10 feet as well, including the fronds. I've been reading alot about the Sabal (Florida, Mexican, etc.) and might try a few next year. They seem to be quite hardy, look great, and very cheap.

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Hey Jeff, I didn't think anyone else in Paducah had palms. I also have windmills and 4 jelly palms, a few needle palms and 5 dwarf palmetto's & 2 sago palms in the ground. I only wish they would grow faster. Any suggestions for fertilizer would be great.
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I live in Kentucky and finally have the finances to purchase all the palm I would like, only thing is that winter is around the corner. I am new to all of this and I am not sure if I should go ahead and purchase all the palm trees now or wait till next year. I know some palms are cold hardy but I am not sure what to do. Any advice?
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A Great cold hardy palm would be a Queen Palm, which becomes susceptible to freezing temps around 18 Degrees F.; but it really just depends on the breed of the palm.& that will determine whether you should follow through with your purchase or not.
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I live in Kentucky and finally have the finances to purchase all the palm I would like, only thing is that winter is around the corner. I am new to all of this and I am not sure if I should go ahead and purchase all the palm trees now or wait till next year. I know some palms are cold hardy but I am not sure what to do. Any advice?
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Mycorrhizal Root Stimulator gets the job done..& it gets it done effectively. Hope I helped!!
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Hey Jeff, I didn't think anyone else in Paducah had palms. I also have windmills and 4 jelly palms, a few needle palms and 5 dwarf palmetto's & 2 sago palms in the ground. I only wish they would grow faster. Any suggestions for fertilizer would be great.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 12:39 PM
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Red face Hello Fellow Kentucky Gardeners!!

Hello people in the state of Kentucky!!!
I have a question, What types of palm trees can live in the Highland Heights area?
I have several royal palms but they out grew their pots and now Im debating whether to plant them outside now that they have established themselves. Does anyone in the Highland Heights area of Kentucky have any outdoors? and Do they tolerate the cooler weather? I would really be so sad if they were to freeze after nurturing them for the last 2 and half years. Any advice on how I should be going about this? Thank you and Go NKU!! and stay tru.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 02:15 PM
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Hello NorthKentuckyUniversity!
Have you graduated from there yet? I graduated in 09 from Western Kentucky University WKU in Bowling Green. Whooohooo! Anyways I still live in Bowling Green and i had the same idea when I went to disney this past summer. I noticed Disney was using a lot of Jade Empress Palms. I have also heard them being called Finger Lady Palms. Surprisingly, They do well here just have to wrap them up if its gonna freeze below 20 degrees other than that they are real easy maintenance and make sure you fertilize every 4 months and they will be just like the ones I saw thriving in the magic kingdom.
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