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Steph and I just got back from another working vacation at our place on the big island of Hawaii and while I did plant some palms and stuff a lot of our focus was carving trails and taking out invasive plants in the back half of our acre. I was able to hack out a nice trail to the back of our property and clear out some other areas for planting. Bo again hooked me up with some VERY NICE plants and here is the list of the palms and others I was able to plant when I was'nt swinging the machete.

Dypsis Decipiens 5 gal.

Dypsis Oropedionis 5 gal.

Dypsis Rivularis "pink crown" 1 gal.

Dypsis Onilahensis 1 gal.

Dypsis "clumping mystery" 1 gal.

Marojejya Darianii 5 gal.

2- Cyrtostachys Renda 5 gal.

Areca Vestiaria 5 gal.

Orania Trispatha 5 gal.

Heterospathe Intermedia 1 gal.

Calyptrocaylyx Elegans 1 gal.

Loxicoccos Rupicola 1 gal.

Kerriodoxa Elegans 2 gal.

Veillonia Alba 2 gal.

I also planted 2 of my favorite fruit trees.

Durian 5 gal.

Jackfruit 5 gal.

And for a little color.

Heliconia "Temptress"

and Heliconia "Mini pink"

Here is a pick of one of my new favorite palms. Dypsis Oropedionis

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I think this is one of the coolest fronds ever. It's VERY plumose.

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Here is a Dypsis Decipiens I planted in it's new full sun location.

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Orania Trispatha

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Cyrtostachys Renda

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Dypsis Rivularis "pink crownshaft"

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Loxicoccos Rupicola

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Heterospathe Intermedia

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Calyptrocaylyx Elegans

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This Mystery Dypsis clumper is similar to Albofarinosa but the stems on the mother tree in Bo's garden are 3 times the dia. of the Albo's.

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Dypsis Onilahensis

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I decided to follow Bo's leed with the Kerriodoxa valley so I planted another one near the one I planted last summer.

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I cleared out this area and the lava formation I uncovered looked almost like a shrine complete with steps so I had to plant a very special palm there. Not having a double coconut I decided to go with Veillonia Alba.

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Palms are'nt the only thing that grows fast in Hawaii, weeds grow like crazy! When we first arrived there were more weeds than BS mans container ranch :mrlooney: . Find the palm.

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Here are a few of the palms I have planted on previous trips. All have made good growth. Lemur with fading red frond.

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New salmon leaf of Calyptrocalyx Leptostachys.

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Dypsis Saintlucei

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Dypsis Ceracea, Nauseosa, Tsarovosara... enough with the name changes already!

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I really rolled the dice with this one. I planted a 3" tandem Dypsis Florenceii entire leaf in March just to see what I could get away with. They are 6" tall and doing fine!

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One of my favorite palms Dypsis Prestoniana. The petiole base of the newest frond is 3" in dia.

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One of my 7 Clinostigma Samoense.

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Bentinkia Condapana starting to trunk.

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What a great looking piece of property and having the lava formation as well. How long would it have been sence lava flowed on your property and how likely is it to happen again anytime soon?

Great photos thanks

Mike

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What a great looking piece of property and having the lava formation as well. How long would it have been sence lava flowed on your property and how likely is it to happen again anytime soon?

Great photos thanks

Mike

Thanks Mike, I have about 30 of these lava tree moulds on my property the biggest being about 20 ft. tall and 12 ft. in dia. I'm not sure when the lava last flowed on my property but it was'nt in recent times because I have very tall Ohia trees on my property and they are quite slow growing. Bo claims there is a 4% chance of another flow in our lifetime.

Steve

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New red frond of Metroxylon Warburgii.

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wow! Great looking stuff! You must have spent a lot of time with a shovel in your hand!

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Steve,

Great looking pictures, and you're going to have excellent photo records of all the palms you're planting! That'll be a dynamite 'before and after' thread in another couple of years! :) And it was nice to have you and Steph over here again for a couple of weeks. Next time make it a month.... :mrlooney:

Bo-Göran

BTW - I planted another Dypsis prestoniana this morning - #12 in the area that I showed you.

Oh, Mike - the most recent lavaflow in this area is estimated to have been about 300 years ago. And it's anyone's guess when the next one will show up. Could be tomorrow morning (probably not! :unsure: ), or it could be another 300 years (more likely - at least I hope!).

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AS I mentioned before our main focus this time was going into the jungle :blink: and clearing trails and places to plant. Here I am getting ready to take on Tibochina and all other invasive plants :lol: .

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The forest is very dense with vines, Tibochina and guava trees everywhere. At one point it was raining very hard and my gloves were wet. I swung the machete and it went flying out of my hand and stuck next to my foot :huh: . Scary stuff. Well I could not of finished as much as I did without my ranch hand Steph! Here she is in full mosquitoe garb :lol: .

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wow! Great looking stuff! You must have spent a lot of time with a shovel in your hand!

Thanks Dave, Actually I spent more time with a machete in my hand. I wish I could have planted more but I'm allready making out my wish list for next time.

Steve

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Steve,

Great looking pictures, and you're going to have excellent photo records of all the palms you're planting! That'll be a dynamite 'before and after' thread in another couple of years! :) And it was nice to have you and Steph over here again for a couple of weeks. Next time make it a month.... :mrlooney:

Bo-Göran

BTW - I planted another Dypsis prestoniana this morning - #12 in the area that I showed you.

Oh, Mike - the most recent lavaflow in this area is estimated to have been about 300 years ago. And it's anyone's guess when the next one will show up. Could be tomorrow morning (probably not! :unsure: ), or it could be another 300 years (more likely - at least I hope!).

Thanks Bo for the palms and everything else that you have helped Steph and I with!!! We really enjoyed spending time with you and Karolyn but the time just flies by TOO quickly. It sure is nice to go over there and disconect from the rat race! Maybe someday we'll get a one way ticket :winkie: . Thanks again for everything!

Steve

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As I began to enter the jungle this song kept playing in my head.

Welcome to the jungle, we got fun and games

we know all our plants, by there botanical names

were the plant nerds that you see, at the nursery

if you need a Dypsis honey, we got your disease :blink: or it goes something like that :hmm: .

Anyhows here are some before and after pics.

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This is the first palm I planted in my newly cleared space. It is surrounded by Ohia trees with an opening straight above so it can recieve abundant rainfall. Marojejya Darianii

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Off to the side I cleared an area in full sun for this Jackfruit.

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And this Durian.

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Steve,

Just wondering how you are going to stop weeds or the vines from taking over again?? Here, we mulch heavily for that reason in the wet. Otherwise the weeds will grow twice as fast as the plants...

Regards, Ari :)

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