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Old 08-28-2013, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Looks like a glorified windmill palm to me.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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That picture signifies everything I dislike, look at all that beautiful temperate vegetation ruined by that one palm tree.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:02 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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That picture signifies everything I dislike, look at all that beautiful temperate vegetation ruined by that one palm tree.
Do these look out of place to you?

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Do these look out of place to you?
These don't, but there's plenty of subtropical flora around those palms. That is a beautiful picture, btw , is that the Mediterranean Coast of France?
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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That picture signifies everything I dislike, look at all that beautiful temperate vegetation ruined by that one palm tree.
Judging by the palm and the Pampas grass, it could be the other vegetation most out of it's usual climate range.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:10 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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These don't, but there's plenty of subtropical flora around those palms. That is a beautiful picture, btw , is that the Mediterranean Coast of France?
It's Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall at 50N.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Do these look out of place to you?
Looks fine there, but if you went back a bit you'd probably get sight of the sparse rolling hills that typify the English landscape.. even the Scilly Isles.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Looks fine there, but if you went back a bit you'd probably get sight of the sparse rolling hills that typify the English landscape.. even the Scilly Isles.
Sparse hills would probably indicate what the climate was at one time, not what it is now.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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It's Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall at 50N.
Well, isn't it in an "exotic" botanical park?

I guess it should be from there:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/61/20...f09e0b34_b.jpg


I do not think that our "palm haters" would think they fit well in this beattiful very oceanic-looking place.


I guess that what might seem "out of place" for som people with many palms we used to see in mediterranean, arid or semi-arid places is to see them in very "green" areas, even if the mild low temperatures fit to them very well actually.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Well, isn't it in an "exotic" botanical park?

I guess it should be from there:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/61/20...f09e0b34_b.jpg


I do not think that our "palm haters" would think they fit well in this beattiful very oceanic-looking place.


I guess that what might seem "out of place" for som people with many palms we used to see in mediterranean, arid or semi-arid places is to see them in very "green" areas, even if the mild low temperatures fit to them very well actually.
The south of France would look like that in winter though, wouldn't it? I don't mean architecture or landscape, but the green grass and deciduous trees would be reasonably common during a Mediterranean winter, I would have thought.

I think the Scilly botanical gardens could look a lot more like Mediterranean France, if the owners so wished.
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