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Dypsis carlsmithii in the first two and in #3 a Loxococcus rupicola.

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First photo shows the largest (of nine in the group) Lemurophoenix halleuxii in the garden and in the second photo, Dave is posing between two Encephalartos laurentianus.

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One of my favorite palms - Bentinckia condapanna, a truly spectacular palm! Can't have too many of these! :)

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A couple of general views. Bentinckia nicobarica and condapanna, Clinostigma samoense, Areca vestiaria, Neoveitchia storckii, a few Dypsis here and there and Alcantarea merlot. And lots more! :mrlooney:

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bgl

Metroxylon amicarum and Tahina spectabilis. This Tahina was the first one I planted, and I'm guessing the very first one to be planted in Leilani Estates (there are now Tahinas in close to 15 different gardens here).

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Dave is getting friendly with a Kentiopsis piersoniorum. :) These two are both from seeds that were given out in New Caledonia during the Biennial there in 2000.

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bgl

I planted 240 Areca vestiarias on the five acres, more than any other palm. (Runner up is Clinostigma samoense with 140 specimens). Here are a few of the vestiarias. These are such great palms! :)

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In early 2008 I bought 100 Tahina spectabilis seeds from Rare Palm Seeds. 86 of them germinated. :) Most of these palms have been sold. Two were planted in the garden here and I have planted six in my new garden. Karolyn still has a dozen or so in pots, ready for new homes.

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I planted about 50 Dypsis pilulifera "orange crush" in the garden and here are a few of them.

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bgl

Here's the pavilion area, with a large rockwall, used as a backdrop at various little events and parties. This area is surrounded by tall Clinostigma samoense and in the first photo Karolyn and Dave are next to a large Metroxylon warburgii.

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bgl

And here's the Carpoxylon macrospermum grove. I planted 83 of them. There have been a few losses over the years, but around 75 are still around. And thriving! :) Another spectacular palm! :)

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And one of three Lodoicea maldivica. The seeds were planted in November 1999, and all three germinated in very early 2001, so what you see is basically an eleven year old maldivica. Incredible palms! :)

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Dave kept getting lost in the jungle and had to be retrieved numerous times! :lol:

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I believe these will be the final photos that I took, that I am posting (unless I find something important that I forgot - COULD HAPPEN! :lol: ). Lots of bromeliads and a few other plants. I will also add a few photos that Karolyn has taken and that she forwarded to me.

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bgl

A few of Karolyn's photos. Colorful vireyas (tropical Rhododendron).

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bgl

And one more bromeliad photo (this one by Karolyn).

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And I believe this may be the final photo. Again by Karolyn and this is a combined planter/sitting area with Dypsis pilulifera "orange crush". It was great to see the garden again and it's obvious that Karolyn is spending lots of time picking up fronds and doing general clean-up, which is an ongoing issue in a garden this size and with this many palms and other plants. I know from experience how much time is involved with this. The garden looks great! :)

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GTClover

Beautiful photos! Looks like Dave is having a great time. Kim could you tell me what the Genus & species are of the flamming pink/ red plants in post 42 #2 & #5? Is #5 a Heliconia? Really nice stuff! I've got to go to the Big Island.

Susan

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KPL

Thank you Bo-Göran for coming by with Dave. I must admit, I couldn't have provided a tour with any similarity to what you accomplished here yesterday. I also know this is the busiest time for your Aviation work.

Thank You!

KPL

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Kim

Beautiful photos! Looks like Dave is having a great time. Kim could you tell me what the Genus & species are of the flamming pink/ red plants in post 42 #2 & #5? Is #5 a Heliconia? Really nice stuff! I've got to go to the Big Island.

Susan

Susan, #2 is a begonia (I believe) and I can't name #5, but I'll try to find out what it is.

Great photos of a great garden, Bo, looks like you and Dave had fun. Props to Karolyn for the bromeliads and for sharing the garden.

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Tassie_Troy1971

Whoa :drool: When i pick myself up off the floor !

What an amazing collection of gardens -Dave you must be in a constant swoon Bo would have to follow you around with a sofa on wheels ! :lol:

Thank you Bo -what a great way to start the Day !

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palmazon

KPL - what a spectacular garden!

Dave - you look like a Cirque Du Soleil jester with that get-up...

Just jestin'! <_<

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Walter John

Dave weeping by the Lodociea was my highlight of this thread.

I bet it must have been extremely difficult for you Dave, when normally palm overload delights would see you run away screaming, over there you simply run into more palmy delights. Paradise must be hell for you.... :lol:

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palmislandRandy

I can't tell if Dave is sweating or his head's getting ready to explode. :drool: Overwhelming gardens

-Randy

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LJG

Dave is getting friendly with a Kentiopsis piersoniorum. :) These two are both from seeds that were given out in New Caledonia during the Biennial there in 2000.

Please delete this post. Bill Sanford might have a heart attack.

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DoomsDave

And one of three Lodoicea maldivica. The seeds were planted in November 1999, and all three germinated in very early 2001, so what you see is basically an eleven year old maldivica. Incredible palms! :)

Whahh, ha ha ha sob!

SNORT!

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DoomsDave

And I believe this may be the final photo. Again by Karolyn and this is a combined planter/sitting area with Dypsis pilulifera "orange crush". It was great to see the garden again and it's obvious that Karolyn is spending lots of time picking up fronds and doing general clean-up, which is an ongoing issue in a garden this size and with this many palms and other plants. I know from experience how much time is involved with this. The garden looks great! :)

THe fun, has just begun . . . .

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Hilo Jason

Bo & Kim - thank you for all of the great pictures! One of these days I hope to make it to the big island to soak in all of the palm-y-ness!

Bo - your former garden is incredible! I can't even begin to imagine what it must look like in person. I've enjoyed seeing the progress on your new property and look forward to seeing more.

Karolyn - Looks like you have a lot of work on your hands and you are doing an amazing job keeping up with that little piece of heaven on earth. Great job!

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Mark Heath

Oh my God!!

What beautifull palms and gardens. Breathtaking!

You guys showed Dave a good time and i bet his brain is still on overload mode!!

It was cool to see the pics from different angles, Justin did'nt know which camera to look at.

It was cool to see updated pics of your new property Bo, keep em comin!

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OverGrown

These are among the most beautiful palms and gardens I have ever seen up to this day. Thanks so much! Truly inspirational! And GREAT work to all the owners!

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palmcurry

Thanks for sharing your trip Dave.

Thanks for all your photos Bo. The Clinpstigma cathedral knocks me out.

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DoomsDave

Needless to say, Clinostigma samoense is an important component of the garden, and here's one group of them. With Dave for scale! :) Smaller palms to the left (in the foreground) are Areca hutchinsoniana.

I am exactly 6 feet tall.

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DoomsDave

Dave kept getting lost in the jungle and had to be retrieved numerous times! :lol:

I'm still suffering brain damage from the constant swooning . . .

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bgl

I can't resist posting one final set of photos - not strictly of palms (even though there are of course palms in these photos), BUT of: DAVE IN ACTION! :mrlooney:

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MASOALA JASON

More outstanding Hawaiian palm photos! Not surprising from such an ideal palm growing local but a treat to see updates of the various gardens. My favorites were: Dypsis perrieri and from Karolyn's garden: D. sp. bejofas, Marojejyas, Areca vestiarias and especially the Bentinckia condapannas. Thanks for the tour BGL et al.

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BS Man about Palms

Dave is getting friendly with a Kentiopsis piersoniorum. :) These two are both from seeds that were given out in New Caledonia during the Biennial there in 2000.

Please delete this post. Bill Sanford might have a heart attack.

Too Late, I'm reading this from the ICU.... :wacko::asleep:

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redant

Why would Dave ever return?

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BS Man about Palms

THANK YOU to All!!!

Fantastic thread!! :D

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DoomsDave

Why would Dave ever return?

I ask that constantly, even long after leaving the Flying Sausage.

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John in Andalucia

Dave, I think Hawaii suits you! smilie.gif

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