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My smaller Washingtonia robusta(Sonora)

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Normanbya normanbyi

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Ceroxylon amazonicum

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Caryota maxima(Himalaya)

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Phyllostachys nigra

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I found these patterns on its leafs for the first time i think after the freeze. It has never had any such patterns or anything abnormal looking on it before...Is this cold damage or some kind of virus? Latter,when it produced some new leafs in the spring,the new leafs came perfectly healthy and normal looking.

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Leaning trunked Dicksonia antarctica

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Straight trunked Dicksonia antarctica

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Another Ceroxylon amazonicum

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Arenga pinnata

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My second Acanthophoenix rubra

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Spare Castanospermum australe in pots

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The Howea fosteriana i splited during Christmas establishing in their pots! So far so good this time as well!!!smilie.gif

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Ceroxylon amazonicum

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Cibotium glaucumdrool.gif

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Prestoea acuminata var montana

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Ceratozamia miquelliana

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A nice understory cycad...

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Hyophorbe indica(Southern) along with understory Cycas

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Castanospermum australe

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Cyathea medullaris

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Ceroxylon amazonicum

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Yet another Ceroxylon amazonicum...

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Dioon spinulossum

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Acanthophoenix rubra along with 2 dead Carica papaya

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Acanthophoenix rubra

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Ceratozamia miqueliana hanging in there but doing nothing for a few years now...

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Archontophoenix alexanrdae

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Cryosophila warcewiczii

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Alocasia odora

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Looking back down the path...

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Archontophoenix alexandrae and Howea fosteriana

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Female Cycas revoluta with cone

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These were the photos from March! April 25 photos to follow soon!!!smilie.gif

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Wanderanwills

Well done Kostas,

Your persistence has paid off.

A great landscape.

Regards

Stephen

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Janni

Hey Kosta,

thanks for the link. Funny to read that the temperatures in Zakyntho "approached" the 0°C, when they actually had 2.8! In Germany this is a mild night temperature in winter nights... as for your phyllostachys nigra: I don't think those spots come from a freeze. I have Phyl. nigra too, here in Germany and the temps, when they start to show any stress sign is far below 0°C! But if the spots are already gone, then don't care about it.

Your garden looks great, especially the place around the patio. I like the Howeas very much!

Keep on gardening!

Greetings

Janni

Btw: I see gardening is getting more and more popular in greece. I know of two gardening-TV-shows, on SKAI and MEGA TV. do you know any more??

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cristi

I saw every image from your post, every stage of building your garden and all I can say is you did a great job, you really love what you're doing. It was a pleasure for me to see your progress. Keep going and I wish you achieve your goal having a wonderful exotic garden. I look forward to see your next images.

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Thank you very much all of you for your replies!smilie.gif

Thank you very much for your kind comments Stephen! Its great to hear that you like my landscape!smilie.gif

Hi Janni,

Yeah,its somewhat an overstatement to say that it approached 0C but still,thats cold for some plants. Zakynthos and other of our islands have some large and mature tropical plants growing which appreciate the nice weather and cold protection offered from the seasmilie.gif

I thought so about the Phyllostachys but i cant be sure as plants grown in warm and humid areas like Pyrgos,tend to damage earlier and easier than those grown in colder and cooler climates. The pattern of the damage make me suspicious of virus though and thats mainly why i am asking. I have since removed the Phyllostachys nigra clump as it was too invasive and did not wanted to use a root barrier due to growing Caryota,which are prone to toppling, right next to the clump. I did give some rhizomes to my Uncle though and potted part of the clump myself to give away to others with more space. I plan to replace it with Gigantochloea atroviolacea which supposedly clumps tightly.

Thank you very much for your kind comments! I love my Howea a lot too,they are among my very favorite palms with their awesome droopy leaflets,reins and in the future,green,white ringed trunksdrool.gifI LOVE them!!!!

Gardening has always been done here in one form or another. Fruit growing has always been popular here as well as palms and other ornamentals. A good number of people has nice gardens but many do not personally care for them. Others only care for function and not looks. I dont really think anything changed but just some shows popped up to target certain audiences as something novel on TV to deviate from the ever-popular and plenty gossip shows of the morning,noon and afternoon......I dont follow the various TV shows and dont know if there are more garden shows unfortunately(i only watch movies and Animal Planet/Discovery)but I do have stumbled upon those 2 once and i cant say i like the industrialized type of work and plantings they do. I like natural looking gardens without much structural interference such as weed barriers,etc and rocks sitting on the soil that they put on,nor bushes to be kept trimmed. They greatly lack the natural look i am after in a garden...

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Thank you very much for your kind comments Christi!

I am glad you liked it so much!smilie.gif Thanks for your wish! I really hope it comes true in the coming years!

Here are the April 25 pictures!!!

Howea fosteriana and Archontophoenix alexandrae

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Going down the pathway...

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Understory Cycas along with Hyophorbe indica(Southern),Chamaedorea tepejilote(Blanco) and Ceratozamia miquelliana

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Ceratozamia miquelliana...

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...putting out a new leaf!!!drool.gif

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Cibotium glaucum is putting out a new leaf as well!!!drool.gifI am impressed with this fern as its been my best performing one! Always looks tip top no matter the season and grows nicely as well!smilie.gif

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My potted Howea fosteriana establishing and acclimating to sun after i split them during the Christmas holidays. They are doing very well so far and taking the sun without much damage! I look forward to ground planting them!!! IMG_2850.jpg

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My second,newly planted Castanospermum australe. It survived much hardships in a pot with washed away soil,being under-irrigated,surviving draught in full sun,etc but hopefully it will establish well and look good again now thats in the ground!smilie.gif

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Newly planted,1year old Encephalartos concinnus seedling!smilie.gif

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Newly planted,1year old Cycas micronesica seedling from Rota Island!smilie.gif

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Another newly planted,1year old Cycas micronesica seedlings from Rota Island!smilie.gif

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Ceroxylon amazonicum and straight trunked Dicksonia antarctica

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Leaning trunked Dicksonia antarctica with a whole new set of leafs!!!!drool.gif

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Newly planted Kentiopsis oliviformis seedling between the pathway and the leaning trunked Dicksonia antactica

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Yet another newly planted,1year old Cycas micronesica seedling from Rota Island!!!smilie.gif

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A second newly planted, 1year old, Encephalartos concinnus seedling!smilie.gif

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Chambeyronia macrocarpa(Hookerii) seedling opening its first new leaf after getting burned from December 12th's cold night

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My Trachycarpus fortunei were putting out inflorescences!smilie.gif

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My smaller Howea fosteriana is getting shaded by my biggest Washingtonia robusta(Sonora) and seems to like it! It opened a nice,undamaged leaf!

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Bismarckia nobilis(Silver)

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Syagrus romanzoffiana recovering from probable Boron deficiency after starting fertilizing it last fall with Boron containing organic fertilizer. I started a fertilization schedule last fall for all plants seeing my Syagrus romanzoffiana grow really slow the whole summer and put out deformed leafs. I think it only grew about 3-4leafs the whole growing season last year,possibly due to deficiency problems(?)

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May 28 photos to follow soon!smilie.gif

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Here are the photos taken on May 28!smilie.gif

View from the veranda....

Magnolia grandiflora

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Archontophoenix alexandrae,Howea fosteriana and Syagrus romanzoffiana surrounding it nicelysmilie.gif

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Going down the stairs...

Archontophoenix alexandrae and Howea fosteriana

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Howea fosteriana and Syagrus romanzoffiana

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Bismarckia nobilis(Silver)

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Some flowers my mother planted under this Yucca elephantipes(?)

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Female Cycas revoluta flushing!!!!!drool.gif

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Looking down the pathway...

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Archontophoenix alexandrae's new leaf and spear!smilie.gif

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Chamaedorea tepejilote(Blanco)

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Acanthophoenix rubra

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Ceroxylon amazonicum

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Understory Cycas,Hyophorbe indica(Southern) and another Chamaedorea tepejilote(Blanco)

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Ceratozamia miquelliana still growing its new leaf!smilie.gif

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Cibotium glaucum putting out yet another leaf!!!smilie.gif

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Newly planted Cyphophoenix(Veillonia) alba seedling!smilie.gif

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bubba

Kostas, This is my first complete review of your Garden 1-11. It is fantastic and you should be very proud of your efforts.It is great to see the evolution combined with your dedication to pushing the limits. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.

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Bubba,

Thank you very much for your kind words!!! Its great to hear such comment from you!!!smilie.gif

I am glad you like my efforts and the result so far!

Newly planted Chamaedorea tepejilote(Blanco) under my Grevillea robustasmilie.gif

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Kentiopsis oliviformis

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Newly planted Musa ''Kandrian''. Its temporarily planted where my Phyllostachys nigra was. I removed the bamboo because it was too invasive for the small area i wanted it to cover(i had bought it as a clumping type but turned out it was a running one...I should had done more research and not trusted the seller's word...). I will be replacing the Phyllostachys nigra i removed with a Gigantochloea atroviolacea which as members here suggested,is a clumping and easily manageable species that grows to be even more impressive!smilie.gif

I planted the Musa ''Kandrian'' in that spot temporarily due to not having a Gigantochloea atroviolacea to plant right now and because the permanent spot for the banana is not ready yet...

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Ceroxylon amazonicum

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Normanbya normanbyi

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Smaller Washingtonia robusta(Sonora)

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Ceratozamia miquelliana

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Chambeyronia macrocarpa(Hookerii)

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Bigger Washingtonia robusta(Sonora)

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Male Cycas revoluta(with my mother and dog posingsmilie.gif)

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