By popular request http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/523848/
Welcome to the Florida forum!
I'm the first!!!!!...to thank our wonderful Dave!!
Darn, you beat me Pati.
Thanks again Dave and welcome everyone.
I'm third out of the gate...Welcome to all....Thanks Dave.
And here I thought my request totally fell on deaf ears and y'all were just ignoring me.
It's about time those Floridians quit hogging the Dave's Garden Forum. lol
*ducks and runs back to the other corner of the continent*
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Watch it Donna or we'll all huff and puff and blow the next hurricane your way!
I actually had to go to work today so I am tardy in my thank yous.
Thank you Dave, we love it!!!
Great! I've been wanting a Florida Gardening forum, too.
Thanks Dave, I'm sure this will be an interesting forum.
Looks like ya'll are gonna have to start sending emails out to all the people who live in FL so you can get this Forum rolling!!!
I would send them for you but I'm busy, busy, busy!!
I sent emails to about the first half of the Florida subscribers so far.
Will get to the others as time allows.
I'm here, too, -- and "hello" to all FL gardeners. Now make it stop raining.
No kidding. My plants are drowning up here is St. Pete
OK - I'm in! I've been bored watching some of the other, mostly temperate, forums.
Thanks Dave... I was just thinking last week about how great it would be to have a Florida forum...
Thanks, Dave. We are of our own peculiar sort down here in the swamps and need this forum to speak our language freely.
budgielover - way to go!!!
Now I want you all to get together and see what invasives you can send North, where they will just be ANNUALS. lol lol lol
Proud for you.
Thanks Dave and Hi all, I am so happy to be here!!!
Another Group another Half Hour of Reading a Day!! Yeah!! And I will learn something here!!!
Thanks for the invite budgielover. Not much of a gardner, but do spend time reading. Claim to fame is an Australian Tree Fern we've been growing for 10 years here is Zephyrhills.
This afternoon MollyMc (Molly) & Happy_1 (Nancy) & I (Art) had a little GT at my place. They told me about this forum. I am happy to join all of you Florida gardeners at this most welcome place. I thank Dave for creating this place for us Floridians.
Hi there everyone!
Welcome to the forum Art. You are in great company!
Would like to see a photo of your Australian tree fern...Been intrigued by them since seeing one on a Sat. garden show (tv).
Me too, melm. I love ferns and the Australian Tree Fern is one I'm yearning for.
I'm also growing an Australian Tree Fern in my garden in Jax. It survived temps as low as 28 F on a few nights this past winter. I had covered it with plastic (mostly some old shower curtains) on the coldest nights. I've had it only about 1 year, but it is growing nicely for me.
There is an Australian Tree Fern at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd that I saw when attending their free Sunday night chamber orchestra concerts once a month for the past two months. That tree fern is about 8 ft high with a frond span of about 6 ft. Very impressive! I'm not sure how old it is. The gardeners at the church split up the courtyard into several little "territories" and each gardener takes responsibility for their own section for selecting and maintaing the plants. The area where the tree fern is located is very obviously tended by a master gardener. The plants are all landscaped wonderfully and includes some unusual plants, among them being White Flowering Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis 'alba') which I didn't know existed until I saw it there! With the rector's permission (unlicensed pilfering and bending my 'scruples' at the church might result in some bad karma), I pinched off some flowering tips of the White Firecracker and brought them home to root. Thus far, they are hanging in there and it looks like I may have this odd variety as yet another specimen to add to my own little version of a "botanical garden."