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Jeff Searle

Looking again with a Hyophorbe verschaffeltii off to the right of the Bismarckia's.

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A Raphia farinifera just inside our gate. I planted this here because I get extra water run-off in this area and this palm likes it 's feet wet.

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Here's a look at some bromeliads with an old chinese made wheel barrow.

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This is a male Zamia inermis.

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This is the same, Zamia inermis.

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This is my biggest Copernicia rigida.

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BS Man about Palms

Jeff- Thats the way!  Keep posting my good man!!!  Looks awesome! :D

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This is a Father's Day gift from my wife Andrea, and my children. He's a Bull Mastiff,now turning 7 months old and currently weigh's at 100lbs. I named him Kona. As in the palm Masoala kona.

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This is a second one, a little smaller.

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This is Gaussia princeps, native to Cuba. This was just planted earlier this summer.

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Copernicia curbeloi.

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This banana like plant is Ensete superba. In the upper right corner is a Dioon spinulosum. In the lower left is three Coccothrinax spissa.

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deezpalms

Great pictures of your awesome garden Jeffe!! That E. laurentianus is supossed to be the largest of all cycads getting a trunk up to 15 meters long. Now that's a big cycad!!   :cool:

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Attalaya sp.

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I built this trellis of which I planted the Green Jade vine,Strongylodon marrobotrys on. I expect it to bloom for the first time next summer.

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Dypsis lanceolata planted next to my shed.

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Dypsis onilahensis "stiff leaf form".

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Another view. The one on the left, originally had a couple other suckers, but for some reason they rotted off.

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Up close of the trunk base.

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Polyandrococos caudescens.

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A group of three Cocos nucifera variety Fiji Dwarf.

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Voanioala gerardii, the Forest Coconut is a rare and endangered palm from Madagascar.

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A little more up-close.

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MattyB

(Jeff Searle @ Nov. 26 2006,19:48)

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Up close of the trunk base.

Well would ya look at that.  It's got a heel.  We've all been looking at the D. onilahensis from Floribunda this year and saying hey it's not onily, it's got a heel.  Well there ya go.  I'm glad I finally got a chance to take a look at this thread.  Thanks Jeff, super lush garden.  Nice work. :)

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Utopia Palms

All look fantastic, hope you have many people come to your open day I think its about time palms became more popular keep up the great work, and keep those photos comming Thanks Jeff. ps Jeff put some potash on that jade vine it should have flowered years ago by the size of your plant, no more nitrogen fert this will stop it flowering and just make it grow and it sure looks like its growning well, potassium plent of it.

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redant

Great looking yard. How big of a piece of land?

When your open for tours let us all know  :laugh:

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Jeff Searle

Matt,

 These Dypsis onilahensis came with the name, Chrysalidocarpus brevinodis when I first got them many years ago. I can't remember if these were seed grown or bought as seedlings. All I know is, this form is really rare to find in cultivation here in South Florida. Which of you all out in California, Hawaii or Aust. have any of this form?

 Doug,

    My property is 2.1 acres and only 5 minutes away from my nursery.

   Jeff

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Dypsisdean

Here we go again with the 'brevinodis' and the 'onilahensis.' All the palms I bought years ago as D. brevinodis turned out to be Slick Willies (or 'Bef'). While they look similar as adults they differ in that one has a heel, and one doesn't. One suckers, and one does not. It splits down the center as does D. decipiens. Plus one grows like a rocket, and the other doesn't. Also, the crownshaft on all my 'onilahensis' are longer, thinner, and whiter than Jeff's palms. Even my stiff form.

Two distinctly different palms IMO.

I think Jeff's palm is the Slick Willy, which I don't think anyone has offered a proper name for yet.

Edit: P.S. My 'onilahensis in California has grown to over 15 feet in 10-12 years there, while the D. brevinodis hasn't started trunking yet in the same time.

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Kris

Dear Jeff  :)

you have a fentastic garden out there and

all the plants varities are indeed terrefic.

But what pleased me the most is the still

containing your_Bull Master !

the bull attains full grouth by 3 years and

needs lot of beef & 3 steriods shots to have

its skull grow to enoromus propotion & the

skin to appear mild wrinkled_ask you Vet

for details.

Thanks for those lovely stills,

Love,

Kris.

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Exotic Life

Ohw, that's is a very nice collection of palms ... do you have more ? :D!

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chris78

Nice garden  Jeff...... love all the different palms!!!

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Gtlevine

What a difference a year makes. I was unfortunate to visit Florida one week after the huricane, but I still thought your garden was awesome even then. Now it looks fantastic. I'm coming back to Florida next fall and will look forward to coming back to your nursery and garden.

Gary

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BobbyinNY

Jeff...

absolutely stunning.... I could only imagine what property like that goes for in South Florida..... Nursery business must be doing very well... :)   .....

I love the Hyophorbe Lagenicaulis - probably my favorite palm. do you have any 15 or 20-gal of them at the nursery.. I'd like to come down in the spring and pick one up....

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elHoagie

Nice work Jeff!  I'm especially jealous of the Coccothrinaxs and Copernicias...

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BigFrond

(Jeff Searle @ Nov. 27 2006,22:25)

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Matt,

 These Dypsis onilahensis came with the name, Chrysalidocarpus brevinodis when I first got them many years ago. I can't remember if these were seed grown or bought as seedlings. All I know is, this form is really rare to find in cultivation here in South Florida. Which of you all out in California, Hawaii or Aust. have any of this form?

 Doug,

    My property is 2.1 acres and only 5 minutes away from my nursery.

   Jeff

NiiiccceeeE!!!!

Does Rover mess with the yard?  That's a good dog (muscular and big) to guard your valuable palms.

That's a tough commute! :D

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Fouquieria

Jeff, I see you mulch heavily also.

By the way, I have a question.  Are Copernicia curbeloi and C. hospita synonymous?  I'm not familiar with C. curbeloi.

-Ron-

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MattyB
But what pleased me the most is the still

containing your_Bull Master !

the bull attains full grouth by 3 years and

needs lot of beef & 3 steriods shots to have

its skull grow to enoromus propotion & the

skin to appear mild wrinkled_ask you Vet

for details.

Kris, it's not ok in the USA to give dogs steriods just to make their heads bigger.  If you're just joking then that's pretty funny.  If not.....not cool dude. ???

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bgl

Jeff,

You have a great looking garden! And I think you need a second dog. Of course you have to name him "Madagascariensis"... :D

Bo-Göran

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Matt in SD

I finally had a chance to look at this post.  Amazing garden!  Thanks for posting and if you have the time, keep em coming.  

Looks like the nursery business has been treating you well in many ways!

Matt

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Jeff Searle

First,

     Thank-you for all the kind remarks from everyone. It's alot of work keeping all the beds cleaned out, plants trimmed, weeds controlled,etc. etc. And with the past couple of years, it's been hard on us South Floridians with all the hurricanes. But, life goes on, and so does the planting!

 Bobby,

      I do have plenty of Bottle palms and would certainly look forward to a visit from you next spring and to any others that pass through our area. Maybe we can organize a visit from Ray from Tampa and a few others for a get- together, maybe a bar-b-que.

 Bigfrond,

     You asked about the dogs,do they cause any problems. Joe our german shepard is now 8 years old and has been a great dog to have, never bothers anything.Kona, our new puppy is now 7 months and weighs in at 100lbs. He should top out at about 150-160lbs, after a couple of years. And I can't say enough good things about him. He has dug only a couple of holes in the yard and those are in out of the way places. He likes to carry a shoe around, or something else he picks up, but does not chew them to shreads.

 Ron,

      According to Gentes Herbarum, Copernicia curbeloi is a species on it's own. This book was written in 1963, and is a revision of the Genus Copernicia.

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