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Some of the most valuable kinds of sites on the world wide web concerning palms and other exotic plants are definitely message boards or discussion groups. Message boards are mostly used with two goals, a) Exchange experiences/knowledge and b) Exchange plants/seeds
Palms often need very specific care. A good way to expand your knowledge and experiences about palms is to visit message boards. Not only can you read very specific information, but you also have the opportunity to ask questions that have not been answered by your palm books.
Below is a list of message boards that are extremely useful for Chamaerops members. These boards discuss only palm topics or are aimed at a corresponding or similar geographical location as Europe. All of these boards have many new interesting topics daily and a vast group of experienced and dedicated members.
Exoten und Garten
(public) A message board in German. This board is very popular among the German speaking exotic gardeners. Most of the information is about cold hardy exotics making it a very useful board for Chamaerops members.
Hardy Palm and Subtropical Board
(public) Many new topics appear daily on this US-based board. More than half of the messages are about palms, and are often about hardy palms.
A great UK based forum for discussing all types of exotic plants
Discussion board for growing palms and other exotics in the NW of the USA
German Exotic forum / Palm Forum: hardy palms, Trachycarpus fortunei, yucca, citrus, agave, banana, bamboo, exotic fruits
Unusual Plants Discussion forums
A wide variety of plants catered for here across a number of hosted forums. Includes cold hardy and tropical palms and well worth a look. There is a forum that will appeal to all plant lovers
Palmapedia has more than 500 members, 100,000 posts about palms and tropicals. The forum is read from many countries in the Croatian region and central Europe. It has several EPS members who are moderating it. The Google Toolbar translates the posts to English.
German Forum run by Toby Spanner for winter hardy and tropical palm trees, agaves & yucca, bananas, tree ferns, palm trees and other exotic plants
Cloud Forest gardener
The Cloudforest is a community of gardeners, orchardists, urban homesteaders, and exotic palm and tropical garden enthusiasts who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the garden.
Exotics & Palms
A German forum for everything related to exotic plants, especially palm trees, bananas, succulents, yuccas, agaves, cacti and of course everything that flowers. The forum is about planting, care, winter protection, fertilisation and much more is discussed.