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  1. 35 points
    Not really any info here, my garden has suffered several disheartening losses lately, plus Covid-19 and wildfire blues, just some encouraging images,
  2. 35 points
    Yesterday, thanks to International Palm Society members Darold Petty and Steve Klocksiem, I had the chance to visit the late Jack Dane's garden in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood. Wow! The biggest Juania australis I've seen flanks the back of the house and is paired with a tall, adult, staminate specimen of a Ceroxylon species I couldn't identify; a Livistona fulva rosette grows at the Juania's base. A self-sowing grove of nikau palms, Rhopalostylis sapida, proliferates, while a nice little clump of Laccospadix australasica occupies the shady center of this typically tiny San Francisco back yard, maybe 25ft / 7.6m wide an 40ft / 12.2m deep. There's a very nice Rhopalostylis baueri and possibly another buried in there. A huge, robust Livistona species overtops all the palm trees in the garden, and a Ceroxylon quindiuense (semi-plumose type similar to those from Tenerife, Valle del Cauca in the San Francisco Botanical Garden collected by Garrin Fullington in the late 1970s) is still in a rosette with huge leaves in the shade. Plus, a few Chamaedorea and a couple of Howea forsteriana clumps are scattered about. Also of interest are the rather tall Cyathea / Sphaeropteris medullaris and S. cooperi tree ferns. Enjoy the photos! Any advice on dealing with the alarming scar on the Juania trunk is welcome. - Jason Juania australis & Livistona fulva Juania & Ceroxylon (right) Rhopalostylis sapida (mostly) and Livistona sp. (australis?) Rhopalostylis seedlings Ceroxylon sp.—a flowering-age male Rhopalostylis baueri, R. sapida, and Livistona sp. Same species as above. Possible Rhopalostylis baueri next to Archontophoenix cunninghamiana Juania australis trunk scar with Rhopalostylis baueri at left Juania australis crown, upward view Juania trunk again Juania trunk Photo posted at right, Rhopalostylis baueri, R. sapida, Livistona, Laccospadix
  3. 27 points
    That's it for now. Thanks for coming along.
  4. 26 points
    Happy Tuesday everyone! Anyone love palms on this site? **yes, there's an entire house behind all that**
  5. 26 points
    Bentinckia condapanna, Hyophorbe legenicualis, Licuala peltata 'sumwongii'
  6. 24 points
  7. 22 points
    Then......August 2017 Now.....Sept. 2020 And I just threw this one in cause I opened my blinds this morning and liked the view on this fine Labor Day Monday.
  8. 21 points
    Copernicia hospita (25 years planted) center
  9. 20 points
    5 years in the making. Getting to where I envisioned for my paradise. Quality is bad in top pic because it ws during a storm. Orlando, FL.
  10. 20 points
    Buh buh buh bam!!! 3 outta 5 ain’t bad.
  11. 19 points
    This one is in Foster City. Usually they hack off the blooms (sadly), but this year they let it go.
  12. 19 points
    Got this 'Lisa' from Meg a few years back. Flowering for the 2nd time. Robust growth in the last 5 years. Very slow when first planted.
  13. 18 points
    You may recall that my Carpoxylon had a severe case of pink rot last winter. I thought I was gonna lose it, but it's actually pulled through. There is a hollow spot in the woody trunk that I assume will eventually open up and be unsightly, but the growing point is up and away from any of that funkiness. Since I cut down a foxtail that was above it (foxtail was riddled with pink rot) the Carpoxylon has thrown a few leaves that are much more compact and recurved due to the extra sunlight. It's looking pretty darn good and doing a visible swelling of the base. Here's the visuals....
  14. 18 points
    Here’s a few pics of my K.p
  15. 17 points
  16. 17 points
    The rats were living in a huge overgrown mess of Ti plants and they were eating all of my bananas, so I decided to clean it all up today. Here's some pics of the results. Satakentia single, Archontophoenix purpurea triple, and an Allagoptera that's splitting into two. In case anyone is interested, I planted the Archontophoenix from three separate 5 gallon palms. I did this on purpose in order to get the gentle lean away from each other. I find that if you plant a triple that's been grown in the same pot you get a big curve in the lower trunks and I don't particularly like that look. I grew these from seed from Steve Huston's very purple king that was in his front yard.
  17. 16 points
  18. 16 points
    Looking at Matty's post below, and the killer ravenea, I remembered Andrew Street had shown me one at Montgomery last year that was mind-boggling. I had never seen the big one.
  19. 16 points
    After a year up in NH took me out of the hobby aside from 2 majesty palms and a lady palm, I’m finally back in FL and feeling like I can say I’m a part of the hobby given my haul from today! I stopped by MB palms in the Orlando area and was able to pick up the following: (The BEST part? This all only cost me $400!) Beccariophoenix Alfreddi: 15 gal Licuala Grandis: 3 gal Licuala peltata var. sumawongii: 7 gal Kentiopsis Oliviformis: 3 gal Archontophoenix cunninghamiana: 7 gal Areca Vestiara: 4 inch quart Copernicia Fallaensis: 4 inch quart Butia x Syagrus: 3 gal Dypsis Pembana: 3 gal Chambreyonia Macrocarpa: 3 gal Crytosachys Renda: 3 gal I got a deal on the oliviformis because it had had mites at one point and lost a few fronds in the process. Can’t wait to start potting (I’m renting right now so these will be with me until I buy a home in 2 years) some of the suckers up and watching them establish in the remaining month or so of summer! Pics below:
  20. 15 points
    Tooty fruity fallin' in my garden. Dypsis onilahensis hybrid and last photo of a Dypsis heteromorpha. I have no idea if any of these are viable seeds. What is fruiting in your garden right now?
  21. 15 points
    Dypsis canaliculata (possibly incorrectly identified, but that’s the name it was purchased under) is dramatically more difficult to drag away., estimated weight in excess of 50 lbs. In the photos below, a frond had fallen, balancing perfectly on the “ holey boulder.” After struggling with it, Bo helped me stand it upright, and as you can see, the hard woody crownshaft about matches my own height, about 5’2” .
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  23. 14 points
    A nice feather leaf palm to view in 7B- 8A from inside the house . Mekong Giants in the distance , Will
  24. 14 points
    According to the folks at the Hassayampa River Preserve, these were grown from seed from one of two native populations of W. filifera in Arizona. I wrote about that grove in another post called “Castle Creek Filifera”. These things are absolutely massive. Definitely the largest Washingtonia I have ever seen in person. The trunks are reasonably 3-5 ft in diameter, and the tallest of them is probably 80ft tall. They have naturalized in this area and now grow freely.
  25. 14 points
    Hi! I'm in the very lucky position to be able to design and plant a palm garden where I work, about half an hour away from where I live (and where my main palm garden is).. Luckily, my workplace is in a town by the coast, the garden is far better protected from both the cold north winter winds and the drying hot easterly winds which are the bane of my main home garden. Plus the soil is far better... I've planted a number of palms which I had in pots at home, they've been in the ground for about six months and are already growing faster and looking far better than many of my home palms... Thought I'd share a couple of pics... From right to left: Dypsis Lutescens, Pritchardia Hildebrandii and a Ravenala (which would look terrible in my home garden due to the wind). Only palm here is a Chambeyronia Macrocarpa, and a coffee plant to the left... Hyophorbe verschaffelti and Dyctiosperma Album Rubrum (mango in the middle) Wodyetia Bifurcata, growing fast. Left to right: Veitchia Joannis (without doubt my showcase palm, and impossible in my home garden), Veitchia Arecina (damaged but recovering from drying out following transplant) and Pritchardia Lowreyana. Papaya in the middle has gone crazy! Two more of the Veitchia Joannis (which I picked up a year ago), fingers crossed it will do ok in this microclimate, it's protected by the south facing wall, gets full day sun... Here's hoping, let's see how it goes... Hope you like the pics J
  26. 13 points
    Just wanted to share some palm photos of an In n Out i stopped at in Baldwin Park, CA roughly 17miles from Downtown Los Angeles.
  27. 13 points
    Had a day off fighting the fires in Carmel and came across these guys by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Streets signs pictured for reference if you are ever here.
  28. 12 points
    Dictyosperma album first flowering: Only male flowers in the inflorescence, this can happen at the first flowering. For other information on this species: https://www.monaconatureencyclopedia.com/dictyosperma-album/?lang=en
  29. 12 points
    As far as overall length, in my garden it’s Clinostigma samoense — and I apologize for posting pics of them yet again -- but the palms are over 30 ft. tall now and when a frond crashes down it’s an expedition hauling it away. When brown, the crownshaft goes all limp and often is partially split, so that is like trying to pick up a giant thick wet leather beach towel that also has a stiff 20-ft. rachis and leaflets attached. Probably comical to watch, but once I get a good grasp of the leathery part and hoist the blade over my shoulder, I can haul it away in a single trip. Sort of a personal challenge, lol.
  30. 12 points
    I have two Syagrus kellyana that I germinated from seeds about 10 years ago after this species was first described. This is a handsome, stocky medium size palm that starts flowering while at eye level. Unfortunately, so far neither palm has produced ripe seeds. I noticed today that one of them just opened a spathe loaded with yellow flowers. Very cool up close. Syagrus kellyana with flowers New spathe emerging Second kellyana with unopened spathe
  31. 11 points
    Greg Stewart’s thread on his Foxy Lady reminded me to post an update on mine - which I just got via transplant a couple of months back. It went through some transplant shock, and then burned a little through our two bouts of 110+ for multiple days. It’s not much to look at right now, but has put out two new fronds, so that gives me hope for the future!
  32. 11 points
    Just a follow up. A second flower sheath under the next leaf base as well revealing the classic “stick em up” pose. The first outer flower sheath came off...... Revealing a second more crinkled one beneath it. A couple days later I gently helped that one off. It came off quite easily without a fight. And wallah! My Foxy’s first flower. Thanks for looking.
  33. 11 points
    I thought I'd start a thread on big leaves, palms of all kinds with big leaves. Add yours if you have any you'd like to share. First up, my 35-40' roystonea regia dropped one today in a wind and rain storm. The leaf is 20' long without the crownshaft, and the crownshaft is 6'+. Im guessing over 50 lbs after dragging it to my "fallen leaves area". Normally they dont fall off all green and heavy, but this one just came off in a storm, its hefty for a 200lb man to drag around. It fell directly under the tree in the expected well within 10' diameter around the trunk. But yes plant one of these near your driveway and you may have a problem.
  34. 11 points
    Here is my Lisa after 4 years in Dallas
  35. 11 points
    My local In n Out has a nice selection (not a ton of variety). I like the arrangement they have set out on the property. (Taken from the drive thru lane, because I'm lazy lol.) This is from the property next door: And, the money shot:
  36. 11 points
    Not to get political, but our crazy Gov. n Mayor shut down O`ahu AGAIN. Not supposed to leave house except if you are an "essential" worker or going shopping. That includes shutting down most "non-essential" business like the bowling alley where I am a member of 3 leagues. So I figured 3 weeks w/no bowling means I saved at least $300 in lane fees and gambling...LOL Oh, forgot buying lunch and gas to get there. SOOOOOO...... I went online and ordered 16 more palms from FloraBunda. They arrived yesterday. Here is a photo of the lot of them after unpacking. I'll post a list later and individual photos as I plant them out. For now they will sit in my 60% shade green house getting a little use to my semi-desert here on O`ahu.
  37. 11 points
  38. 11 points
    In my warmth-deprived microclimate R. sapida 'Chatham Island' is more robust while R. baueri v. Cheesemanii is faster growing. First picture with me is Chatham.
  39. 11 points
    Getting kissed by the morning sun
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  41. 11 points
    My big regret is that I planted a Tahina spectabilis right beside it. They both looked so cute in their 1 gallon pots years ago
  42. 10 points
    Coccothrinax macroglossa! aztropic Mesa,Arizona
  43. 10 points
    My Brahea moorei is only now blooming In Dallas. . I was wondering if it will produce seeds this late in the season. Anyone have experience with this palm? Thanks.
  44. 10 points
    Long time lurker looking for help with moving a large Jubaea from my Granada Hills residence (San Fernando Valley) to my new home in Fallbrook. Maybe 20'-25' feet of wood. Anyone know of a reputable crane/tucking service that you could refer to me please?
  45. 10 points
    Sabal miamiensis that I bought from Christian Faulkner probably 9 years ago as an almost seedling. There are 3 of them there, but they became shaded out by my Jaboticaba. This one found the sun about 2 years ago and shot up.
  46. 9 points
    I’ve had an interest in palms from around the Caribbean (and surrounding areas), and I started trying them a few years ago. ‘Palms of Cuba’ states that many of the Copernicia species are seasonally flooded, with clay/soils, though I know many have luck on limestone based heavily alkaline spikes, with sharp drainage. I’ve amended with perlite, marble chips, concrete chunks, gypsum, and a good bit of mulch. Everything gets hand watered with the hose, once every week or two. Palm plus fert. I have many others to try, but many are still too small to plant. Everything went in as a three gallon, within the last 5 years. Recently my meter box was replaced, and you can get a good look at my clay soil. Copernicia Macroglossa (Cuba (deep green)) Copernicia Baileyana (Cuba (bluish green/greenish blue)) Cocothrinax Fragrans (Cuba/Hispaniola (silver)) Cocothrinax Argentata (Florida (deep green)) Thrinax Radiata (Central America (lime green)) My soil Let’s see yours -
  47. 9 points
    I planted this Agave americana this spring, for the simple fact that I had no where else to put it, to my surprise it has doubled in size and appears happy. Some Alpinia Zerumbet gingers: Here is my Aphelandra hartwegiana beginning to put out blooms: Some Bleeding Heart Caladiums and Hedychium in the back: A couple of my Bromeliads for your epiphyte people
  48. 9 points
    the biggest palmate leaf in my yard, Borassus Aethiopum, about 10' leaflet tip to leaflet tip. These leaves have the thickest petioles of any palm I have and its still a juvenile.
  49. 9 points
    Hi folks...been a while...Palms seem to be doing well in south facing situation in Springfield, Northern Virginia...this Mediterranean Fan gets a burlap corral and top...just gets a string of C-9 lights around the perimeter at ground level to let a little heat rise. Got it at a local garden center. They had it in a greenhouse...had 3 leaves covered in mites...a little in ground situation, some mite killer and it exploded...I think in ground since 2014...This Brazoria seems way too far north...it suffered the winter before last but last winter was an easy one...just gets a little burlap tent in the winter, no heat...Maybe I’ll add some C-9’s this winter...will enjoy it while it lasts.This McCurtain is the slowest growing thing ever but is finally getting what appears to be a mature leaf...guess it needed several years to sink a root/trunk deep in the ground?This is my baby! In ground since 2014...planted with about a 12” trunk...now 7 feet..and has been through it all...used to be under a Heavy shade large pine tree but we had to cut that down and suddenly it was in full sun...suffered from that a bit but now seems more than happy...the only protection it gets is black frost cloth on the ground to soak up the sun...leaves do really well in the coldest weather...didn’t lose a single leaf all these years to cold...good genetics I guess,Good old stand-by Needle...just lives on its own and never asks for anything...it’s area is moist compared to the others and it seems to like that...
  50. 9 points
    Pretty sure those are mule palms :-/



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