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Kim

Dave in action! Pinanga to get excited about...

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Was someone asking about stilt roots? Socratea exorrhiza.... Our mascot for the tour, the irrepressible Po. I know, you've met already. She is always smiling.

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Kim

Little shocks of beauty in the garden...

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Winsome contrasts: succulents and tropicals!

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Kim

Puzzle fun: can you find the complimentary photos earlier in this thread? :mrlooney::rolleyes::lol:

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Kim

Justin's new privacy hedge -- let's check back in one year and see if the neighbor house disappears...

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Behind this bright bromeliad, one of several Areca vestiaria plots to replace the Podocarpus along the street...

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Justin's garden came with lots of ecstatic color in the form of Cordyline fruticosa, various Heliconia, and exotic flowers:

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Kim

Justin reveals to Bo the grand scheme while the rest of us are distracted:

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Dave and the incredibly vivid Eucalyptus deglupta -- you must see it in person to appreciate the size and colors.

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Orchid jewels in the garden:

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Kim

Helena is master of the eye candy in her garden, a place loaded with positive energy...

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We thought if we took enough pictures, she might register on PalmTalk. :) (cameras blazing!) It's a great place, we want to linger...

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So ends my contribution. More to come? Surely this is not the end of Dave's incredible adventure... :unsure:

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Jeff Searle

Dave,

It appears you had a great visit to some private gardens. It's so nice to be pampered. :lol: Thanks everyone for the pictures and look forward to more.

Jeff

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Jerry@TreeZoo

Dave, you are making quite the fashion statement here.

Ahem.

Hey you Big Island people, please introduce Dave to a more appropriate wardrobe. Maybe Hilo Hattie has something for him? The red sneaks can stay, of course.

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Trava

Hi Dave,I am glad to see you so happy with all that palms.Have you see any Sadleria cyatheoides,please give some photo.

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Stevetoad
drool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gif And rage.gif Because I'm not there...

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bgl

Kim, thanks for adding some of your photos! I knew you had some good ones. :) The flowers in the first photo in #46 look almost unreal, especially if the photo is downloaded.

And Jerry, we are all about individuality and freedom of expression here on the Big Island! :) Why be like everyone else!? :mrlooney:

Bo-Göran

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Gonzer

Outstanding montage Bo and Kim, thanks. One question though...

how did the NTSB allow Dave's sneakers through customs? Did they gas 'em? HMMMMM-2.gif

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Walter John

Hawaii, good thanks, how are you.

Deglupta Vs Dave?, Dave by a nose..

Great thread, I'm sure there's more, please...

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dalmatiansoap

Nice reportage, beautifull pics and sights and ppl and everything

but we need

mooooooooooooooooooore......

Cmmon, we are stucked in the Winter here, U have to understand that :lol:

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PatientPalms

Thanks for postin pics ya'll... I forgot that I stopped over at Rich and Barbara's place in our epic trip several years back. Nice guy with a great palm collection!

Still sittin at my desk savin pennies...

Try wait, almos pau. :rolleyes:

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Dypsisdean

Hi Dave,I am glad to see you so happy with all that palms.Have you see any Sadleria cyatheoides,please give some photo.

Nobody here grows Sadleria as a garden plant. And I have never even seen them for sale - and I don't understand it. I just dug some and intend to add them to my garden. There are literally thousands of them at slightly higher elevations - even the ones with the incredible new red leaf. A beautiful fern with some cold tolerance - they even grow well in SoCal.

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Trava

I think it is one of the most beautiful fern,I like that cold tolerance,growing in the rock,on the full sun.I think that Sadleria could be perfect for Dalmatia.

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Darold Petty

Here are my two plants of Sadleria, growing in San Francisco. I would love to get the form with red coloration!

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Justin

For some (unknown) reason, the red does not occur at lower elevation. I was going to plant one - and still may - but I wanted it mostly for the red, which I would never get at 900 feet.

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bgl

OK, we'll finish this thread with photos from Dave's final palm experience on the Big Island. An invitation by Karolyn (KPL) to visit her garden here in Leilani Estates. In other words, my old garden where I planted more than 5,000 palms over the years. Karolyn had invited me to act as Dave's guide and we had a great time touring the five acres. Dave had a tendency to get distracted though! :lol:

I don't think it's necessary for me to mention who is who in the photos (that should be pretty obvious) so I will focus my comments on the various palms. This will take a little while, but when I add the last post I WILL make a mention of that.

We began at the front entrance, and up by the house where lots of bromeliads have been planted.

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bgl

Corypha umbraculifera, Dypsis lastelliana, Clinostigmas and much more! :)

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bgl

Cyrtostachys renda, Bentinckia nicobarica (tall palms in #2), Dypsis sp. white, and yes, lots more! :) A bunch of Vrieseas in the last photo.

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bgl

"Kerriodoxa valley" with Kerriodoxa elegans and "Clinostigma cathedral" with C. samoense. In the fourth photo, Dave is posing next to an Arenga pinnata.

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bgl

Two photos from "Seychelles place" with lots of Verschaffeltia splendida and Phoenicophorium borsigianum.

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bgl

A couple of Pigafetta elata and a view up towards the house, against the setting sun, with Clinostigma samoense and C. "Hawaiian hybrid" as well as a number of Licuala ramsayi.

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JungleGina

Geez, does EVERYONE in Leilani Estates have a kickazz palm garden?? I'm so jealous. *sigh*

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bgl

Gina, I should mention that before we began the garden tour, I drove Dave up and down every cross street in Leilani Estates (there are 12 of them), showing him all the various gardens with unusual palms (from the street). Lots of them. Dave took plenty of "drive by" photos (I generally stopped the truck when he did that), so there just may be a few more posts after Dave returns home! Just a wild guess! :lol: Here's a Corypha utan and a Chuniophoenix hainanensis. Both planted from 1 gallon pots in 1997.

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bgl

Dave comparing his red shoe to the stilt roots of a Socratea sp. And then Attalea sp. and Sabal mauritiiformis.

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bgl

Colpothrinax cookii and in the second photo Karolyn got tenporarily distracted and began cleaning out in the Mauritella armata jungle. And a view of the house (from the back) with Clinostigmas towering in the background. :)

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bgl

Getting lost among Marojejya darianii palms! :)

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bgl

"Madagascar Drive" with a Dypsis opening up a new red frond (this was sold under the D. mananjarensis name long time ago), D. tokoravina and just a general view with a Beccariophoenix sp. windows in the background.

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Jeff Searle

Everything still appears to be looking beautiful! You probably don't have a whole lot of sun areas left in the yard, I would imagine. And Dave must be getting dizzy with all his picture taken, up, down, overhere, to the left, look down,etc. :D

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bgl

Get ready for more Marojejya photos! :lol:

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bgl

Jeff, many areas have lots of shade but there are also areas that are very exposed, and will stay that way. And yes, Dave was complaining about possibly having a stiff neck today, after looking up at the taller palms for a couple of hours! :lol: Well, he has a long flight back to Los Angeles, so I'm sure he will recover! :mrlooney:

Two photos I forgot earlier: a group of Calyptrocalyx leptostachys (out by the front gate) and another Marojejya darianii view (I can't help myself with these palms! :rolleyes: )

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bgl

And lost in the forest of Dypsis sp. bejofas! :)

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bgl

The largest one of about half a dozen Dypsis prestoniana in the garden.

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bgl

And right next to the bejofas: 25 Dypsis decipiens, some of which are getting some size to them now. :) These were all planted in late 2001, mostly from 5 gallon pots.

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bgl

A few bromeliads and in the background of #2 a Beccariophoenix madagascariensis. In #4 a group of Dypsis sainteluceii.

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