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One of the things I love about gardening is all the unique tastes and styles. I spent the last week in LA for the holidays and snapped a few pics while walking my dog to remind me of home and how good we have it in LA.

The area gets 100+ dry heat during summers, santa ana winds during fall, adobe clay soil w/ gophers as the main pest.

Standouts in the neighborhood:

This house has the only triangle palms in the neighborhood.

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Caryota and foxtail in between some queens

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Nice mix of common cycads

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OverGrown

There's only 3 well grown d. lutescens. here's two of them

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OverGrown

The only large butia in the neighborhood. I have one thats not planted yet.

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I liked the way the trunk was trimmed.

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OverGrown

The neighborhood is notorious for literally tons of sago palms.. Almost every house has them, often seen like this.

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The only CIDP still no trunk.

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OverGrown

Trunks not doing so well on these majesties.

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The city planted crepe myrtles which flower during summer, turn a nice red/orangish/gold during the cold season and have nice looking trunks year round.

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OverGrown

Some various plants of interest:

large agaves recently trimmed to look like pineapples.. not a fan.

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Thick grove of timber bamboo.

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Sweetgums have great fall color but it comes with a price of spike balls.

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OverGrown

This house had a repetitive use of blue spruces, ginkgo's and japanese styled topiaries for a contemporary look.

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OverGrown

This house has an addiction to michelia alba trees...There are six of them in the front yard.

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OverGrown

Total use of boxwoods.

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Woodland turnout. Not worth the walk for close ups...ha ha

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OverGrown

Some overall house shots.

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Some road shots... Ever since living in NY I've come to appreciate wide, clean roads.

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OverGrown

Some big houses that need some cool plants.

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OverGrown

I recently had to clean up some container succulents.

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Kathryn

Nice shots. The designs are similar to each other but very different from the gardens around here.

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Tilto

Fantastic pics,very different landscaping from my area

Nice shots. The designs are similar to each other but very different from the gardens around here.

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Walter John

At least LA doesn't seem to have the dreaded blue butterfly that's been smashing all the sagos over here.

nice dog.

big place.

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DoomsDave
Total use of boxwoods.

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Hmm. Those look more like Pittosporum, Juniper, Eugenia and Raphiolepis.

Great pictures!

Nothing like a trip Back East to make one appreciate California . . . .

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OverGrown

While doing a drive through Huntington beach I came across these houses that caught my attention. There was another house that had a great selection of palms but I didn't get to take pictures of it...It was very close to Main St. I wonder if these places belong to any members here, either way awesome looking yards.

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So SWEET! Don't have a clue what some of them are though!

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Same house side shot!

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A different house close to Main St. They guy looked like he carved tiki's as a hobby or living.

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After a fresh city trimming... from both directions.

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And a random shot as I was walking on a foggy night.

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Tyrone

I never thought I'd say this, but I love those Washies. Where else but California will you see that. There's some tall ones here in Perth probably a century old, but not that tall. Awesome.

Best regards

Tyrone

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nomolos

Those washys make me feel dizzy, great thread really enjoying the tour.

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PalmGuyWC

On the 2nd and 3rd shot on # 23, on the right side it looks like a Parajubaea with the silver underside of the frond. I would guess that property belongs to a Palm Society member.

Dick

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Shon

What happend to that triangle in picture #5? I see houses like that down here a lot. Many are off the radar guys that are not society members.It's always cool when stumble upon one. Question for you guys with sidewalks plantings,what's the rule on that? Can you plant there as long as you water? Are some cities rules different?

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paulgila

the d.decaryi in post#22 is not lookin so hot.

possibly a ptychosperma clump in there?

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Kim

I enjoy these kinds of threads -- it's fun to wander around looking for palmscapes. Some of the mature gardens will turn out to belong to former members who are no longer active. I'm always tempted to ring the doorbell and ask.

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MattyB

Wow, that's an imprompu PRA waiting to happen. I see what looks like a 20 foot tall Dypsis lanceolata! :drool:

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paulgila

I enjoy these kinds of threads -- it's fun to wander around looking for palmscapes. Some of the mature gardens will turn out to belong to former members who are no longer active. I'm always tempted to ring the doorbell and ask.

kim,dont forget you are a PRA team member,so march right up to that door & declare your intentions!

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LJG

I enjoy these kinds of threads -- it's fun to wander around looking for palmscapes. Some of the mature gardens will turn out to belong to former members who are no longer active. I'm always tempted to ring the doorbell and ask.

kim,dont forget you are a PRA team member,so march right up to that door & declare your intentions!

Works great if you wear something libidinous.

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MattyB

Len, you mean like this?

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tjwalters

Len, you mean like this?

eewwwww :sick:

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tjwalters

21.2 - Rhopalostylis? Apparently they do well in LA. :unsure: All lookin' good (well...'cept for that triangle.)

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palmsOrl

Those extremely tall washies in that one pic are gorgeous! I wish we could grow them like that here but the electrical storms in the summer prevent this.

-Michael

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OverGrown

These dactylifera's are at the main entrance to a highrise complex in Irvine off Jamboree.

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OverGrown

I'm inspired by the materials, use of space and architecture going on in the Venice area...I love the colors, eclecticism and landscapes... it's really cool how bungalows are next to contemporary homes. The only downside could be lack of land and sometimes driveways. Location is prime. Garages are typically accessed through an alley.

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