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Archive for December, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Jake on 25 December, 2008

I am in Gatlinburg, TN at the moment, but I thought I would set a message up for you guys to pop up today!

Have a very Merry Christmas!



0 days until Christmas!

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See ya in the New Year

Posted by Jake on 20 December, 2008

I am leaving for Gatlinburg, TN today and will be there until next Saturday when I will head back to Kentucky for a week. I am so excited to be going back and can;t wait fot the cold,suppose to be in the single digits some days. I do have two post scheduled to post on Christmas Day and New Years Day, just wishing a happy day. I will not be returning to Florida until 5 January, 2009.

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year,


5 days until Christmas!(You have to count without me after today, lol)

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Castor Bean is a Tree!

Posted by Jake on 18 December, 2008

Okay, I finally got pictures of my Castor Bean’s haircut. My Yorkie chewed my camera’s card and I had to retake the pictures, which I took today. The wind knocked it over like I said in a previous post. It is back up and stable and will remain staked since I am leaving and won’t be back for two weeks. I cut off all the leaves that were about to fall off and leaves that were huge and the wind could push against. It now looks like a tree, which Castor Bean is a tropical tree. It has taken frost down to 32 degrees here and was seed started in July.

The plus side to cutting off those leaves is the Windmill Palm isn’t so smothered looking. More sun also get to the other plants and some Cannas have started to grow that I planted along with my Everblooming Iris which is throwing out new leaves.


7 days until Christmas!

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Needle Palm

Posted by Jake on 18 December, 2008

Okay, so I am going t post about my Needle Palm in honour of my trip to colder weather Saturday. I bought this Needle Palm from Mail Order Natives in October 2007. The plant is a native of Florida and can take dow to -20 degrees. It’s cold tolerance seems funny to me since it is only native to Florida.

I took these pictures today, 18 December, 2008:

Happy Holidays,


7 days until Christmas!


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