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MattyB

Here's one for you Deezpalms!  Pinanga speciosa, in fruit, growing in the greenhouse.  The top of the newest leaf is touching the roof, two stories up.  It's still in a 1 gallon pot with the back bursting out and the roots in the ground.

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MattyB

I had so much fun.  Nice to see everyone.  My tatoo was not exposed but Paul did pose next to some wood! :D

Peace!

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DoomsDave

(MattyB @ Sep. 17 2006,16:13)

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Kerridoxa elegans in Ralph's backyard.  It's in a pot so I don't know if he brings it in for the Winter but it's the first I've ever seen.  Sooooooo nice!

swooooooon!

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paulgila

i must've taken 200 pics--i'll post some when i can but its the "redheads" birthday today.hank williams sr's,too!

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Dypsisdean

(MattyB @ Sep. 17 2006,16:08)

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Bob with a Rapidophyllum hystrix.  This thing is like 35 years old.  Slow, like your mom on a first date.

Matt, You can't possibly be talking about Louise. :o

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STEVE IN SO CAL

(Peter @ Sep. 17 2006,15:08)

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Not a palm, but here's a cool Pandanus:IMG_6055.jpg

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Peters pretty Pandanus pic posted is perfect, pressuming Peters a pro...probably...

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Zac in NC

(MattyB @ Sep. 17 2006,16:12)

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- "Hey Danny, what ya got there?"

- "Arenga engl......ah damn it!"

Oh thats so Danny.  I can even hear him say it. I should call him up and hear it in person....Jk

Zac

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Walter John

Thanks people, this is without doubt the best post I have seen/read on this board for a bloody long time. Don't matter if there's the same palm in someone else's photo, if it's captured from another camera, there's always something in the picture slighty different and interesting to observe.

This is the sort of meeting I wish we had here in Bris Vegas I can tell you. Well done.

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BigWaveDave

Bismarkia in the neighbor's yard.  Planted April 1992 from a 10gal pot.

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BigWaveDave

Licuala spinosa.  Planted July '81 from a 1 gal pot.

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BigWaveDave

I was floored by this travelers palm.  I thought they were difficult here in so cal.

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BigWaveDave

Veitchia arecina.  Planted September 1991, 2 gal.

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JEFF from Trabuco Canyon CA

It was very nice to meet a lot of you guys.  I was the guy letting a few people at a time in the green house.  I hope it did't get to crowded in there.  It was the biggest turn out that I have seen at a meeting in years.

Jeff

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BigWaveDave

Me standing out front.  If you don't think you have enough room for all the palms you want, you do.

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Jeff Searle

Thanks guys for sharing all the photos! Looks like you had a great time with everyone getting together. It's good to see the palm bug running rampant our there in So. Calif. Wish I was there!

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BigWaveDave

I have some more, maybe I'll post them later.

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Jeff Searle

(BigWaveDave @ Sep. 17 2006,21:03)

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Acanthophoenix crinita to the left?

Dave,

     Acanth. crinita ??? The big palm in the left side ? Are you sure?

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bgl

Definitely not an Acanthophoenix. Looks like some sort of Phoenix.

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JEFF from Trabuco Canyon CA

I think it is an Acrocomia??

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Gileno Machado

Great to have such a nice meeting guys.

For what I've seen at Darold Petty's garden, that young Parajubaea cocoides will soon turn into an impressive palm.

Now we understand why Danny Palmazon has taken no pictures...his hands were Arenga busy all the meeting long...

I can't wait to see my Wallichia disticha palms grow to that size... Thanks for the photos.

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MattyB

Dave!!!!! Big Wave Dave!!!! Dude, I totally missed you.  You must have been on the other side of the jungle. Oh, yeah I forgot I also saw Jeff from Trabuco Canyon and Jusitn (don't know if he posts here).  Oh, man I'm still swooning.  I'm showing my wife the overall pics of the lot trying to feel her out for how much I can get away with.  Don't know if it's a good idea to show her where this can all lead.

Here's a shot looking up into the canopy.  Notice the Coccothrinax in the middle w/ the crown about 20 feet in the air.  My eye kept running into the distinct woven pattern of Coccothrinax trunks and I'd have to follow it up to see how high the crown was.  There were several 20-25 footers!

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MattyB

"mmmmmmm.....God make good plant.....mmmmmm....me like good plant."

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Walter John

(BigWaveDave @ Sep. 18 2006,11:00)

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Latania loddigesii.  Planted July '80 1 gal

26 years ? Woo, lucky I am in brisbane I suppose. 26 years ? you sure ?

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BS Man about Palms

(Wal @ Sep. 17 2006,16:35)

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Thanks people, this is without doubt the best post I have seen/read on this board for a bloody long time. Don't matter if there's the same palm in someone else's photo, if it's captured from another camera, there's always something in the picture slighty different and interesting to observe.

This is the sort of meeting I wish we had here in Bris Vegas I can tell you. Well done.

Wal-I was there and I still think this thread is awesome. Its cool to see other peoples pics and views!   I have to DEVELOP mine, then I'll scan and post  (yes, I know, join civilisation soon, Bill)

If anyone else around the world has tours, please be sure to post.

Also, I sat next to Bob (palmgrover) and Kim (Kim) and her brother Alan Bricke, an occasional poster. Saw Fred (Fred in Zone 10) for a short time also.

By my count I saw at LEAST 16 board (posting) members that I could recognise!  Excellent turnout I'd say!  KEEP posting!

Bill

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DoomsDave

(BigWaveDave @ Sep. 17 2006,20:55)

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I was floored by this travelers palm.  I thought they were difficult here in so cal.

Not so hard to grow.

Mine's still alive.

dave

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DoomsDave

(BigWaveDave @ Sep. 17 2006,21:10)

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Veitchia arecina.  Planted September 1991, 2 gal.

Don't I weesh!

dave

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Walter John

I forgot to mention, nice shirt 'palmgrover', when is everyone else going to get with the program and bring out the alohas.

Was there any plant raffles, auctions etc. If so, what did we walk away with (so to speak) ?

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STEVE IN SO CAL

(Dave from So-Cal @ Sep. 16 2006,23:48)

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Here's Steve from So-Cal impersonating an understory palm . . .

Thanks alot , Wal...I had my "wiian shirt on. You never notice me  :;):

After 25 + years shoeing horses, the 50 year old knees didn't want to let me up....thought I was permanent understory, for a while there.

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palmazon

who do I have to bribe to keep my mugshots off this board?

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BS Man about Palms

(Wal @ Sep. 17 2006,20:20)

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I forgot to mention, nice shirt 'palmgrover', when is everyone else going to get with the program and bring out the alohas.

Was there any plant raffles, auctions etc. If so, what did we walk away with (so to speak) ?

I saw a large grouping of palms in pots freshly placed on the "across the street" neighbors lawn (the one with the large Ravenela) and I understand she bought over $1000 worth of palms,etc.  at the auction.

I heard her tell Ralph he was gonna be busy at her place! lol

Kinda neat to have a bunch of neat palms "delivered" to your street. :D

I saw a Rav. Glauca, Latania Lod. , B. Hapala, Bismarkia, at least go thru the auction.

First event I've been to in 2 years that I didn't leave with a palm!! :(

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bgl

Wal,

PSSC (SoCal) has six meetings a year, and they're rotated between the four counties (San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Ventura) and there's ALWAYS an auction after the garden tour(s). I never missed a single meeting, or an auction, when I lived there, and I understand the auctions are even better today with some larger specimens. These are great events!

Bo-Göran

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Scott

WOW! It looks like it was excellent! This must be something to definitely SWOOOON over!

I wish I could have been there, to meet all of you and see the incredible palms.

Thanks for sharing it here!

Scott

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Zac in NC

(palmazon @ Sep. 18 2006,00:00)

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who do I have to bribe to keep my mugshots off this board?

ME!!!!

Zac

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