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I’ve got palms making soaring spaces
As the sun sinks, the morale rises, as I gaze at my personal palmy cathedral
Archontophoenix hybrid between king and Alex
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana sick
I have few A. Cunninghamiana, and one of them seems sick, I dont want to lose it, see some pictures :
I Have cut that bad leave, should I use a treatment product?
Advanced Archontophoenix editing
Sometimes in Palmy Love, mistakes are made.
One I'm prone to is planting too many of something, then running short of space. Or falling more deeply in lust with something else.
This A. tuckeri needed removal. But, one last gaze . . .
(It's the Palm on the right.)
Editing the Archies - with care
Sometimes you really can have too much of a good thing, especially in the wrong place.
This is the crown of a magnificent A. tuckeri that was planted too close to my house. It was touching the eaves, and insurance people just get totally annoyed with that, to the point they'll yank your coverage. Plus, it was too tall to be good canopy anyway. And, it was better to do it now than when it got to be 60 feet tall.
The good news is that it's easy; I was able to cut the whole thing with a small handsaw. But, that crown is very heavy, about 250 pounds (113 Kilos), I estimate. Too heavy for me to lift. Good thing there was no car or idiot underneath . . . .
And, there are other Archies left, so they're in no danger of extinction.
Up on the Housetop in La Habra, California
As long as I'm able, I'll climb my ladder onto my roof and take a few palmy pictures.
This is for 2016. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and happy New Year.
Butch the Roystonea regia, and Butch and Alfalfa