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and the livin' is easy. Maybe. But whatever. It seems to have suddenly arrived, easy or not. It's been in the low 80s for a week or so and the forecast is for it to remain so for the foreseeable future. Lots of stuff is blooming, but there always is here--orchids, begonias, petrea, jatropha, on and on.

I just saw an interview with the guy that established the Honest T company. It raised a question for me--since tea is the dried leaf of a camellia species, I wonder if I'll be able to grow one in Oregon. I tried here a couple of times and couldn't, too warm. Might be fun to really do it.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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