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North County San Diego PRA

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My friend Chris (Chris In Murrieta) and I had been planning an all day palm extravaganza on march 31 for the last month or so. We were bummed when we found out the PSSC meeting was the same day, but we stuck to our original plan and got to stop by some great nurseries and gardens in the North County of San Diego. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Our first stop was at Multiflora Nursery here in Fallbrook for their annual spring sale. Unfortunately I did not get any pictures there, but Chris took a few so he will post those to this thread shortly.

Our second stop was JD Andersen, also in Fallbrook. JD Andersen has great palms for sale and an extensive garden which covers many acres out in the hills of Fallbrook / De Luz.

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Weepy Dypsis Onilahensis

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Dypsis Affinis

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Dan is not 100% sure on the ID of this palm but believes it to be in the Dypsis Madagascariensis complex

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Parajubaea Toralyii, the base of this thing is huge. It's hard to capture it in a picture.

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Here's another picture with Dan that shows how wide this base is!

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Chambeyronia Macrocarpa (Watermelon) in full inland sun! (too bad it was a cloudy day)

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Dypsis Decipiens

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The base of the Dypsis Decipiens

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These Dypsis Decaryi line the drive-way when you pull in and are some of the fattest I've seen

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Beccariophoenix Madagascariensis

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Dypsis Onilahensis

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A couple of Rhopalostylis (Sapida I believe) with a very skinny Dypsis Baronii on the far right

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Dypsis Hybrid, not sure what it's crossed with, but it's triangular and colorful and I wish I had one!

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Mule Palm

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A nice triple Howea Fosteriana

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Dypsis Baronii - I believe this is the largest on the property and is probably 15 feet tall

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Roystonea with Chris for scale!

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Parajubaea (Cocoides I think)

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Rhopalostylis Baurei

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Caryota Urens - Dan said this was the first palm he got at a PSSC meeting when he was 9!

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Jubaeaopsis Caffra

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And here's what I ended up coming home with:

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From left to right: Pstychosperma Waitiatum, Kentiopsis Pyriformis, Dypsis Sp Mayotte, Coccothrinax Readyii, Dypsis Affinis

And a close-up shot of them:

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After JD Andersen, we headed out to Rancho Soledad Nursery in Rancho Santa Fe. When you pull up to the parking lot you realize you are at a very nice nursery when one of the first things you see is a Foxy Lady in a 24" box for sale!

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In the outdoor palm growing area there are rows upon rows of very nicely grown palms, from Dypsis to Chambeyronia to Coccothrinax, Burrietokentia and many more!

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Then you approach The Palmetum!

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You slide open the giant door and are instantly transported to the tropics!

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Inside the Palmetum....

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Marojejya Darianii

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Veitchia

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Variegated Foxy Lady

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Verschafeltia Splendida

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Verschafeltia Splendida - Roots

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Chuniophoenix Nana?

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ravenala madagascariensis - it's amazing the size of the plant compared to the roots in that 20 gallon or so pot!

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After Rancho Soledad we visited the garden of Mark Riedler in Encinitas, CA. Mark was very gracious to spend quite a bit of time with us and show us all of the amazing plants he has around his home. His use of succulents, cycads and palms is very eye pleasing.

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Caryota Gigas demanding our attention in the drive way

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Looking further down the driveway. The foxy ladies didn't like the winter cold, but they are fast growers and will recover quickly.

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Looking back the other way down the driveway, showing the entrance from the street. I loved the rock walls throughout the property and Mark mentioned they were all local from a building site.

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Dypsis Decaryi with Chamaedorea Plumosa on the right

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A couple different Rhapis

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Rhopalostylis Sapida

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Wallichia Disticha

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Looking down from the hilltop backyard. Mark has created quite the paradise!

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Cyphophoenix Elegans

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Dypsis Lutescens

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Howea Belmoreana

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Rhopalostylis Sapida and Ravenea Rivularis

Thanks again to Mark for letting us view his amazing garden!

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Great job Jason!

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The final stop of the day would be none other than BS Man's place! I had been there about a year and a half before this and was excited to see how everything was coming along. When we first pulled up Bill was WEEDING around his Dypsis Big Curley / Prestoniana, unfortunately I was not quick enough to get a picture of that! Next time!

First up....

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Dypsis Big Curley / Prestoniana

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A proud BS Man!

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Dypsis Bef / Slick Willy

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chambeyronia houailou

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Kentiopsis Magnifica opening a new RED leaf. I can't wait for my little ones to look like this!

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Looking into the New Caledonia section with Kentiopsis Oliviformia on the left and Kentiopsis Pyriformis on the right

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Foxy Lady

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Dypsis Leptocheillos x Decaryi hybrid! We ran out of light so I needed the flash.

We then finished up the PRA with Bill over dinner at Chili's. I should have taken pictures as that was a great time! Thanks to Bill for letting us stop by and spending the evening with us.

Like I mentioned in the first post, Chris should have a few pics from Multiflora to add in here soon. I'm very thankful to live in such a great climate for many palms!

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Awesome! Looks like good times! Did Dan have any A . purpureas left in the sunlot, i need 2 get me one of those! I've always wanted to check out rancho Soledad , I was just waiting to see if I win the lottery first...

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Nick - I didn't look through the sun lot much on this last trip, but I remember seeing a couple Purpuraea down in the sun lot fairly recently. Rancho Soledad is a great place to go just to view large palms. Although that's how I started and I did end up buying some stuff too. It's nice to get landcape ready sized plants everyone once in awhile!

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Great pics! You should have called me! I live 4 miles from Bill!

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Jason, thanks for all the great photos. It's been a few years since I visited JD Andersen nursery and everything there looks great. That Parajubaea is really getting fat!

I enjoyed your photos of the places that I missed on my last trip to San Diego. Glad to hear that Bill was doing a little weeding. I almost got lost in his yard! :D

There's been a LOT of San Diego PRA's lately!

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We missed you!

But, we understand the temptation . . . :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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As promised I will add some pictures. It was the start of a palm filled day that turned out overwhelming.

I mainly have pictures from the beginning of the day from Multiflora.

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C. Maxima

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Thanks for the great post guys, enjoyed the journey.

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Looks like a great day had by all !

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Jason,

Thanks for the great pictures and looks like it was really fun. Look forward to more pictures.

Jeff

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Thanks guys, yes the folk of San Diego and surrounds are really chalking up the PRA miles these days, great to see, "Palm People, Palm Places", that ladies and gentlemen, is what it's all about... :)

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Nice pics gents, I've got to get down to MF again, he had a lot of nice plants the last time I was there. How's his inventory look?

And BS Man's Big Curly, looking great and growing like a weed ;-)

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Yeah BS Man's Big Curly was amazing to see in person. I think its growing faster than the weeds lol.

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Thanks for the comments everyone!

Chris - thanks for posting your pictures. That Dypsis Ambositrae was a stunner!

freakypalmguy - A lot of the rare oddball palms are no longer at Multiflora, but he still has some really nice stuff available and almost everything could be considered overgrown for it's pot. He's definitely one of my favorite growers. I think it's the combination of his very light soil and constant waterings in his greenhouse. His water bill must not be very nice, but his plants are!

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Jastin - I wanted to make it to your place as well but we ran out of sunlight. Next time!

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Nice PRA guys. most of my palms have come from bill at multiflora. love that place!

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Jason and Chris, wow, what a grand tour! Thanks for all the photos of Mark Riedler's wonderful garden, I'd like to see that in person one day. Your photos from JD Andersen and Rancho Soledad bring back memories -- I clearly remember my first visits to each, because they both made such an impression on me. And walking into that Palmetum at RSN -- wow! Like you said, instantly transported to the tropics!

BS Man -- Congratulations on that awesome prestoniana, that's going to be the grand entrance to an amazing garden just a year or two down the road.

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Thanks Kim! If you are ever up this way in the future, let me know as I'd love to have you stop by my place.

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Had a great time and dinner and PRA !! Thanx for stoppin by!

And thanks to all that appreciate that big Dypsis as much as i do! :)

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Bill that Kentiopsis Magnifica was real cool to see as was all the big Dypsis! Pics turned out nice but seeing that red leaf in person was awesome! thanks for the tour and I can't wait to see how the place looks when its all done.

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Wow!!! Makes me a lot happier i'm in Northern CA as if I happen to walk into that "Palmetum at Rancho Soledad Nursery", I would have spent everything I have on most of those palms they have in there...Total Swoon :drool::drool::drool:

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