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    Hello palmtalkers! I've already had some experience of germinating Butia and now I'm starting my second palm from scratch - Washingtonia, possibly a pure filifera. This is a motherpalm, located in Termez, Uzbekistan. This Washy is 13 years old and it's fruiting for the first time this year. At age of 6-7 it managed to survive an extreme cold snap in february 2014, with a low temperature of -22C (-7.6F), the lowest recorded temperatures in the whole region, and continuous 168 hours of subfreezing temperatures, this is what makes this specimen interesting. These seeds arrived to me Cleaned and soaking in the water
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    In the winter of 2018 that palm received some cold damage when we had two cold events in January. Other than that it has always looked pretty good. It's holding more leaves now than I've ever seen. Beautiful!
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    My Tifton Hardy has been a real winner here .
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    Placing a marker here to document this seasons Jubaea germination method. A few hundred seeds mixed with wet Hydroton in a styrofoam cooler. I'm putting the cooler on top of my water heater. My previous method of cracking the seeds open to remove the shell would have been too much work for this many seeds.
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    Hello all! Just wanted to share an update on my cuban royal palm. I planted this bad boy in the ground in March of 2020. This summer it has skyrocketed! I believe the bigger spacing means it's growing fairly quickly per frond.
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    Actually planted these this spring. I planted a filabusta but a rabbit or something ate it to the ground. I also planted butia but it drowned in all the rain we got this spring. I’ll try again this upcoming spring. Below is a mule , planted as a two gallon maybe, it took right off without skipping a beat.
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    Central to Southwest Texas. Kerrville, Vanderpool, Campwood, Uvalde, Bandera, etc.
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    Finally, someone helping himself to Butia fruit as I post.. Thanks for looking!
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    Congratulations. I remember well my B.alfredii at this stage. I was so excited that seeds from the highlands of Madagascar germinated for me!. Today :
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    After a busy year, a time of rest in the garden. While most things have finished up for the year, and await the new year to come, the yard is never completely void of any color / flowers. Taking advantage of continued good weather ( so far ) and getting a few things going for the year ahead ..with more on the way. Awaiting a delivery of deep pots / trays and different seeds to play around with, on top of all sorts of other stuff.. anyway.. Yellow Necklacepod, Sophora tomentosa ( seed grown and survived 5 years in the desert, in a pot, so far ) Started a touch earlier than in years past, but full of flowers/ a few developing pods atm. Interestingly, appears these are attractive to the neighborhood hummingbirds as well. Saffron Plum, Sideroxylon celastrinum, Tough, extremely fragrant and dependable winter flower-er, just starting it's cycle. Unlike past years, 2nd of the two plants i have is finally old enough to start flowering.. Hopefully this will increase the chances of fruit since both are loaded w/ buds, top to bottom.. One of two things guaranteed to draw in Queens ( butterflies ) this time of year, Gregg's / Palm leaf Mistflower, Conoclinium greggii.. Found nice plants at a nursery for installing later. As mentioned elsewhere, Queen, Danaus glippus go nuts over these in the summer. Other plant, Sometimes referred to as Fragrant Mist Flower is more of a bush than a low growing Perennial. Other than that, flowers look almost exactly the same / are a similar shade of bluish lavender ..and attract Queens ( and Monarchs ) by the dozens. Unlike Gregg's Mistflower, Chromolaena odorata can be a bit of an aggressive seeder in some areas. In Australia, it is considered a noxious ( and much despised ) Weed. Early start seedlings.. Muhly sp. collected at Oak Flat. Mexican Hat Cone Flower, Ratibida columnifera, Picked up seed of a couple other Coneflower sp to trial here this coming year. That NOID bushy thing from Boyce.. after surfing through every Genus in the Rose family, think i may have found out what it is, though the Blue colored fruit is throwing me off.. ( everything else matches though ) Anyway, appears to be a species of Osteomeles, " Hawaiian Rose / U' uhlei " being the most well known sp. Other 2 < or 3? > sp. appear to originate in East Asia and apparently are cherished as Bonsai subjects. 5 seedlings up as of today, so far.. 1st of the Agave chrysantha seed collected at Oak Flat starting to sprout.. We'll see how soon others start popping. Other stuff down, but not sprouting, fully sprouted just yet ** no picts **: * Southwestern Pipevine, Aristolochia watsonii * Sandpaper Tree / Anacua, Erhita anacua.. Reading thru some research papers, appears seed on these has to go through a process of weathering before germinating.. Supposedly, 6-8 month old seed will germinate better than freshly collected / sown seed. We'll see what happens. * Eve's Necklace, another great small tree from Texas, from fresh seed.. Next up, once the deep pots arrive, 4 sp. of Milkweed, among other things, inc. a plant that many horticultural " experts " religiously assumed was extinct, ..and sterile....
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    Hey all, Its a blustery late fall day today and I’m doing some much needed maintenance on the garden. Here are a few things that caught my eye as I did some cleanup. Some Dypsis thingee, possible hybrid:
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    My friend @shminbabe has a c. Macrocarpa that she is worried about. per her words; the newest growth has “gone limp” It’s been cool in Atlantic Beach but certainly nowhere near frost or freeze territory. She has an amazing microclimate. does the palm look okay?
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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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    Yes I know Scott grows them as well and if I knew previously, I would have purchased through him. Mine is planted between two homes on the eastern side. It gets sun until about 3pm in the summer. It's not ideal, but so far so good. Oh and I give it a lot of water otherwise it won't look right.
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    A minor actually planted two of them
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    Sabal causiarum as a large liner, growing very quickly for a sabal
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    Washingtonia seeds germinate easily, I germinated over 100 this year 1. Soaked them in water for 4-5 days 2. Sowed in a mix of perlite and miracle gro palm and cactus soil 3. Set container on top of TV box and within 5 days they were starting to germinate, with all germinating within 10 days
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    Great find! Perhaps bodes well for @shminbabe in her microclimate just up the road. She’s growing spindles too.
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    That is actually fenestralis.. I planted it in 2003 as a 5 gallon plant. Is a bit “weepier” than alfredii.
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    Aechmea gamosepala aka Matchstick1 on a chinese fan palm in my lil rainforest
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    A beautiful Acanthophoenix rouselii and a recently trimmed “California coconut”
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    Hopefully I get this in the correct order: Dypsis manajarensis crown and Rhopalostylis cheesemanii trying to break through neighbors canopy:
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    Yes it’s a Brahea Brandegeei. I’ve spoken personally to Keith (Owners Son), and he told me it’s a BBrandegeei. I actually purchased my Brandegeei there from him. Treeland has a bunch of different palms in the back of the nursery that aren’t for sale to the public. If you find Keith and make conversation and start a relationship with him, he’ll take you back there and purchase directly through him. heres my Brandegeei from treeland.
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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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    Looks a little wimpy to me. These are pretty hardy palms, generally easy but that one looks like it's suffering a bit. It's not the weather.
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    I have a wild imagination and my dreams are very detailed. I will dream about specific tree species and collecting samples from them. I will remember details about the habitat too. I'm guessing that no one else has dreams like these.
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    Everything you see in the photograph would be removed if the plan succeeds; the restroom building, the palms, even the large shade tree at frame left, Terminalia Arjuna.
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    This is sad new indeed. I try to make a stop there once a year to see how everything is growing. Everybody keeps blaming the heat wave of 2020 for killing all the queens. It boils down to lack of water. It seems nobody adjusted the irrigation to compensate for the heat and everything died. My queens looked better than ever in summer of 2020 because I was so worried about the heat. I was obsessively watering during the whole 2 month long heat event. My royal took it like a champ as well.
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    I know Josh Allen successfully transplanted at least one large specimen, but with a lot of work. I wasn't so lucky, mine got dug very unceremoniously by skunks digging in the adjacent soil for grubs. It was small and even with careful efforts on my part to replant it, it went into a downward spiral and died. Matt seems very lucky for his to have sprouted a new growth (above). The only bummer for Matt is that this new growth point is probably a ways behind what the original plant would have been without the disturbance. Bottom line, your advice to Coasta of getting his into the ground is sound advice for long term success with this species.
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    yes get it in the ground, less drought stress in winter there so the roots have some time to develop before the heat hits in spring..
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    I bought this Washingtonia robusta at the beginning of summer. Since then it has grown multiple new leaves. It was one of my few potted plants that I didn't move to shade during our record breaking heat wave. It handled 117 degrees like it was nothing. The location where I have it gets sun almost all day and is covered in concrete and asphalt so it really bakes in the afternoon sun. I'm excited to see how it does through the winter here.
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    I have been growing both Attalea cohune and Attalea phalerata South of Houston for the last 5 years. ADHD Version: A cohune= slow growing, but more cold tolerant. A phalerata=Fairly fast growing, but less cold tolerant. A cohune was planted as a strap-leaf seedling in 2002, maybe 2001. She piddles, despite the best of loving care. If lucky, she pushes 1 stunted frond a year. Although stunted, they are otherwise healthy, and haven't burnt during colder temperatures -3C for 3-4 hours, as well as a few frosty mornings have left it untouched. She's just slow, errr..."Special" dare I say. The world waits for her to grow, while she and the Dypsis decipiens have a tea party out in the front yard. On the other side of the fence is her cousin A phalerata. We've all seen the type... A phalerata is "mature" for her age. She barely had her second strap-leaf before she was pushing almost completely pinnate fronds. Who does this floosy think she is? Sometime in the second year, she outgrew me. I was completely aghast. I thought to myself, "Self, at this rate, she'll be reproducing faster than the neighborhood cats." Then a tree branch from the neighbor's Walnut fell on her, smashing half her fronds. There was concern, especially because Winter was on it's way. Then the cold came, and the outside of her remaining fronds burnt. She was looking as bad as Brittany Murphy in "Spun." A tree service came and removed the offending Walnut, and I thought the exposure would finish her off, but...No, she started growing that Winter, only slowing until November 2006. I'm not so sure she slowed though, as her circumference seemed to triple last winter. Her bare feet are wet, in unammended gumbo clay. She's been beaten and left out in the cold, only to ask for more. I think I'm in love! I'll post photos to this in a bit.
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    Looking real good! Professional. I love ornamentals as much as the next guy, but for every palm I’ve planted this year I planted either a milkweed or a mountain mint for the pollinators. Got to at least try to support the bees and butterflies if we can.
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    Hey everyone, Here are some misc palms that I have available for sale. All items below are available for pick up in Thousand Oaks, CA (91320). I am not offering shipping at this time. Delivery is an option, just text me for cost (depending on your location). I offer discounts for larger purchases, inquire within. I have also listed other palms I have available below, prices vary by plant size, inquire if interested. My cell is 805-813-3999, thank you 15 Gallon LARGE oversized Rhopalostylis sapida Nikau Palm/Shaving Brush Palm Trees, these are the “Great Barrier Island” form. $150 Each 5 Gallon Hyophorbe verschaffeltii Spindle Palm Trees - $50 Each 5 Gallon Sabal blackburniana - $40 Each Large 15 Gallon Archontophoenix maxima - $85 Each 5 Gallon Ptychosperma elegans - $50 Each 15 Gallon Roystonea regia - $80 each (limited quantity in this size) - Also have large 5 gallons for $50 each. 5 Gallon Chambeyronia macrocarpa & hookeri forms - $60 each Photo of my "growing grounds" =) Photo of my "growing grounds" =) Photos of my "growing grounds" =) I also have and grow the following palm trees: Acoelorraphe wrightii (Paurotis Palm, Everglades Palm) Archontophoenix alexandrae var. beatrice (Alexandra Palm, King Alexander Palm, King Palm, Northern Bangalow Palm) Archontophoenix cunninghamiana (Bangalow Palm, Illawara Palm, King Palm, Piccabeen Palm) Archontophoenix maxima (Walsh River King Palm) Archontophoenix purpurea (Mount Lewis King Palm, Purple King Palm, Purple Piccabean Palm) Arenga engleri (Dwarf Sugar Palm, Formosa Palm, Taiwan Arenga Palm, Taiwan Sugar Palm) Beccariophoenix alfredii (California Coconut Palm, High Plateau Coconut Palm, Hardy Coconut Palm) Bismarckia nobilis (Bismarck Palm, Bismark Palm) Brahea 'Super Silver' Brahea armata (Mexican Blue Palm) Brahea elegans Brahea edulis (Guadalupe Palm) Burretiokentia koghiensis Butia capitata (Jelly Palm) Butia odorata (Jelly Palm) Chamaedorea microspadix (Hardy Bamboo Palm) Chamaedorea plumosa (Baby Queen Palm) Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea 'Soledad' Hybrid (Soledad Bamboo Palm) Chambeyronia macrocarpa (Flame Thrower Palm, Houailou Red Leaf Palm) Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. hookeri (Yellow Flame Thrower Palm) Copernicia baileyana (Bailey Fan Palm) Copernicia prunifera (Carnauba Wax Palm) Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm Cycad) Dictyosperma album (Hurricane Palm, Princess Palm) Dypsis baronii (Sugar Cane Palm) Dypsis decaryi (Triangle Palm) Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lastelliana (Red Neck Palm) Dypsis leptocheilos (Teddy Bear Palm) Dypsis lutescens (Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm) Dypsis onilahensis (Droopy & Recurved Forms) Dypsis pembana (Pemba Palm) Dypsis plumosa Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis saintelucei (St. Lucie, Saint Lucie) Dypsis sp. 'Bef' Encephalartos altensteinii Euterpe edulis (Assai Palm, Cabbage Palm) Gaussia gomez-pompae Hedyscepe canterburyana (Umbrella Palm) Howea belmoreana (Sentry Palm) Howea forsteriana (Kentia Palm, Paradise Palm) Hyophorbe verschaffeltii (Spindle Palm) Jubaea chilensis (Chilean Wine Palm) Jubaeaopsis caffra (Kafir Palm, Pondoland Palm, Pondo Coconut) Kentiopsis oliviformis (Miraguama Palm) Kentiopsis pyriformis Laccospadix australasica (Atherton Palm) Livistona saribus Livistona chinensis (Chinese Fan Palm) Phoenix dactylifera (True Edible Date Palm) Phoenix rupicola (Cliff Date Palm) Phoenix sylvestris (Silver Date Palm, Wild Date Palm) Prestoea montana Pritchardia beccariana (Loulu Palm) Pritchardia hillebrandii (Loulu Lelo Palm, Molokai Fan Palm) Pritchardia martii (Martius's Loulu Palm) Ptychosperma elegans (Alexander Palm, Solitaire Palm) Ravenea rivularis (Majestic palm, Majesty Palm) Rhapis 'Alicia' (Lady Alicia Palm) Rhapis excelsa (Lady Palm) Rhopalostylis sapida (Shaving Brush Palm) Roystonea regia (Royal Palm, Florida Palm) Sabal blackburniana (Hispaniolan Palmetto) Satakentia liukiuensis (Satake Palm) Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palm) Trachycarpus fortunei (Windmill Palm) Trachycarpus takil (Kumaon Palm) Trachycarpus wagnerianus (Waggy Windmill Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm, Skyduster Palm) Wodyetia bifurcata (Foxtail Palm) Wodyetia x Veitchia, Wodvetchia F2 (Foxy Lady Palm) Thanks for looking, my cell is 805-813-3999.
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    I honestly have no idea ha. It was bought at a local nursery with a bunch of other “Mediterranean Fan Palms”. I actually chose this one because it looked so unique. what attracted me to it was the odd color, the dark thorns, and the ‘Lisa’-like fronds at it’s fairly decent size. I wanted to see what it grows into. The main stem has been girthing. Frond growth seems to be faster in the suckers. Hasn’t really done much, though, so it could very well be.
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    From earlier, warmer days: Sparthodoea - i honestly had very little hope for this plant. It died to the ground the first winter (well before we even had frost), but surprised me by coming back the following spring. the second winter, it died back to about 2 feet of "trunk". This year it has yet to have any die-back. J-opais caffra Copernicia baileyana from @TexasColdHardyPalms . It took a LONG time to recover from the transplant. Beccariophoenix alfredii from @Perito One of my seed grown Roystonea borinquena hanging out outside for its first winter test.
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    Boy, a yard like that would really cheer me up !
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    Thats a beautiful cabbage palm with lovely fronds
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    Or a scene is set in a specific country in a jungle or wild area, but none of the plants are native to where it’s supposed to be.
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    This garden really makes the case for planting nikau in San Francisco. They are too rare here. But they are thirsty, and most people want to be careful with their water budget.
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    If you all are out wondering around in the desert just make sure that if you see a bunch of abandoned vehicles with out of state tags........DON'T STOP!
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    7. Licuala peltata var sumawongii The time is right now to continue with the germination of "dormant" seeds. Latest achievement is the notoriously slow to germinate Licuala peltata varsumawongii. Seeds were received on the 10th of July and after a 3-day soaking in water they were placed in 50/50 perlite/vermiculite. 8 1/2months later and there was not a single sign that something was going to happen. So i picked up the scalpel and initiated the surgical procedure. These seeds have a hard outer shell which is probably impenetrable by water, hence why they take so long to germinate. Using a fine blade it is easy to separate from the seed and the germination pore is clearly visible just below the attach point of the seed.In the photo below the first seed is untreated, the second has the outer shell removed to get to the germination pore,the third one has the "lid" removed just today for exhibition purposes, the fifth seed with the x mark has already rotten and the other 3 have clearly germinated in just 4 days after the "delidding".

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