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Jeff Searle

A few people have been asking to see some palms of our yard. We had some damage fom the hurricane that took it's toll on many of the palms and plants through-out our yard. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Our house is now 5 1/2 years old.

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This is Arenga pinnata,the Sugar palm. It was planted approx. 4 1/2 years ago.

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Up-close showing a flower spike. Even though this palm got large, I think the hurricane played a role in causing this to come into flower.

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Scott

Jeff - WOW. What a place for all the palms to live in! How big was that Arenga pinnata when it was planted.

And by your post I assume it's monocarpic?

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An African cycad,Encephalartos laurentianus is in the center flanked by Coccothrinax crinita on the right.

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Zac in NC

Thanks for the shots Jeff.

Zac

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chris.oz

Very nice..... Drat, nursery professionals always get the best plants !

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Exotic Life

Very nice shots ....

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RainForestt Robert

Nice digs Jeff.  How do you go about choosing which palms to plant from your extensive inventory?

Robert

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amazondk

Nice plants and place Jeff.  Thanks for the pictures.

dk

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BS Man about Palms

more..MORE!!....I need More!!!  (somehow an angryface does not seem appropriate here) :frustrationface: :impatientface:

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Another look with Croton var. "Green and Gold" on the left and "Chief" on the right.

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A view down the street.

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Copernicia berteroana.

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This is a cross between Hyophorbe lagenicaulis and H. verschaffeltii. It's been a very fast grower. I originally got this as a small plant in Thailand and brought it back.

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Zac in NC

WOW!!!!!!!!!! You kinda make me sick showing all these lush pics. Who am I kidding, keep going.

Zac

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Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Bottle Palm. This just now is starting to flower.

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Zombia antillarum. This speciman has produced seed the last two years. And it has been surprisingly fast.

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Up-close of the trunks, showing the many spines.

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Caryoya no.

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(chris.oz @ Nov. 23 2006,23:46)

QUOTE
Very nice..... Drat, nursery professionals always get the best plants !

Chris,

    Ohhh, you don't even know!! :D

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A close up of a Wallichia disticha palm.

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A grouping of Polyalthea trees on the street. I collected many seed about 4 weeks ago and are now already starting to germinate. This tree is still quite un-common in the landscape here in S. Florida.

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Coccothrinax  salvatoris in the center with a Encephalartos lebomboensis off to the left.

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Same palm, showing the silver underside.

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A grouping of our native Sabal palmetto.

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From the corner, looking back.

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Just inside along the driveway, showing a group of Carpoxylons.

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ariscott

Jeff,

What a garden!!! What I like about it too, you seemed to have other stuff other than palms, which I am trying to do with my garden now.

When you say your house is 5 1/2 years, does it mean the garden too? How big were the palms when you planted them? Something to look forward to in 5 1/2 years :).

BTW, I have those Hyophorbe lagenicaulis and H. verschaffeltii crosses too... Good to be able to see what they might turn out in a few years.

Thank you for the photos..... Really something to inspire me with young garden :)

Regards, Ari :)

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Zac in NC

Thanks for the additional shots Jeff. Very nice.

Zac

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(ariscott @ Nov. 24 2006,20:41)

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Jeff,

What a garden!!! What I like about it too, you seemed to have other stuff other than palms, which I am trying to do with my garden now.

When you say your house is 5 1/2 years, does it mean the garden too? How big were the palms when you planted them? Something to look forward to in 5 1/2 years :).

BTW, I have those Hyophorbe lagenicaulis and H. verschaffeltii crosses too... Good to be able to see what they might turn out in a few years.

Thank you for the photos..... Really something to inspire me with young garden :)

Regards, Ari :)

Ari,

    My house is 5 1/2 years old, therefore my garden is that age or less. But yes, alot of palms were good size when I planted them. Meaning, on average alot of 7,10,15 gallon size. Alot of palms were anywhere from 2-3' tall to maybe 6-7' tall. The sabal palmettos were large already. Many or most palms have done very well. And like all gardens, there are always a few palms that struggle. Usually they were planted in the wrong spot.

 Jeff

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Fouquieria

That Encephalartos will eventually get as large as a good-sized palm tree.  Not sure you'll be alive then though '-)  Where in the world did you get that one?  They are one of the largest (if not THE largest of cycads).

Wonderful garden Jeff.

-Ron-

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jdapalms

Jeff,

Your garden looks awsome. Next time in Florida I would love to visit.

Jerry

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bgl

Jeff,

Great looking palms and cycads! You have a beautiful garden!

Bo-Göran

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Gileno Machado

Very nice garden Jeff.

Thanks for giving me an idea of Arenga pinnata and Caryota no grown up palms in cultivation. I have small seedlings of both of these monsters and still couldn't decide about a good place in the ground to plant them in the future, considering their look and dimensions.

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Kom Thai Palm

Jeff

Thanks for garden tour. You make me dream and hope someday my yard will be just half beautiful of yours be.

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SunnyFl

Jeff, it's beautiful.   And what a collection!!   Love the various combinations and the layout - gorgeous - the essence of a tropical garden.

The lagenicaulis x verschaffeltii is really nice - it seems to combine the classic "spindle-shape" of the trunk and crownshaft with the very stylistic fronds of the bottle.  What a palm!  Any idea how tall it will get?  Would be nice if it stayed a bit shorter than the spindle (some of which seem to get a "stretched-out" look when they're tall) - just my op tho.

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Scott

Jeff, I'm amazed! And the variety, lushness, spread of it all. Wow! I'm gonna have to borrow Dave's swooning couch! It looks like a resort! Wow! Have you ever hosted on of your local palm chapeters meetings? It's like a destination in itself.

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(Jeff Searle @ Nov. 24 2006,23:10)

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Ari,

    My house is 5 1/2 years old, therefore my garden is that age or less. But yes, alot of palms were good size when I planted them. Meaning, on average alot of 7,10,15 gallon size. Alot of palms were anywhere from 2-3' tall to maybe 6-7' tall. The sabal palmettos were large already. Many or most palms have done very well. And like all gardens, there are always a few palms that struggle. Usually they were planted in the wrong spot.

 Jeff

Jeff,

Now, I am the one confused... I know you probably have gone through this before, but, what is the conversion for 7, 10, 15 gallon size? I am hopeless with imperial system. Metric for me anyday :).

Regards, Ari :)

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Looking up my driveway at some beefy Bismarckia's.

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