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Oh no! I haven't finished yet.
Hello everyone, I've been fairly quiet on this forum for a while now due to being busy in my new job, I haven't had much spare time to spend in my garden. Any one who takes notice of my posts would be aware I have a few show dogs. I now have three Borzoi who love nothing more than to gallop around our back yard. This is a problem as their galloping isn't very compatible with establishing plants, I've lost a few plams. We have decided that we have out grown our current property and have made an offer (that has been accepted) on a small farm a few kilometers away. The farm has boarding kennels so there is plenty of room our dogs and huge amount of space for me to plant. I have decided that I can't leave behind my Jubaea that was the first palm I planted in my current garden. It is coming with me because I fear that when it finally trunks the conopy will be touch to close to the overhead powerlines.
The other palm I'll dig up is my very slow growing Dypsis ambrositrae
As exciting as the prospect of creating a new garden is I'm a little sad as my current garden is far from being finished. I will be saying good bye to the Dypsis decaryi I inherited from my grandmothers garden. After three summers the D.decaryi looks like it has settled in well now I just don't want to put it through the stress of moving again.
Mule palm roots/trunk under water after heavy rain
Hi. I’m on the FL panhandle and we get some heavy rains lasting 2 days straight sometimes. Experiencing one now as we speak actually.
The side of the house that I recently planted a Mule palm at is quite a bit lower and is now under about 5 inches of water.
Can Mule palms take an occasional flooding lasting for couple of days or should i replant it to a higher ground pronto?
The soil here is sandy, so should drain quickly once the rain stops.
PS: The browning of the fronds is not from too much water. These are older fronds and were already like this prior to planting.
Wodyetia X Veitchia AKA Foxy Lady Seeds
Anyone has or know where I can get Wodyetia X Veitchia hybrid seeds ?
Please let me know.
Unknown palm ID's
Can anyone help me id's this palm.?Blue/green leaves and not armed so doesn't seem to be Butia or Jubaea or Mule palm. Anyone??
Trying to create an Albizia hybrid
I will be trying to create a hybrid of Albizia lebbeck x Albizia julbrissin. They are both the same species and I guess they have the same chromosomes, but that will be determined when Its done. I live in zone 7b so I'll just take the lebbeck outside during spring and summer. To ensure pollination is successful, I will hand pollinate the lebbeck with juli. and vice versa. I also know that these 2 species are very invasive in the US and I will eradicate if the hybridization is successful. If that goes as plan, I will try to hybridize Albizia coreana (syn kalkora, or vice versa) with an Albizia species that isn't invasive. Coreana is pretty hardy (to zone 5b to 6a) which is probably the most cold hardy albizia species. This will probably take me around I'd guess 2-3 years. Updates will be posted.