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Old 02-22-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Clark, do you mean this Camellia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or do you mean another species? I had to look it up. This is what I saw in Florida and it says new varieties have been developed that can grow further north. Maybe what you meant was a different species though, like tea, since you said it was a medicinal garden. It's interesting. The whole idea of a medicinal garden is interesting, in fact.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Medicinal garden......cannabis anyone? Seriously, the thought of anything blooming is ridiculous here, still a foot of snow on the ground. Snowbanks ten feet high.

Umbria, you'd better start cleaning some more, high of 14F forecast for Friday, blech.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Yes, I meant Camellia ... and many varieties such as the Camellia Sasanqua grow and blossom out of doors here in Philly.

Philly ... believe it or not ... is considered the northernmost point of the "Sub-Tropics." (And we had over 30 inches of snow this winter!). Look it up on Wikipedia. Bamboo also grows here. We are too far south for most birch trees. In my part of town the Hardiness Zone is on the cusp of 7B-8A. So yes, many types of camellias grow here, but not the beautiful showy types called Japonicas which do better in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and northern Florida. Interestingly if I take a drive of just 20 or 25 miles north and west of here - to Valley Forge, for example - the altitude affects the climate and it's always a few degrees colder and they they get a few more inches of show here. The Poconos, about 75 miles north of here are a completely different climate zone altogether.

The temperature is going to drop on Tuesday back into the mid 30's and we might have snow flurries, so it's not spring yet.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Yes, I meant Camellia ... and many varieties such as the Camellia Sasanqua grow and blossom out of doors here in Philly.

Philly ... believe it or not ... is considered the northernmost point of the "Sub-Tropics." (And we had over 30 inches of snow this winter!). Look it up on Wikipedia. Bamboo also grows here. We are too far south for most birch trees. In my part of town the Hardiness Zone is on the cusp of 7B-8A. So yes, many types of camellias grow here, but not the beautiful showy types called Japonicas which do better in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and northern Florida. Interestingly if I take a drive of just 20 or 25 miles north and west of here - to Valley Forge, for example - the altitude affects the climate and it's always a few degrees colder and they they get a few more inches of show here. The Poconos, about 75 miles north of here are a completely different climate zone altogether.

The temperature is going to drop on Tuesday back into the mid 30's and we might have snow flurries, so it's not spring yet.
Thanks, yes it must have been the Japonicas that were so beautiful in northern FL. Oh well, can't have everything. I couldn't live in a place that didn't have lilacs and if you get too far south, that's out.

I'll have to remember that, sub-tropical Philly. The thought might be warming to you when the weather gets back to the usual for this crazy winter.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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*yawn* waiting for the rain delay at Daytona to end..........OTOH Every Which Way But Loose is on

Highs in the teens after Wednesday, no reprieve yet.....waaaaahhhhhh
 
Old 02-23-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Not to change the subject, but I've been wondering a lot about several longtime frequent posters who seem to have disappeared. Those who come readily to mind are Catknapp, Caladium and Curmudgeon. Anyone know if they're okay?
 
Old 02-23-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Stephenville, Texas
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A sunny 54 degrees~!!! Everyone and their brother and sister were at Home Depot just now, with the fragrance of hot dogs from the vendor wafting through the lot. The snow is melting so fast my roof is nearly clear, the water is dripping like mad through the gutters, and the sump pump came on. I can see the blacktop of my driveway.

Escort, loved the sound of your long trip. We may head to the Virginia Blue Ridge Mtns this spring, where we once thought we'd move. Nothing like that mountain air in springtime.
The Blue Ridge Mtns of VA/TN is calling my name as well. I think that would be an ideal place to retire, though that will be a few years down the road. I'm so glad you're warming up there! We had some winter weather here in Texas this year, unusually cold for us. But I think Spring is soon on the way! I am ready for our Bluebonnets to bloom...they are so beautiful.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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*yawn* waiting for the rain delay at Daytona to end..........OTOH Every Which Way But Loose is on

Highs in the teens after Wednesday, no reprieve yet.....waaaaahhhhhh
Too bad - it's a balmy 70F here - sunny - ocean breeze

Just dreamin~~~
 
Old 02-23-2014, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Not to change the subject, but I've been wondering a lot about several longtime frequent posters who seem to have disappeared. Those who come readily to mind are Catknapp, Caladium and Curmudgeon. Anyone know if they're okay?
Caladium still posts on other threads.

I wondered about the others also. Tek Freek also disappeared, Maybe his remodeling was too much or his wife didn't like it (dum de dum).
 
Old 02-23-2014, 05:49 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Not to change the subject, but I've been wondering a lot about several longtime frequent posters who seem to have disappeared. Those who come readily to mind are Catknapp, Caladium and Curmudgeon. Anyone know if they're okay?
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Caladium still posts on other threads.

I wondered about the others also. Tek Freek also disappeared, Maybe his remodeling was too much or his wife didn't like it (dum de dum).
Curm and Caladium seem to be alive and well, I don't recall ever reading posts from Catknapp so I dunno.
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