Your Town has Its Palm Tree Warmers Up Too, Right?

By: Adrienne Andreae

The other day I noticed something strange in Hector House Plaza across from the courthouse. All of the palm trees wore leg warmers. Or at least that’s what this child of the 1980s discerned them to be. Boaters might call them Palm coozies. (All boaters love three things: boats, open water, and coozies.) I know boaters who have coozies for their box wine. Why not coozies for palm trees?

I’m sticking with trunk warmers. It’s cold out there for a palm tree. Our mornings have been in the low 50s and while highs hit 65-75, our poor palm trees are like the rest of the full-timers around here: chilly. They need their  trunks covered up.

I guess.

Do Palm Trees Really Need Trunk Warmers?

After investigating further, I noticed it wasn’t only the palms. Decorative yarn blanketed the benches and a bike. Bikes don’t get cold. I don’t care how long they’ve been down here. Like you, I had many questions about what exactly happened in Hector House Plaza? The only thing I understood is that it was impossible to stand there now without smiling.

More Proof that Punta Gorda Should Start All Trends

In the past few years, I’ve seen a hunk of horrible trends hit the internet. Usually these trends involve teenagers ingesting household goods they were told not to touch as toddlers. I, like you, have wondered why human beings can’t come up with better, oddball trends.

Then, I emailed Norma Angus, who the PGI Civic Association lists as the contact for their knitting club. She told me that she is part of a group called In Stitches. What you’re looking at are not trunk warmers or coozies. The whole project is something called Yarn Bombing. And I for one, vote for it as the next trend to hit the nation. Every town should follow In Stitches lead and yarn bomb a plaza, park, or square. It would be the best trend the internet has ever seen. And when they ask, it all started here in Punta Gorda.

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If you’re interested in all things yarn, you can find out more about In Stitches on the PGI Civic association’s club page by clicking here.

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