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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
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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 14 points
    Brahea Edulis Brahea Dulcis Blue Brahea Moorei my biggest. this one is a really slow grower for me Brahea Armata Brahea Decumbens
  7. 12 points
    Kentiopsis Pyriformis was looking great in some brief morning sun.
  8. 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
  9. 11 points
    Sabal Minor ( SoCal) Sabal Minor (SoCal) Sabal Pumos Sabal Uresana Sabal Blackburniana
  10. 11 points
    The crownshaft base came off this today, catching my eye. Dypsis basilonga.
  11. 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
  12. 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!!!!!!
  13. 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.
  14. 9 points
    Sabal Palmetto Grown from seed Sabal Minor (Blountstown Dwarf) a double & my biggest. The yetti is 11.5 inches. Sabal Minor ( Blountstown Dwarf) smallest. Sabal Minor ( Chipola Dwarf) biggest. Sabal Minor ( Chipola Dwarf) smallest.
  15. 9 points
    Pinanga mirabilis. Lovely thing. Don't usually see a lot of seed though. Makes falling through rotten walkway planks almost worthwhile
  16. 9 points
    The colors on Spindly Bob.
  17. 8 points
    Yard update and Happy 4th everyone!
  18. 8 points
    3 year old filifera transplant transplanted as seedling Vs 2 year old filifera, sown in place
  19. 7 points
    Haha Thanks! This one is just for you
  20. 7 points
    Buccaneer palms must be in sync.
  21. 7 points
    Specimen B: 2020: 32" Tall, 11" Trunk. 2022: 64" Tall, 16" Trunk.
  22. 7 points
    This geonoma logivaginata has such a beautiful new leaf
  23. 7 points
    Whilst most of the garden has been suffering through the record-breaking heat the past Spring, the Armata has been chugging along just fine. After having been in the ground for barely 3 months, I have been counting three new fronds already. I am not sure the picture does it justice but most of the fronds have a healthy shine. On the other hand, most of the companion plants (the Gold lace Juniperus, Viburnum and Cestrum) have not show much movement (with the Juniper looking best). I have been adding a Pride of Barbados (seems unaffected by the heat and has actually been growing) and copper canyon daisy for some more color. Still hoping for some rain this week!
  24. 6 points
    Not a palm but kind of looks like one, here is the Cyathea Cooperi.
  25. 6 points
    Lovely morning over here. Full sun after a hefty rain shower... Young B. nobilis sticks out.... Beautiful green crown shaft - B. nicobarica... Here it is the leaves's green that always fascinates me - C. ponapense... Finally the leaf has opened - D. leptocheilos. Lars
  26. 6 points
    Was watering and weeding this morning and noticed the wet, sunny Needle and the Brazoria trunks’ have really grown…the needle in height and the Brazoria in diameter. There are two other Needle trunks behind the one in the photo that are pretty tall as well, though lagging behind the one here. The Brazoria trunk really thickened as it pushes two flower spikes and four new fronds…by season’s end it will have four fully released fronds…given its slow history, this is amazing…guess that taproot finally reached its destination… Happy to have a Needle clumping palm that is establishing a trunk since zone 7 doesn’t harbor a climate for a variety of trunking palms…same for the trunking Brazoria…these are two that can have their trunks shown off, if you have the time to wait…Question for you Texas folks…generally speaking, how did Brazorias do during the freeze? Do they seem to rank among the survivors?
  27. 6 points
    Great looking flamethrower I have a couple fireworks of my own today happy 4th to everyone
  28. 6 points
    Sometimes I will remove otherwise healthy leaves on my Cycads to allow lower flushes to push up without getting tangled and deformed amid the higher leaves, particularly when there are multiple flushes occurring on the plant at the same time. Well, clearing out those leaves and some toasted tip leaves on an adjacent Dypsis lutescens revealed the long hidden Cyphophoenix elegans behind it. It's not that I wasn't aware of it growing, but it just was difficult to sort out from the adjacent foliage at this stage. Now it's much more exposed to see and appreciate, something I anticipate will continue as it grows taller. So yes, this Cyphophoenix elegans catches my eye when I walk out and can see it again.
  29. 6 points
    Here are two Bougainvillea that I planted three years ago.The variety is « Violet de Meze ».It is the most resistant to cold.I’m near Paris in France.
  30. 6 points
    A bunch of Pinanga caesia grown from seedlings in five-gal pots and doing great. I have three in the ground but they are hard to photograph in the jungle . . . .
  31. 6 points
    Just a few shots from the garden today… I really need to get the Butia in the ground Hopefully my Cycas flushes this summer Here is my largest Rhopalostylis My largest King
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    I came across a few nice specimens today while driving for work in the Buenaventura Lakes area, all located just a block away from each other, all grown in full sun. Pictures in order: Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Ravenea rivularis, Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, fruiting Cocos nucifera, Roystonea regia, and several large Delonix regia‘s (not pictured) in the area.
  34. 6 points
    Since I was talking about the telltale sign of the damaged leaf coming out before the split, I thought I should show the portion of the new leaf with the crinkles that so often are the precursor. Also a shot of the trunks to put it into perspective. I suspect this tallest trunk will be showing a ring in the not too far distant future, while the two adjacent ones from the last trunk split will be behind in that process.
  35. 6 points
    I'm confined to my California garden for the summer, so there is not a lot to catch my eye, but I have noticed my Chamaedorea plumosa group is beginning to fatten at the base. It is one plant that has not been ripped apart by marauding skunks, so it's a survivor. It's in a challenging location -- full west-facing sun from about noon until sunset, and in front of a galvanized corrugated metal sheet that radiates heat. I didn't think they could tolerate the conditions, but to my surprise, these keep growing, throwing out fronds. Planted from a small community pot of 5 individuals, all but one remain accounted for.
  36. 6 points
    I’ve got a Dypsis Pembana that was saved from death. It was very neglected double in a 2G pot with vertically no soil and a ton of exposed roots. Threw it in the ground last year and it’s started to take off with the vigor Pembanas are known for. Looked the other day and noticed a super weird burnt looking frond coming out of the center. While I can’t explain what’s going on here, it looks now that another frond is quickly emerging? No clue but very strange none the less. -dale
  37. 6 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.
  38. 6 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.
  39. 6 points
    A picture of another rev x multfrondis not as big, but it will give you an idea how large they can get.
  40. 5 points
    Carribean Palms Nursery had a few of these out in full sun. They were in sandy potting soil, and had a few ragged leaves, but were mostly adapted. I got them at 7g and planted them a few days later in full sun in November. They sat there over winter, not doing much until March, then started picking up steam. I over water and over-fertilize a lot, but my soil drains fast. These seem to do OK a little on the moist side. When it's hot and dry I water them about every other day. But I've been known to over-do at times. November 2021... July 2022... I have two in pots tucked into the understory. At 1g they were very slow. Now at 3g they are getting a little faster and stronger. They are deep green in the shade and pale and stressed looking in the sun, so I keep them in dappled light at that age. If they burn, it will be a long hard recovery, as they are slow.
  41. 5 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.
  42. 5 points
    This is an incredibly variegated Caryota mitis that I bought from Floribunda and gave to my dad. The coloring is incredible.
  43. 5 points
    It’s Texas Mountain Laurel, Calia (Sephora) secundiflora, and yes it’ll do that from time.
  44. 5 points
    The title is technically correct, these were planted in 2020, but they were rootbound and they were dormant for all of 2020. They only grew 1" total during 2020. Really all of this growth has occured within the last 13 months. They started pushing new growth in June of 2021. Specimen A: 2020:37" tall, 10" trunk 2022: 56" tall, 12" Trunk
  45. 5 points
    A few colorful delights that stopped me for a few moments.
  46. 5 points
    This Yucca schottii replaced my Yucca aloifolias that kept falling all over the place when they would get tall and start trunking . I wanted one variety that would stay trunking and somehow I decided on this Yucca that I planted about 10 years ago . My first picture of it was July of 2012 . It's front left . The small Yucca rostrata hasn't bloomed yet and it is 7feet tall now . Will
  47. 5 points
    Hi, made a stroll, too and noticed the new spear of my beautiful (still young) D. leptocheilos. The new spear is much longer than any other leaf of this palm - almost 5 feet long - oh wait, I guess it is a bit hard to make out... ...so I attached a little star on its top. It seems that it finally starts to take off - I am really glad about it! regards Lars
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  49. 5 points
    What HASN'T caught my eye lately?
  50. 5 points
    I decided that my big Manihot grahamii was shading out my Sabal Birmingham too much so I cut it back and cleaned-up some of the Birmingham's ugly older fronds and petioles . It's a much prettier palm now . Will Don't worry this Manihot will be growing back fast but it was shading out my Birmy . My Birmy is on the right : 100lb dog for scale . Shaylen is in Italy . Here is the trunk with the seedling : Nighttime picture :



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