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JASON M

I bet it's me... 11 years, 3/4 lol

:D

beat that

if u will i will come to ur house at night

:rage:

haha

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Xenon

Im second :mrlooney: 12 years old...

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BS Man about Palms

Yep, your guys function is to make us feel old! lol :lol:

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John in Andalucia

Since when did 12 year-olds use words like "youngsters".:lol:

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palmmermaid

John,

That was my question.

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Rafael

John, i thought the same....!

Well, but it seems we have a new generation, borning sonner, and full of commitment!!

Go ahead children! :D

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PalmatierMeg

I would propose that these young people on PalmTalk have intellects, interests and vision that are several cuts above the average kid. If many palms are to have any future these are the people who will care enough to ensure that future after the rest of us are gone.

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Kris

Dear Friends :)

I simply adore you & your interest.When i was your age i did not have time for anything but studies & playing cricket with school buddies during week ends & on vacations.:)

Hope you all try growing few Chilean wine palms,Corypha's & CIDP's in your garden...:D

God Bless,

Kris :)

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JASON M

Lol I don't know why I said youngsters... today we call them "homy-g's" LOL funny funny us

-Note. Adults should not try to act "in the hizzouse" because it embarrases their kids and ruins their self esteem-

lol

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John in Andalucia

Lol I don't know why I said youngsters... today we call them "homy-g's" LOL funny funny us

-Note. Adults should not try to act "in the hizzouse" because it embarrases their kids and ruins their self esteem-

lol

Quite right, Jason. In fact, any king of "put on" is not only uncomfortable for people with genuine feelings, but a sign of deep down insecurity.

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Zeeth

I'm 18, but I don't live in Wisconsin, so I can plant palms outside and have some of them not be dead when I'm older :mrlooney:

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JASON M

Well when I move to AZ in 2018 I'm putting the palms in the back of my car (if i can) and they will live happily :rage:

lol i love that smiley :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage:

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FRITO

Way to start young fellas. I used to be one of the youngest, but I am starting to feel 'grandfathered' in. :rolleyes:

I started getting into plants and weather at age 11/12 also but I started with vegtable gardening. I lost touch with growing plants during highschool but then bought a house at 18 and started getting into plants again. I first got into Cactus and Agaves and then switched to more of a tropical themed garden when the mediterranean was to difficult in my climate and my tastes changed.

I am now a full blown addict looking for acerage to continue to feed the palm addiction!! :rage::rage:

I now wish I had planted some palms instead of vegtables 12 years ago at my parents place!

happy growing!

Luke

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Palmy

I really cant believe how many younger folks are into palms. I remember when I first joined the boards, was a bit intimidated by DAVE FROM HA LA BRA SHA DA PAH WAAA NAH LA and his funky avatar, but I managed. This was 5 years ago back when I was 15. I thought Palms were just a "phase" but nah. Still love em, probably not to the same degree, but thats probably because I am in such a colder climate. Its going to be some time before I am living back in "palm country" again..

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DoomsDave

I've been into plants since I was about 11.

One year, went wild and planted about 2-300 bedding plants from seed, and nursed them under grow-lights in my bedroom, planted them out, and had a great garden. After that, it was Liliums. Some of the plants I got at my dad's house are still there, after 35+ years.

Planted my first serious palms when I was 26, in San Bernardino. Those queens are still there, 60 feet tall, at least!

Sorry, Palmy, didn't mean to intimidate . . . . :)

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Walter John

If I had of planted palms when I was 12 my dad would have mowed over them, anyway whenever I was in the yard then it was to play rugby league or cricket or combat or rugby league or cricket and occasionaly climbing one of our mango trees. Good luck to you younger folk and plant a large palm now if you're allowed, in 20 years she'll be a monster. :)

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cfkingfish

I remember growing palms when I was 10-11 like you guys. I would be at my grandparents place in Cocoa Beach, collecting Coconuts and Palmetto seeds. This was 1992-93, so its been a while. All I can say is plant early and try not to move! I joined this forum when I was 22, now I am 28.

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DCA_Palm_Fan

LOVE seeing younger people so into palms! I was into them when I was a little kid (7,8,9...) and my very first one was a European Fan Palm. Unfortunately that palm is no longer with me (it died many moons ago)but I do have many more than that now, even one that's 8 feet tall! I have had many over the years. Many of them I gave away because they got too big or I moved. I no longer give them away. LOL! The ones I have now will go with me or stay in the ground here when I finally do move south.

I do not know what attracted me to Palm trees, but I distinctly remember the very first ones I saw at a very young age were at this horrible tourist trap (I thought it was cool when I was a kid tho) called "South Of The Border" on I-95, just as you cross into South Carolina from NC. It is the first place along I-95 traveling south that you would see Palm Trees, and they were mostly Sabal Palmetto. We would drive to Florida to visit family, and after that first trip I was hooked on them, and to this day my favorite is the Sabal Palmetto. Of course I now know that S. Palmetto, and other palms can easily be grown much farther north than that. :D In fact there are parts of Virginia Beach that look much more like Florida than Virginia, and I'm not talking about Palms that are planted by hotels either, Im talking about palms that have been grown for 20+ years and are now HUGE!

Anyway... great thread.... even if it does make me feel old at the ripe old age of 39. :winkie:

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AnTonY

I consider myself a youngster too, in terms of when my interest started. I'm 24, so slightly older than @Xenon by a couple months (depending on when exactly he was born).

My interest in palms and subtropical/tropical gardening started at age 7 when walking down Sugar Land - saw loads of what I now know as queen palms, and loquat and citrus trees full of fruit. From there, I built knowledge in ecology during 8-9 years of age, and then knowledge about weather/climate from 9-11. However, I retained this knowledge, but it wasn't until recent years that I discovered forums like this.

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