Saturday, June 28, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
I did manage to get some pretty good pictures of our little Florida Snow Shower. The rain water was so cold as it was falling from the sky. It was very strange since it was just 90 degrees outside before the storm. Then to have the balls of ice just laying on the ground piling up when they should have melted rather quickly. Only in Florida I guess, one thing we say here is that if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change. Never thought this would happen though. It has hailed before but this is the first time I have watched the hail build up on the ground. Here are some pictures of our little tropical snowstorm.
Although the name is Sago Palm this is actually not a Palm Tree at all. The Sago Palm is actually a part of the Cycad family. I like Cycads because of their Jurassic appearance. I think they are very tropical looking as well. The Sago Palm can be grown anywhere from full sun (which I think it does best) to shade. The Sago Palm has average water needs so take that into consideration when watering, you do not want to over water. You should space them apart about 4-6 feet when planting. The Sago Palm can grow up to heights of 20 feet depending on the conditions.
I was given this Sago Palm by my friend back in February. I thought it would never grow. My Sago Palm has looked baron for 4 months now. I wasn't going to give up hope though, and it paid off. Now I have 2 new growths coming out of my little Sago Palm. The new growth looks like something right out of a dinosaur movie. I also have planted some Butterfly Plant ( Christia obcordata )( click here for more on my Butterfly Plant ), an unknown succulent, and an unknown plant that was given to me as a clipping and it just took off. If you know the names of these unknowns please let me know.
For now here are the pictures of my Sago Palm. The first picture is of when I first planted the Sago Palm 4 months ago. Enjoy!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
These are the rules:
- Link to the person who tagged you
- Post the rules on your blog
- write six random things about yourself
- tag six people at the end of your post linking to their blog
- let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
- let the tagger know when your entry is up.
So six random things about me:
- I have been skateboarding for 20 years. I wouldn't trade it for the world, it is one of the funnest things to do.
- I broke my arm skateboarding when I was 5 years old, but that didn't stop me.
- I love to go diving in the ocean, it is that time again too! YEAHHHHHH!!!!!
- I love all types of music, you shouldnt close your mind. There is lots of good stuff out there, different music for different activities.
- I have just had my first son 4 months ago, he is my world now!
- My first will be the awesome Neza from The Rock and Roll Gardener for bringing new light into the garden, this blog is fully loaded!
- Stacey from Florida Backyard because her blog is fascinating and she is so very nice at the same time.
- Katie from Garden Punks who also has a fascinating blog and is a wonderful person, I highly recommend reading this one.
- Must not forget Brandan from Another Yard In Fort Pierce for his exotic blog, packed with great pictures of exotic plants and Orchids.
- Jodi from Bloomingwriter for her very interesting blog that is loaded with fantastic pictures. I can't stop reading this one!
- Danielle from Danielle's Garden Blog because we just have so much in common. I love this blog!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The bad news is that all of my pictures were destroyed. I had some really great pictures to show you but when I was transferring them to my computer something happened. My computer guy is in New York right now so I can't have him come over to see if he can retrieve them until Thurs. But for now I took some pictures of a Coconut Palm Tree that I won at the annual auction for $8.00. The pot it came in I think would be worth $8.00 so I think it was a very good deal. Here are the pictures of the Coconut Palm Tree until I can get the rest of them.
Friday, June 6, 2008
I am leaving this afternoon to head over to Lake Placid Florida for the weekend. Every year our family rents out all of the cabins for a weekend right on the lake. This makes for a very fun weekend. We get to enjoy fishing, boating, cook outs, fun in the pool or the lake. There is a big shuffleboard contest at the end for a prize. I will take pictures and tell you how it went over the weekend. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Since my last post I have re-potted my Bismarck Palm Tree into a decorative pot that I scored from Wal-Mart for $10.00 that is made from 100% recycled material. I mulched the top and placed it near my table area. The man I bought the Bismarck Palm from had a well sprinkler system which turned the fronds a copper color from deposits in the water. Now there is new growth and you can see the beautiful blue color in the frond. This is the attractive color I have been waiting for. Soon all of the fronds will be this color and it will look amazing.
While you are looking, in the first picture you can see my Silver Dollar Gum Tree ( Eucalyptus cinerea). It is also doing very well. I hope you enjoy the pictures!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
So for next Wed. Brandan will still be out of town but I will show up to get some stuff done. I am not sure what I will be doing next week but I will let you know. So long until next time!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The damage on the leaves was due to bad placement. Before I knew the Metallic Palm was a shade plant it was out in the sun. You can see the new growth coming in looking pretty good. Soon all of the damaged leaves will be gone and my Miniature Fishtail Palm will be in tip top shape. Here are some pictures of my Miniature Fishtail Palm or Metallic Palm ( Chamaedorea metallica ). Enjoy!