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  1. 39 points
    Here’s my front yard from my front door.
  2. 30 points
    Just back from a week of exploration in the Kahurangi National Park-New Zealand and wanted to share the beauty of the place...Dream on!!!
  3. 30 points
    Dear Fellow Palm Talkers, I received word from Cindy Adair that she survived Hurricane Maria and is doing fine in Puerto Rico. She has no electric power, internet or phone connection, but she is upbeat and asked me to convey to the PalmTalk forum that she is OK.
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    Hi everybody As a newby (here at least) I think it would be appropriate to introduce myself. My name is Niek, I'm dutch but live with my wife and two children in Belgium not far from the french border. Therefor I'm native dutch-french speaker but can help myself in English as well. I'm certainly still unknown in the English speaking "palmworld" but quite active in the Dutch, French (and a little bit the German) palmfora. For a couple of years a even was the administrator of the Dutch/Belgian forum "Palmvrienden" but I'm also known by my own website "La Palmeraie". The site is already quite populair among Dutch/French speakers but I'm now also occupied with the translation to English! Still a lot work to do but I'm working on it.... The idea is that I try to use my studies (biology) together with my own experience to create/publish articles on things I missed online when I started but also main discussions as a complete summary of all the Trachycarpus species or to unravel once and for all the Butia genus naming mystery . Enough said about me, now a little bit about the garden. As said, I'm at the french border in a town called Ronse. This corresponds to USDA zone 7a. I started the hobby in 2003 and therefore have seen winters down to -19°C / -2.2°F. Mostly I work with palms, bamboo, bananas/taros and grasses. But you'll also find Albizia's, Cycas, Japanese maple trees, tree ferns,... I hope you will enjoy. Kind regards Niek I live in my actual house since end 2009 and started creating from scratch literally in 2010: And this was last year, same angle
  6. 25 points
    Hey all, I've posted this B. fenestralis a number of times over the years. It was planted in 2003 as a 5 gallon plant & has been a steady, trouble free, moderate grower ever since. It started developing some clear trunk about 3-4 years ago. So last evening, I'm walking around with a brew attempting to beat back the weeds & trimming dead palm fronds & notice this.. There's actually 2 "torpedos" growing. We'll see if they abort or hold. Fingers crossed! Thanks for looking..
  7. 25 points
    I’m still not sure if this is sabal causiarum or domingensis. There seems to be some confusion on which one has liguels. But none the less I love this huge Sabal. It’s finally going vertical after walking about 5 feet from its original planting spot. I planted it 7 years ago for my son (the monkey in it). It’s been a blast watching them both grow. Today he said “ I want to climb my palm” so up he went.
  8. 25 points
    P. martii, one beautiful palm. They're getting some size to them now and the leaves are just crazy. The one pic is of the hastula on the front of the leaf. Tim
  9. 24 points
    Just had the chance to explore some of the mainland Nikau Habitat on the West Coast of the South Island, and collect some seed. Never spent much time looking into this palm in habitat but it's incredible the variation depending on location, above/below canopy, and distance to the coast. Underneath the canopy they spread very wide, almost like Coconut or bangalows... there was many with green fronds below horizontal. After getting above canopy they turn into the typical shuttlecock shape. Also amazing to see hundreds of seedlings like grass around some really old ones in the forest. Enjoy..
  10. 24 points
    Planted at our home and is quite happy! Approx. height is 12-15'.
  11. 24 points
    Hey all, I'd like to know what palm species are naturalizing or even invasive in your region. Photos would of course be nice. In Switzerland, we have Trachycarpus fortunei spreading on the southern site of the Alps in moist forests and building self-sustaining populations. Cheers, Vincent
  12. 24 points
    Lastly... the obligatory sunset pics...
  13. 24 points
    Syagrus romanzoffianum, the common Queen Palm, in the right location and in its natural habitat, and it's a beauty! Here with Iguazú Falls, Argentina, as the backdrop.
  14. 24 points
    Monday 17, was our last day in Chile and we went to the Parque Nacional La Campana - sector Ocoa. With our guide Jorge from ''Jorge Excurciones'' we climbed to a cascade in the park, a walk of 2 h 30 min and and 1 h 10 min hours back to the park entrance. It was my dream to know this fantastic place , a ''Patrimonio de la Biosfera''. Big centuries old Jubaeas and also younger palms, a lot of interesting plants like Trichocereus , Puya berteroana, Puya chilensis. I saw a tree that is also native to my place in Paraná, Drimys winteri . A wonderfull flora located in breathtaking location.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Campana_National_Park a Campana National Park is located in the Cordillera de la Costa, Quillota Province, in the Valparaíso Region of Chile. La Campana National Park and the Vizcachas Mountains lie northwest of Santiago.[2] This national park covers approximately 80 square kilometres (31 sq mi) and is home to one of the last palm forests of Jubaea chilensis (Chilean Wine Palm), which prehistorically had a much wider distribution than at present.[3] Another attraction is the Cerro La Campana, which lends its name to the park. In 1834 Charles Darwin climbed this mountain, during the second voyage of HMS Beagle. In 1984, the park, along with Lago Peñuelas National Reserve, was designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The park is in the Chilean Matorral Ecoregion. Chilean Wine Palm groves occur in the Ocoa Valley. Other typical vegetation species occurring in the park include the Boldo, Litre, Peumo, Patagua, Winter's Bark and Lingue.
  15. 24 points
    Thought I'd share my Copernicia fallaensis growing in the garden. One of my favorite Copernicias so happy to have it growing quite well. It grows pretty much on its own without much help other than an occasional weeding and mulching. Rarely gets supplemental watering either.
  16. 23 points
    It's been about 5 years since I've shared some videos of the garden and it's filled in nicely since then. I think I'll take some more videos if you guys are interested. Here's a sneak peak to wet yer whistle....
  17. 23 points
    Hi guys, Want some pictures to look at on a Saturday night from the most beautiful place in the world, Lord Howe Island. Sure you do. This place is just so picturesque you just can't take a boring picture. Don't even aim your phone or camera and you will get an interesting pic. Put some thought into it and you'll have a wonderful picture. But for us palm lovers, you want to see palms. So let's start with Howea.
  18. 23 points
    Dypsis carlsmithii and malcomberi showing off.
  19. 22 points
    Hello all, As a fellow palm enthusiast, I’d often day dream of owning land and designing a nursery. For the past few years, I’ve scoured multiple reality websites, searching for the perfect plot. We found one and offered full price for a little over 12 acres and the owner accepted. This property was beautiful and was once a running nursery (perfect for me!). A few days went by after putting deposit down, when the realtor called me saying that the owner got cold feet and backed out of the deal. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. Many nights I spent plotting and scheming the lay of the land and what to do with it, just for them to pull the rug from under me. Flash forward to now, a year and some change later. My wife and I fianlly closed on 9.06 acres, about 4 minutes from our house. It was a blessing in disguise when the other property didn’t work out, as it was in a very rural area with little development, while the newly acquired land is in the in the middle what feels like Sim City with unlimited funds. The property is fully fenced with a 4” well, pole barn and an insulated shed. The land is majorly covered by large water oaks with a few pockets of cleared land. We recently had about 3/4 acre cleared to start planting clumping bamboo and palms (potted and in ground). Development of the nursery is going to take some time, as my wife and I both work full time jobs. But, with the property so close to the house, I’m out there every day. So, here’s to the start of our dream nursery and the progress along the way. Enjoy...
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    These are the palms around my yard, most of the big ones my mom planted in the 70s or 80s. I've been enhancing the collection with stuff from all over, I visited Jungle Music in San Diego and got quite a few things there, just did a order from Floribunda, also I have a big collection of south american tropicals from the andes and amazon. Well without further adieu here's some of my best shots...Most are gonna be from before the freeze Ill post more as I find em.
  22. 22 points
    After weeding in my Dictyocaryum grove the other day I figured it was time for a couple of photos (promised long time ago when Tim asked me!), and interestingly they can also display other colors than the blue, which we are so used to seeing. These photos were taken just a few minutes ago.
  23. 22 points
    Strange to see cattle grazing inside the park. I´m not sure if this is ''carelessness'' or has an ecological purpose to substitute the effects of ancient animals that actually are absent like alpacas etc.... At 1;00 pm we ate someting at the side og this stream
  24. 22 points
    Photos around the yard.....
  25. 22 points
    Copernicia gigas, on the south coast of Sancti spiritus:
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