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  2. Allen

    Cocos nucifera indoor winter experiments

    I don't know about Queen palms but I've heard many palms will decline due to lack of tropical sunlight. If you put a palm outside in the North and a palm outside in south florida the sunlight is different and some palms will decline. My light tester checks outdoor shade here as about 5,000 lumens, a sunny day as 60-80,000 lumens and my grow lights in the garage as 1,000 lumens. So outdoor shade on a sunny day is stronger than my grow lights.
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  4. colin Peters

    How Bout a 'Color' thread?

    Chamby hookeri this morning., little more vibrant than the B. dumasai, I didnʻt even notice it until I looked up. Been raining all night. Tim, not sure if any other Buretokentias have red new leaves or not. There are a couple of pictures in palmpedia encyclopedia of dumasii with reddish new leaves.
  5. Joe palma

    How Bout a 'Color' thread?

    Kentiopsis pyriformis
  6. realarch

    How Bout a 'Color' thread?

    Hmmm Colin, I didn't know B. dumasii had a red emergent leaf. Still learning new stuff. Tim
  7. I agree with other answers. Looks like Yucca filamentosa.
  8. colin Peters

    How Bout a 'Color' thread?

    new leaf on Burretiokentia dumasii, not super vibrant, but nice any way. Seems to be getting more colorful as the palm matures. Or it could just be a seasonal thing. aloha
  9. SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 TWO GARDENS IN POWAY, CA BOARD MEETING, TOURS AND AUCTION POTLUCK LUNCH, BRING A DISH Our next meeting of the PSSC will be Saturday, 23March, 2019. Both gardens are in Poway, about 20 minutes north of San Diego off Fwy 15. Both have a “wilderness” feel to them as Poway is a rural community. The first garden is at the Home of Mike and Diane Marika. Mike is now retired as the head Superintendent of Balboa Park grounds and has assisted us for meetings on numerous occasions. The Marikas moved to Poway in 1984. At that time, Poway Road was only a 2 lane country road off I-15 freeway. Beeler Creek flows through their property from south to north and is a wildlife corridor for bobcats, deer, raccoons, skunks, and shrews – and rattlesnakes. As water flows so does cold air. Our local area falls within zone 20 with very cool winters and an occasional ocean influence. Historic thermometer readings range from 18 degrees to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Many of the more marginal palms will not grow for the Marikas for any length of time. However, genera that perform admirably and can be seen mature include Sabal, Brahea, Phoenix ,and Livistona. Their favorites include large Nanorrops rechiana, Trithrinax campestris, Sabal urasana and a 23 foot Foquiera columnaris. Because of recent rains, crossing the creek can be risky. So, don’t use GPS and take the somewhat longer route to avoid the creek. Follow the directions below carefully (both coming and leaving). The second garden is at the Green Valley Garden and home of “Chip” Lyle and Helen Arnold. The Arnolds acquired this nineteen-acre hilltop property 1989. It is a combination botanical garden and nature preserve. The botanical garden portion of the property is a diverse collection of hundreds of tropical and subtropical plants from around the world, including palms, cycads, flowering trees, aloes, protea, orchids, bromeliads, and ferns. Elevation of the garden is 940 ft to 1200 feet with most of the touring area being walkable at 1100 feet and occupying 2.5 acres. The native plant area is approximately 16.5 acres and has paths which can be toured if one is in good condition with good hiking shoes. In contrast to the Marika garden, this garden is in a frost-free area. The overall theme of the garden and property is “in balance with nature,” and careful attention has been paid to the use of the existing boulders, natural slopes, and native plants. In the botanical portion of the garden are more than eighty palm and fifty cycad species, as well as flowering trees, orchids, bromeliads, ferns and numerous other plants. The garden also includes a koi pond built directly into the boulders. The more recently developed portions of the garden are established according to areas of the world, including South Africa, which contains proteas, aloes, and cycads, as well as areas focused on Australasia, Madagascar, and Meso-America. Plants not to miss include mature or near mature Caryota obtusa Wodyetia bifurcata, Brahea clara, Chambeyronia macrocarpa, Dysis decipiens and Bismarkia nobilis ITINERARY: 9:30 AM Board of Directors Meeting 10:30 AM Begin Tour Marika Garden 11:30 AM Depart Marika Garden 11:45 AM Arrive to the Arnold Garden and begin tour 12:45 PM Potluck lunch 1:15 PM Finish tour of garden, 2:00 PM Begin Formal Meeting, Announcements 2:30 PM Plant Auction and Raffle 3:30 PM Adjourn Meeting – Clean Up Help Requested ADDRESSES: MARIKA GARDEN (FIRST GARDEN): 12806 Beeler Creek Trail, Poway 92064 Mike’s phone – 619 261 6052 ARNOLD GARDEN (SECOND GARDEN): 15638 Boulder Mountain Rd, Poway, CA 92064 Chip’s phone – 619 851 8923 DIRECTIONS TO THE MARIKA GARDEN: You must approach Poway off Freeway I15. From the south find your way to Fwy 805 and merge onto Fwy 15 north. From the north take either Fwy 5 to Fwy 78 East to Fwy 15 south. For inland approach from the north, take Fwy 15 south to your turnoff. All approaches take Poway Rd. East (exit 18). On Poway Rd. continue about 3 miles. Carefully watch on the right for a small road, Cobbletone Creek. Turn right onto it. You’ll make a big half mile look and at the end on the left is the Marika garden. If you follow your GPS, it’ll take you to the Beeler Creek turnoff and you’ll have to drive through a running creek. Once you get to the Marikas, follow the directional areas and park near the barn. If you don’t, you could get stuck in mud. DIRECTIONS TO THE ARNOLD GARDEN: From the Marika garden, return the same way to Poway Rd. Turn right. In a short distance, turn left on Pomerado rd. In about 10 minutes turn right on Stone Canyon Rd. In three minutes turn right onto Martincoit Rd. Then to top and right on Orchard Gate Rd. Shortly turn left on Lime Grove Rd. and then right on Arroya Vista Rd. Finally turn left on Boulder Mt. Rd. This road ends at the garden. Come through the gate and go up the road that goes to the top of the mountain. BUT, park going downhill along this road or it becomes a problem when people leave. A shuttle will take people up the smaller driveway to the garden and house. REMEMBER: Wear appropriate shoes – No heels! Bring hot or cold dish for the Potluck Bring donations for Auction and Raffle Questions: Contact Phil Bergman, Area Chairman, 619 291 4605
  10. John hovancsek

    How Bout a 'Color' thread?

    I get so excited every time my lemour opens a new leaf
  11. Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate has a location in Downtown Orlando (on Robinson Street, I think). I was wondering if those palms were in Downtown...
  12. I'm pretty sure it's Yucca filamentosa. They're native to much of the Southeast US, and one of the only ones that could grow that far north.
  13. Rickybobby

    Cocos nucifera indoor winter experiments

    Those showers don’t happen enough at my house. I shower at work so we will see how this works. Plus like I said the steam warms the palm to 90f
  14. JubaeaMan138

    Cycad cones and flushes

    any recommendations on how to force a flush? I have a dioon Mejiae that hasn’t flushed in 3 to 4 years . I planted it during its last flush almost 4 years ago I have several different dioons in the same area that flush atleast 2 times a year and this one is treated the exact same fertilizer and watering. Plant looks healthy other then a little sun burn on the edges of 2 of the leaves. Thought about digging it up and putting it back in a pot. Or maybe cutting all the leaves off I’ve heard that can force a flush . Any ideas
  15. Hey Gary! Thanks for adding this information. You got to make a map of all these Sabal minor populations in NC.
  16. Loxahatchee Adam

    looking for Calamus caryotoides

    I've gotten material from Action Theory a number of times. They list every palm they've grown at some point in every size possible. Problem is, they often don't have many of the sizes available...or even anything of many species at all. I'd say easily 75% of the listed palms and sizes are non-existent. You definitely need to call ahead to verify. With that said, there still is great and uncommon stuff being grown there...but the way things are listed is very non-traditional. I still highly recommend as a source for less-common palms. Things I've gotten there: Caryota no, Hyphaene sp, Arenga sp., Corypha sp., Acrocomia, Copernicia sp., and lots more stuff I can't think of right now also.
  17. Mr.SamuraiSword

    florida road trip

    Saw lots of common palms in Georgia. Pinto palmetto washy date etc. Also saw some queens and dead ones from 2018 winter. Also a pygmy date palm.
  18. From land adjacent to this property in Anson Co. I observed these Sabal minor years ago. This is a very young population, based on 40 years of observing Sabal minor in habitat here in NC. It is from Bird droppings from the hardwood tree canopy. The nearest major, native, old population in NC is around 100 miles to the east and 50 miles to the south in SC. Charlotte, NC, about an hour to the west, recorded 4 below zero in 1989 as did an area in eastern NC where there are many very old populations of Sabal minor. So these would not be considered any more cold hardy than the ones found in eastern, NC that are located from almost the VA line to the north and to the SC line to the south. Sabal minor grow around the little eastern, NC town of Belhaven, NC which recorded a low lower than any town even in the Piedmont of NC. Belhaven's official low is 10 degrees below zero. And V when I told you about this place I told you that in Pamlico County NC permetter IS slang for palmetto in certain communities where these are present. That was the key word that led me to drive four hours to go there a good number of years ago.
  19. Kinda feel bad for the horses..
  20. Eric in Orlando

    looking for Calamus caryotoides

    Still looking for this palm (haven't made it down to AT nursery yet).
  21. Jim, Are those Beccariophoenix alfredii at UCF?
  22. RJ

    florida road trip

    My neck of the woods. Columbia is loaded with Palmetto's ,butia,and trachy's. Occasionally you see a washington of some flavor as well as a CIDP here and there.
  23. Anyone have a larger sized starter Pseudophoenix sargentii? Looking to get a jump on the slow growth rate. Located in Phoenix, AZ
  24. Mr.SamuraiSword

    florida road trip

    Not as much as me but he is eager to learn what I know and has an interest
  25. waykoolplantz

    florida road trip

    Is your brother catching the palm bug too ?
  26. Mr.SamuraiSword

    florida road trip

    Stopped by the same place that sparked my palm interest back in 2015 with sabal palmetto Old pic vs now with my brother as a height reference.
  27. abdalav

    Tilted Chamaedorea metallica

    Indeed, I see your plant is full of leaves. Most of the pics I see show only crown leaves. Do you know if metallica leaves fall naturally or do we have to trim them? I've read somewhere we shouldn't prune this species... ps.: I have already cut three leaves of my plant.
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