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Old 08-29-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: York
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Having spent a week in Jersey recently, I can tell you it feels and looks different to Oceanic England. Palm trees and tropical looking plants everywhere. You just don't really see it like that in England.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Having spent a week in Jersey recently, I can tell you it feels and looks different to Oceanic England. Palm trees and tropical looking plants everywhere. You just don't really see it like that in England.
Maybe so in the bulk of England but certainly on the south coast you do see similar plants everywhere. Here in Portsmouth, and Southsea more especially, palms & other exotic plants are common. It isn't unusual to see a CIDP in somones garden or even a large Oleander. Things like Yucca elephantipes are common garden plants here too. I think seaside resorts do tend to have more in the way of exotic plants, but down here the climate is better for so many different types...
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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^^ Meh, I find it awkward when I see a Maple Tree in Florida as well, just seems out of whack. (Believe it or not, even in the Miami area, there are small Maples growing there, they even change color in the fall and go bare in the winter)
I know there are what make me want to puke. I hate temperate plants in the sub tropics
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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We left FL over 10 years ago and actually miss the darn things. I especially miss the friendship palms. I hated them while living there though. I wanted trees with changing with the seasons instead. I have had that now for the past several years and miss the darn palms.

Funny.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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Default LOL! I finally met someone like me!!!

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I guess after living in FL so long....I'm just tired of them. I find them quite boring and ugly to be frank. I especially find it disappointing when I go out of state (like Atlanta or DC) and see a palm tree completely ruins the feel IMO.
And I have never lived in FL or any topical locale except visiting.

I like "regular" trees I think that my dislike of palm trees must be from a past life, though. It seems rather irrational. Although I don't think they look nice.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:06 PM
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Location: Saint Paul, MN
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^^ Meh, I find it awkward when I see a Maple Tree in Florida as well, just seems out of whack. (Believe it or not, even in the Miami area, there are small Maples growing there, they even change color in the fall and go bare in the winter)

Where in Miami is this? :O I want my own tree to change colour in Fall.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Rome
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Palms trees are fine only in their natural habitat.
In Europe they look incongruous at best (around the Med), ridiculous at worst (north of the Med basin).
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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Palms out of place=bad, BUT many of you seem to not understand what is "out of place" for a palm tree.

Certain palm trees (needle, cabbage palms) are COMPLETELY native to the southeast coastal plain as far north as North Carolina and they thrive there.

Planting trees in the piedmont (inland south, Atlanta) is unnatural.

I happen to love the look of an old, lofty palm tree that hasn't been trimmed and has the cascading "fur coat" around it's trunk. People who trim the fur coat are finicky fools, the palm in it's natural state looks most majestic and is prime habitat for birds and insects.

Palm haters get your facts straight first.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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I love Palm Trees, in places where they can naturally grow to be fine specimens. But I don't care a great deal for the scrubs that we get here in the west of Scotland:



They always look as if they're barely just hanging on to life.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I love Palm Trees, in places where they can naturally grow to be fine specimens. But I don't care a great deal for the scrubs that we get here in the west of Scotland:



They always look as if they're barely just hanging on to life.
those are joshua trees
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