Epic 6 day San Diego PRA

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Last week I went to San Diego to visit with Paul (Paulgila) and Jes. Staying at Paul's house is a PRA in itself. Everyday I would notice a new plant or palm in his beautiful jungle garden.

View from the street

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Entrance and patio area

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Ravenala madagascariensis

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Foxtail palms at the front entrance

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Nice fat trunks

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I forget the name of this big leafed tree. Paul?

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Sabal seeds (strange to hear it pronounced SaBALL on the west coast :))

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Cool garden art

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Sabal sp. Love the rock wall!

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One of Paul's many Bismarckia palms

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Around back in the jungle

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I think these are Euterpe? Which I was suprised to see growing so well in SoCal.

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Archontophoenix crownshaft

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Path leading back into the jungle

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Papayas

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Jes at the gate. Foxtail palm on the left

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I love the colors of their house!

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OOH if it wasn't for the old man in the funny hat, I would have sworn the photos were from Bali.

Peachy

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haha,thanks peachy.... it think. :blink:

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jeff the large-leafed plant is tetrapanax papyferous & those are euterpes in the back yard.

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we lost no time going to see some of the awesome private gardens san diego is blessed with,so the morning after jeffs

arrivial we set out for the garden of dennis willoughby.

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we are joined by PTs own OB burt,who lives close to dennis' place.

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perfect pritchardia in dennis' front yard.

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raphia.

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pseudophoenix with cool rock planter,one of the many details that makes the willoughby garden such a great

place to visit time after time.

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dypsis.

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hedyscepe.

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burretiokentia.

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Haven't seen pics of Paul's garden in awhile....wow looking good. Great color too especially that blue trash can, what an accent piece. Seriously, what a nice garden and

respite from the city.

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a black trashcan wouldve been much more stylish,of course,but they are hard to find. :winkie:

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Dennis's garden is truly amazing. What a great place to start off the week. Thanks to Dennis for the tour and hospitality!

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Dennis, Paul, and Burt in the garden

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I was surprised to see this huge Acanthophoenix

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This is what it's all about, palm people outings, thanks for posting Jeff. I'm a bit partial to Euterpes Paul, looking real nice. I'm beginning to like the bare earth look around palms.

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Paul, nice garden!!!!! Did I see a cycad among those palms?? You were not joking when you said that you didn't have any room left :winkie:

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The garden is looking great Paul ( thanks for posting Jeff )

How is the breeding program for Colin's Chameadorea's going ?

Dennis W must have the record for the most boulders in a surburban yard ! Very effective though !

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Jeff,

Thanks a lot for all the outstanding photos. :) Paul has a great garden and even though I had the pleasure of seeing it recently, it's always fun to re-visit! Dennis' garden, well, it's been MANY years, and it sure looks impressive! Maybe on my next San Diego trip... :)

Bo-Göran

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thanks troy & bo!

troy the chams for col are doing well!

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I've been curious about this palm at Dennis'. It's supposed to be Pseudophoenix vinifera. It looks more like P. sargentii to me, but then again, I've never seen a P. vinifera growing in California, so I can't rule it out. Palms can look diferent here than in Florida from what I've seen. Anyone have any ideas on this one?

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jeffs pix of dennis' garden were great,i dont have much to add.

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OB burt spent his time looking for lost change.

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then dennis gave jeff an eye test.

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palm flowers.

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there was a police line-up.

i was not asked to participate.

for once.

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we also took a brief tour of burts garden since he lives witihin walking distance

from dennis.

pritchardia species.

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the wonderful view from burts back deck.

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Paul,

Thanks a lot for the additional photos! :) Looks like a cool day....

Bo-Göran

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Looks like Paul and I took the same photo at Burt's place

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Next we went to MattyB's place for a tour of his garden

The view from his house is spectacular!

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