Hello Tom, I really hope I can make it this spring. I am about worn out. I've been putting in all the effort I can muster at work then trying to improve the casa on the weekends. I swear, I've never kept this pace in my entire life! The yard looks like caca (mostly due to neglect) but i count myself lucky as the lowest temps again this year have been in the 22-25 range. I do have some sunny, kinda dry sites that the Dyckias might like. I certainly need something to replace a big, spiny agave that tries to keep you from getting into and out of the truck (Planted in the wrong spot). Its kind of like having a Doberman in the yard, you don't know whether to get out of the car or not. I don't think the Dyckias are an appropriate replacement, but maybe a Cycas panzi. or tait. might work alright. The Asian Cycad Scale isn't giving me much trouble because we drink a fair amount of coffee and use the grounds kill em. What an amazing discovery!!! I've got a hankering for C. kuesteriana as your photos makes them look quite picturesque. I hope its not like singles sites where the pix and the reality are so different. ;-) Anyway, I find myself in not far away from your place with some frequency because I'm working in Agriculture now and we have a fertilizer blender partner (Growers Fertilizer) there in Lake Alfred. I keep thinking...take an hour or two and plan a trip to see Tom and Cindy! It just seems I'm on treadmill all the time and can't seem to get it done. I hope all is well with you and I'm sure I will make it one of these days.