Do you believe in climate change?
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1. Do you believe in climate change?
I believe in both climate change and global warming, which are real issues.19
I do believe in climate change, but I do not believe in 'global warming'.9
I don't believe in climate change or global warming. Neither are real.3
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I went to Kew Gardens for my birthday on Tuesday 22nd September.
A great chance to check out the gardens and the fantastic glass houses, of which several were unfortunately closed due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, plenty of palms and exhibits were still on display and in their full glory on a beautiful sunny autumn/fall day here at 51N in southeastern England. The air temperature was around 27C / 80F at the time of visiting. Conditions are very dry at present as we have had no rainfall at all during September so far, and only around 4-5 inches of rain over the past 6 months, since 1st March.
Here is a photo-documentation of the gardens, glass houses and the various palms located within. The first of several posts...
Unfortunately some of the attractions and glass houses were closed due to the pandemic, although the main couple were still open. Please excuse me for not naming each palm individually...
Crossing on to the temperate glass house...
More to follow...
The world most northern palm island in Norway outside the port of Stavanger.
Flor og Fjare is a family business and they had this since 1995
This island is just stunning!!!
As many people know, South Florida has been much warmer than usual over the past few years (summers, winters). Lately there have been many record high lows and high daytime highs.
I have seen graphs showing a general warming trend in Miami over the past 100 years or so...it averages out to 2 or 3 degrees warmer than what it used to be in the early 1900s.
My question is, do you think this is just because of cyclic patterns of warm and cool periods coinciding with urbanization? Or is this a long term trend? I have read about frosts being somewhat frequent at Fairchild in the 70s and now they are very rare if any even occurr in a winter.
What are your experiences in South Florida regarding this warming?
I have noticed many bread fruit trees in my neighborhood, but I also know they grow fast so they probably haven't been around for too many years.
Please share your thoughts or experiences in the garden and weather world from South Florida, I would love to hear them.
Livistona Decora & Wednesday.
Livistona Chinensis, before my dog completely shred it to pieces its growing back but could take over a year to reach its former glory.
Livistona Australis, 5 gallon for reference.
Chamaedorea Radicalis x2, looking a little rough.
Sabal Causiarum & weeds...
Sabal Tamaulipas x2
Sabal Minor (Chipola Dwarf) x2 with more weeds
Sabal Minor (Chipola Dwarf) With Wednesday hanging out.
Brahea Super Silver
Brahea Aculeata, purchased it looking like this. Hopefully it'll thrive in the ground with some tlc.
thats it for now. Thanks for looking
I schlep through my neighborhood often because I'm one of those dog walkers twice a day. Yesterday and today I did something a little different, donning a custom made face mask, I took a real camera with me to take some photos of some of the neighbor's homes. So are a few of the homes I walk by regularly and I skipped quite a few only because eventually the dog got thirsty and I didn't bring her water bottle. First stop was the park and Lake Leucadia. Did I mention it rained a little here the last few days?