North County San Diego PRA
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:06 PM
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.
Weepy Dypsis Onilahensis
Dan is not 100% sure on the ID of this palm but believes it to be in the Dypsis Madagascariensis complex
Parajubaea Toralyii, the base of this thing is huge. It's hard to capture it in a picture.
Here's another picture with Dan that shows how wide this base is!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:09 PM
Chambeyronia Macrocarpa (Watermelon) in full inland sun! (too bad it was a cloudy day)
The base of the Dypsis Decipiens
These Dypsis Decaryi line the drive-way when you pull in and are some of the fattest I've seen
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:12 PM
A couple of Rhopalostylis (Sapida I believe) with a very skinny Dypsis Baronii on the far right
Dypsis Hybrid, not sure what it's crossed with, but it's triangular and colorful and I wish I had one!
A nice triple Howea Fosteriana
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:15 PM
Dypsis Baronii - I believe this is the largest on the property and is probably 15 feet tall
Roystonea with Chris for scale!
Parajubaea (Cocoides I think)
Caryota Urens - Dan said this was the first palm he got at a PSSC meeting when he was 9!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:17 PM
From left to right: Pstychosperma Waitiatum, Kentiopsis Pyriformis, Dypsis Sp Mayotte, Coccothrinax Readyii, Dypsis Affinis
And a close-up shot of them:
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:25 PM
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!
Then you approach The Palmetum!
You slide open the giant door and are instantly transported to the tropics!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:27 PM
Variegated Foxy Lady
Verschafeltia Splendida - Roots
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:29 PM
ravenala madagascariensis - it's amazing the size of the plant compared to the roots in that 20 gallon or so pot!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:40 PM
Caryota Gigas demanding our attention in the drive way
Looking further down the driveway. The foxy ladies didn't like the winter cold, but they are fast growers and will recover quickly.
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.
Dypsis Decaryi with Chamaedorea Plumosa on the right
A couple different Rhapis
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:42 PM
Looking down from the hilltop backyard. Mark has created quite the paradise!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:44 PM
Rhopalostylis Sapida and Ravenea Rivularis
Thanks again to Mark for letting us view his amazing garden!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:51 PM
Dypsis Big Curley / Prestoniana
A proud BS Man!
Dypsis Bef / Slick Willy
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:56 PM
Kentiopsis Magnifica opening a new RED leaf. I can't wait for my little ones to look like this!
Looking into the New Caledonia section with Kentiopsis Oliviformia on the left and Kentiopsis Pyriformis on the right
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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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:52 PM
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!
There's been a LOT of San Diego PRA's lately!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:30 PM
But, we understand the temptation . . .
Let's keep our forum fun and friendly.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:37 PM
I mainly have pictures from the beginning of the day from Multiflora.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:08 AM
Tasmania ,Australia. 42 " south
Cool Maritime climate with no extremes of temperature.
Dry sunny summer ,winter and spring rain
Rec low 27 f (1972) rec high 102 f (1975)
Average winter high 55f 13c
Average Winter low 42f 6 c
Average winter lowest temperature 32f 0c
Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:40 AM
Thanks for the great pictures and looks like it was really fun. Look forward to more pictures.
and The Rainforest Collection.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:33 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:38 AM
And BS Man's Big Curly, looking great and growing like a weed ;-)
Hot and dry in the summer, cold with light frost in the winter. Halfway between the desert and the ocean.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:59 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:28 AM
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!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:33 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:51 AM
Santee ca, zone10a/9b
18 miles from the ocean
avg. winter 68/40.avg summer 88/64.records 113/25
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:56 AM
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.
and on a 300 year-old lava flow, Pahoa, Hawaii, USA
Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:11 PM
And thanks to all that appreciate that big Dypsis as much as i do!
"The great workman of nature is time."
"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."
-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:34 PM
San Jose, CA - Zone: 9a/9b
Latitude: 37.30 N - Longitude: 121.87 W
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