Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:25 PM
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:37 PM
I can only imagine how the garden will look in a few yrs time !
Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate with no extremes of temperature.
Dry sunny summer ,winter and spring rain
Rec low 27 f (1972) rec high 102 f (1975)
Average winter high 55f 13c
Average Winter low 42f 6 c
Average winter lowest temperature 32f 0c
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:37 PM
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:08 AM
so little time.
Coconut Creek, Florida
Zone 10b (Zone 11 except for once evey 10 or 20 years)
Last Freeze: 2011,50 Miles North of Fairchilds
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:12 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:34 AM
Warm subtropical, with occasional frosts.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:12 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:25 AM
"The great workman of nature is time."
"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."
-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:29 AM
I noticed the refrigerator door as well!
Bo, Looks great! Can't wait to see the landscaping.
West Palm Beach, FL
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:45 AM
Zone 9b pine flatlands
humid/hot summers; dry/cool winters
with yearly freezes
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:53 AM
Where do we sign up for a tour?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:10 AM
Jerry and Kitty - refrigerator door: very observant. Long story. I actually bought it for the rental, where I have been for almost a year and a half, and then Kevin and James moved it to my house a few days ago. At the time when I bought it, the orientation of the door was not something I gave any thought. Kevin has actually spent a fair amount of time checking into this. Whether it would work to turn it around. Not possible on this model. But actually, surprisingly, it's going to work just fine. First of all, the door opens almost 180 degrees, so it'll be perfectly natural to take stuff out and put it on the island. But more importantly, my work space/desk will be in front of the built-in bookcase. I get up frequently during the day to get stuff out of the fridge, and from that direction it opens "correctly". This is how it will be used at least 80-90% of the time. And Jerry, the water that goes into the tank is caught off the roof and then goes through underground pipes to the tank. A lid is critical in order to keep debris and bugs out of the water.
James, welcome to PalmTalk! And I see you're also interested in bromeliads. This will be primarily a palm and bromeliad garden, even though there will certainly be other plant groups as well!
Peachy, I know, but apparently indoor plumbing is the latest fad! So, I decided to go for it!
Palm Island - there will be a housewarming party! I'll be announcing it here! Probably not for a few months, though.
Bill - well, I hope to see you here soon! See my comment above...
Frank - ditto, and why not?
Dr G - well, I know you're going to be here - just a question of timing! Let me know when you're coming this way, and you can sign up on arrival!
George - now that the construction phase is behind me, I can also begin planting around the house, and that's going to be an extensive and exciting project!
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:53 AM
in the Zone formally known as 10A
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:34 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:50 AM
san diego,california,left coast.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:06 AM
I remember back when the interior was bare to the sky, with bare framing . . .
Gateway to Whittier! Classic Sunset Garden Zone 23.
Air-drained coastal slope, 20 miles inland, almost entirely coastal influence. Slightly psycho Mediterranean climate.
"If you're going to do it, you might as well overdo it . . . ."
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:08 AM
Thanks a lot for the comments, and yes, it will definitely be fun to start planting in the areas close to house, now that the construction phase is behind me. Lots of potential! And there will be photos posted!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:42 PM
Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)
10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)
9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)
Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:51 PM
LIFE ON THE RIO NEGRO
03° 06' 07'' South 60° 01' 30'' West
Altitude 92 Meters / 308 feet above sea level
1,500 kms / 932 miles to the mouth of the Amazon River
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil - A Cidade da Floresta
Where the world´s largest Tropical Rainforest embraces the Greatest Rivers in the World. .
Click here to visit Amazonas
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:31 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing the planting progress.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:24 PM
Thanks a lot! And "simple and cute" - great concept! I hope you and Craig will be happy in your new home. And once I get all my stuff in order in the house I will begin planting again. Lots of palms that I want to get in the ground! And I can't resist posting two more photos to show the transition. The photos are taken in approximately the same location and facing the same general direction, not quite 16 months apart. The first photo on March 31, 2012 and the second photo on Dec. 10, 2010.
EDIT - no idea why they showed up in the wrong order... The older one obviously should have been the first photo....
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