True story. I remember once way in the distant past. I was but a mere child watching tv. Late 50's perhaps early 60's. I was watching an episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" I do not remember the details of the story except that it was supposed to be set in Boston. One scene depicted the characters driving along in a convertible. As they drove they were on a tree lined street, the trees were all palms. This fact jumped out at me and has stuck with me for all these years. Even as a kid I recognised the fact that palm trees did not grow in Boston.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
Some people always can spot those goofs in almost every movie. I'm not of 'em. Only a couple ot times; once, in one of the Dirty Harry flicks, I saw the reflection of the guy filming the scene with a big camera with Panaflex written on it in the window of the vehicle that was the center of attention and the other were "funny looking clouds" (actually contrails from an aircraft in the sky above a scene in a western set in the 1870's).
I don't see why palm trees wouldn't grow in Boston.
NW Oregon has a fairly brutal winters, with temperatures getting into the lower teens overnight occassionally, and my palm tree just smiles and keeps on growing!
I think a Windmill palm would be ok in Boston. It grows 15-20 tall, with an 8-foot crown, and will tolerate temperatures down to +10 degrees. If it gets below +20 degrees though, I wrap the trunk in bubblewrap, and secure it with clothes pins. But I don't baby it too much -- when the overnight temps are back above +20 degrees, it goes naked again!
Would be fun to see Harvard Square wrapped in palm trees!
Re: Trip..........Boston did have palm trees once!!
Palm trees in Boston -- pretty funny . It's next to impossible to make a movie without mistakes -- too many details (sort of like lying in real life). Take a look at moviemistakes.com.
I remember a TV movie about the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center (not 9/11 ... the 1993 bombing), which was shot in the Northwest and did a remarkable job of faking lower Manhattan, except for the snowcapped mountains of New Jersey in the distance ......