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  1. 17 points
    Hello there, while my ladies went out for a school basketball event I asked my son if he would like to see a "jungle trail" and he said yes - so here we go. I have been there five or six times but never posted any pictures - I was honored to show this place @bgl in November last year - so, I think it is about time to let the palm talkers know. The location is on one of our smaller neighbor islands - this time Kurima island - which are all connected via bridges with the main island Miyako. This photos was taken on Kurima, looking back to Miyako island. Parking the car and entering the trails's entrance. Arenga palms are welcoming you soon. The trail itself is a ravine between a huge limestone on the right (towards the islands center)... and a several meters high limestone barrier on the left - between the sea and the ravine. The result is an almost untouched habitat, naturally protected from typhoons - which is the most important fact - and regarding the non-welcoming parking area probably almost unknown to any tourist coming down here... Ok, let's go on. Just beautiful - Arengas are everywhere. Thick boscage with Arengas all around. ... Moving on... But still breathtakingly beautiful... A paradise. Finally, here they are... ...flowering Arengas. I have to confess that I took seeds several times but I never ever got one of them sprouted. Interesting is those palms are never sold over here, so I have to keep going to find my luck right here at the source. Reaching the end of the trail, here some Noni-trees in the wild... Turning around, you can see the huge limestone (now) on the left and the barrier on the right - the trails goes right through it. Another 180, same position - the open sea. Looking back again and focussing on the limestone rock, cycads all around. Walking back to the parking area, still enjoying the scenery... ...here a single Papaya tree... ...but still admiring the countless Arenga palms. Ok, after enjoying this wonderful spot while taking my time to look around carefully/take photos here and there, my son and I enjoyed at least another hour at the island's beautiful shore Al right - thank you very much for your time and my apologies for the low photo quality, I just had my phone with me - best regards from Miyako island/Okinawa Lars
  2. 17 points
    If patience is a virtue, then I feel I've finally won some sort of a prize! These two D. carlsmithii were planted out from small cones back in late 2008 and honestly, I'm surprised they even survived. They have chugged along steadily, getting fatter, taller, more colorful, and finally started trunking. Actually, slow to trunk is a good thing, as it adds more time to enjoy what will become a fairly large palm. Being at eye level for such a long time gives plenty of time to admire such a special palm.....surely that's the real prize. Tim
  3. 16 points
  4. 15 points
    After doing some yard week this weekend, I had to stop and really admire our little Beccariophoenix alfredii grove and thought I would share. I took a chance and planted these palms (22’ spacing) back in early December. They really needed some help in the iron department, which isn’t uncommon for this species, but the cool weather wouldn’t allow for any uptake...but all that changed a couple weeks ago. After I get around to taking down a Black Cherry or two, more alfredii will be added for sure Big shout out to @Mike Evans for not only the palms, but also for having the patience to answer what I feel like are never ending questions....thank you sir!!!
  5. 14 points
    How time flies... Can't believe how fast it is now. I get 3 fronds a year.
  6. 10 points
    Neoveitchia storckii , planted spring 2010 at Leu Gardens.
  7. 10 points
    Some Lyon color, Pinanga maculata, Dypsis fibrosa, heterospathe del, and Calyptrocalyx leptostachys
  8. 9 points
    Some good friends of mine, Anna and Sharkey, are keen collectors, growers and propagaters of Adeniums, the beautiful Desert Roses of the dryer hot tropics. They have a magnificent potted collection in their suburban back yard in Darwin, Northern Territory of Australia. It appears the hot Wet/Dry Monsoonal climate we experience ( suffer ) is ideal for Adenium cultivation The couple are opening up their amazing collection of Adeniums and other colorful tropical plants to the general public in two weeks time through the Darwin Open Garden program. Anna does Bonsai, grafting and lifting of the roots to get the cortex above the ground. The popularity of Adeniums in Darwin has exploded in the last 10 to 15 years with hundreds of different colors and flower types now available. The 'Holy Grail' of local growers is to achieve a 'black' flower, or as close as possible anyway.... This one is a big old mature specimen in the Darwin Botanical Gardens. So here is a selection of Anna's flowers..... And a few more...
  9. 9 points
    Inspired by Matt’s write up in the PSSC Palm Journal, I got one from George Sparkman to try in my front yard. It gets sun from morning until 3pm.
  10. 9 points
    Hey guys sorry its been so long since we did a new video but we have finally finished one! Go check it out because i'm pretty sure most people on here love this palm as much as we do. https://youtu.be/h9KIrQPTJOc
  11. 9 points
    Here is a photo from April. Not the greatest shot, but as you can see, they have grown.
  12. 8 points
    Here's a couple more.... 1. Heterospathe 'sompin or nother' 2. Actinokentia divaricata Tim
  13. 8 points
  14. 8 points
    Here’s my orange Crytostachys that is opening a red new leaf!
  15. 8 points
  16. 8 points
    After long 28 months , 3 seeds germinated.
  17. 8 points
    more Lyon, first split leaf Licuala cordata, Pinanga speciosa, awesome purple, Third unkown Areca specie, with vertical infructescence, shot of Marojejya darianii truck, lastly Metroxylon sagu. aloha
  18. 7 points
    Driving around the other day and saw this nice tra chy, with a ton of fronds. Don't usually see them like this as people like to trim them a lot. Sorry for the picture quality, I was in a moving vehicle.
  19. 7 points
    2 mature Hyophorbe verschaffeltii in downtown Orlando. They are growing in front of the Suntrust building on Orange Ave. Great example of taking advantage of a super protected microclimate. These 2 had hardly any damage after the 2009-10 winter and were planted about 15 years ago.
  20. 7 points
  21. 7 points
    Allagoptera arenaria (small seedling) Euterpe oleracea and Chamaedorea elegans (seedlings) Chamaedorea metallica
  22. 7 points
    Amazing palms... Thought I'd post a photo of this very tall Hedyscepe I took while driving on the Auckland motorway. Looks like it's growing well there.
  23. 7 points
    got this as a one gallon years ago, slow here in Kuliouou, but starting to reward with some nice color
  24. 7 points
    Today I am very happy. .After 18 months, one seed germinated. In my opinion the Butia dwarf , more beautiful , rare and exotic. THE GRAIL OF BUTIAS.
  25. 6 points
    I posted these Veitchia a couple weeks ago but these are closer and clearer. Stately palm!



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