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My largest Kentiopsis pyriformis which is now a good 8-9', measuring to the top leaf.

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bgl

Jeff,

I love variety and hidden spaces in a garden and you certainly have that. Plus you have lots of great looking palms and other plants (no, I am NOT surprised! :rolleyes: ). Thanks for posting and maybe you have a few more photos to post? :)

Bo-Göran

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Jeff Searle

A large double Arenga westerhoutii(don't ask me why I planted two).

A sitting area and the use of a fire pit if needed and some casual drinking. :D That's a Licuala ramsayi in the rear.

A grouping of Licuala longipes.

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Tampa Scott

Jeff, Great looking garden! Love the mix of plants in the garden.

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Pedro 65

A large double Arenga westerhoutii(don't ask me why I planted two).

A sitting area and the use of a fire pit if needed and some casual drinking. :D That's a Licuala ramsayi in the rear.

A grouping of Licuala longipes.

Jeff, neat additions...Your pics prove that K Pyriformis is "Just" as Sexy as the slow sister piersonum ( however you spell it :mrlooney: ) Licuala longipes, very very nice ... Your pics have also taught me that crotons dont loose color ( spell it the yanky way since its your thread :) )in the shade? Ive "never" planted a single croton, but "maybe" Jeff, your pics are twisting my arm..I look fwd to more pics of your gardens. Pete :)

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Jeff Searle

I'm not real big on alot of green and yellow crotons, but this one DOES float my boat.

Variegated Monstera del.

This croton, "Catch of the Day", is probably my favorite of all the crotons I grow.

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Jeff Searle

Looking up into the crown of, Satakentia liukiuensis.

Different path through the garden.

Dypsis lutescens "Dwarf".

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ariscott

Nice monstera, Jeff. Any photos of your handkerchief trees?

Regards, Ari :)

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Jeff Searle

Heterospathe does very well here in south Florida. This is H. cagayanensis and is known for having a pretty purple color flower spike.

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Jeff Searle

Bo and Scott,

Thanks for the very nice remarks and yes, lots more pictures to follow.

Pete,

Crotons are my second addiction. :D As you can see, they really do add lots of color to a garden. I just hate the stains they make on your clothes from the juice of a stem.

Ari,

I will do my best and stay tune. :D

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Jeff Searle

One of my absolute favorite cycads in the garden is Lepidozamia hopei, of which there are three this size planted in the area under the oaks for shade.

Calyptrocalyx sp. Yamune-tumune, a species that has proven to be very cold hardy, it's about 7-8' now.

Croton, Tiger Eye.

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Jeff Searle

This is D. tsaratananensis, or what ever it is nowadays, very white petiole and extreamly slow in the ground. It's been planted now about 8 years.

And Licuala parviflora, now about 3' and has flowered a couple of times, but no seeds yet.

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BS Man about Palms

Fantastic Jeff... PLEASE keep it up.. there is so much to see there..

BTW, I believe the new name for the D. sp. white/tsarantanenis is now Dypsis leucomala. :rolleyes:

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ariscott

Dypsis sp. white has a name now??? oh.... which one is sp. white again??

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Al in Kona

Jeff, I enjoyed viewing your beautiful garden via PT. I like the variety and mix of plants and informality. A lot of work I'm sure and it has paid off well.

Love that Pseudophoenix vinifera! Wish mine was that size!

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Mandrew968

I love the genus, Heterospathe, so seeing the two you posted was definite eye candy for me. I'm also looking forward to when some of my palms get to be the size of yours--inspirational photos! We seem to have alike taste :)

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Tomw

Very nice garden Jeff! Your plant all look very happy, thanks for sharing your pictures.

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TikiRick

:rolleyes:

Finally, Jeff works a camera.

Great garden Jeff and Andy....certain it changes by the month.

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MattyB

I don't know how I missed this thread! You've gotta give us more Jeff!

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Jeff Searle

Matty asked for more, so here goes....

BS Man, this is for you. She's my one and only "ranch hand". And when you got a good one, you only need one! :D

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The front entrance to the property. And the boys will greet you. The last picture shows the left side of the gate with Livistona decora and Dypsis madagascariensis racing for the sky.

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The first is, Dictyosperma album, or the old D. aureum var. conjugatum.

Second, a large Arenga pinnata, which is about done flowering and ready to turn brown on me.

Copernicia berteroana

Carpoxylon macrospermum

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palmislandRandy

The front entrance to the property. And the boys will greet you. The last picture shows the left side of the gate with Livistona decora and Dypsis madagascariensis racing for the sky.

Jeff, Is the croton in the right pic a Della McGhee? :lol:

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BS Man about Palms

Jeff..gotta luv a Ranch Hand in her scrubs still.. :D

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Jeff Searle

The front entrance to the property. And the boys will greet you. The last picture shows the left side of the gate with Livistona decora and Dypsis madagascariensis racing for the sky.

Jeff, Is the croton in the right pic a Della McGhee? :lol:

Randy,

It's in post #61, second pic. right in front of the D. madagascariensis.

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Peter

Jeff, I didn't see your Polyalthias at the front gate-are they still there? And keep the photos coming please-how about some of those cool trees you're growing?

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Jeff, I didn't see your Polyalthias at the front gate-are they still there? And keep the photos coming please-how about some of those cool trees you're growing?

Peter,

The Polyalthias are still planted out along the street, but further down. I just don't think I took any pictures of them. I'll try to get a pic. the next time out with the camera.

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Jeff Searle

Here's the tallest Zombia antillarum in the yard and is approx. 10'.

Also looking up into the crowns.

And a big A. imperialis in bloom.

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The overall look of my hybrid, Dypsis leptocheilos crossed with D. decaryi. The trunk and flowers.

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Gtlevine

Really impressive garden, does not look at all like when I was there a few years back.

Gary

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DoomsDave

Oh, yes, I remember traveling to Jeff's place in 2007.

The smell of moist air, the sound of the wind sighing the palm fronds, and the sniffing of the Doggies of Doom on my legs . . .

Do, please keep us apprized of how things grow.

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Walter John

Well that was a treat Jeff, thanks. That Dypsis hybrid looks interesting, I've only seen the cross of these two species with a furry red triangular crownshaft.

I'd love to see someone photographed with the imperialis brom to get a better appreciation of it's size (hint hint :D ).

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Thrinax excelsa

Back gate, looking in and the need for more palms.

Licuala peltata with heaps of green fruit.

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A great landscape tree, Bulnesia arborea.

Red heliconia

Enceph. ferrox ( I think )is this correct?

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Hydriastele beguinii

Beccariophoenix alfredii, not quite as big as the one at the nursery, or as robust. This one is getting too much shade.

Ptychosperma schefferi

Two very tall Dypsis cabadae framing the garage.

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Pedro 65

Hydriastele beguinii

Beccariophoenix alfredii, not quite as big as the one at the nursery, or as robust. This one is getting too much shade.

Ptychosperma schefferi

Two very tall Dypsis cabadae framing the garage.

Jeff, ive already praised you twice :lol: this time its for your photography, all a pleasure to view. Impressive gardens. Pete :)

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Tassie_Troy1971

Jeff really enjoyed the 2nd round of pics .

Palms aside the variegted Monstera is :drool: must try to find one in OZ !

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Thanks guys!

I like this yellow flowering shrub, it blooms basically all year round. Can someone help with a name?

Neoveitchia storckii up near the front door with orchids growing on it.

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All up near the front door. Bromeliads and a Licuala ramsayi share the area with a Bali head.

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A group planting of Chamaedorea metallica and one very tall one.

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