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  2. Holy ..Golden mesquite?!?

    If I had to guess the species my first thought is a nitrogen starved Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa. You don't see this mesquite much around these parts except along the freeway where the cattle from Texas are being transported to feed lots here in Arizona, and their manure is the main culprit (or vector). My second guess would be an almost pure strain of the true Chilean: Prosopis chilensis. The second photo in this link looks very close. Good find Nathan. I look forward to your follow up photos. Hi 81°, Lo 53°
  3. Lemurophoenix new sps.

    Well, there has been "some" progress on this thread subject though...
  4. Today
  5. So for Palm Sunday you have provided your priest with some nice fronds, it looks like you are preparing to give him hearts of palm for Easter. Back to the Copernicia's they look great Matty!  You have set a high bar for others growing these two species in So California.  I'm sure that after seeing yours some more folks may be tempted to give the a shot here.
  6. ^^ I hear you Tracy, forgot to get pictures last summer when the Triangle Cactus ( Acanthocereus tetrogonus) out front flowered. The "other" Queen of the Night, Peniocereus greggii still has another year before I should expect flowers   ..After dark of course.
  7. My wife won't pull a weed anywhere near it; she reminds me that is my responsibility.  Safety glasses are highly recommended when reaching into the deep area between the E nat x horridus and the Puya, which is the favorite place for weeds to sprout.  Someday I will probably extract the Puya and put it in a large pot but I'm waiting for it to bloom.  I'm well into year 8 now and still waiting patiently for this species to bloom, and I'm not sure which one it is.  I only know which species I can eliminate because I'm growing them and they have bloomed for me.  I digress though... this is about the E nat horridus, not the Puya.  I wouldn't hesitate to get one of these hybrids if I didn't already have one, as I love the clean shape without suckers, and they are fast.
  8. I forgot to add, staying on topic, the robusta grew 3-4 feet of trunk after the haircut..
  9. Nice Matt. I also did a bit of pruning myself. For us mackerel snappers, tomorrow is Palm Sunday and I took advantage of the haircut I gave, yes, I gave to the robusta and donated the leaves to my parish priest. No, I'm not worried. In three months time, the leaves will grow ad nauseaum.  Yesterday: free pic hosting sites   Today
  10. I'll have to look at the flower when it blooms to assess.  It very well could be E oxypetalum, but I just am not that knowledgeable about the genus to answer.  While I know it has bloomed since I have had it, I can't recall what it looked like or if I have photos, but this summer I will be diligent about getting out to snap a few at night... that's why I have a flash is for things like this. 
  11. Attempt #2! Here’s the link too:
  12. I remember these palms in an older post. I have cut and pasted this photo from September 2014 for comparison.   Really nicely grown MattyB!!!!
  13. Ceroxylon quindiuense

    Welcome to Palmtalk.  There is a fantastic specimen at the botanic gardens in New Plymouth that has seen snow!  Should do well in Welly but are extremely hard to find and to my bitter experience often mis-labelled, even as seed.  Where did you order the seeds from?  cheers Richard
  14. Here is proof windmill palms can survive the winter on Long Island

    this is a cool idea, seems like the perfect way to protect my cold sensitives theoretically.
  15. The BizMarkie:

    afew of the ones near the howard frankland off Reo st are recovering
  16. Wow!!! Amazing..thanks DD!
  17. - 10:55AM - 10:57AM - The parade continued on through the sales area and down the main road towards the back of the nursery. I took off in pursuit wanting to see which plants were part of the large order. I followed along and took position on a landscape boulder (A) to try and photograph the entire order as it passed by, getting most of it. We were nearing the end of the landscape plant section. Cutting through the second shadehouse, (B) I met up with Travis and his crew as they reached the side-entrance. They had to raise the door as far as it could go and lay some of the plants down to get the trailers inside. - 10:58AM - 11:00AM - The procession came to a halt just as the last trailer squeezed through the door, then the off-loading began in rapid fashion as everyone was needed back in the sales area, asap. A content & happy, but rather slow growing 7 gal. Basselinia pancheri gets carried off the first trailer and (A) placed on the sidewalk by a 7 gal. Dypsis prestoniana. The procedure continued from one trailer to the next. A 7 gal. Licuala poonsakii var. 'Ratee', one of the few in cultivation, marked the end of the first trailer load (B) as it's lowered to the ground. The second trailer (C) held many of the smaller plants, including a blurry 3 gal. Areca triandra, getting passed off in a hurry... - 11:00AM - 11:01AM - The smaller plants gave way to some of the larger, three gallon-sized material. This included a 3 gal. Loxococcus rupicola (A), a 3 gal. Bentinckia condapanna and a 3 gal. Beccariophoenix fenestralis (B). A 7 gal. Heterospathe brevicaulis gets carried off (C) near the end of the second trailer... - 11:01AM - 11:03AM - The third trailer (A) held some of the larger material including a 15 gal. Licuala cabalionii, near the left corner. Within a few minutes, the entire order was unloaded and placed in its temporary holding spot, waiting for specialized transport. It was quite the assortment. The order included a few duplicates, but the essence of increasing one's collection was evident, as numerous species were represented spanning many genera. Ryan
  18. The seeds of Doom are like Zombies, they keep coming 
  19. Pritchardia Munroi ForSale

    Mine does fine in full sun too, 4 miles inland...
  20. Some more pics. Adult on Elliott Key Close up of crown of very old tree 90's image of the same very tall individual, probably the tallest on the whole island.
  21. The BizMarkie:

    I may have misspoken about that microclimate. I drove through today and the coconut at the Westin is looking rough. It should live but there's not much green on it right now.  
  22. Ceroxylon quindiuense

    Hey Guys. I know this is an old thread. How are those Ceroxylon parvifrons's  of yours doing? It would be good to see some updated pictures. I have just ordered 5 seeds and hoping to receive them soon. I am in New Zealand (Wellington), so hoping they will do OK down here. Any tips on germination? 
  23. Here's a shot of part of the Guada La Habra Death Camp.
  24. Blue Phoenix Theophrasti forsale

  25. Nicely trimmed indeed!  To my amateur eyes those 2 look like the same palm - is the alba on the right?  I'm assuming that you planted them at the same time and roughly the same size.  I hope my alba looks like that some day! Jon
  26. Coccothrinax scoparia

    Yes there are. Sorry for the late response.
  27. 2018 Florida Freeze

    Yep, I was just surprised it didn't push a little further inland than that. I've passed through on 75 plenty of times and it still looks tropical there but Wunderground showed it was significantly colder.
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