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  1. 19 points
    Every now & then you come across a neighbourhood where every resident seems to be a palm nut - this is one such place. Bushland Beach, Townsville, Nth Qld, Aus.
  2. 18 points
  3. 17 points
    It’s a little drippy in the garden this morning after two days of brilliant sunshine. Still, a quick look around on a lazy Saturday morning turned up a few highlights.
  4. 16 points
    Couldn't resist taking a few photos late this afternoon. Finally after many aborted attempts, it looks like they are setting seed. Tim
  5. 15 points
    My coconut tree fruited for the first time in September 2019. 6 months later I cut my first one open. My understanding is to drink when young so I think everything is good. lol. Very sweet. Who needs long lines at the supermarket...I'm self sufficient.
  6. 15 points
    Here is a picture of my front garden when planted June of 2016 and a picture today. Most of the bougainvillea have been shaded out and I lost both old man palms. One to hurricane Irma and the other to a fungus last Summer. Fast growth. There is a Copernicia baileyana in there too. A picture of my Pritchardia pacifica that I got as a seedling in I believe 2017 with a pic of the walkway area to the front door as well. Pretty day today.
  7. 14 points
    Sometimes it is fun to look at things anew with a different perspective. On this occasion it meant getting a different tool out of the bag so I could see things differently. Ever get frustrated that you just can't get the entire palm into view because its too big and when you step back you have too many other things in the foreground? Well that is when a fish eye view and in this case a 15mm lens does the trick on a standard full frame DSLR camera. Come take a look at things with me.
  8. 14 points
    A few from one of the brighter mornings:
  9. 14 points
    Palms, palms, palms, everywhere. A few more shots. Having a two story house helps with the view immensely. Tim
  10. 12 points
    Here's a quarantine task.... put up a pic of your ( or anyone's ) largest Foxtail. The species really has only been on the market for about 30 to 35 years, so there should be some monsters out there in captivity. Here's my big 'un... cant remember when planted.... at least 25 years ago, maybe more. Has developed a trunk similar in size and shape to a Royal.
  11. 12 points
    Here are a few in my garden... Phoenix reclinata Archontophoenix cunninghamiana Syagrus romanzoffiana Chamaedorea costaricana Parajubaea torallyi Chanaedorea species Caryota urens Rhopalostylis baueri
  12. 12 points
    I missed this view thread. Here is out my living room window (sorry for the reflection in the window) to the backyard at sunset:
  13. 12 points
    Here's a nice group planting of Foxtail Palms. Townsville, Nth Qld.
  14. 11 points
    This is my last drone video from our trip to Dominican Republic. It is Leonel Mera's palm collection at his ranch near Santiago. We arrived a little late in the day and we had a long drive that evening to get down to the south side of the island so we did not have a lot of time here. So unfortunately I was only able to do one flight on one side of his property. The video covers about half of his collection. There were quite a few bigger Copernicias on the other side that I did not get to film.
  15. 11 points
    I acquired this palm about 4 years ago as a one gallon seedling. Moderate grower for me here. Just repotted it. I really like the look of this palm but I never see then in the landscape. Is anyone growing this one in the ground in Florida? Really a nice small palm just afraid to plant it out in case the limestone, calcareous soil I have kills it. Thoughts?
  16. 10 points
    Carpentaria seed is always a vibrant orange red. They almost glow.
  17. 10 points
    Yes Tim, H belmoreana. Due to it's location with palms adjacent and the house nearby, it is always a difficult palm to get a straight on photo without getting out a really wide angle lens. Starting with my Copernicia x textillis in this next round. They are still small enough that I can reach up and over and shoot down into the crown.
  18. 10 points
    And here’s a couple of my own larger palms.
  19. 10 points
    This is my neighbors, one of the tallest I have ever seen.
  20. 9 points
    Carpentaria fruiting.... its what every local grower dreads.... I used to chop mine off before they set fruit, but now I'm too old to be climbing ladders and the trees are too tall in any case...lol ! It means an influx of fruit bats, screeching, squawking, fighting and pooping all over the house and surrounds ( wish someone would eat them....whoa, wait on... no I don't... haha ) I have millions of Ptychosperma seeds too, but they don't last too long on the palms as they are also a sought after food source for several local bird species.
  21. 9 points
    Here's a few pics of one of my Foxtails taken 5 years apart - April 2015 and today.
  22. 9 points
    A couple more.... Pinanga caesia Dictyocaryum larmarckianum (2) Satakentia liukiuensis Tim
  23. 9 points
    This is mine, I would guess it to be around 30 plus years old, one of the first palms planted. The roof line is close to 30 feet and its growing up through a deck on the side of the house.
  24. 8 points
    It’s raining it’s pouring it sure ain’t boring how about you?
  25. 8 points
  26. 8 points
    Here's a few more ....Mackay, Nth Qld, Australia. I must admit, there is some very impressive Foxtail palms in Nth Qld
  27. 8 points
    A couple of Dypsis in the center focus this time (D ambositrae, D heteromorpha). Canon 5DS with the Canon F2.8 15mm lens. I had to be careful not to get my feet in the photos, as it is pretty easy to do.
  28. 8 points
    Burretiokentia dumasii. Shown this palm before, but this new leaf even more colorful. Maybe because it is getting more mature?
  29. 8 points
    To the best of my recollection, this is glauca
  30. 8 points
    My 7 year old palm is about to bloom for the first time!
  31. 7 points
    Hello there, went today for a short stroll with the kids to our botanical garden... ... always enjoying the moment when passing this beautiful Satakentia, ... ... and being every time fascinated by all those crotons around there, too. While already on the way out we were greeted by a senior staff I recognized as the grandpa of a friend of my eldest daughter when she went to the kinder garden. We had some small talk and finally I pointed to a still potted palm intending to say something about re-potting or planting out but before I could say something he just said:"Take it with you, I would be glad if someone takes care of it..." After making sure that he was (really) serious I took it thankfully and promised him to do my best... Here we go: Under potted but very healthy looking - a nice Hyophorbe lagenicaulis... After carrying it home... ... I am soon going to find a nice spot for it in my garden where it can finally take off. Promising - a new leaf already on the way... Thank you for your time - best regards Lars
  32. 7 points
    I believe Dypsis pembana is one of the most superb landscape palms for FL. I have two adults that take full sun and months of heat yet have taken to the upper 20s without a mark here in Cape Coral. They look great all the time. Most of them cluster but sparingly - about 3 trunks each. They may not grow as fast as a Ptychosperma but they are rockets compared to most of the Dypsis genus - from seeds to seeding in fewer than 10 years.
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  35. 7 points
    Bedroom Garage Front Door Attic Attic Livingroom Bedroom Bedroom Gym
  36. 7 points
    Here is one growing in our garden.. .
  37. 7 points
  38. 7 points
    UPDATE! Planted my Butia baby yesterday. Here is a picture of it after planting.
  39. 7 points
    And here are mine. Not nearly as impressive, but the larger two have grown considerably since I bought them 2 years ago.
  40. 7 points
    Perennial forbs/ shrubby stuff: Desert Wishbone Bush/ Desert 4-O'-Clock, Miribalis laevis var. villosa Odora, Porophyllum gracile Desert Chicory, Raffinesquia neomexicana Desert Rockpea/ Deer Vetch, Acmispon rigidus Desert Lavender, Condea emoryi.. Smells just like, ( if not better than ) traditional Lavender.. Hardy and very drought tolerant but frost sensitive ( 22-25F ) Part of a tropical section of the Mint Family. Could throw this one in w/ cacti /succulent stuff but isn't what i'd call a succulent member of the Euphorbia family. White Margin Sandmat, Chamaesyce albomarginata California/ Eastern Mojave Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum. probably the most common low growing "shrub" here. Interesting since this is a common plant in Chaparral areas of Southern California. Did not realize this species can grow into a very attractive form, mainly the twisting trunk/ stems.. One of those plants whose deadwood would be interesting displayed w/ Cacti / smaller succulents. Plant itself, and all Buckwheats, are an extremely important nectar source for Bees and Butterflies. Foothills / Little Leaf Palo Verde, Parkinsonia microphylla. Small and stunted, or taller and tree- like.. some interesting specimens here. Only fern i observed in the areas i walked.. Might be other types in another section i did not hike out to. Spiny Cliff Brake, Pellaea truncata. Always nice to see Desert Ferns. ..Onto the spiny stuff, and a surprise guest..
  41. 7 points
    Photobombed by that pesky Tahina
  42. 6 points
    Post some pictures of how colorful your palm can be when producing some seed.
  43. 6 points
    Just a constant drizzle down here. It did add up to quite a bit though. My little Dypsis ovobonstira was trying to hide under a Ficus dammaropsis leaf, using it as an umbrella. April showers after the rain we received in March just isn't normal here in Southern California.
  44. 6 points
    Recently saw a fairly tall palmetto for piedmont standards while fishing Hyco Lake in NC (about 75 miles NW of Raleigh) There was a smaller one growing nearby I saw tons of trachys around this lake but these were the only two sabals I spotted
  45. 6 points
    I should do a follow up on my yard....but here is a pic of my L. Nitida, and S. causiarum trunks ..... hard to get full tree in pic. It looks like I might get seed from the nitida but every year they don't seem to mature enough to be viable.
  46. 6 points
    Here's my biggest foxtail (in Arizona) Haven't seen one bigger in this state.Grown from a 5 gallon seedling. aztropic Mesa,Arizona
  47. 6 points
    I have tried to make the most of my new normal. This bromeliad project is really a renovation. This rock wall was planted about ten years ago and eventually became covered with just fireball neoregilias. All the other varieties had died out. I carefully removed most of the aggressive fireballs and added newer varieties of mini neos and dendrobium orchids. There are a few sun tolerant Vandas tucked in as well.
  48. 6 points
    Here are my two babies. How can I sex the inflow.
  49. 6 points
    Your royal with appreciate the basin for extra water during irrigation as well as rainfall capture. I have mine planted about 2-3” below ground level and here in Phoenix I flood the heck out of it during late spring- mid fall. Fertilize heavily along with plenty of water and mulch and these practically double in size every year. The royal pictured was brought back in a box on an airplane from FL only a few years ago.
  50. 6 points
    Relatively new guy here. Garden is a little younger than everyone else’s. Views from the patio since that’s where we spend most of our time. and don’t be too jealous of my freshly laid St. Augustine Seville sod (wife’s insistence, not mine).
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