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Re: All the Heat, Humidity, and RAIN, are a PAIN but....
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a on 7/28/2017, 11:16 am, in reply to "Re: All the Heat, Humidity, and RAIN, are a PAIN but...."
I've been to Ron's place a number of times.
A walkabout over his property has much more in common with the Tidewater Region in SE VA than the Delaware Valley location where it actually is located. Not seen in the photos in this thread are his various Camellias, Magnolias, & Yuccas. And peppered in the mix are Sabal Minors, Gardenias, Photinias and other exciting BLEs, like his monster Cherry Laurels.
My own place is dominated by BLEs, and they are such a spiritual lift during the long winter months here in a region where 90% of the shrubs and trees are deciduous. A close friend, not into plants at all, recently said to me about the deciduous backdrop that defines this area, "In the winter it looks like death here." Bare trees may BE healthy, but that's not the impression they give to human eyes.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal
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