Need help identifying this palm tree. Thank you.
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.
By Bill H2DB
There's several more days of rain expected . I've had about 5.6" here since last Friday , including one burst of 3.2" in a little over one hour .
That caused some localized flooding here in Holly Hill .
During that one , some water got into the garage , which unfortunately sits below the elevation of the house and driveway .
You may need to right click the video , to make it run .
Rainy day in Holly Hill... by Bill H, on Flickr
SUMMER MEETING At our last meeting, it was announced that we would meet at Leu Gardens on or around June 13, 2020. Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns and Orlando cancelling all indoor meetings through June, we will not be holding an official meeting. A group of members who have reciprocal memberships to Leu Gardens will go that morning to walk the gardens while respecting the social distancing guidelines. Others are welcome to do the same should they deem it safe to do so. QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER The Palmateer will still be published and those who wish to submit an article, photograph or other content are encouraged to email their content to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15th. If you write an article with pictures, it is requested to also attach the original images as the images embedded in document files do not always resize properly. For those looking for back issues to read during quarantine, they are posted here: http://cfpacs.com/org/palmateer/ While you are at the site, you should notice that it has a new look that is much improved. SEED BANK The seed bank portion of the site is scheduled for a long overdue update to reflect our current inventory. Those with seeds to donate should contact our seed bank coordinator at: Theseedbank@yahoo.com LOOKING FORWARD The plan for the year was to have the Fall Meeting at Montgomery Botanical Gardens and the Holiday meeting somewhere on the east coast. With the current situation being what it is, it's really a guess as to whether those plans will be altered, amended or cancelled as we move forward through tenuous times. Notification will be through email if you are on our mailing list and will be posted on PalmTalk. Stay safe everyone!
By Bill H2DB
Here's a video of some palms under the large live oak hanging over much of my yard . I call her " Big Bertha " .
Those branches up there are each around 42" or more in diameter . A nice breezy day , with the Spanish Moss swaying .
Breezy day in Florida by Bill H, on Flickr