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  1. Well dreams come true and I finally got the chance to visit this legendary garden on the big island of Hawaii! I feel like the majority of the palms I saw were firsts for me! Click here for all of the photos with labels Sclerosperma walkers Masoala madagascriensis Ravenea musicalis Areca gurita Geonoma atrovirens Manicaria saccifera
    24 points
  2. Had the pleasure of hosting Darold on a pit stop in Fresno. I gave him a short tour and made away with these two beautiful pritchardias (martii & napaliensis). I'll give them the best growing conditions I can, and hopefully get to share pictures as they mature.
    22 points
  3. This Ponapea frequently catches me oi.
    21 points
  4. The red colored fuzz on this Chrysalidocarpus caught my eye this morning
    20 points
  5. Not sure if I got the image to load but this is a pure Queen palm in Wilmington,NC. I bought it at HD in 2012. It has lived indoors in various pots and locations until we moved here 4 years ago and planted it outside. It has survived winters on the south side of the house with the usual Christmas lights and wrapping on the coldest ( 19 deg F ) nights. It is impossible to protect the fronds so they burn extensively but come back as the weather warms. It is as high as the top of the roof now and the trunk is huge at the base. I'm posting it because I think it's notable for it's size at this latitude. The other two large plants are an Angel Trumpet and a Robusta that was about 18" tall 3 years ago.
    18 points
  6. Here’s a “before and after photo” of this planter area that was the first planter area worked on. This is about 2.5 years of growth! Pretty amazing 2022: 2024:
    18 points
  7. Leaf base came off of this Chrysalidocarpus Tokoravina and almost showing its first ring of trunk, size 10 shoe for scale entire plant:
    17 points
  8. Pretty neat palm as a juvenile too bad they don’t keep this color very long!!!
    17 points
  9. It has been many years since our current terms of service were updated. Yes, I am referring to that fine print most of us decline to read. The good news is there is exactly one additional sentence and it is just intended to streamline the registration procedures and membership management for our free level IPS membership. Here it is: Registration on PalmTalk.org without an existing membership in our society will constitute joining our society at a free membership level with associated benefits. In appreciation for your attention I will share a palm photo from my farm. Pigafetta , AKA the Black Wanga Palm
    16 points
  10. On its 3rd leaf. I still reckon it’s the real deal.
    16 points
  11. Finally got around to giving this trio of Dypsis rosea some TLC. After trimming off some old leaf sheaths and fronds, they are looking rather epic. On island, we always referred to this palm as ‘Hawaiian Punch’, for obvious reasons. The smaller of the three needed more trimming and doesn’t have much color. These are not small palms. The white 5 gal. bucket for some scale in the one photo is between the two trunks. Tim
    16 points
  12. Lemurophoenix with some Arecas (alba, dwarf catechu and ipot) and Euterpe Oleracea behind
    16 points
  13. About 8 feet to tallest frond. having to cut it back at times. Partial canopy. Been below 20 F a few times now.
    15 points
  14. Burretiokentia hapala...Northern NSW, Australia
    15 points
  15. I had to dodge traffic during a brief layover at Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) to snap these shots. This is the main access highway in Mahé. Deckenia nobilis in the center median. Please post your photos of palms as public street trees!
    15 points
  16. So driving on Mulberry yesterday west of Main and spotted this beauty. I know Oblate has one but this one is ice blue! Have any of y’all seen this one? Sabal uresana Sonoran palmetto
    15 points
  17. Not every plant gets a special Sunday…
    15 points
  18. I’ve posted this palm several times here on PalmTalk. Collected as seed by a friend in Madagascar. He referred to it as Dypsis “column” due to its size. It’s a stocky solitary Lutescens-type palm. It recently started seeding for me and I’m getting about 100% germination on the seeds. But what’s interesting is that some of the sprouts are green and some are golden. Does this also happen with the regular common Lutescens? I’ve never sprouted Lutescens so I don’t know. Would love any input. Parent plant: and here are a couple of the community pots of seedlings showing the golden and green coloring: Also interesting to note is the seed of my parent plant was collected 6 years ago. So from seed to seeding plant in 6 years seems pretty fast to me!
    15 points
  19. Areca novohibernica. Similar to A. guppyana, but more robust. Tim
    15 points
  20. Good Morning, looking forward to another sunny day... Lars
    15 points
  21. Clouds, and a break in the clouds overhead.
    14 points
  22. My ramsayi is looking good with the recent rain also it gets the grey water from my laundry shed getting pretty well much perfect licuala moisture level conditions
    14 points
  23. This morning, my attention was snagged by a Licuala (sp Kalimantan?) bearing fruit in a pot.
    14 points
  24. While planting some new plants in the garden I always look around and amaze myself at what I have created over 25 and these maxima palms are just that vision I had all those years ago now they are prime real estate for stags and orchids
    14 points
  25. Germinated in March 2010 my Rhopalostylis sapida Chatham island form is finally flowering The seeds were sent to me from Pogobob in San clemente California and his specimen was the best Rhopalostylis I've seen ! Well then I saw the big one in Darold petty garden was impressive
    14 points
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  27. Foxy rockets, you only get to enjoy foxy ladies for a short period of time, just so darn fast. one in the center closest is the foxy lady, royals around it.
    13 points
  28. Well, I figured it's been a while, and I need to update how Archy's survive in a chilly (winter) 9B climate. Here's what 8 years in the ground have done to this once tiny Lowes triple!
    13 points
  29. Fellow palm folks, about 7-8 months ago I broke my hip and had to have it repaired. Anyone who has been through this knows it is life changing. I will be 70 this year but I’m in very good shape and the doc says my bones are “super strong” for my age. I have been back on my bikes for a few months (avid cyclist) but haven’t ventured down the hill to visit my palms that are down there. I was afraid of losing balance and falling , it is steep. We have had above average rainfall so the weeds have really gotten bad. My wife and I have taken advantage of a cloudy day to clear out around our palms. My , how they have grown! I thought I would share some pictures of them. Harry
    12 points
  30. Hi forumers! I live in Ibiza, Spain, and these are the palm trees that have survived this winter in my garden. The pictures were taken today. Now they are in its ugliest phase of the year. They will look better after the warm period, that starts now. I hope it helps if someone wants to try these palms in a similar climate: - Howea Fosteriana - Dypsis lutescens (this one suffered during the winter but it will certainly recover in the warmer months) - Kentiopsis Oliviformis - Ptychosperma Elegans - Archontophoenix Alexandrae - Roystonea Regia - Hyophorbe Verschaffeltii - Wodyetia Bifurcata -Ravenala Madagascariensis They are all very young plants and I hope they become more resistent with time. However, I had 2 CARPOXYLON MACROSPERMUM and both have died. They don't resist Ibiza winter temperatures. I also have Strelitzia Nicolai, Strelitzia Augusta, an Aloe Bainesii, one Canary Drago, an Euohorbia Ingens that are performing very well. I am looking forward to grow Veitchia Arecina and Clinostigma Savoryanum but I haven't found them online. I would also like to try Areca Catechu but I don't think it will suit my climate. I also planted 3 months ago some seeds of Euterpe Edulis but they haven't sprouted yet. I hope you liked my post. Any recommendations on what palms or tropical-looking plants I could also try are more than welcome! Regards, Javier.
    12 points
  31. Here's a spring 2024 update, in the same photo order as the 11/3/2019 post. These are about 5.5 years from ~5' tall big 3 gallon plantings. The front yard one is still the smallest, but is around 15 feet tall: The East side of the house has the biggest, and at about 20' tall is very close to trunking. The backyard SE pair is towering over everything nearby, here is one of them crowding a 5' tall Chamaerops Humilis: And the SW center of the bed is my favorite placement out of the big ones:
    12 points
  32. Darold Petty was kind enough to come visit me yesterday at our home in Leucadia. We enjoyed the sunshine and sipped on some cold IPA from a San Diego microbrewery while wandering around the yard looking at palms and talking story. It was a great visit and a pleasure meeting him. Perhaps the most exciting part for me was unpacking the Dypsis baronii “black stem” that Darold brought down for me. He did an amazing job of packaging the palm too. Absolutely pro. After touring the yard Darold headed out and I immediately went to a nearby nursery to grab a bag of soil so I could upsize the palm. Here’s a few photos.
    12 points
  33. https://madagascar.co.uk/blog/2024/03/planting-threatened-palm-species-madagascar Has anyone seen this? They are planting endangered palms back in some forest fragments in the southeast part of the country. Nice to see plans starting to come into fruition, hopefully it works out well.
    12 points
  34. I've been visiting Socotra Island over the past few years, and while there are many Phoenix dactilifera and a few Cocos nucifera, the star plant of Socotra is Dracaena cinnabari, the dragon blood tree. In my opinion it's the most dramatic and beautiful of the Dracaena (I have seen D. ombet in Ethiopia and D. draco from Canary Islands). On Socotra these grow in vast forests, in some places as far as they eye can see. They are at risk, with climate change, Socotra is drier and seedlings have difficult time getting established and by the many goats which eat seedlings. Goats probably the bigger problem. There is local man who is growing in nursery and planting the small plants in goat protected areas.
    12 points
  35. Weepy form of Chrysalidocarpus onilahensis just dropped a leaf exposing a new flower spathe.
    12 points
  36. Here is the only one I have. It has grown really good for me and every time it drops a leaf the red comes out
    12 points
  37. Will this need to be protected below 25F? This looks to be a zone pusher for me, but I felt like taking a chance since I have always wanted one:
    11 points
  38. Not a lot of gardening today with some good rainfall so I thought why not pick some winner photos of the garden to post with so man6 photos to choose from it’s hard to choose which ones but iam sure there’s some pics in there for all styles of gardening
    11 points
  39. Okay I figured it out! I have to take a screenshot of each image for it to upload correctly so I imagine it has something to do with file size. Please see below. Can you tell I have a mild obsession with Archies?! Hahaha
    11 points
  40. And…Clinostigma sp. about 3 years from one gallon.
    11 points
  41. Planting time again this time a licuala fordiana a tough understory licuala quite cold tolerant a nice palm for any shady place in the garden it was sitting in a tray of water that certainly helps giving the grower room being busy and forgetting to water they just love water
    11 points
  42. I offer two palms, both grown in my greenhouse, so the purchaser must be careful about gradual exposure to direct sunlight. My greenhouse glazing transmission is about 75%. Pritchardia martii, from Floribunda source, is 1.5 inches in diameter and holds four good fronds in an 8x12 Stuewe citrus pot, $80. Pritchardia napaliensis, from Matt Patricelli, San Diego, is 2.75 inches in diameter and holds five good fronds in a 5 gallon pot, $160. I will be driving my minitruck to San Diego, and can offer delivery between April 1st and April 7th, delivery fee is a microbrew dark ale, and a tour of your garden ! Paypal, or cash, please, PM me for details and my PayPal address, thanks !
    11 points
  43. I bought a pair that were field-dug to place on both sides of my steps. My opinion is that Chamaerops are somewhat the "roebelinii" of the hardy world, with their smaller size and multiple curved trunks. Albeit they grow slowly. The one on the left is a normal looking, somewhat silver specimen. The one on the right had a fungal infection from when the rootball sat in the black plastic wrapping all winter. I hit it with copper fungicide and it's pushing clean healthy green growth. But the fronds are like wagnerianus fronds in that they are small and like a palm whose fingers are all closed like a knife-hand. I don't know if this is genetic variety or a symptom of the fungus damage. The third is still in a 15 gal pot. Very green and healthy. Edit: Also, the 15g very green one, is producing flower spikes.
    11 points
  44. Hi, had the time to stroll through the garden after some busy weeks - a couple things (palms "+") caught my eye... Here we go: C. fallaensis is flexing its muscles for the first time. When I had the honor to welcome Bo Göran @bgl over here in 2018, it was nothing more than a very vulnerable looking two strap seedling... At the same time (today) outside behind the wall - C. hospita starts to get into shape. Seed grown as its C. fallaensis buddy, enjoying full sun through the day. Lurking "around" in deep shade and wind protection - L. ramsayi (as always... - seed grown) A "side project" - just for the fun of it, I kept a chopped off head of a pine, put in water and then in a pot, planted it out and here we are... Amazing! Looking forward to enjoy you with some delicious food or beverages... Al right, back to the topic - Atfer having it kept in larger pots for years - I gave myself a push and put it in the ground couple months ago (only survivor of a probabaly 10seeds batch from rps) and it seems to enjoy its new environment. It looks strong and promising - C. borhidiana. Finally an eye candy for me - B. nicobarica lost a boot recently and shows again his amazing gloom... Lars
    11 points
  45. Dypsis hiarakae. Nice palm, with an interesting leaf arrangement and super thin trunk. A grouping in a smaller garden would look good. Tim
    11 points
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  47. Finally got some Schaefer hybrids in the ground. Both Butia yatay x Jubaea chilensis. Very different looking palms with each taking after a different parent.
    11 points
  48. Crysalidocarpus onilahensis. Tim
    11 points
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