Some random shots of palms in my jungle!

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Bo-Göran,

Thank you very much for this thread - it is an absolute pleasure to enjoy these beautiful images!

Among all those photos I have an absolute favorite...

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What a beauty!!

I am so glad to see images of this species here on palmtalk from time to time - it gives me hope and patience 

for my own ones, grown from seed, now in the ground for three years and holding on despite our sometimes

cooler days in winter and our typhoons in summer. 

Thank you very much and 

best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

 

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Again, thank you everybody for your comments! :) NakaB - I'm so glad it worked out for you and Tina to stop by a week ago, and next time you're planning a trip here - let me know and we'll plan something. And that goes for everyone else as well - if you're thinking of a trip to the Big Island (and why wouldn't you!? :rolleyes: ), please let me know, and ideally a little bit in advance.

Lars, I would think that Clinostigmas should do just fine where you are, even the samoense which of course is more cold sensitive than, say, savoryanum. Looking forward to Clinostigma updates from you!:)

Bo-Göran

 

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That was AWESOME

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 Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos of your palm trees makes me wish I was back on the island right now.

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Thanks, Gene and Kevin! And Hawaii - well, just a quick hop from California! :D

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On ‎2‎/‎15‎/‎2018‎ ‎9‎:‎28‎:‎48‎, yachtingone said:

Very nice! I am envious of your palms that I can't grow here!  I am happy I don't grow weeds like you do though.

The variety of palms that can be cultivated in Hawaii is amazing. The superior rate of growth is difficult to match any where else in the US. Keeping up with the weeding must be quite the undertaking. My small garden can get out of hand in a short period of time. At my age 2 acres would be overwhelming.

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"Overwhelming" is a good way to put it, but then again getting "overwhelmed" is a choice. :rolleyes: We can always choose NOT to get overwhelmed. In my case, I have accepted the fact that this will never be a manicured garden. Fine with me - I like the jungle and rainforest look. B) "Pick your battles" and go for the ones that make most sense considering the resources that are available. "Time" being the critical one for me.

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24 minutes ago, bgl said:

"Overwhelming" is a good way to put it, but then again getting "overwhelmed" is a choice. :rolleyes: We can always choose NOT to get overwhelmed. In my case, I have accepted the fact that this will never be a manicured garden. Fine with me - I like the jungle and rainforest look. B) "Pick your battles" and go for the ones that make most sense considering the resources that are available. "Time" being the critical one for me.

His neighbor, on the other hand (yes, that would be me) has decided to pay for a little help keeping the weeds down. :winkie:  There are many ways to avoid getting overwhelmed. Thus my garden has a superficial semblance of order to the untrained eye. :P

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1 hour ago, Kim said:

His neighbor, on the other hand (yes, that would be me) has decided to pay for a little help keeping the weeds down. :winkie:  There are many ways to avoid getting overwhelmed. Thus my garden has a superficial semblance of order to the untrained eye. :P

Ha ha, why do I sense a "hint hint" here!? :D And I think Kim knows me well enough to know that my approach to "help" is along the lines of "yes, great idea and I will do that JUST before hell freezes over!" :D Hey, it could happen! OK, maybe not in my lifetime, but still...:rolleyes: And by the way - Kim's garden is WAAAY beyond "superficial semblance of order". At some point I'm sure she will post some photos to prove me right. :rolleyes:

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I understand both your points of view. I have exactly one helper (for 15 acres) and he comes sometimes as often as two hours a week. So he is welcome to do some mowing to keep my interior roads somewhat clear or to help chop the really big trees that fall. 

However the rest is for me and I only aspire to clusters of semi order spotlighted by my ongoing plantings, with plenty of room for nature gone wild in between.

At this time clearing and exploring (as I don't think I have walked every inch yet, thanks to the hurricanes) with paths at least to connect potential "rooms" is my idea of fun.

Yet I love the serenity of order however it is maintained, by others in their gardens and especially with those who have two homes, it is a great choice!

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On 2/17/2018, 10:40:09, bgl said:

 

Lars, I would think that Clinostigmas should do just fine where you are, even the samoense which of course is more cold sensitive than, say, savoryanum. Looking forward to Clinostigma updates from you!:)

Bo-Göran

 

Bo-Göran,

C.savoryanum is at top of my current wish list (for seeds), I hope rps or someone else will have them available again (I haven`t found a source in Japan

yet, since C.savoryanum comes originally from the Japanese Ogasawara islands ;) )

However, I have got C. ponapense and C. harlandii as well - updates will follow for sure! :greenthumb:

 

best regards -

Lars

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