For the avid gardeners amongst us there is a great book on how to grow palm trees here.
Grow Great Palms contains everything you would need to know about growing palm trees.
Why should you bother?
Palm trees help to make your garden look exotic. They also create great dappled shade for an understorey of shade loving plants like camellias.
Of course, those waist deep in snow will want to give it a miss - unless they have gardening friends in more temperate climates.
Enjoy the holidays,
till later dudes