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Remember when JungleMusic served beer at their sales???

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Phil

I've finally got my own house so now I can germinate those palm seeds my father gave me from his famous jungle trip in 2002.

I'm calling you from New Jersey so you can help me with the dying palm tree in my yard that I got just two weeks aqo at Home Depot.

A one gallon Caryota urens will outgrow a 24 inch boxed Howea in a matter of years.

Agricultural laws on Interstate sales of plants only applies to nurseries and not to little guys on EBay.

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Phil

When we stopped providing beer at our Sales at Jungle Music many years ago, I got three complaints from those people one might anticipate would complain.

An earthquake cannot snap the trunk of a grown palm tree.

"Hawaiian Grown Beauties" do a lot better in California than wimpy, locally grown palms.

Ravenea rivularis is absolutely the best seashore palm there is!

IMPORTANT: Understand that, through all these posts, some statements are true and some are absolutely false. The trick is to know which ones are true and which ones are just for fun.

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Phil

If, after work on a Friday, a few bro's head out for pool at the local pub and stop to look at a palm tree, does this qualify as a PRA?

One can convince their teenage children that PRA's are the absolutely best use of one's time there is.

Bill Sanford is now "fed up with palms" and only growing roses for the Triplets.

The best palms in the world come from the little country of Camarama, West Africa and are shipped directly to your front door.

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BS Man about Palms

Triplets? :D don't they look best in groups of three?

(While looking at a Kentiopsis piersoniorum) Hey, I know a place that has a bunch of those growing.... :hmm:

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Howeadypsis

Meant to ask guys. What is a PRA?

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Alberto

Intersting that I was planning to start a somewhat similar thread about true and false things you learned at Palmtalk, but my bad English withstood it....

Sprouted Bismarckias seeds need a pot that reach the center of the earth, because they have a VERY VERY long taproot and wont grow in a normal big pot. ...(I made a pot from wood with 8ocm deep....to see them in a nursery happily growing in a normal pot)

Parajubaeas are near impossible to transplant....The slightest root disturbance and they are gone!

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Gileno Machado

One of my local friends said to me once:

"Ohhh I'd love to plant a couple of those long 40 m tall "coconuts" they have in Holywood, California...do you have seedlings of those? how do they harvest the fruits there?"

Lots of people here usually say:

Coconut trees hate water...they grow better in sand and you should fert them only with salt... :mrlooney:

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Howeadypsis

Someone once asked Are palms really trees though? I mean they're not related to oaks and maples!

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Musi

From people in Europe:

''Palm trees don't belong in Europe''

''They look ridiculous in Northern Europe, would people in the Dominican republic grow Christmas trees?''

From an Arab man:

''A house is not complete without a date palm''

:lol:

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Howeadypsis
From an Arab man:

''A house is not complete without a date palm''

:lol:

Bloody big house! Must have high ceilings ;)

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GREENHAND

Arent you worried about the roots cracking the concrete on your pool?

How do you make those live here.

Were can i get some of those banana palms ?

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Kris
Meant to ask guys. What is a PRA?

Dear Larry :)

PRA is a code,and it means Palm Related Activity.And the california PRA team refers to Paul,Bill,Dave,Scotty,Bob & Kim... :)

Love,

Kris :)

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Ken Johnson

Hey Matty. leave my sushi alone.

Dick Douglas has been President of the Palm Society for 64 years!

Only rich people are on the IPS board. (lefty?)

These Christmas Palms are from a batch that has evolved so they don't get lethal yellow.

I thought coconuts were the only kind of palm.

I never fertliize my palms and they do just fine.

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Musi
From an Arab man:

''A house is not complete without a date palm''

:lol:

Bloody big house! Must have high ceilings ;)

He probably meant a house as in the entire thing including the garden.

Date palms are to Arab countries as what Washingtonia's is to California, everywhere.

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FRITO

serenoa repens is impossible to transplant

untrunked juvenille sabal palmetto is impossible to transplant

wow you have a lot of palms! eh well not really there is 3000 diffrent species, Im working on it though. :)

thats an ugly palm (pointing to shade grown Butia)

fan palms are not tropical

sabal minor has a million ecotypes or variations (mcurtain county, lousiana, Blountstown dwarf, Cape Hattaras, 'Emerald Island Giant', bear creek, oriental giant, etc.....

coconut palms kill people

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Phil

Submerging the bottom of a 15g Howea forsteriana into the ground will make it grow faster.

Submerging the bottom of a 15g Bismarckia into the ground is a good idea for a nurseryman selling this species.

Foxtails like heat and sun and do better in the ground than they do in containers.

Chamaedorea linearis is just another ho-hummer bamboo palm.

Phil

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Phil

Phone calls where two people talk about palms is a PRA.

Photographs of palm trees in containers are best taken with a tennis shoe in the picture for size.

Municipal water is best for palms because the officials in the Water Departments make sure it is of the highest quality.

When you put a large palm in a container into the back of a pickup truck, it's best to point the crown of the palm tree forward toward the front of the truck.

As long as you don't go over 65 mph, it's ok to transport tall palms in containers standing upright in the back of a pickup truck.

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Phil

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ghar41

"I'm planning on putting my granddaughter through college with this tree." (Gentleman standing next to a Washingtonia.)

"I'm sorry sir, but you may have to take from her fund to have it removed." :(

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Jeff Searle
Remember when JungleMusic served beer at their sales???

Lol!!! And the Searle's Extravaganza Sale.....

And quite often one might ask.....what's a PRA?

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Howeadypsis
Meant to ask guys. What is a PRA?

Dear Larry :)

PRA is a code,and it means Palm Related Activity.And the california PRA team refers to Paul,Bill,Dave,Scotty,Bob & Kim... :)

Love,

Kris :)

Oh i like the sound of PRA! Also TRA and FRA! ;)

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PalmatierMeg

OK, here goes:

"Palms? Yeah, I got one of those King (Queen) Sago palms."

"What do you mean, sagos aren't palms? Look at the leaves (fronds)."

"I also got one of those ponytail palms, too."

"What do you mean ponytail palms aren't palms? It says they are on eBay."

"Madagascar (Pachypodium) palms are true palms."

"All palms grow in the tropics, like FL and CA."

"Fan palms aren't real palms."

"You have to go to the jungle to see palms in habitat."

"You spent what on that palm? I could get a manicure and a pedicure for that."

"A palm is just another tree you stick in the ground."

"The Cape Coral WalMart doesn't carry Coccothrinax but the nursery manager said Trachycarpus makes a great substitute."

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OldNed
You can get a palm to fork by driving an ax in the crown

This one is true...just look at my avatar...I axed that one a bunch of times trying to split it for firewood (gets really cold down here in the Disney peninsula). :lol:

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MattyB

Overheard at a palm meeting: "We're not allowed to use their bathroom? I'm gonna pee in the pool then".

Jessie Bergman after you find a nice size palm in the greenhouse: "I bet can find a bigger one than that. If I do, you have to do a monkey dance for me".

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John in Andalucia

Palm Tree - Nature's imitation of an umbrella that has been out to see what a cyclone is like and is trying not to look disappointed. (Mark Twain)

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DoomsDave
Overheard at a palm meeting: "We're not allowed to use their bathroom? I'm gonna pee in the pool then".

only once? :hmm::hmm::hmm::lol:

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DoomsDave

Coconuts don't kill people . . . . people with mustaches kill people . . . . .

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paulgila

"if a little of this quick-release fertilizer is good for a palm then ALOT will be even better!"

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Howeadypsis
Palm Tree - Nature's imitation of an umbrella that has been out to see what a cyclone is like and is trying not to look disappointed. (Mark Twain)

Oh i do like that one!

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MattyB

"Palms are from the desert, so they don't need water right?

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LJG

Honey. I am going to go to ____'s palm nursery. I will be back in 30 minutes.

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Palmarum

"My palm died, is there anything I can do for it?"

- re: "Well, you can throw it a cheap funeral."

"I need some fertilizer to make my fake palm look better."

- re: I had no answer at first, but my manager behind me tried to keep from laughing and turned and left. Eventually, I sold her a bottle of leaf shine.

There are many more, but these two always seem to come to mind more than others. These statements happened.

Ryan

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Kathryn

Craig's favorite in Jacksonville was:

"Is this your first Palm-Fest?"

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BS Man about Palms
Meant to ask guys. What is a PRA?

Dear Larry :)

PRA is a code,and it means Palm Related Activity.And the california PRA team refers to Paul,Bill,Dave,Scotty,Bob & Kim... :)

Love,

Kris :)

Mattys not kicked out.... yet

Ooops, wait not my call :blush:

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Phil

Will you buy the tall, hundred foot tall palm tree in my back yard which my neighbor says must be worth a lot of money?

I have a diseased palm I got from a friend with lots of insects on it and I'd like to bring it by the nursery and have you look at it and advise me what type of insects these are.

Once a palm reaches a mature height, it's basal diameter will never get larger.

Gaussia may will develope a fat, swollen base and, with age, loses the bulge and gets skinny again.

Collectors are the major cause of species extinction of palms worldwide.

Phil

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Jeff Searle

One of the worst I hear over and over again is.....

The customer and I are standing out in the full sun area looking and talking about palms. They finally choose a palm and then turns to look at me and ask, will this take full sun? What? Helloooooo !

Jeff

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Kim

Not all palm nurseries are created equal. I called a palm nursery and asked, "Do you have any large Hyophorbe verschaffeltii in stock?"

Answer: "No, we just sell palms."

True story...

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Phil

The black spines from a mature Rhapiophyllum can be plucked off the trunk, thrown like a dagger and stick into a fence post.

Lightning strikes to tall palm trees acts like a stimulant and gives them a growth spurt.

It's considered academically acceptable to name a palm after yourself if you were the first one to describe it.

Locality names are better than scientific names because they are easier to remember.

Royal palms seldom get over fifty feet.

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(look for the little people)

Phil

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Phil

Stainless steel collars are put on Coconut Trees to reflect toward the ocean as a signal to lost mariners.

Putting a plastic bag over a pollinated palm flower is done to give higher humidity and encourage germination before the seed falls.

One leaf from a Corypha elata can cover a Volkswagen bug.

You can climb a tall palm trunk barefooted by merely using a short piece of rope or vine.

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(Indonesia, getting Areca catechu seeds)

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Phil

Chucked Allagoptera blossoms have an uncanny likeness to commonly spotted UFO's and were therefore worshiped by ancient inhabitants of coastal Argentina.

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Borrassus are easy to germinate in a one gallon pot.

Germination of Parajubaea seeds is aided by cool nights and hot days.

Rhopalostylis sapida is known as the "Shaving Brush Palm" because the Maori people in New Zealand formed brushes with the leaflets and began using these for shaving their beards over 500 years ago.

Phil

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