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Old 05-18-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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of the bills were, but it was PRICELESS to see the look on the salespeople's faces. They did actually sit there and count it all out. This was at a boat show in NYC many year ago. You never know who is some eccentic millionaire.
Indeed. I remember reading a story once about a man who put his brownstone in Manhattan up for sale, and by the end of the day, a woman showed up at the front door with a baby stroller full of enough cash to purchase the home right then and there.

 
Old 05-18-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Roses do very well in Florida -- on Fortuniana rootstock, they grow large and lush and are covered with blooms. I'm so jealous of my Florida rosarian friends, who can grow cold-sensitive varieties I can only dream of -- and who are getting second flushes on their rosebushes while ours are still setting up for their first.
stripping them bare. None of my neighbors have flowers in front of their homes either, except for hibiscus by their mailboxes by the street. Actually, I have pots in the back of my house and they do fine.

I have no idea what is doing this.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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stripping them bare. None of my neighbors have flowers in front of their homes either, except for hibiscus by their mailboxes by the street. Actually, I have pots in the back of my house and they do fine.

I have no idea what is doing this.
I have no luck with flowers. My vegies are in enriched raised beds. But for the most part my yard has sand that looks like nothing would grow in it. Inland there is some nice rich farm land but not near the coast.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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stripping them bare. None of my neighbors have flowers in front of their homes either, except for hibiscus by their mailboxes by the street. Actually, I have pots in the back of my house and they do fine.

I have no idea what is doing this.
The flowers are being eaten? If you're talking about roses, it could be Japanese beetles. That would be the likely culprit here in NJ.

Or are the flowers being snapped off? Then it's most likely human predators. People reach over our front fence and take roses from us all the time. At least one of our neighbors asked when she wanted cuttings, and I was happy to give them to her.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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I have no luck with flowers. My vegies are in enriched raised beds. But for the most part my yard has sand that looks like nothing would grow in it. Inland there is some nice rich farm land but not near the coast.
That's another reason why we have no intention of moving near the coast.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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Florida vegetation thrives in sandy soil. Palm trees, hibiscus, ixora, all the beautiful, colorful Florida plantation loves to have sandy feet.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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AGAIN, the "cost of living" here is SO MUCH BETTER than it was years ago, when people were moving here in droves. Let us recap AGAIN:

Taxes down
Home prices down (in some places, RIDICULOUSLY down, to 1990s levels)
Rents down
Interest Rates down
Gas prices down
Insurance prices down

What else is there that is so much cheaper elsewhere?

For many retirees, or soon to be retirees, especially, it's a good time to snap up a winter home, for example. For those with in-demand skills who can land professional jobs in Florida, it's a good time to put down roots. If you're a minimum wage type, however, good luck, cause you're going to need it as much here right now as anywhere else.

And by the way, Florida is not the worst when it comes to unemployment. NC, SC are way worse off, and even Georgia, home to the much exhalted "Manahattan of the South," Atlanta, is right on Florida's heels in terms of the unemployment rate. Yet, many on this board see the green grass in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, despite what people up there are saying.

In fact, the only places that seem to be doing alright include those states that nobody has historically been attracted to in large numbers, like South Dakota and Montana. Texas is doing well, and still has a construction boom. Let's see how long that's going to last.


Most of this appears to be fiction!
 
Old 05-19-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Most of this appears to be fiction!
Elaborate. If you can.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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looks like it was a hit and run post by jojan

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Elaborate. If you can.
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