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#1 Jim in Los Altos

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:44 PM

Dicks garden is amazing in its diversity, beauty, and special interest. This catered October meeting went well and everyone had a great time. The long distance champ was Dave from So-Cal. It was a pleasure meeting you Dave! There was also a great selection of palms for sale and I came home with a nice selection including Brahea nitida 'super silver', Brahea elegans, Butia x Jubaea x Syagrus, and a genetically mutated Chamaerops seedling from Dick's unique and bizarre looking C. humilis.

I didn't take anywhere near enough pictures so I hope some of you fellow members that were there will post some here too.

This is the famous mutated C. humilis.
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Brahea elegans
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A humongous Nannorrhops richiana
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#2 Jim in Los Altos

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:49 PM

Phoenix canariensis x roebelenii x reclinata
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#3 Jim in Los Altos

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:54 PM

Jubaea chilensis in the front yard
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Dick's gorgeous Butia x parajubaea
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Bamboo forest
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#4 Jim in Los Altos

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:57 PM

Front yard views
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#5 gyuseppe

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:57 PM

the garden of Dick and a true botanical garden.

I didn't take anywhere near enough pictures so I hope some of you fellow members that were there will post some here too.

I want to see more photos :)
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#6 Jim in Los Altos

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:04 PM

Backyard views
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There's the master himself, Dick, to the left. Sorry Dick that I caught you with closed eyes. :blink:
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I hope someone posts pictures of the banquet in the backyard under the 300+year old valley oak as well as more of this fantastic garden. Thanks Dick for hosting our October Palm Society meeting!
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#7 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:06 PM

I'm glad to see these photos as it shows that Dick has plenty of room and space to appreciate the Garden. (Unlike our friend Ralph...:) )
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#8 DoomsDave

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, was a great trip, just got back home again . . . .

LOVELY TO MEET YOU ALL!
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 05:11 AM

Sorry I couldn't make it - I realized 16+ hours in a car with Dave singing Rhinestone Cowboy & Cuando, Cuando, Cuando was too much
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:23 AM

GREAT garden Dick, I'm in love with that Brahea elegans, wonderful hybrid palms, Phoenix canariensis x roebelenii x reclinata never seen that one before. :drool:

Edited by Palm crazy, 04 October 2010 - 08:25 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:34 AM

Me like Butia x parajubaea mucho!
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:38 PM

Great photos, Jim. That Chamaerops is bizarre - and I mean that in a good way. And the Jubaea is positively prehistoric. Wish I could grow one like that, if I had the space.
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:00 PM

Thanks for all the photos Jim. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you at the meeting.
It was the first time I've attended a Northern California Chapter meeting.
It was a real honor to meet Dick and Patrick Schafer, along with the other members whom I was lucky enough to meet.
I'm ignorant about hybridization but have been inspired by their work.
Dick's garden is truly a masterpiece and he's a terrific host and guide.
Truly a trip to remember.
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#14 PalmGuyWC

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:22 AM

Jim,

Thanks for the nice photos of the garden, and thanks to all of you who helped me get it all together. I couldn't have done it without your help, setting up the tables, chairs, ice, beer, etc. I didn't get a chance to see the sign in roster, but we estimated close to 100 attended, some arriving early for the luncheon, some arriving later. It was a great day and the temp. was in the 70's, perfect for a garden party.

It feels kind of strange to have 90 people strolling around your garden one day, and the next day with silence, and a few half empty cups of beer sitting around. It broke my heart to return a half empty keg of beer.

Thanks to all of you for your help and your attendance. Lynda, the cateror said it was one of the nicest group of people she had ever worked with.

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