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We also spent some time with Jerry and Cindy Andersen while we were there and their garden ROCKS :drool: !!! I had not photographed their garden since a couple of years ago and Jerry was gracious enough to give me a tour and let me take pics. I believe they have 4 acres now and I'm sooo jellous! Anyhows here are a few pics and if I botch any of the names feel free to correct me Jerry. Also ones I'm not sure of I'll just post the pic. Here is one of 2 Dypsis Bejofa that grace Their front entry. Also some of these pics are a little glary as it was a very bright day.

Steve

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Trunkal region of Dypsis Tsarovosira formerly Dypsis Nauseosa and Formerly Dypsis Ceracea :blink:

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This one Jerry bought as true Ambo. Time will tell but it is one gorgeous palm!

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Here jerry stands in for scale on his monster Marojejya.

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A grouping of Dypsis fine leaf.

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These are few and far between! Double Coconut.

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Kentiopsis Pyroformis

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Kentiopsis Piersoniorum

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Cyphophoenix Elegans

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Cyphophoenix Nucele

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Wettinia Sp. complete with blueish crownshaft!

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Your basic flawless Joeys :drool:

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Dypsis Hovomantsina

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Dypsis Sp. white

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Seeding Cyphosperma Balansae.

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Veillonia Alba (Yes I'm aware of all the new name changes A) I'm not a big fan and B they have'nt sunk into my thick bean yet :mrlooney: )

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One of my very favorite palms Dark Mealybug :drool:

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Areca Macrocalyx

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Dypsis Pembana. Steph thinks I take TOO many palm pics. I think she may be right :huh: . More later :lol: .

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Steve,

Excellent! It's nice to see more progress on your property. It's got to be very rewarding thinking about all that was done as your flying back to California.

And I see you skipped the part about planting the common species( yawn) and jump right into the rare and exciting. :) Take lots of pictures and keep planting! Very nice.

Jeff

Thanks Jeff, We have owned the property for a year now and I've planted exactly 50 palms and various fruit trees, Heliconias and Aroids which is better than I did here in San Diego this last year. Your so right about it being a good feeling on the flight back thinking about all you accomplished and already planning out your next trip. Glad you enjoyed the pics!

Steve

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Here is one that I believe was Jurassic park but I believe Jerry said it's Tokoravina.

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One of the bigger Kerriodoxa Elegans I've seen.

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I love these. Dwarf Areca Catechu

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Basselinia Gracilis

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Nive job Steve.

Hey, I see you planted a Loxicoccos Rupicola. Did you ever get a pic of Jerry's?

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Dypsis "Hawaiin Punch" full of inflo's.

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Zamia Psuedoparasitica

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Nive job Steve.

Hey, I see you planted a Loxicoccos Rupicola. Did you ever get a pic of Jerry's?

Thanks Len, I'm not sure as there are some palms I don't recognize. I'll try to see if I can find it. I did see it in Jerry's garden and it was spectacular!

Steve

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Ravenea Albicans

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In the Andersen garden there are also many nice Aroids. Here are just a few. Thanks again to Cindy and Jerry for letting me tour their garden and take all these wonderfull pics.

Steve

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We found this cool goat leashed up in the unincorporated area a few streets up from us. The owner came out and said his name was Tsunami and it was ok to pet him. He said he was some kind of dwarf goat and he had a big bell around his neck. I wanted to see if I could borrow him to eat my weeds :) .

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Cool, beautiful and fun! Thanks Steve! (Good to visit yesterday, I was thinking, Did Len get to see your sargentii?)

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Cool, beautiful and fun! Thanks Steve! (Good to visit yesterday, I was thinking, Did Len get to see your sargentii?)

Thanks Bill! It was good hanging out with you Len and Gary. I don't believe Len saw it as it's kind of in the forgotten zone with my Encephalartos Whitelockii that is throwing 3 cones and my Encephalartos Kisambo that is going completely nuts! Next time :) .

Steve

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Each time we go to the big island we try to see and do something new. We have been there 5 times now and there is still much that we have'nt seen yet. Last time out we made it to the Waipio valley lookout point but we decided this time to hike down and check it out. I would have to say it was one of the highlights of our trip! We bought a backpack at a thrift store, packed a picnic lunch and some drinks and off we went. Here is a view of the scenic drive on the way over.

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There are stunning views from the lookout point!

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At little background on the valley. Hawaiins have been living in this valley for over 1200 years since pre contact times. In the 18th century King Kamehameha 1 was able to conquer and unite the Hawaiin islands from this valley. Because of it's abundant water from the river the Waipio valley is a prime area for Taro cultivation and has provided Poi throughout the islands for centuries. There are countless ancient habitation and burial sites, temples,trails,irrigation ditches and fish ponds and the whole valley is sacred land. Here is a view from the trail of some of those Taro fields and homes.

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Here are a few pics of the trail on the way down. The trail is VERY steep and they will not let you drive down without a 4x4. We saw a few cars in the forest that did not make it :blink: .

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It took us about a half hour to reach the valley floor and maybe another 10 min. to hike to the beach. Once there the views were breathtakingly beautifull!

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In this pic looking to the other side of the valley you can see a zig zag trail leading up the side. I was told that it leads to another valley which leads to another valley so you could hike for days. Maybe next time.

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