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RE: Weekend

So Jim- do you think it was due to temperature drastic changes that made all
your plants bloom? Or was it the water?


> We got 4-5 inches of rain from Arlene, some gusty winds [knocked over a
> banana tree], and not much else. Since it passed, the orange jasmine
> have all burst into bloom again and the newest mango, Carrie, has
> flushed with new growth. Carrie has now been in the ground for 4 or 5
> weeks and this is the first sign she has made that she is adapting, so
> we're happy about that. Also noticed that the Barbados cherry, which
> bloomed spectacularly about a month ago, is blooming anew.
> I did manage to get some major weed-eating done yesterday and today
> before it got really hot. Today was the "Butterfly & Herb Fair" at the
> University of South Florida, but we couldn't generate enough sustained
> interest to go, although the university's plant sales are always fun
> and informative.
> Still have a lot of stuff I want to get planted before the rainy season
> gets much older--fig trees, cherimoya, brugmansia, Turk's cap. Maybe
> this week.
> Right now it looks like we're going to have a thundershower.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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