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Old 11-19-2011, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have not posted for a while; been swamped (haven’t we all). If you are looking for corms please contact Kat aka “Dreamofthetropics”. If you are ever in Tampa I will gladly share pups that I have available..but no longer have the time to ship.

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This is the “Nickel Tour of a “Section” of our Garden. I tried to focus on the bananas (as that is what many of us are most interested in). We also grow Avocados, Mangos, Carambola and many other tropical fruits.



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Old 11-19-2011, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The jungle is looking awesome and your rockin the fruit this year!
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome Video of the naners and your jungle. Love the Papaya shot. I'm growing a solo this year will see how that grows... Thanks for sharing. Great job!

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Old 11-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very nice! I wish I had that much space in my yard!
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Looking really great! I haven't had time to post either. With our new aquisition of over 600 gingers its been hectic trying to find room! Everything is coming along wonderfully here. We did already have one freeze (last friday) which I covered about half of the bananas. The ones I didn't cover got hit (I'll have to try and take some photos or do a video here shortly) I miss seeing you guys we were coming down like once a month and now it feels like its been forever! How is Sam doing? We really enjoyed watching the video (Jackie watched it with me) Thank you so much for posting it!

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This is the “Nickel Tour of a “Section” of our Garden. I tried to focus on the bananas (as that is what many of us are most interested in). We also grow Avocados, Mangos, Carambola and many other tropical fruits.



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More like to $50 tour. It all looks great. Hope to get a chance to meet you on one of our trips to Clearewater. It looks like you have no need for a lawn mower. Thanks
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Thanks for the video. Really enjoyed it. One day (when my place is a bit more presentable) I'd like to shoot some video. Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Chris, DUDE, what an amazing place you have going on down there!!! Can't wait to make it to your little slice of paradise in the near future! Hopefully, we can drop in this coming summer as we are currently working on staying down in your neck of the woods... Hope you and yours are doing well!!!
Come load up...you both have an open invite!! We enjoy visits from the members. Randy your yard is every bit as amazing as well!!


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Chris, DUDE, what an amazing place you have going on down there!!! Can't wait to make it to your little slice of paradise in the near future! Hopefully, we can drop in this coming summer as we are currently working on staying down in your neck of the woods... Hope you and yours are doing well!!!
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Enjoyed the tour. I am jealous because here in Kentucky I have to dig up and overwinter most things in my small greenhouse. I would be in heaven just wandering around in your garden all day.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks, Chris, very impressive papaya and lot of nice things. Is your lychee pretty young or does it just not do well for you (since it's still small)? I've got one here and it's taken the past 3 winters pretty well.
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Wow, amazing garden!! Everything is edible and it looks so tropical! Those Papayas are very impressive. If I had a climate like yours, I would envision my yard having lots of tropical edibles (Like the sugar apples, tamarind, and of couse bananas!). It must be great living so close to the tropics (and having a yard that is the tropics!)
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I like that one, Females flowers Male flowers, then female flowers again and rest male. Iv never seen or heard of that before. Very cool
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I like that one, Females flowers Male flowers, then female flowers again and rest male. Iv never seen or heard of that before. Very cool
Thanks..very odd....all three racemes did the same thing. A pup from the same plant growing 20 feet away had a normal raceme..go figure??
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Excellent harvest Rmplmnz! My congratulations, thanks for beautiful pictures!
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Great job with the place. Enjoyed the video.
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Hello Chris,

Your property looks great. Just the way I like it. Jungle! Thanks so much for sharing! I havent posted in a while either as our move to Hawaii is now seven months away and we have so much to do with getting our Santa Barbara house ready to rent. We just got the shipping quote today. It will be here before I know it.
I am planning on taking 200 varieties of bromeliads to Hawaii. I know, I am F-ing crazy. They are rare and I don't want to have to start over. I will come back for some banana plants I can't buy there as well. They are all going legally with a permit. I hope to post a video before I leave.

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Awesome plants and video Chris!!!! Thanks for showing us!
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Love your yard and hope I get a chance to see it one day. Just starting growing nanas this year and am hoping for the best. So far so good.

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