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  1. 28 points
    Gday everyone, well we’ve made the move from the Capital ( Brisbane ) upto cairns to start a new chapter and a new garden, anyways been catching up with friends here’s Harry’s place ( Fanpalm ) enjoy I’ve already posted on the fb palm page but happy to answer and IDs as I’ll just post pics for now
  2. 23 points
    The one Euterpe edulis that I have in the garden of two planted is a real winner. The other was skinny, weak, and slow and I removed it after nurturing it for years. Seems most who’ve tried them end up with sone failures. I’m happy to have this one thriving and it’s pretty crown shaft is a bonus. The palm is approximately twelve feet tall and growing fast.
  3. 23 points
    It was nice to see that in Bogotá they are quite proud of their native Ceroxylon and commonly plant it as a street tree. I also saw some tall ones in a highway median on the way in but was unable to get a photo. It seems like the shuttlecock form as a juvenile is an advantage so it doesn't take up valuable space. I believe this pedestrian avenue with the rectangular pools of water surrounded by wax palms is called Avenida Jimenez de Quesada, and it goes on like that (albeit with car lanes on either side) for quite a ways, it appeared maybe as much as a quarter of a mile.
  4. 23 points
    Yesterday ( Friday ) and today, Goverment House, Darwin opened to the public with an 'Open Day' of the gardens and house. Its one the oldest buildings in Darwin and is the residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory dating back to the 1870's. The structure/building has survived 3 devestating destructive tropical cyclones ( 1897, 1937 and 1974 ) and was dameged by a Japanese air raid in 1942. In fact the bullet ridden Australian Flag that was flying that day is on display at the Australian War Memorial. Canberra. I've lived in Darwin for 42 years, today was the first time I've visited Government House. The gardens at Government House are stunning, so I've taken quite a few photos for the Forum's perusal.....
  5. 23 points
    At the end of the summer 8 years ago, we were finishing a remodel and addition, with only the edges of the backyard still containing plants. The angle is a little different in the two photos, looking at the back of the house but the growth of the things we planted is pretty obvious considering the blank slate. Four different clumping Dypsis should be identifiable in the current photo. The deck off the house which used to be fully exposed actually gets some decent shade from the palms now. Anyone else want to share their transformations?
  6. 20 points
    Today wandering the garden as I often do while taking a break from work I noticed that my Beccariophoenix madagascariensis seems to be starting to put on a little size. I can’t remember exactly when I planted it. It’s been about 6 years I would guess. It was a small 5 gallon. Over those years it has consistently put out new leafs, but it never really seemed to get too much bigger. While still considered small, it seems to finally be putting on some size. 5 gallon bucket in 2nd pic for scale. So what palm in your garden caught your eye today? It doesn’t have to be your favorite, just something that stuck out to you today.
  7. 18 points
    Anyone ever seen a Double Headed Triangle Palm? I recently pruned a severely overgrown Triangle Palm on my property, that revealed it has 2 fully frown heads sitting atop a single 8 foot tall trunk. here’s the image:
  8. 16 points
  9. 15 points
    Livistona Lanuginosa Livistona Decora Livistona Nitida Serenoa Repens blue Allagoptera Arenaria Trachycarpus Wagnerianus Butia x Parajubaea Sunkha ( Patrick Schafer) Butia Yatay x Sygarus Romanzoffiana ( Patrick Schafer) wind was blowing so pics not great Phoenix Canariensis Nannorrhops Arabica Trithrinax Campestris with a hair cut. I trimmed off atleast 15-20 good leaves
  10. 15 points
    Hi, finally time has come to tell the story of my beloved Veitchia joannis palms - seed grown as most of you know. When I started with this great hobby (or someone might say, when I got bitten by the palm bug) and looked at palm images on the internet, this spectacular species soon caught my attention. Seeds were ordered at the end of 2012... ...and this where the story starts - please be invited: March 2013 - completely trouble free sprouters, growth rate of the seedlings was already impressive at that time. A year later, July 2014 - it was soon clear that they wanted out of the pots, no shock or even a flinch when let out into our local alcaline soil. Two years later, July 2016, phantastic speed of growth - already head-high - fertilizing three times a year and some extra handwatering usually only after one or two weeks without any rain... ...but typhoon protection for the young stem was a must. For scale a delicious beverage...(2016) Four years later in 2020 - the trunk's height already 7ft. - turning into beauties... Photo taken today from the second floor. Some lower fronds broke early due to heavy rhinoceros beetle attacks last year but their fast growth rate usually saves them. I recognized a fallen boot and and went down, ... ...and took a closer look at the crown shaft - and this is where today's story ends... The first spathe of one of my V.joannis palms! It might not turn out into viable seeds this time but I think there is from now on a real option to grow this species successfully here in southern Okinawa. Thank you for your time - Lars
  11. 15 points
    Dallas Brahea decumbens 11 years in my garden. When young was green in color. Survived 3F unprotected. It was defoliated and spear pull.
  12. 14 points
    Should be My High Desert Palms because I don't really have other plants in my garden besides some Cycads anyway here's an update of a few things. Sabal Riverside Took a little winter damage but finally starting to grow well since I planted it 3 years ago? Sabal Louisiana Sabal Guatemalensis Grown from seed Sabal Tamaulipas Sabal Causiarum Grown from seed
  13. 14 points
    Hi, while I was in the mood to make a small scale clean-up of my garden I found something... If you are interested in a nice little story, please be invited. Our rain season has stopped two weeks ago and since then we had nothing else then very warm and sunny days. Weeds were growing like crazy so I had to do something. With @The Gerg's very cool thread about something that caught your eye... ...in my mind I was somehow looking forward to it because weeding forces you to look at what you are grabbing (for several reasons) and sometimes you find something unexpected - and this is where this story starts. Stepping into the garden and turning left I started with cleaning the spot around my promising C. samoense, flanked by two C. macrocarpa and covered by a C. nucifera. I worked my way counterclockwise - C. fallaensis seedling (left side center) - and then spent some time to clear the area around my A. alexandrae palm. (I have made a thread about it a year ago.) Stepping back and giving it a critical look after the weeding I finally enjoyed the flowering Strelitzia... ...and the partial sun on the uncovered L. naumannii. Glancing for a moment at my A. engleri seedlings and trying to remember how long it took to get these sprouted... ..which took ages by the way, I focussed back on the Alexander palm's spot. Looking up... ...and looking down again... ...and then it hit me. I haven't noticed anything while I was kneeing when pulling the weeds out but when I looked down again something caught my eye... Look at this... Oh, my gosh! Dozens of Alexander palm volunteers... I know, it is nothing special for the most of you but for me here on Miyako island in Okinawa it definitely is!!! The mother palm seed grown and now all these babies!! I guess it is the first successfully seeding A.alexandrae at all on this island. Wow! To avoid stepping on the seedlings unintendedly I am going to secure the spot... ...and will look forward to their further development. It would be cool to grow a little Alexander palm grove - let's see how it goes. With a deep smile I moved on and cleaned a spot of two lately planted out N. brunnea seedlings. Being satisfied with today's work and very happy with what I have found I stepped back for a last check... ... and then I froze while looking at my small fence. If this is not an already week-old Alexander palm volunteer feets away from the mother plant.....?! I guess the can is opened - what have I done... Thank you for your time - best regards Lars
  14. 14 points
    Brahea Edulis Brahea Dulcis Blue Brahea Moorei my biggest. this one is a really slow grower for me Brahea Armata Brahea Decumbens
  15. 14 points
    Much more should be planted but:
  16. 13 points
    Getting ready to bbq on the grill when I noticed this. Spanky my big Cuban royal, dropped a big dead leaf on top of it. ooomph! Heavy! Just a reminder to site royals with care!
  17. 13 points
    I am really loving this spring now, more sunlight and I have not had to water anything. Summer will be here July 5th I hope. The succulent bed is doing really looking good and almost everything is blooming right now. Just a few pics. Have a question just ask.
  18. 12 points
    Kentiopsis Pyriformis was looking great in some brief morning sun.
  19. 12 points
    The colors on Spindly Bob.
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  21. 12 points
    My Dypsis bef has been drawing a good deal of scrutiny lately. On the tallest of the 3 trunks I noticed some crinkling on the newest leaf to emerge even as it was only partially out and just a spear. I got the plant as a single and split once into two trunks early. The smaller trunk split again a while later and in each case, the trunk split was preceded by a funky crinkled leaf emerging. Sure enough, yesterday I noticed that after that crinkled leaf, the tallest trunk has two new spears of the same height emerging. Although it still has no trunk, I can see a bulge in the trunk where the split will occur. This one will be a branching as opposed to a subterranean split. Not much to see now, but it has been the palm I have been paying the closest attention to of late. Unfortunately, I would have preferred this remain just 3 trunks based on it's location. The plant decides what it will do though, not us.
  22. 12 points
    Hard to walk by the bigger of my two Royals and not notice it. Already 2 feet across at the base. Going to be a monster in another 5 years.
  23. 12 points
    Nice thread. Interestingly enough 40 min. ago I was thinking about my Dypsis plumosa (gifted to me as a seed by @DoomsDave) caught my eye. It's in clay. But well, I finger planted the seeds he gave me way back when. Three germinated . Feral cats killed two of them. I took care of the cats with a 10/22. One Dypsis survived. The cats plucked them out of the ground and gnawed at the (they looked like blades of grass as the time. Dypsis: pinnate, not even bifid like other palms) D. plumosas. But I admire the surviving D. plumosa here are pics. The coco to its immediate right is the same age. (Germination wise) D.plumosa takes it time to grow, but it looks really nice (thin and delicate)
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  25. 12 points
    I saw this one in the City of Merida in mexico, I think it looks pretty cool.
  26. 12 points
    His often discussed Ravenea julietae. This palm is going to be the centerpiece of anybody’s garden who was fortunate enough to obtain one of these when they were available in the past. That’s Randy and his refreshment for scale. Thanks for looking!
  27. 12 points
    Finally took the plunge after thinking about it for years. Fairly close to the house but still has room. In a flood irrigated lawn.. about 8ft tall. Old fronds looked like crap at the nursery but it was in full blazing sun in a poor soil mix, irrigated with salty well water. I think it will be happy in it's spot, assuming it's hardy here. My Bismarckia hasn't burned in three winters so I expect this will be similar.
  28. 11 points
    Copernicia Prunifera Encephalartos Cerinus Cycas Panzhihuaensis my biggest Cycas Revoulta's Dioon Edule var Queretaro my biggest Dioon Edule var Queretaro my medium size Cycas Taitungensis
  29. 11 points
    Sabal Minor ( SoCal) Sabal Minor (SoCal) Sabal Pumos Sabal Uresana Sabal Blackburniana
  30. 11 points
    The crownshaft base came off this today, catching my eye. Dypsis basilonga.
  31. 11 points
    Hi everyone just signed up a few minutes ago. Thank you for having me here. Moved to San Antonio,TX from Germany a little while back and I fell in love with palm trees since they're pretty common over here. The majority are Washingtonia, Texas Sabal , Pindo ,CIDP , Mediterranean and Sago .Before our last artic winter I was able to see some Queens but I assume none of them survived unprotected in this area. However I try to give it a try so we bought a queen at HD . I've read all about winter protection from Christmas lights to regular maintenance incl. fertilization a few times a year. Does anyone of you guys have some success keeping them alive due to some nights of freezing temps below 30F? Our mexican fan palm was planted mid March and the queen just 2 weeks ago. It's still establishing its roots. Noticed a some discoloration on a few fronds . Here are some pics of our small palm collection.
  32. 11 points
    I've completed my transplanting process. I put cow manure as a top dress around tbe big guy and put the small 3 gal into a 7 gal. Although when transplanting the 3g the coconut just fell off and It was leaning previously so it exposed the roots right at the top aswell as the base under the soil so I had to mound up a bit of soil to cover that up. More soil sits on the base back side because it's leaning so mounding soil on this palms front side should be fine till it goes into the ground next year? It's only because the roots and base would be really exposed otherwise. Also feel free to show off some pics of your coconut palms too I'd love to see. I'm in zone 9b and my 2 varieties are fiji dwarf and red spicata.
  33. 11 points
    This one is growing in full sun in my front yard in Fort Lauderdale.Ω
  34. 11 points
    I seem to post less and less as the years go by, but my enthusiasm for palms never wanes. For the past 6 years my username hasn't really reflected my true status, having moved to the UK to work in the heart of Central London; a crazy and hectic 6 years that is now behind me. In January of this year, my wife and I moved back to our 'home town' in Spain once again. I'm a Brit, but shan't be going back. My wife is Peruvian, so it'll be here, looking after my mother, or Peru, one day in the future. So many happy memories on PalmTalk since joining in 2007. Here's a little video of the seedlings I started growing in London. A special thanks to Colin Wilson, and Paul in Thailand for their ever-generous seed gifts, whilst not forgetting the EPS member in NZ who sent me over a thousand R. sapida seeds to share among EPS forum members. I was left with about 300 for myself, and I think they will do really well here on the coast of Andalucia. We're staying at my mom's apartment until we find a bigger place, hence everything is piled up on the balcony. How's your year shaping up? The last couple of years have been crazy for everyone, and we're still not out of the woods yet, but when you have a hobby like growing palms, it acts as a great leveller, don't you think? 20220607_124308.mp4
  35. 11 points
    What a great looking palm! I recently added a Pacifica to my backyard after losing a young triangle to rot. My wife and I found it scouting through a local nursery, and we immediately loved it. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites. In the wind, the upright fronds have this crazy slinky move that sounds cool too. Growing like crazy with four new fronds emerging. Here are some pics of it. Would love to see some more from this community...bet there are some spectacular ones! And here it is filling out it's corner nicely. The dwarf betel nut to the right we found at the same time. I think I'm addicted
  36. 11 points
    Yes, I recognize the very low price. The Ebay listings are off the charts! I have a complicated attitude about plant pricing. I have spent a fortune on plants over the last 40 years, and now that I am retired my income stream is greatly reduced, therefore I wish to get a fair value. However, I really dislike how money distorts our hobby. I once sold a Pritchardia viscosa for $100, only to have several Palmtalkers PM me that I could have priced it at $400. So, that price was unacceptably low. I am mostly happy to realize half or 2/3rds of the 'retail' price. Also, when I was a beginner several senior palm people were most generous with both their time and plants, so let's just say I am playing it forward.
  37. 10 points
    With corn, the standard was always knee-high by the 4th of July. With palms, what is flowering today in your neck of the woods? Coccothrinax argentata Another Coccothrinax. I think Coccothrinax miraguama Pseudophoenix sargentii (next two) Sabal minor
  38. 10 points
    Here's some updated pics from a few days ago. After pulling off a few old leaf bases we finally have a trunk. Hooray!!!!!!
  39. 10 points
    A few days ago exactly one year since planting. 6/27/22 6/27/21
  40. 10 points
    Honestly, I’m not just looking for things to add to this thread. Yesterday the way the sun was hitting the leaves of my Archontophoenix myolensis was very striking to me. As so often the case, the pics don’t quite do it justice. I talked about this palm before. For some reason it has taken its time with getting vertical even though it’s been a consistent grower. This is one of the original palms planted in my garden. I remember I ordered (2) Dypsis lepticheilos, (2) Dypsis pembanas and (2) Archontophoenix myolensis from Jungle Music. All 15 gallons. I was new to this and killed every single one of them except for this one. Maybe planted about 2012-2013 as a 15 gallon. Pretty slow for an Archontophoenix. It does have a bit of a soft spot at the base of it that probably had something to do with it being slow. It’s now moving faster and looking just as good as can be imo. Coincidentally located next to the Beccariophoenix madagascariensis I first posted about.
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  42. 10 points
    Saw this by intersection of belt line and Montfort in Addison North Dallas. It’s obviously been there since before the 2021 freeze and looks really really healthy now. Growing out of corner of pavement next to a sidewalk. Heavy on Filifera genes. There’s an even bigger Sabal Mexicana volunteer on other side of intersection next to Walgreens sign
  43. 10 points
    I think C elegans might have the same condition as Hedyscepe and some other species; I think it largely boils down to luck whether you get a robust growing specimen or one that barely moves. I’ve had good luck with my 2 here in Melbourne. We have much less warmth than So Cal and many other Mediterranean climates but my faster one probably outgrows Chambeyronia macrocarpa and oliviformis to be my fastest New Cal palm. However I don’t know of many others here having any success at all. Here’s my faster one, gets plenty of water in summer, no addition irrigation in winter, plenty of mulch and occasional liquid fertiliser throughout the growing season and liquid seaweed all year round. It’s still pushing new growth during mid winter.
  44. 10 points
    P Pacifica: these should be planted all over
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  46. 10 points
    They should have much older C. mac’s:
  47. 10 points
    2 years in the ground. 5 years old when purchased in a 15gal pot. (Thumbs up to Joe Palma @ discovery palms)
  48. 10 points
    Sooo many visitors and inhabitants. Here's a few I've gotten pics of. Mostly spiders, snakes, lizards, and frogs. I've also had bears eating the pindo fruit, possums living in my French drains, feral cats doing who the hell knows what, and the list goes on... Photo dump time
  49. 10 points
    Very nice Father's Day at one of my favorite places -- Gizella Kopsick Palm Park, with wonderful daughter/USF college student -- And picnic in the car after.. Hot out! Huge Corphya, Copernecia, P. Vinefera, etc. Worth the visit, if you're in the 'hood..
  50. 10 points



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