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Rafael

Nice little species.

Do you grow from seeds or buy like they are or smaller?

You have a wonderful and multiple palm portfolio!

Its a pleasure to take a lokk at all them!!!

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gfs

Ray -

Nice pics of all the palms. After this winter I will have to stop and take a look at everything again. I definitely want to get more in my yard but not to sure what is going to make it through the winter. I should be able to tell by how everything does for you.

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Lowey

Great collection, :drool::mrlooney: I hope winter goes well for you, the Arenga Engleri looks close to your driveway, if its like mine it will clump and get quite big, but it should look great, love the Chambeyronia's :) .

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Palmə häl′ik

Thanks again for stoppin' in everyone...

Yeah George, anytime bro. You know where I'm at. Being in Seffner, have you seen those CoCos on 579 & 92? Head North on 579 toward WallyWorld from 92 and look on the right... There's two there. I've been watching them for three years now... I think they'll make it.

Bruce, that A. engleri's got about 5-6 ft of growing room before it reaches either driveway... Going the other ways, it'll run into the water oak, which I want it too... and I'm sure I'll be eventually taking out some pineapples and lilies as the palm grows... That's fine, I reckon.

Rafael. Is that you in the avatar? GeezLouEeez. You gotta cover up man. This is a family-based site!

Back to bizness... Everything planted should have what size container it came in my descriptions... I do grow from seed aswell though. It's the palm madness runin' in my blood... :)

Grow palms grow! :)

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gyuseppe

ray :) you bought many palms, you have emptied many nurseries

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palmcurry

Ray,

Nice plant'in. Can't wait to see what your place looks like in 10 years and all those palms are grown up. Like the diversity you have.

I used to live in Sarasota in the mid 90's - went to Ringling. Worked as a gardener's assistant at Jungle gardens and surfed holmes beach allot(as well as siesta key and lido) I'm a bit puzzled on why you say Bradenton is zone 9b ?? I don't remember it getting that cold when I lived there.

I also lived in Naples for like 15 years. FL has so much heat & so many tropical species grow there. Good to see you take advantage of that.

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Palmə häl′ik

Mornin' Vince.

Bradenton is 25min South of Brandon.

Brandon is EastTampa.

Ringling is a 'art' school right? Kinda like Flagler up in St.Augustine?

Thanks again to all for checkin' me out.

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Palmə häl′ik

Almost forgot my little cluster of Wodyetia bifurcata's

Spring '09

Two 7gal's & two 3gal's

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Lowey

Nice Foxies Ray, they look realy healthy, better than many I have seen in pictures from the US of A.

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Moose

Ray - you are definitely zone pushing on some of your posted species. With everything you have in the ground, a future microclime is in the works. I would suggest that you mulch the crap out of everything planted in the ground now. Make it 6 - 8 inches thick and about 1 foot beyound the drip line of the fronds. The mulch will insulate your roots from the winter cold. It will also provide some warmth to the meristems of your palms that are around ground level right now. It is my experience that adding just a few more degrees makes a world of difference. As your trunks develope and your palms have gone through a couple of winters, they will be more cold hardy and you should be fine. :D

Very nice selection.Thank you for taking the time to post your garden plantings. :)

Ron.

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Palmə häl′ik

I think I can, I think I can... :)

I had some surprise survivors this past winter, so I'm a believer...

That Dictyosperma album made it through with a 24F low last winter... Right where it's at...

The purpurea too...

Minor spotting on the D. album, and a little frond damage to the purpurea...

If those made it, I'd say I can grow some ish. My crotons thrive under this LiveOak canopy... They're suppose to be a little 'tender' too right? I've got some that I first planted when I got the house in '03. They're hittin' the roof line... Time to learn how to 'air layer' some crotons! :D

Thanks again to all for checkin' me out...

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Update on the G. princeps:

I've since done some diggin' around on them and come to find out they're like Pseudophoenix sargentii's being in habitat in or around limestone.

I just happen to have some limestone/shell chunks leftover from some mix I used with my P. sargentii's & Wallichia distichas. I reckon they ought to enjoy it? These chunks go all the way down to the bottom of the containers...

I got a 5gal bucket and mixed up a nice batch of this:

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Palmə häl′ik

Picked this up today along w/ some cool crotons!

Latania lontaroides

25gal

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Frank in Vero

Good looking red latan, nice score!

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Moose
I think I can, I think I can... :)

I had some surprise survivors this past winter, so I'm a believer...

That Dictyosperma album made it through with a 24F low last winter... Right where it's at...

The purpurea too...

Minor spotting on the D. album, and a little frond damage to the purpurea...

If those made it, I'd say I can grow some ish. My crotons thrive under this LiveOak canopy... They're suppose to be a little 'tender' too right? I've got some that I first planted when I got the house in '03. They're hittin' the roof line... Time to learn how to 'air layer' some crotons! :D

Thanks again to all for checkin' me out...

Would love to see your crotons! :drool: The International Croton Society Forum could help you on air layering. :)

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Moose
I think I can, I think I can... :)

I had some surprise survivors this past winter, so I'm a believer...

That Dictyosperma album made it through with a 24F low last winter... Right where it's at...

The purpurea too...

Minor spotting on the D. album, and a little frond damage to the purpurea...

If those made it, I'd say I can grow some ish. My crotons thrive under this LiveOak canopy... They're suppose to be a little 'tender' too right? I've got some that I first planted when I got the house in '03. They're hittin' the roof line... Time to learn how to 'air layer' some crotons! :D

Thanks again to all for checkin' me out...

Would love to see your crotons! :drool: The International Croton Society Forum could help you on air layering. :)

Please also post these on the new ICS site. :drool:

New Site for the International Croton Society HERE with a new Gallery HERE, and an area for Unknown Cultivar IDs HERE

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Palmə häl′ik

This Basselinia gracilis is gonna be one pretty palm if I can keep it alive! I couldn't help taking a few pics...

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Palmə häl′ik

A couple more:

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Palmə häl′ik

Gaussia princeps update:

Seems to appreciate the new potting material.

I've got a little over a inch of growth since the re-potting...

Not too shabby for the lack of sunlight we've had all week from this T.S. Ida deal goin' on...

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Palmə häl′ik

Chamaedora microspadix flowers & seed:

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Palmə häl′ik

Dypsis crinita and fiber:

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Palmə häl′ik

I had to move my Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. hookeri over to the side of the house... It was getting just too much sun where it was at, causing the leaves to start bleaching... I think it'll be alot happier over here in some shade... I put a 15gal Pytchosperma elegans there to replace it...

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Palmə häl′ik

Ptychosperma elegans & I got a unbelievable deal on these three 25gal Wodyetias... They're lookin' a little rough, but I'll have 'em in tip top shape by next Spring! They've been a little deprived sittin' around on a nursery lot...

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Lowey

Ray,

Love the Basselinia, it's "great mate" :) , I get tied just looking at the work you are doing in every post, everything looks so healthy keep posting.

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BeerPlant
I've seen a fully mature coconut palm in front of a restaurant (I think) that is right next to a Lowes not far from where you live. I'm sure you know which one I'm talking about. I was amazed that a coconut could grow to that size in Brandon. I guess the heat island of being right in the middle of a big city and surrounded by black asphalt helps keep the frost away.

Zeeth - he is a pic of that coconut palm taken last weekend - its hanging in there

Bill

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Palmə häl′ik

Kinda torn and tattered, but alive none-the-less!

So much for, "you can't grow those in Brandon!" :floor:

I've been noticing them left and right now adays...

Now that I'm lookin'... :D

Have you seen the ones in front of Exotic Plumeria Bill? I think those are the 'talls'.

That place is two minutes from me! If those things are growin'....

I need to plant more palms!

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BeerPlant

Have you seen the ones in front of Exotic Plumeria Bill? I think those are the 'talls'.

That place is two minutes from me! If those things are growin'....

I need to plant more palms!

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SubTropicRay

Wow Ray, I recognize that Basselinia and a few other palms in there LOL. That Carpoxylon is doing well also. Please keep me informed on how my former children do for you.

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Palmə häl′ik

omg.

it's so funny to see this...

three fourths of this ish is in palm heaven.

trial and error; my friends.

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spockvr6

omg.

it's so funny to see this...

three fourths of this ish is in palm heaven.

trial and error; my friends.

The past few winters weve all lost some stuff that were "stretches".

My big long shots in Tarpon Springs were things like P. pacifica and C. nucifera. These are all gone now. Some looked like they might come back, but I didnt want to look at them all summer, so they met the chainsaw. The other long term marginals here (Roystonea, Veitchia, planted in the open, etc) made it with some having leaf damage to various degrees.

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Mandrew968

omg.

it's so funny to see this...

three fourths of this ish is in palm heaven.

trial and error; my friends.

I hate it for you, but reading this thread from the beginning, I didn't think many of your choices would work...

Bright side: There are many choices for your neck of the woods that are not marginal!

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Palmə häl′ik

I hate it for you, but reading this thread from the beginning, I didn't think many of your choices would work...

Bright side: There are many choices for your neck of the woods that are not marginal!

It was like, I'll take one of each when I bought all those palms. :drool:

Most of the palms died at the hands of myself...

Over-fertilization was the main reason. That, and continual watering during frosts.

Duh. Don't water when there's frost warnings for tonight. :huh:

Live and learn... I did pretty good last year with nothing at all dyin'.

It's tough growin' in my neck o da woods.

But I just love the thought of tryin' to beat mothernature.

...One day I'll figure it out.

~Ray.

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Lowey

Ray, how about some pics of what did survive :D

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spockvr6
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But I just love the thought of tryin' to beat mothernature.

...One day I'll figure it out.

~Ray.

If you do, youll be a gazillionaire! Growing palms in Brandon will be the least of your pursuits!

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Butiagrus

Hello,

Goog starting! What a beautiful garden in the future :rolleyes: !!

JBG

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Tomw

I agree with Lowey, show us some update pictures of the ones that survived!! :greenthumb:

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spockvr6

I agree with Lowey, show us some update pictures of the ones that survived!! :greenthumb:

Shoot...after the past two winters...this will pretty much answer the question.......LOL

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Palmə häl′ik

:mrlooney:

I get piccies tommorrow for you. (or should I pull a santory) :hmm: Naw. just playin! :winkie:

Kerriodoxa elegans has been my longest living palm.

She's endured three long years of my trials and tribulations, and just keeps on comin' back.

And one of the very first ones I'd gotten.

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Palmə häl′ik

Here's the latest two additions. Sabal mauritiiformis:

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Palmə häl′ik

Here's a few Livistonia chinensis...

And then looking down the side of the house C. microspadix with two tiny Arenga engleris:

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