Living in the Azores since 2015 after spending most of my adult life in New England, I've had a chance to explore most of S. Miguel island as a hiking guide. I've also started growing several palms in at quinta minuvida orchard lodge, our business. Most of them are looking pretty good by now.
Posting here some images of my palm garden, the neighborhood and the island. I've found that pretty much everything grows since the climate is even, with high humidity and rain. I don't fertilize or water any of my palms or fruit trees.
Please feel free to ask questions.
The Roystonea on the forefront has been on the ground about three years now from 1 gallon container.
Alfie 18 months on the ground from 1 gallon.
Kentias by the pool. Bought them already large.
One of the Kentias I transplanted 3 years ago from 5 gallon. Growing like crazy.
Yoga in our banana plantation.
Sunset in the neighborhood.
Mountains and waterfalls...
Life is a beach...
On the island's trails.
Palms from around the island.
Taking into account your observations when gardening, and specifically growing palms, have you noticed any genuine change in your climate, or evidence of global warming? Or have you become aware through education and through the media?
I'm just wondering what people's thoughts are on here...?
So I remeber hearing someone say in a video that Immokalee does not have a good climate for more tender palms, I looked around on Google Maps on Streetview and saw these coconuts. Some look fine while others look horrible. I am kind of confused about this towns climate. Does it get a freeze every few years from being so far inland? What type of stuff would be the limit of what would survive there long term?
By Tracy S
The Palm Beach Palm and Cycad Society is hosting a one day sale. There are 9 vendors with a wide range of palms and cycads. Many are rare and lots are very cool. Join us for the sale if you can.
Saturday October 12th 9am to 4pm
Mounts Botanical Garden
531 N Military Trail
Weat Palm Beach Florida
An Unflinching Look, a documentary photo series by Benjamin Dimmitt, is set in Florida and focuses its gaze on rising sea levels. Dimmitt has been photographing in the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge north of Tampa since 2004, after an initial visit more than 30 years ago. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/10/an-unflinching-look/