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  1. 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!!!
  2. 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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    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..
  5. 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.
  6. 24 points
    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
  7. 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..
  8. 24 points
    Planted at our home and is quite happy! Approx. height is 12-15'.
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    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
  10. 24 points
    Lastly... the obligatory sunset pics...
  11. 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.
  12. 24 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
  13. 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.
  14. 23 points
    Dypsis carlsmithii and malcomberi showing off.
  15. 22 points
    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.
  16. 22 points
    Ok, I know ya all been wondering if my Dippy D is still alive. Well I have been neglecting it a bit due to some recent injuries, but here’s a photo taken this morning. We had no sub freezing temps this winter, (my low was 33.1f) so as you can see my hiscus was blooming through winter.
  17. 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.
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    I got one. Fastest brahea I have other than brandy. Monkey for scale
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    Photos around the yard.....
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    I'm an artist from S FL, been including palms in my paintings for years. These images are from my Sub Tropic series which includes the elements of sky, water and palms.
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    Copernicia Fallaensis near Fallas.
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    Copernicia gigas, on the south coast of Sancti spiritus:
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    Didn’t think this would really happen when they were planted , but was hopeful and it did. Areca catechu dwarf X Areca macrocalyx red. The pic. With the three 1gal. Starting from left to right Areca catechu dwarf true form next is Areca cat. Dwarf Areca Mac. Red and the next one a cross also.Anyway I thought this was very interesting.Also a pic. Of the parents.The seed came from the arca catechu. s
  24. 21 points
    Hi! I´ve often followed topics on this site and have learnt a lot through it, but I am finally daring to post a few pics of my own garden in Cadiz, south of Spain, where I live, right next to the coast. The climate isn´t too bad here, maybe 9b or 10a but we get some pretty bad dry winds which tropical palms (and other plants) don´t enjoy much... Only a couple of frosts this winter, but palms like my Dypsis Lutescens or Pritchardia Hildebrandtii took quite a bit of a beating... Hope you like my pics
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    LA Arboretum/ Santa Anita this morning @LAArboretum