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Cairns Botanic Garden
By Yunder Wækraus
After living here 5 months, finally visited the botanic garden
How To Get An Adrenaline Rush
Step 1: Walk into room.
Step 2: Look in bags with palm seeds.
Step 3: See the little spear coming up.
I love seeing these! They are Medjool Date Palms, basic but always fun to grow from seed!
Growing in the Rain
TS Alberto is scheduled to wash out Memorial Day weekend here and so far has. The past 10 days have been exceptionally rainy here so my palms and other plants have shifted to growing overdrive. I can't work outdoors during frequent downpours. Yesterday when the rain briefly cut back to a drizzle I grabbed my camera to record the start of an explosion of growth.
First off, photos my three Latania species:
Lantania loddigesii (blue, left) and L. lontaroides (red, right)
Latania verschaffeltii - yellow Latan
Views of plantings on the east side of our Garden Lot
Naturalized Palm Hot Spot, Florida
I found this area in Florida and there are all kinds of naturalized palms growing in this wooded area, I don't know if it used to be a palm farm or something but it is interesting to look around in on Google Maps.
Do Florida Grown Palms Do Well In The Carolinas?
Since a lot of palms are grown in Florida and shipped up north, do palms grown in Florida do well in the Carolinas? For example, if a palm (let's say Butia, that has experience nothing below 30 degrees F) is shipped from Florida to somewhere like Myrtle Beach, will it end up burning in the winters?