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  1. 13 points
    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.
  2. 8 points
    Pretty amazing if you ask me. Jupiter is the most northern part of palm beach county, I'm actually in Martin county. When I planted this I thought maybe I'd get a year or 2 out of it, it's been 9. I hope they fully ripen over the winter.
  3. 8 points
    End of fall update! So this is how the little Theophrasti will go into this year's winter here in Texas (fingers crossed, so far so good...). As you can see, the palm has been growing slowly but steadily. I've ignored it somewhat this fall since much of my scarce free time has been occupied by the (still ongoing) creation of new planting beds, an outdoor gym, as well as a medium-sized crevice garden. The companion plants may have the most interesting story. I removed the sun=protection from the Mexican groundsel that has finally established itself. If it gets through this winter, I'll be sure to get some nice flowers come spring. Deer have really left it alone! I wish I could say the same for the hibiscus on the right as I had to upgrade the deer protection for it instead. Next to netting, you may notice I planted a copper canyon daisy in front of it (they have a very lemony smell when brushing against it and the deer don't seem to like it). I can't wait for the hibiscus to grow taller and the Theophrasti to start sticking out its deadly spines to help protect it!
  4. 5 points
    When we move here last year there were a bunch of small Sabal palmettos and then I found these two back in the corner and one hidden up front, all nice mature specimens albeit not well looked after. These two I am clearing vines away and will trim any truly dead fronds. These are in a wet part of the yard so obviously like water.
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    A beautiful Acanthophoenix rouselii and a recently trimmed “California coconut”
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    I got down to 24F the night before last , and it will be well above that for the next few weeks , it looks like , so I should finally be able to find out if my Washy is hardy at 24F or if damage starts , etc. I always thought it was frond hardy to 23F , and now I will have a perfect opportunity to at least take 24F off of the damage question about its hardiness . If it handles 24F well it might look decent well into December or into January . I'll watch it over the next few weeks and see what 24F does to it .
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    I was on a walk today and found this gem hiding next to a hotel. Excellent microchip late (canopy, concrete, beach nearby). Gorgeous white crownshaft!
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    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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    The first mass flowering event of the season....44 blooms over two nights ! Epiphyllum oxypetalum ( Midnight Cactus )
  10. 3 points
    Hopefully I get this in the correct order: Dypsis manajarensis crown and Rhopalostylis cheesemanii trying to break through neighbors canopy:
  11. 3 points
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Nice plants.
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    I tried but didn't get a call back from them. This was Premier Tree Experts. One guy climbed and chainsawed leaves and passed them down. They were done in under an hour.
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    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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    I get this from time to time. I just woke up from a dream where I was collecting Thrinax radiata seeds, some unknown plant species, and I saw stand of Pinus clausa and I saw Ptychosperma elegans naturalizing. I will have dreams about specific plants as I either look out the window from somewhere or walking through woods.
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    Any place near a house like that will moderate cold air , but I typically think of a microclimate as on the sunny south side of a house or building . Here's my best microclimate which is in a sunny southern exposure near the house . That Butia is draping way over the walkway ; I guess that's just part of living in the tropics .
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    Finally, someone helping himself to Butia fruit as I post.. Thanks for looking!
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    Image taken with a 50mm diameter lens at f/4. Ed in Houston
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    Well grown and happy. That parent could be the beginning of a cold-tolerant strain of Betel Nuts. Broad internodes, a lot of speedy growth; he is very happy there. Record it if you do... for academic reasons.. Ryan
  21. 2 points
    Chew them all now….. or maybe save one for later.
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    Ive been quite successful Propagating and growing this cool ficus in the San Joaquin valley. They make a beautiful companion tree to my exotic palm collection. Check out this video I did.
  24. 1 point
    Aechmea gamosepala aka Matchstick1 on a chinese fan palm in my lil rainforest
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    Just a few more from a wet garden. From a few attached a few years ago……..now there are many. Tim
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    As Meg says, a late fall freeze down to 24F isn't so much of a problem when the following day warms up to 50-60F and then no more freezes for a week or two. The problems will come later in winter when you start having a low of 23-24F followed by a high of only 34-35F during the day and then another low of 24F the following night. Basically 18 hours below freezing at a time. If you guys get snow as well it will trash the fronds, so it will be near impossible to tell what temperatures damaged the fronds, since the snow will damage them regardless. Unless you only get a light dusting. Mind you the Robusta's in London didn't take damage last winter, despite it being a pretty long, harsh winter with lows down to 23F. There's lots of variables at play and perhaps there is more Filifera genetics in that hybrid than you think...
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    OMG! That's quite a story! Thank you so much for sharing it. It makes me not feel so awful about 1. Paying the damn stump grinder who most likely knew he hit that pipe and 2. For having the HOA's irrigation service take several hours to fix the pipe yesterday. What a mess, but yours must have been incredibly frustrating for you! I will also mark the pipe! Good idea! Thanks again @Merlyn!
  28. 1 point
    From me and my baby date hybrid
  29. 1 point
    It says they have 3g Panama tall for 15 bucks and 6 to 7ft that's great I might get that one or the 7g Fiji dawrf ima call them tomorrow and inquire about them ask for pics too I always like to see things before I buy etc.
  30. 1 point
    What a shame. I know that feeling well, another season of growth lost. I hope it works out better for you on your next attempt.
  31. 1 point
    Hey! They're better than the foxtail nuts.
  32. 1 point
    I once left a small Chamaerops Humilis outdoors in a pot and it went down to like 20F. The next morning the pot was frozen solid like an ice block. I brought it indoors to thaw out and it didn't show any problems whatsoever. Stuff like Trachycarpus, Sabal, Chamaerops, Jubaea etc are pretty damn hardy and seem to handle having their roots frozen. Washingtonia on the other hand will not tolerate frozen roots, at least hybrids and Robusta's certainly wont. A low of 25F froze some of my smaller potted hybrids and caused pretty bad damage, although it didn't kill them. If the pot is small, you can always dig a hole and bury it into the ground for 3-4 months with a bit of overhead shelter to keep rain out.
  33. 1 point
    In the case of Dypsis leptocheilos and Wodyetia bifurcata, we have large specimens actively reproducing here. I'm not certain about Guassia gomez-pompae. We're either as mild a 9b as you can get or as chilly a 10a as you can get when it comes to subtropical climates. The coldest parts of town average ~27F over 30 years while the warmest parts average just above 30F over 30 years. Of the two we have here, Wodyetia bifurcata is more common and grows well the entire way from the more rural northwest corner of the city (the chilliest part) to the southeast corner (a mild suburb environment). Dypsis leptocheilos is currently only planted in the city's interior and warm suburbs. That doesn't mean it won't work elsewhere. They are a palm that isn't available at big box stores, so you just don't see them planted often. I have small plants of both species in my yard (mild, hilly suburb) and they grow very well through a chilly winter.
  34. 1 point
    I’d say just stick with the historical map for any future planting plans.
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    @WhoDatNation you’re so close to New Bern, call ahead to Gary’s nursery and you can have a bunch of palms that I’m sure most people don’t have. They had a bunch of big Brazorias, maybe 30 uresanas, and a ton of Birmingham’s and Sabal palmetto fat boys the last 2 were a little smaller size. Tons of local Sabal minors, and tons of windmills started from seed from a palm in Pullen park in Raleigh that survived the 1989 freeze. Super cool place to check out. Pretty sure they don’t ship at all though.
  37. 1 point
    Thanks, guys. If @DoomsDave or @Palm Tree Jim want to post or dm me the company you used that’d be great.
  38. 1 point
    been a minute or two since I posted anything
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    Came across this front yard in Taft, halfway between Hunters Creek and the airport. Near 4th st and Orange.
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    Another nice Bismarckia on Jacksonville's Southside on Vancouver Dr. off University Bv., S.- Street View shows this Palm as a little 15 gal. size plant in 2013. Much growth in a short time. (Sept. 2021 picture)
  42. 1 point
    But here's what you have to look forward to. They are all the same age, the smaller one didn't like being moved & sulked for a few years.
  43. 1 point
    Job related. It was a super fast trip. But I still was on the lookout for nice palms. Downtown SF, Botanical gardens, Wharf and the Hillsdale shopping center in San Mateo. I feel bad for the date palms in Fisherman's wharf. Leaves are all browned out. Pics are not in order: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Fnro62TAvbdZyhkOQZvKy5_-3TvpZ1_c?usp=sharing And yes, I did pick up several nikau palm seeds.
  44. 1 point
    Yes, Ae. blanchettiana. I am in Gainesville as well and I have several in my yard and around my pool. They do have to be in full blazing hot sun to keep that color. Mine all made it through the 2 nights of 24/25 we had this winter. I have had them out for about 4 years. That is the most cold they have experienced.
  45. 1 point
    Yes. When I visited San Diego in August many years ago I heard residents grouching about the same old, same old boring unchanging weather: All day sun, warm days, cool nights, on and on and on and.......
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    From 11 to 18 of july I was in Chile with my family. It is certainly the most civilized country in South America. Friendly people. Safe. A lot of different sceneries for different tastes. From Santiago , a millions city to Viña del Mar a seaside resort, to snow covered mountains in a trip and places with vegetation that looks like chaparral with columnar cactus and Jubaeas, like in the Parque Nacional La Campana , sector Ocoa. Some pics of Santiago, with Jubaeas, giant Phoenix canariensis and Jubaea
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    Not 100% sure what they are, but I’ve been wondering because we’ve got them in the lobby of by office building too. Thinking p elegans probably.
  49. 1 point
    They are on their 3rd leaves...
  50. 1 point
    Friday night Santiago had a big snow storm. The last time it snowed in the city was 16 years ago.We where heading again to Farellones.But today a totally different landscape



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