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So I joined Palm Talk 5 years ago and I finally got a place for a garden last year. I decided to show some progress since starting this garden a year go. My area is far from ideal but there's still some cool stuff growing here and it will get even more epic with time. In February my son was born so he's taken up a lot of time so I have loads of work to do but to start I'll show the progress since last year. 

To start this is the backyard July of last year 

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Here's a vew of the yard now.

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Mule a year ago and now.

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Beccariophoenix alfredii I grew for too long in a pot now starting to explode! 

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Parajubea sunka and a Calocasia.

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Livistona chinensis. 

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Dypsis albafarinosa which has been a surprise so far. Same with this foxtail! 

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Big Dypsis leptocheilos x decaryi that is exposed and a smaller one in a better area. 

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Kentiopsis olivaformis doing well on the south side other the house. Also a small Sabal mauritiiformis by the pond.

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For now the last is a planter I haven't gotten much work done yet but happening soon. Sabal minor and Sabal blackburniana. 

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I figured for now I would showcase the best and the surprising palms I have growing after a year. Hope everyone enjoys what I've some so far and next year is going to be much nicer!

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Ben in Norcal

Great start!

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palmfriend

Nice work!

All the best to you (and your family) with your beautiful plants.

best regards

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Josh-O

looking real nice Chris :)

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Josh-O

no bizzy???

in your climate it will explode!!

maybe for the front planterB)

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realarch

Great start to what will be a nice garden. Lots of hard work too. Thumbs up!

 

Tim

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Palms4Steve

Looking good.:greenthumb:

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9 hours ago, Ben in Norcal said:

Great start!

Thanks Ben! Long way to go but it's really starting to come together. 

9 hours ago, palmfriend said:

Nice work!

All the best to you (and your family) with your beautiful plants.

best regards

Thank you! Family is doing great! They're loving the garden. 

8 hours ago, Josh-O said:

no bizzy???

in your climate it will explode!!

maybe for the front planterB)

Josh I do have one Bizzy but it had a bad start. It's looking to recover and actually is starting to explode but it's still small. Got it as a seedling at my first PSSC meeting. I wanted to line the driveway with them but my girl doesn't like them. She wanted to line it with Queens so we compromised and planted queens haha. 

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5 hours ago, realarch said:

Great start to what will be a nice garden. Lots of hard work too. Thumbs up!

 

Tim

Thanks Tim. It's very rewarding to see how much it has changed. Did almost everything myself.

3 hours ago, Palms4Steve said:

Looking good.:greenthumb:

Thanks Steve!

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Monòver

This garden needs more palms!!! Lol

I think it will be a nice jungle in the next years.

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OverGrown

Nice to see your garden take shape Chris! 

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1 hour ago, Monòver said:

This garden needs more palms!!! Lol

I think it will be a nice jungle in the next years.

Haha yeah I have plenty of space to add more palms. It will take time and I will move things around so this place will change quite a bit over the years. I didn't take pictures of everything but at least whats looking good. There's even a 30 foot Washingtonia but the question with that one is to keep or not keep.

29 minutes ago, OverGrown said:

Nice to see your garden take shape Chris! 

Thank you!

 

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Hilo Jason

Looking good Chris, that's a lot of work in just 1 year.  Nice job!  First year always seems the slowest as far as growth goes, so you should really see some of those take off in the next couple of years. 

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50 minutes ago, Fallbrook Jason said:

Looking good Chris, that's a lot of work in just 1 year.  Nice job!  First year always seems the slowest as far as growth goes, so you should really see some of those take off in the next couple of years. 

Thanks Jason! Some of the palms I planted last year have really started moving the last few months. I'm starting to worry I went a little overboard but then again might not be a problem haha.

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20 hours ago, Josh-O said:

no bizzy???

in your climate it will explode!!

maybe for the front planterB)

I was thinking the same thing!

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13 hours ago, Chris Chance said:

Thanks Ben! Long way to go but it's really starting to come together. 

Thank you! Family is doing great! They're loving the garden. 

Josh I do have one Bizzy but it had a bad start. It's looking to recover and actually is starting to explode but it's still small. Got it as a seedling at my first PSSC meeting. I wanted to line the driveway with them but my girl doesn't like them. She wanted to line it with Queens so we compromised and planted queens haha. 

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At least they're palms and not plums . .

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DoomsDave

CHris, your garden is off to a roaring start!

Keep us apprized (and you child's too . . . )

 

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11 hours ago, Pete in Paradise Hills said:

I was thinking the same thing!

I actually have a bunch that I started from seed a year ago. Bizzys are one of my favorites but my girl hates them. I've tried to convince her they really cool but she just wont come around. Just might have to sneak some into the ground then later claim they just popped up there haha. Hopefully the small one I got in the ground now takes off next year. truly Wish it was bigger now but they do get moving once those roots spread.

10 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

CHris, your garden is off to a roaring start!

Keep us apprized (and you child's too . . . )

 

Thanks Dave I'll update when the jungle eats the house haha.  

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3 hours ago, Chris Chance said:

I actually have a bunch that I started from seed a year ago. Bizzys are one of my favorites but my girl hates them. I've tried to convince her they really cool but she just wont come around. Just might have to sneak some into the ground then later claim they just popped up there haha. Hopefully the small one I got in the ground now takes off next year. truly Wish it was bigger now but they do get moving once those roots spread.

Thanks Dave I'll update when the jungle eats the house haha.  

Mine has!

Someone said it looks like the set of Apocalypse Now . . .

 

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36 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Mine has!

Someone said it looks like the set of Apocalypse Now . . .

 

Haha you know no that you mention it your garden could have been used for that!

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On 9/7/2016, 7:04:43, Chris Chance said:

Mule a year ago and now.

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A few updates. This little guy isn't so little anymore! Three years from a seedling. 

 

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On 9/7/2016, 7:05:54, Chris Chance said:

Beccariophoenix alfredii I grew for too long in a pot now starting to explode! 

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One of my favorite palms really moving along. Beccariopheonix alfredii.

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That's all I got at the moment but I'll try to get more soon. Garden is starting to look nice but lots of work to do.

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Hilo Jason

Those both look great and seem to be thriving in your climate there!

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8 hours ago, Hilo Jason said:

Those both look great and seem to be thriving in your climate there!

Thanks Jason! Both of those seems to be loving the heat. It has been really hot this year. Today is supposed to be 109.

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On 9/8/2016, 6:20:33, Chris Chance said:

Thanks Ben! Long way to go but it's really starting to come together. 

Thank you! Family is doing great! They're loving the garden. 

Josh I do have one Bizzy but it had a bad start. It's looking to recover and actually is starting to explode but it's still small. Got it as a seedling at my first PSSC meeting. I wanted to line the driveway with them but my girl doesn't like them. She wanted to line it with Queens so we compromised and planted queens haha. 

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This little Bizzy is starting to look nice!

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Sabal minor seems happy here. 

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Sabal blackburniana

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Kentiopsis olivaformis is doing great here. Just needs shade.

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