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Old 02-09-2012, 08:54 PM
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Who's growing Yucca, Citrus, Palms, etc.. in Massachusetts?


Who else is growing Yucca, Citrus, Palms, etc.....in Massachuetts? Lets see some photos!





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Old 02-10-2012, 09:39 AM
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Love you plants and your pictures and your cactus is sooo big. You sure have a green thumb for growing the unusual in your zone. What part of MA are you located in? I am in central Connecticut. Perhaps later in the spring when some of my plants wake up, we can do a face-to-face trade. I often go to visit in Worcester, Leominster, and Marshfield.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:26 PM
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I'm just east of Providence, RI but in Mass. Sure a plant trade would be nice. Keep in touch.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:50 PM
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No citrus, all I have is an apple tree, 2 pear tress, and a half done peach tree. I had bought paw paw seeds but had no luck with germination? Not sure about trying again. What all do you have as far as fruits outdoors?
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:33 PM
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Hi Angie,

Regarding edible plants.......I have a fig plant which I construct a mini greenhouse over (I also have some palms inside the greenhouse with a Wollemi Pine too!). See photo below:



I have a hardy citrus called Poncirus trifoliata (you can't eat them though).
I have some black raspberry plants too. Most of my garden contains Yucca......I just can't enough of them.....I kinda collect them and hybridize east coast species with west coast species.

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:41 PM
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way cool!


I have never grown yuccas so this will be interesting to try. I see ya have the snow pile going on! Great job you are doing!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:18 PM
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I really like the tall Yucca blooms. Notice the different shapes to the blooms. The Y. arkansana form is really unusual for our area (the bloom which is narrow and upright).

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yuccas


Are they always creamy white color, or ever other colors?
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:43 PM
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Hi Angie,

Yucca flowers are generally all white, off white, creamy white. There are a few species which have some red in them like Y. treculeana and Y. baccata v vespertina......but still mostly white.

The trunkers are so cool for our area.....you never see them up here and they can survive some winters with no protection. I like to protect against our moisture since we get 4" of precipitation every month.

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