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Old 12-06-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Tonight was the annual local boat parade on the Intercoastal Waterway. 70 degrees and a good night for it. We took chairs, blankets, sandwiches drinks, glow sticks and necklaces. I'm home and tired in a nice way.

There were the usual iconic Christmas themes along with some lighted dolphins and flamingos. It is Florida after all.

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Well, it finally feels like winter here in Philly. I took in my potted tropical plants from the porch and brought them inside two days ago. I doubt my aralia is going to make it over the winter, and it's my favorite plant ... it looks like a 5 foot tall Japanese Bonsai tree because the woody trunk is all twisted and gnarled.
 
Old 12-09-2014, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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wonder if Longwood gardens would want it?

Or maybe even give you some advice on caring for it. Take a picture and do some asking when you go see their Christmas displays.
 
Old 12-09-2014, 05:23 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Oh, my, I so do love boat parades. Thanks j_j

Watching another noreaster crawl up the coast. Stay warm and safe, all.
 
Old 12-09-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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You're welcome! I hope the n'oreaster keeps most of the snow more north of you.
 
Old 12-09-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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We shall see. It's coming down steadily as snow now, forecasters are saying forties by Sunday, yay!
 
Old 12-09-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Sometimes it is said that seniors become "invisible" to others, perhaps in a psychological sense not worthy of attention or notice.

Well, in some communities it seems senior drivers have found a remedy for that invisibility: They drive on the wrong side of the road. That brings them a lot of attention and notice in the forum of honking horns, headlights flashed, middle fingers raised in salute, and swear words shouted at the top of lungs!
 
Old 12-09-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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The aralia plant I was describing is properly called Polyscias Balfouriana 'Mangkokan' ... it looks like a small tree, about 5 feet tall, planted in a large glazed Chinese pot, with green round leaves the size of large silver dollars.

It's already started dropping leaves since I moved it inside. Unfortunately my house is rather dark inside partially because of the porch and also the leaded stained glass windows ... it's a 120 year old Victorian. The other problem is now that furnace is on and the house is heated I suspect the plant craves more humidity, so I'll start misting it.

In other news a stray neighborhood cat - an orange female - has been hanging around. She's very friendly and likes to be petted. Now I find myself buying cat food and feeding her on the porch. Can't let her in because Professor Robert is very allergic to cat dander. I suspect she's owned by a neighbor because she looks very healthy, clean and well fed - which begs the question: who would let their cat outside to roam around the streets of a big city with cars, buses, trolleys, etc.?
 
Old 12-09-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Clark, try getting a warm mist vaporizer and letting it steam near the plant. I've had better success with that than just misting. The mist evaporates in a very short time. Another thing I have done is plastic wrap (even Saran Wrap) over it along with the vaporizer. With smaller plants you can put them into an aquarium but this plant is so big. A challenge!
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