Thursday, March 28, 2013

A nice Palm Sunday post

A little late for me to link to this pleasant post over at the Great Wall of Lutz... but we're still in the season:

One of the main things I missed when I lived in TN were palms. Interestingly, the temperature range of ancient Israel was probably pretty similar to that of central Florida. The Bible mentions figs, olives, pomegranates, palms, grapes, dates and other things that grew there... much like many of those plants do here. If it wasn't for our high humidity, we'd probably be pretty darn close in our plant selection.

I'd be throwing palm branches if Jesus rode down the road... I'll tell you that. I've only got pindo and queen palms in the yard... no coconuts or dates... but I'd certainly do what I could.


At March 28, 2013 at 10:43 PM , Blogger stevo_61 said...

I just planted an olive tree here in central Florida. It seems olives grow where citrus grows. (Italy, Spain, Southern California) We have had a tough winter where it is spring like for so long the plants start putting out new growth, then brutal freezes wipe out the new growth. Mulberries, blueberries and citrus have taken some hard hits. It looks like olive trees are good to about 16F so maybe this experiment has some promise.

At March 28, 2013 at 11:15 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

Boy... I feel you there. I had a little olive tree freeze to the ground two years ago. It's still not back to its previous height. I think they're better when they're bigger, though.

And one of my mulberry trees got 6' of growth whacked off the top of it, not to mention all the little berries it was trying to produce. I also lost a jujube.

This was a really tough winter. In my observation, it's not the cold... it's the hot/cold swings that really do the worst damage.

At March 28, 2013 at 11:26 PM , Blogger mrlespaulman said...

Have a great Easter, David! Keep up the great posts, I've learned quite a bit in the past week or two since I've found this place.

At March 28, 2013 at 11:30 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

Thank you.

I have way too much fun doing this blog - it's nice to have other folks enjoy it.

BTW, I've never owned a Les Paul... but I'm a big fan of the SG. I used to have an SG Junior - and I currently own a SG knock-off short scale bass... but one of these days... I'm totally going for broke and buying the full-on guitar.

At March 28, 2013 at 11:57 PM , Blogger mrlespaulman said...

Nice, I have a Epiphone Les Paul and an Agile LP knock-off (Great guitar, and freaking cheap as balls). I mainly switch between that Agile and my seven-string during recording sessions though--my poor old Epiphone really only sees action during the worship service at church now...


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