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#1 PALM MOD

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:44 PM

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#2 Mike4284m

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:58 PM

I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone that has had a negative experience with Jeff. I've been going to his sales for a couple years now and couldn't be happier with everything that I've purchased.
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#3 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:15 PM

Having met Jeff in person several times, his love of palms and exotic plants is infectious. Always large, well grown plants at great prices. An asset to the field! Life would be great if all the growers worked like Jeff did!
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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

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#4 tikitiki

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:50 PM

I have bought dozens of palms from Jeff. I have never had anything but a perfect experience in doing so. I actually felt bad when I could not make the trip to his last sale.
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#5 Neofolis

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:51 PM

Jeff is a great asset to the palm community. His love of palms and of what he does for a living is evident from his posts here and from the quality of his merchandise. Every grower in Florida should pay him a visit at least once. I would happily recommend Jeff and his plants to anyone. He's just really lucky that I don't live in Florida, otherwise he'd get really fed up with seeing me all the time.
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#6 cfkingfish

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:59 PM

Jeff is probably the best source of larger rare palms in the United States. His prices are more than fair and his passion for the plants is very apparent. His variety is a key factor - he has all types of palms, from Cuban Coccothrinax to rare Pinangas, but I would say his personal passion is Dypsis. Anything I have bought from him as acclimated well here in Venice. He gets a top notch rating in my book.
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#7 street124

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:24 PM

Jeff has the best selection of rare palms in south florida. If you like dypsis he is the man.
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#8 palmislandRandy

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:54 PM

I've been to Jeff's nursery many times, always leaving with a couple of gems. You sure can tell he loves what he does. :)
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#9 neoflora

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:04 PM

I met Jeff alot of years ago. He sold me some potato chip palms. I couldn't find them anywhere. I have since lost them because of my soil and water. They were the Guatamalan variety. I have a few of the Mexican variety still. They are better for me. Jeff is a good grower and passionate plant person.
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#10 Peter

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:20 AM

Not that he needs another ringing endorsement, but I'll give mine anyway. Anyone who's been at his nursery can attest to the fantastic selection, great customer service and fair prices.
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#11 waykoolplantz

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:35 AM

Jeff has been my main source for my collection of nearly 700 species of palms.
Were now buying crotii & broms as well
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#12 Davidl

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:19 AM

I have had a positive experience with Jeff and would recommend him to anyone.
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#13 Mark Heath

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:56 AM

Jeff is a nice guy and has allways treated me like i am his only customer!!! Rave reviews!!!! I have many different palms here that he has sold me over the years and they look fantastic!!!
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The Pollen Poacher!!
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GO GATORS!!!

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but too much is never enough!!

#14 SunnyFl

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:54 PM

Jeff's sales are not to be missed. We go to a number of palm n' tropical sales all around the state, but his sales are our favorites. The palms are in wonderful condition, very good health, neither over- nor under-potted. And the varieties you'll see there!! He is absolutely passionate about palms, and it shows. When we go to his sales, we first rush around in a mad palm-grab, then spend a couple more hours just ogling the treasures in the greenhouse. And although there's so much going on, he always takes time to answer all my questions.
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Zone - a wacked-out place between 9b & 10
Elevation = 44' - not that it does any good

#15 Borgy230

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:21 AM

Great grower, always high quality material, no bs!
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#16 Moose

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:11 AM

Jeff is an asset to our palm community. My only bad experience I have had at Jeff's Nursery is that he has more material that I would like to have than my budget permits. I often leave depressed, so many species - so little funds and space! He is also a great source of information and fun at the IPS Biennels.
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#17 bubba

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:45 PM

I recently purchased a Tahaina and a Ceroxolyn from Jeff at his Spring Sale.He has a great operation and a huge selection.Great family and Dad.Only difficulty was putting up with a little BS.
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#18 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:04 PM

I recently purchased a Tahaina and a Ceroxolyn from Jeff at his Spring Sale.He has a great operation and a huge selection.Great family and Dad.Only difficulty was putting up with a little BS.


I'm not that little, and you liked it. Admit it. I did.
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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."
"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."
-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

#19 paulgila

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:28 PM

there is no such thing as "a little" BS man.
we all know that.
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the "prince of snarkness."

still "warning-free."

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#20 bubba

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:02 PM

BS/Dewd,It was a priviledge to meet BS,who I know to be a great guy. Just like I am certain the Dewd is.
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#21 Jeff Searle

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

Hey Dewd,

I'm thinking about setting up a sushi stand in the shadehouse for the fall sale. Interested? :)


Jeff
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Searle Brothers Nursery Inc.
and The Rainforest Collection.
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#22 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:39 PM

Hey Dewd,

I'm thinking about setting up a sushi stand in the shadehouse for the fall sale. Interested? :)


Jeff


Man o man...can I afford 2 trips in one year? :drool: (Yes, I know you were talking to Paul)
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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."
"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."
-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

#23 PiousPalms

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:22 AM

I have purchased palms from The Searle's rainforest collection on many occasions (more than I'll admit to!). Everyone who I have dealt with has been extremely helpful and knowledgable. The annual sales are not to be missed events! Jeff's selection of rare palms is unmatched in South Florida. The Rainforest Collection is a fantastic destination for rare palms and many other landscaping needs.
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#24 krishnaraoji88

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 09:34 AM

Amazing collection of plants at great prices! Everything is healthy and quite large, will go shopping there again!

-Krishna
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#25 TommyM

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:15 AM

I have been to Jeff's nursery before and will be back for the upcoming Fall Sale.
Tommy
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#26 Jeff Searle

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:34 AM

Spring is just around the corner, everything's great. :D
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and The Rainforest Collection.
Southwest Ranches,Fl.

#27 Mandrew968

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:00 AM

After all the "trouble" I have caused him, he still is willing to sell me and my wife rare palms--What else can I say about the man?! You're alright, Jeff! :)
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#28 Jeff Searle

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

After all the "trouble" I have caused him, he still is willing to sell me and my wife rare palms--What else can I say about the man?! You're alright, Jeff! :)



Trouble? Are you kidding? I have no problems with anybody, other than Tom in PB County. You on the other hand has shown nothing but respect and politeness. And that goes a long way. :D
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