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  2. south mediterranean Coco Nucifera

    If there is a will, there is a way.
  3. south mediterranean Coco Nucifera

    Your climate looks very similar to Perth in Western Australia. Coconuts do not grow naturally in Perth, although with a bit of human intervention ( ie a lot of effort ) they will survive. There is a thread on here somewhere about whats needed to successfully grow one in a Mediterranean climate.
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  5. Could climate change be good?

    Scientist have to be VERY careful when it comes to artificially fix the climate. A small change could cause a big negative impact.   
  6. Eucalyptus/Corymbia woes

    Good advice, thanks! I'll be keeping an eye on the status of the tiny new leaf at the apex of the cutting as one gauge of success.
  7. The latest "twist" to my favorite is this one which is flushing a second flush of the season.  Its still small so who knows how it will develop as it goes from this young adolescent state?  Encephalartos (arenarius x horridus) x latifrons
  8. Hey, sometimes the "impossible" happens... Regards from Southern California!    
  9. Very nice looking, but I can imagine it's a real challenge to work around.  Reminiscent of one of my larger Puya species.  I don't see many Hechtia's available at retailers here in Southern California compared to the abundance of Dyckia species.  I'm glad I picked up my Hechtia glauca when I did, as I haven't come across them in a retail setting since.
  10. Hello,     I was hoping that somebody on the this forum could help me find these two ficus or guide me in the right direction?              F. austrocaledonica and F. habrophylla. Thanks in advance.
  11.  Im listening but you arent however your imposing your opinion. We shall see whos right when that palm survives and the others along with it
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  13. Play Pick Three!

    Well, (harrumph!) I do believe in compromise So plant all three!
  14. I remember seeing a Coconut palm years ago in the Al Arish, Egypt on the Mediterranean coast in the Sinai. It did not look good but it was alive. Probably your coconut will survive but not look like a coconut grown in the tropics. It is worth a try. 
  15. rainbow eucalyptus

    I have only a few left. most are now sold. get them while they last.
  16. rainbow eucalyptus

    for sure Steve..gonna populate the world with  on guy took 30 of them. cray cray
  17. rainbow eucalyptus

    thanks buddy
  18. New project down in Miami

    They love loads of water so never let them dry out.   Regards Neil
  19. Eucalyptus/Corymbia woes

    Looks good, and good sized as well.  I myself would trim the leaves ( roughly by half. Supposed to reduce stress / shock. They'll likely be shed anyway. I do this w/ Plumeria cuts as well ) Keep it warm, ( on a heating pad if necessary), and dry-ish.  Has behaved like some of my Bursera when i tried in the past, too wet / cool and the cuttings i attempted at the time rotted.  Crossed fingers...
  20. Pinanga kontumensis

    Meg I would suggest you try some of the Vietnam species. They grow (mostly) in forest which is seasonally dry and cool and I have found them much more tolerant to conditions for me in Brisbane. Baviensis grows up into China I believe and annamensis is widespread. I saw it in most areas this trip. Chilling in Hanoi for the next few days and I feel the urge for Bia hoi this afternoon Steve
  21. Welcome to Palm Talk! Roystoneas are a LOT to love. That first picture is a better installation than the second.  Below is a pic of my biggest Roystonea regia, with my house and helpful handy-dude for scale. Planted as a baby in October of 2004. (Palm, not dude.) A few things: They’re thirsty but do well in the desert if you water enough (a lot). The leaves on the plant pictured weigh 50 pounds each when they fall. The first pic in your post is better because when it gets big the leaves won’t fall on someone’s car or head. They'll get big in the desert, too. I recall a specimen on Route 111 back in the late 1990s that was the size of the plant below, more or less. Give space!  
  22. The squirrels took my palm (nuts)!

    Shouldn't it be: "The squirrels took my (palm) nuts" ? It might elicit more sympathy...
  23. California fan palm germination

    Nice palm! How did you germinate them? Just throw them in some dirt? Use a heating mat? 
  24. The squirrels took my palm (nuts)!

    So they were planting a palm garden! Funny situation you are in here. 
  25. Could climate change be good?

    Here's the thing regarding the positives and negatives of potential Climate change.. On one hand, yes, shifts in growing zones will ( and appear to be currently) allow the cultivation of more or newer crops in places where X crop is either considered marginal or more of a challenge. Think about the up and coming cultivation of Coffee in portions of Southern CA. / Shifting of the *Bread Basket* / cultivation of stone fruits in the Plains states.  While such places benefit, areas like southwestern AZ / Imperial Valley in CA. where a lot of winter crops are grown, may loose out as winters stay and/or grow warmer. The Central Valley in California is also quite vulnerable as well..   While smart planning and diversification of ...or investigating / investing in new crops may help farmers adjust to the changes, the big question may come down to availability of resources such water..  Will we, by the time such an issue becomes significant, be addressing it, via innovative solutions such as Desal,  ...or will we continuing to be fighting tooth and nail about who gets what..  In places like Phoenix, where summer heat is already excessive, will cities invest in things which will mitigate any potential / continuation of an upward trend, or ignore the obvious / not initiate projects that will help.. Personally, we should be planting boat loads of trees.. and "greening" the desert instead of ripping everything out when new projects are given the green light..  Tucson has been out-pacing Phoenix with such thinking, even regarding how they construct ( or adjust existing ) street medians / sidewalks so that they will collect / distribute runoff.. instead of allowing most of it to run off into local waterways where it can have more negative impacts than positive ones..  As far as how shifts might effect the local flora / fauna: Obviously, there have and will be changes in distribution patterns.. Some things will shift north in latitude, or up in altitude to pioneer a certain degree of new territory. Anything introduced may continue colonizing where ever it is currently enjoying new turf . This has always happened.. Native people may have helped Saguaros expand their territory here in AZ.    The problem comes down to how quickly the currently "Native" things in an area can adjust to a much quicker pace of changing habitat / preferred climate than is assumed to have occurred in the past.. and what degree of complementing or competition introduced critters bring to the table.. will people allow critters moving north to populate new or previously inhabited territory / fill evacuated niches or respond with  miss-guided fear and un-acceptance and try to thwart mother nature's progress..   On the other hand, there are things that have a "Goldie locks" type of climate / habitat preference that may not be able to migrate, or migrate fast enough.. and may disappear entirely, especially in an era of far separated / much more segmented places to move to.. Again, will people help bridge potential gaps, or sit back on the couch and say things like " Aw shucks, that's too bad X animal / plant is now extinct" Then there are the potential effects on us humans.. and the way we choose to exist day to day..  I could go on and on but there really is no point to do so, most minds are clued in.. Honestly, while i get that you can't just suddenly stop utilizing all the things that have played a part in " loading the climate dice", so to say, i'll back any intelligent minded initiative that positively benefits the environment, and everything in it over wayy out dated, dinosaur-age ways of doing things / thinking.. No one will convince me that we don't  have the means to balance things out in a way that benefits all, not just a select / selected few.    My ideal world would be a perpetual monsoonal climate.. with more Oxygen.. Mild n' mostly dry in the winter, ( Highs 65 / 75F, Lows no lower than 40F below the Arctic Circle)  Plenty of rain and clouds, with highs no higher than the mid- 80s, lows in the 60s /70s all summer.. none of this dry and 105-120+ from May- October, with less than 10" of rain, all year nonsense..  If only... Fyi, article i saw today, written by Pat Michaels: "The most amazing greening on earth"  worth a read.. -Nathan
  26. New project down in Miami

    Thanks for the advice, at which temperatures should I start protecting them. 
  27. My Pennsylvania Palm

     Interesting. I never knew that why parts of Ontario are called the Carolinian zone for that reason.    They should try planting quercus virginiana and sabal minor for the Eastern NC look 
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