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  1. 8 points
    A short visit to Villa Thuret in Antibes (INRAE). It's a garden where many species of plants are acclimatized, including palms. Here is Chamaedorea radicalis arborescent form.
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    Ho Lee Grail, Ho Lee Chit! Thankfully I have a garden large enough to wander and wonder at the beauty and variability of the various species of plants. Every now and then an event happens that well......, takes one's breath away. This Lemurophoenix has decided to come out of it's shell. It has held it's leaf sheaths for years now and they finally gave way to reveal the most spectacular display, in a large way, of mauve, purple, and pink. Planted almost 12 years to the day from a 3 gallon, it was certainly worth the wait. Now, where's that bus, I'm ready to be run over. Tim
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    Dropped a leaf sheath this morning…’ INCOMING’! Not nearly as colorful as the first sheath and not sure why. Time of year maybe? Anyway, it’s growing pretty dang fast since it started trunking. The sheath alone weighs a ton, not easy dragging that thing to the truck. Tim
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    A few more..... Tim
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    Wishing you all a fun and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We're in full transition to winter in Fresno, 50s/60s throughout the day, with fog cover most days. 70s and sunny if the stars align (which sounds like a San Francisco summer ) . Lots of annuals are holding on to color, but they'll soon start getting powdery mildew and will need to be cut out. For now, palms seem to be loving the increase in humidity and some cloudforest plants are loving it too.
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    That's looking really good James, mine took nearly 2 years to acclimate to the spot I planted it in but man oh man is it a looker now.
  7. 3 points
    Sabal Palmetto thriving in Uzbekistan (pics not mine) I thought these don't grow here in cold arid desert climate at all!
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    Update from June - nice, deep-green fronds.
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    More pics Washingtonia robusta pic I posted earlier a year later Palmetto Queen palm with newer growth Live oaks Citrus tree with lemons ripening
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    The last picture is I believe Dypsis malcomberi towering overhead.
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    And more and more. The last picture shows the tallest Sabal mauritiiformis I've ever seen.
  12. 2 points
    Hey Y'all. I had a very large Dypsis heteromorpha die from a fungal infection, leaving this Licuala exposed to full midday to afternoon sun. I thought for sure it was gonna fry after growing up in the filtered light of the Dypsis above, but it made it through the second half of summer completely perfect. My question is: Do you think I should plant another taller clumping Dypsis (D. lafazamanga) next to it to give it some filtered light again, or do you think that this Licuala can take this much sun? I'm in SoCal about 9 miles from the coast. Something to consider is that the stumps of the dead Dypsis is buried under that mulch, so I'm not sure if that would be smart to replant in that spot so soon without the old stumps rotting away first. Any ideas would be welcomed. Thanks.
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    Probably OK but wouldn't leave those that size out in freezing again though. I planted that potted one this year. Roots seemed OKKKKKKKK
  15. 2 points
    Ryan - I have fallen deep into tropical fruit trees. Plinias / Eugenias / Mangoes have my undivided attention now. Such a different world from palms.
  16. 2 points
    I finger planted (just the tip of the index finger) 6 D. plumosa seeds @DoomsDave gifted me. 5 sprouted. 4 were killed by feral cats who loved, yes, past tense, to play with what they thought was tall blades of grass. I have one survivor. It's doing well.
  17. 2 points
    Yes looks a lot like a C. scoparia!
  18. 2 points
    Here's one of mine that I transplanted back in August from my my brother's old property. It set seed last year and I'm debating on letting it set a bract of pure Butia before doing hybrids on it.
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    You seem to be in 6B. I have a small Palmetto in 7A and it will need some protection. In 6B most winters it will need to be covered. it will take 3 years for you to have a 3 foot tall palm from the Plant Delights ones. Here is a pic of mine after about 3 seasons from Plant Delights.
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    The host standing next to a Dypsis orange crush in the first picture.
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    I got some pictures to post. Greg's garden is definitely a masterpiece! It was great seeing everyone. It had been years since I made it to a meeting.
  23. 2 points
    I came across this gem in Laguna Beach. Off Ocean Way and Ruby if you’re in the area.
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    And a Dypsis pilurifera (spelling?)
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    Here's mine this year versus a year ago. Planted it in the ground sometime in 2019 from a 3 gallon grown from seed years ago (it just languished in a pot forever). Currently gets full Florida sun up until about 2 pm.
  27. 1 point
    Any suggestions on doing this myself? I have an electric pole saw but am worried about the crown. The leaves are HEAVY and being that it’s right between me and the neighbor, this tree had become a pain.
  28. 1 point
    Thank you for your efforts. I'll send an email in support of preserving the garden as it is. It seems everywhere, people with influence try to limit public access to green spaces. In Fresno, residents of N Fresno have been fighting the city for years in order to limit access to a parkway along the river...
  29. 1 point
    Removing the endocarp is not necessary, however, some of these articles imply that one gets better germination with proper sterilization and conditions. It would certainly be time consuming trying to crack thousands, but if one was experimenting with a handful certainly doable. As for how to do it, you put the seed in a vice and gently squeeze until it pops and cracks, then you carefully pry it off the kernal.
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    I use it completely on its own. This will provide a sterile, well-drained environment for recovery. Here is one of the Hyphaene that was nearly dead in the ground before I went for the save:
  31. 1 point
    I don't remember anyone on here with one from Plant Delights more than a few years old. They are more cold hardy when trunk is at ground level. They take many years to get a trunk of any size. Most trunked Palmetto you see are dug from FL where they are like weeds but may be many decades old. Palms grown from seedlings in a colder area will be more cold hardy because of their better root structure than palms put in at a larger size. Palmetto are a 8A palm and I know PD says 7B on some but who knows. I think they are more 7B when they are small. When trunked 10F is around their practical limit, when sized like mine 5F or so maybe.
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    I'll keep everyone posted on the outcome of the meeting.
  33. 1 point
    I've had smoothies made from the fruit that were really good! Worth the purple stains in my opinion!
  34. 1 point
    Wow! Florida is a long state.
  35. 1 point
    NWS is forecasting 38F for tonight, 38F for tomorrow night. Then, on Friday night, 36F. I think it might be getting close to winter
  36. 1 point
    I have visited when group sports are in play so already lots of space. Interesting that the Palmetum is not even featured on the website. It is literally and figuratively the centerpiece although the bay view makes a nice background! If money were to be available for a park upgrade, fixing the existing public pool makes lots more sense to me than cutting down a couple hundred beautiful palm trees.
  37. 1 point
    If it's been yellow since it was little, you might just have a genetically-unlucky individual. I germinated a number of lychee seeds a year or so ago, and most grew up normally and are pretty healthy and robust (woody stems now), but one was always yellow, thin and sickly-looking. All were in identical conditions and soil. It's still just about surviving, but it's clearly the runt of the litter and I don't have high hopes for its longevity. I have an alfie in a similar stage to yours (bifid), and it's in a much smaller pot, but rather taller, much bigger/longer leaves (if I'm judging the size of your window correctly) and pretty dark green despite getting good light. I think your alfie might just be a runt, and if you got another one or more, you might not see these problems.
  38. 1 point
    Here's another pic of one of the luxury homes in summerville, I noticed the pic is not showing now. This pic is of the outside of the home Another beautiful Aiken live oak Washingtonia robusta and CIDP in Augusta, I took this pic in July
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    ...this is prolly the biggest tahina in this zone:
  40. 1 point
    Here is one bismarckia throwing shade about 11 years since it was barely a foot and a half tall. The first leaves are about 11-12' in height off the ground
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    Looks like a Corypha to me though I could very well be wrong. Not as rare as a Tahina but far from common anywhere in Florida. Excellent find either way! Any unexpected palm sighting makes for a better day.
  42. 1 point
    @Palmfarmer I've attached a list of palms up to zone 9b for your reference. One advantage that you have is that you have a dry climate, and it has been demonstrated that palms often survive lower temperatures in drier areas than more humid areas. With whatever you decide to plant, good luck and let us know how everything does. 202009280000_9b_Palms.xlsx
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    I hope there is a happy ending to this story =)
  45. 1 point
    Well, about time for an update. You might have noticed that JubaeaMan183 (Chris Mestas) is posting on here again. I sent him a message when he first started logging in again. He never responded and is no longer accepting PMs. At this point, I consider him a scammer. Buyer beware.
  46. 1 point
    Elaeis guineensis, the African Oil Palm, is grown commercially for the oil in its seeds. It is a very large palm with a Jurassic Park look I really like. It reaches 70'+ tall and has a crown of 40 massive leaves - when we cut one down we have to slice it in two to carry it to the street. The trunk is covered with spirally arranged leaf bases. It is hardy to zone 10. Our oldest palm is now dropping large seeds that germinate soon after hitting the ground. This is an eye-catching palm if you have the space for it and a palm you will never find at your local BB garden center. I have nearly 60 seeds at the moment and I am selling them in either two lots of 25+ or one lot of 50+ Elaeis guineensis: TWO LOTS of 25+ seeds each @ $5.00 per lot Shipping = $5.00 per lot TOTAL = $10.00 per lot ---------------------------OR------------------------------------------- Elaeis guineensis: ONE LOT of 50+ seeds @ $8.00 for the lot Shipping = $6.00 for the lot TOTAL = $14.00 Payment via Paypal. PM me if interested Photos Seeds Mother Palm
  47. 1 point
    Plant away! I've found this to be a very tough and hardy species in the Arizona desert and highly recommend it.I have several in the ground from full sun to 3/4 day shade,that have withstood temps between 29F - 120 F without any damage.Growing season,some are watered daily by association provided lawn sprinklers, (no choice) and twice a week on the ones I have to water manually;all are growing great. aztropic Mesa,Arizona
  48. 1 point
    If it can be useful, in Palermo, Italy, Mediterranean climate, it dies with average minimum winter temperatures of 9/10 °C (48.2 / 50 °F) and lowest never below 0 °C (32 °F). This is the last failed attempt (2018) with a 20 year old plant:
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    A bit of color here! Pinanga insignis group.



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