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BS Man about Palms

Don't sleep more often.

Plus, you ignored my question.

(Paul said I should act this way.)

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Walter John

Dear Matty, or "Man of Manambe Lavaka". My tip is for a couple of mild winters for SD (Service Desk ?) and for the next two growing seasons you'll see those palms that are trunking now such as the rednecks and KO, to really take off.

I assume you have more photos to show so I'll hold off my final statement till then.

Thanks, more of these kind of posts please people. :)

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MattyB

I'll try and answer all the questions eventually. I'm gonna post some more pics now...

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A couple of Roystonia regia, Sabal yapa, Pritchardia martii, Samanea saman, Pritchardia beccariana, Dypsis sp. in cage

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I got a better shot of the D. madagascarensis crown

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Two different types of Dypsis lanceolata in foreground just getting sun acclimated.

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Two different types of Dypsis pembana with a row of Pritchardia on the right.

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MattyB

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From near to far: All Pritchardias: shatauerii, forbesiana, beccariana. There's a P. hardyii in there but you can't see it.

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P. forbesiana and P. beccariana

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Roystonea borinquena

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Dypsis carlsmithii trio

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MattyB

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Licuala ramsayii

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Pritchardia thurstonii on right front, Burretiokentia dumasii in cage.

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Sabal yapa

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MattyB

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Apparently Samanea saman won't grow here.

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Bizzie anchors down the radius point of the road and is surrounded by 4 Dypsis onilahensis types.

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Dypsis onilahensis, skinny stems, upright, recurved leaves

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MattyB

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Dypsis onilahensis solitary weeper

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And a couple of other Dypsis onilahensis types

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I try and branch out and grow a lot of different stuff. Here's on of our Cherimoya rippening up.

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Fuerte avocado

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MattyB

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Hass avocado

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Apples

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Tropical pink guava

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The Purple Garden

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MattyB

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The Purple Garden annex. Macrozamia and Furcraea

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The Orchard with more fruit trees

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Nectarine

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Carambola/star fruit

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MattyB

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Brewster Lychee

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Moving on down the hill I have 4 Delonix regia, this is my largest.

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L to R: Delonix regia, Beccariophoenix sp. 'windows', B. madagascarensis, B. alfredii

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The Lavaka is full of Bamboo now!

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MattyB

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B. timor lako, B. beechyana

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Gigantochloea atroviolacea, B. vulgaris vitatta, Dendrocalamus latiflorus 'mei nung', B. chungii. Remember this picture. I've got a before shot from this angle that I'll post at the end.

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One of the many Brahea armata planted out on the far rocky ridge. I've got 7 Dypsis decipiens that are in this area too but they're still in cages and not very photogenic yet.

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At the peak of the far ridge with Acacia xanthophloea

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MattyB

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Looking back at it all

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Back on the house side of the hill, looking back at the rocky ridge where I took the last photo from.

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More Purple Garden with Chamerops humilis 'cerifera'.

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Eye candy

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MattyB

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Looking up at the canopy makers

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Here's an after

And here's some befores taken in October of '07, three years ago.

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ariscott

Thanks for posting MattyB. It is great to see someone else's garden about the same age as mine. I haven't been in the garden as much as I should this year due to increased responsibility elsewhere :rolleyes: , but it is still coming along. I have less palms than you though... I have concentrated more on the trees...

BTW, why are you removing Paulownia tomentosa? Since you have the space, you probably can plant more trees... (just my opinion, of course). I love those bamboo at the bottom of the hill. Can you plant more Dendrocalamus where you are? They are very impressive once they get to a decent size. I just picked up 8 more yesterday to block off the neighbour's shed & house & everything that they planted 20m from the boundary behind my dam :angry: .

Keep posting... it makes my morning very enjoyable!!

Regards, Ari :)

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Walter John

Two words for this thread (must be said swiftly)

Glory Us

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Carlo Morici

Nice! Thank you for the update.

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pogobob

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Looking back at it all

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Back on the house side of the hill, looking back at the rocky ridge where I took the last photo from.

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More Purple Garden with Chamerops humilis 'cerifera'.

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Eye candy

Are those the scrawney ass teddies from home depot a couple years ago? If so, they are blowing up!

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MattyB

They are. I planted those December 24th 2007. It was freezing cold!

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Tyrone

MattyB thanks for posting. You had a vision and you went out and accomplished it. Well done. :D

Best regards

Tyrone

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Dypsisdean

Might as well change your username to "MattyD" now. Soon people will be referring to the Matty Darian garden. :)

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OCPalmnut

Matt - your garden is amazing!! Are you running drip line to all those plants?

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_Keith

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Apples

Matt, what variety of Apple is this?

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AggiePalms

Matty:

Paulownia are really neat...they do have huge leaves and flowers like jacaranda, but the trees get huge very quickly. They are quite common on roadsides in the southern Appalachians, beautiful in flower...but only on the roadsides because they are invasive "weeds" up there taking root on disturbed areas. They are Asian temperate as I recall, so can live in much of the US. I wanted to put one here, but it stays way too warm for them to die before reproducing. I like your idea of using them between palms, but cutting it down each year so it can flower but not reproduce (hopefully). I may have to try that.

Nice job on your garden!

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BigFrond

Awesome! Dude, you should show us your thumbs. I think they're green.

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nomolos

Great garden, I really like the Ravenea glauca and the pritchardia

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redant

You must eat a bowl of amphetamines for breakfast to do all that in 3 years. Nice stuff.

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Surf Guy

Might as well change your username to "MattyD" now. Soon people will be referring to the Matty Darian garden. :)

I was thinking the same thing. Is it ok to say WOW twice in this thread. How about three.....WOW! Awesome job dude! WOW. Nice Pritchardia's!

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palmislandRandy

Yikes, Matty. Your gonna have to hire some ranch hands in a few years! :mrlooney: That's some impressive garden.

Randy :)

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Alex-v

Hi, cool garden!, beautiful collection...included the dog, I love american stafford,this breed are the best dog I have had and always will have.

Regards.

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epicure3

Matt:

I am so impressed with everything you have here. I am blown away. Great job. Your palms are phenomenal. All of them. Great job!! Love than rain tree as well. Naw....that won't grow here. Just like the ____________(fill in the blank).

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osideterry

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Looking back at it all

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Back on the house side of the hill, looking back at the rocky ridge where I took the last photo from.

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More Purple Garden with Chamerops humilis 'cerifera'.

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Eye candy

Are those the scrawney ass teddies from home depot a couple years ago? If so, they are blowing up!

I'm with Bob on this one. I'm all jacked because the ones I got at Lowes now have a couple of rings. Yours look 2 years ahead of mine. Dang.

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NakaB

Thanks for the tour and the killer deals!!!! I can't believe how much things have grown in one year. You are the man!

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palmz

What a garden, with all the tropical rare palms growing so well you've done a incredible job of creating a tropical micro climate in your area . I had no idea that all the different types of Dypsis palms could be grown so well in Spring Valley. It's a great example of what can be grown in San Diego County if you have the expertise and you Matty have proven that you do.

Well done Matty !!!!

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MattyB

Thanks everyone for all the kind words. I'll try and answer some questions that were posed:

Lee,

I started planting at the end of '07, Oct., Nov. Dec, were when the first plants went in. I usually plant things out at about a 5 gallon size plant. With the rocky substrate I usually can't dig a very big/deep hole. I put metal wire around everything to protect from gophers and rabbits, and when they get a little larger I cut the above ground portion off because rabbits are no longer a threat to the larger branches. The plastic wire you're seeing is probably my shade cloth to help things get acclimated while the canopy fills in.

Bill,

I had my dogs dig holes at the base of the Bottle Palm and the Carpoxylon. Luckily they've continued to grow with no problems.

Mike,

The Pinanga caesia has not seen Winter yet and I assume it will die. It was gifted to Paul from Jack Sayers but Paul didn't have the heart to kill it and gave it to me to do the honors. Post 1 photo 4, you're seeing a carport at the top of the hill.

Ari,

I'm removing the Paulownia because they are decidious and the cycles of them leafing out and dropping leaves messes with the acclimation of all the palms. I need everygreen canopy on this side of the rainforest which is why I've planted a couple of Royal Palms under the Paulownias to take over. From what little I know about bamboo, we can grow a lot of Dendrocalamus. They're very fast growers apparently.

David S.,

I have drip irrigation done to the side yard, the rainforest, the orchard, the purple gardens, and the bamboo. Everything else in the canyon and on the rocky ridge gets hand watered. The drip irrigation is really the secret to growing healthy trees here in SoCal, in my opinion. It's a little harder to get them established and they often need some supplimental hand watering when young, but once you force the roots to go down to get the water, they love it and are very resilient to the sun and santa ana winds.

Keith,

I think the apple I pictured is Golden Dorsett. I have an Anna also. They grow very well and fruit several times per year no matter how warm the weather is. The fruit and flower nonstop.

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LJG

Matt, I am glad to see there is another poster here that thinks one or two years of data can equate to a self proclaimed factual statement "It will grow here!". :)

In all seriousness, you certainly do have a green thumb.

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Kumar

Matt, it took me two days to go through each photo but I finally finished - and I can only say that I salute you for creating such a botanical garden!

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Surf Guy

Hey Matt,

What about the Sabal yapa? How long has it been in the ground? I have one in the ground (in the ground since May 09) but it is really small. It grows new fronds steadily but doesn't get bigger. I believe this palm get's huge.

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OverGrown

Man that is sweet work!.. Good Job!

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BeaumontTropics

Matty!

You're an animal! Everything looks dynamite. It is so awesome that you're able to pull of pritchardia, hyophorbe(s), and carpoxylon, so unbelievable! Not to mention, your "version" of Prestonia! Why stop there?

Why not go corphya, dictyocaryum, and cryo renda? You might be just the one in ca to do it! Love the royals, chambos, and the complementing plants as well. Looking clean Matty!

-eric

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amazondk

Matt I your garden looks great. And, I can appreciate how much work it has been. It is a great thing to have a vision and see it come to life. I am just curious, but will the vacant land around your place turn into houses some day?

dk

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