New to this forum

Hi all,
several links (I started at Royal botanical Garden, Kew) lead me to Palmpedia and this forum. As a German palm enthusiast I want to be in concact with people infected by the palm bug like me not only in Germany and share our fantastic hobby.
After this winter may be some of you made bad experiences with deep temperatures and damaged palm trees as we do nearly every winter in several areas of Germany. Hope we can share experiences, success and disappointments.
Although our climate is close to "unpossible" for many palm species we try hard to enable some of them to survive. A couple of years ago I was convinced that palm trees only can be cultivated in potts, indoors and conservatorys.

Regards from Germany,