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Bromeliads mounted on the trunk of a Foxtail.

Dombeya "Seminole Pink"

Looking across the front yard at a Phoenix. Might be P. sylvestris. Another Dypsis Tribear hybrid planted below it and the Cabadaes off to the right.

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Jeff Searle

A few pictures from the patio in back.

The first is a four headed Phoenix roebelenii with the croton, Dreadlocks underneath.

A large seeding, Beccariophoenix madagascariensis.

Hydriastele beguinii with floppy leaves at the moment due to lots of rain the day earlier.

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Grouping of bromeliads near the water's edge.

Looking out at a raised bed with lots of Dypsis species and cycads.

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Copernicia macroglossa, approx. 12' in height and seeding at the moment.

The trunk of Copernicia fallaensis with Enceph. trispinosus.

My lovely wife Andrea, for scale. :D

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Peter

These are my favorite shots so far Jeff-beautiful garden!

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pogobob

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

Wow Jeff! Is that a litter mate of my tri teddy? I boxed it up and its going to the new home. Your place is AW#SOME! :drool:

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bgl

Jeff,

Thanks a lot for all the additional photos! You have an amazing place! :)

Bo-Göran

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Jeff Searle

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.

First...Copernicia cowellii, an extreamly slow grower. This plant has been planted 7 or 8 years now.

A really blue ( for us here ) Enceph. horridus.

Voanioala gerardii just recently planted from a 3 gallon pot.

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Jeff Searle

Dypsis oropedionis. A pretty rare plant for this area.

Please disregard third picture, it's not D. oropedionis.

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Jeff in St Pete

Jeff, thanks for all the photos of your incredible garden. I toured your place a couple years ago, but it was getting dark and we had to rush through it pretty quick. Nice to see everything in the daylight!

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Shon

Love your garden Jeff. Truly spectacular mix of plants.

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Kim

I like the way you mix it up, and the way the garden and living spaces overlap. It feels like a happy place. :) Hope to see it in 2014. :)

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BS Man about Palms

Jeff, I didn't think of it when we talked, but that horridus could be a trispinosis.. they can be very close in appearance.

And the "extra" unnamed Dypsis... dark mealybug?

Keep it up my friend!

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Jeff Searle

Thanks again for the great comments! And of course your always welcome for a visit. And Bill, yes these next pictures of Dypsis sp. Dark mealybug.

The last is Ficus dammaropsis near the pool.

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The next palm up is open for discussion. I'm still not sure if it's a Dypsis or Ravenea. I'm leaning towards Ravenea. Upright, and new spear leaf is brown in color, but can be scraped to expose a green coloring underneath.

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A different angle looking at this one raised bed. Dypsis prestoniana in front.

Verschaffeltia splendida in pot.

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Licuala cabalionii in the shade, approx. 5'.

Neoveitchia storckii and a close up of the crownshaft.

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A few different cycads in the yard.

The first is Dioon califanoi, sharing the spotlight with a native stork. heron, whatever....

Zamia tuerckheimii.

And what maybe is E. concinnus. But could be something else.

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Copernicia rigida, and seeding for the first time. :D Not sure if you can see the spike hoding a few seeds, center of plant.

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Syagrus cearensis, probably about 12' in height, has flowered but not set seed of yet.

One of many sitting areas.

Another pathway, many crotons in this area.

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One of my favorite of all Copernicia, C. sueroana.

And Copernicia hospita.

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Manolitus

One of my favorite of all Copernicia, C. sueroana.

And Copernicia hospita.

Talk about taking your work home with you !!!!!!!! laugh.gif

Jeff, what a spectacular place you have got. I happen to have some of the palms you have and boy I got a lot to look forward to.

Be well.

Manny

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ariscott

Jeff,

Post #100 photo 3, what is that small tree in the background? Anthocleista grandiflora? Or something else?

Regards, Ari :)

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Peter

C. sueroana-wow!

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Jeff Searle

Jeff,

Post #100 photo 3, what is that small tree in the background? Anthocleista grandiflora? Or something else?

Regards, Ari :)

Ari,

Only you would find something like this in the background. :D The tree with the large leaf is Mertya balansae, it's native to New Caledonia and I actually got it from Peter, one of our very own Palm Talk members here!

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More palms.....

Another Cuban species, Copernicia curbeloi.

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These are my Coccothrinax sp. Azul. I wish I could get a better picture of them but there's too many other things that have now grown up around them. Their about 8-9' tall now and would to see them flower soon.

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This is what I grew from seed as Dypsis canaliculata. I feel it's slightly different looking from D. prestoniana.

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Mr "old man" Rain tree.

Orania pallidan

Side view of my shed in the backyard w/ my "old lady" keeping an eye on things.

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Chamaedorea fragrans

Unknown Dypsis species. Single trunk, two sets of leaflets.

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BS Man about Palms

Loving every pic Jeff!

btw, looks like a ravenea to me..:unsure:

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A few more cycads,

Ceratozamia miqueliana

Zamia skinneri, large leaf form. This could be an old name.

Last two are Zamia roezlii.

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Ari!!! These are for you. :D

The first two are Saraca indica, with the one picture showing seed pods.

The last two are Browneopsis ucayalina. This tree is about 4' tall and only planted a couple of months ago.

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Anthurium sp.

Vanda orchid in tree.

Grouping of tropicals, Begonia in pot, Croton, and Alocasia to the right.

Mango, variety Glen, with so many heavy fruit, their almost on the ground.

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Bill Austin

Thanks ones again Jeff this one of the best threads I have seen in some time.greenthumb.gif

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ariscott

more more more.... I like that begonia too :)

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palmislandRandy

Jeff, Thanks for the preview. As beautiful as always. What's the croton in front of the Geisha Girl in the 3rd pic in #115? :blink: See ya this weekend! :D

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Cindy Adair

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.

Amazing photos/garden! I will go back many times to this thread to learn more I'm sure! I'm catching up as I've been out of town a few days so someone else may have identified your wonderful yellow flowering shrub already. Anyway, I think it's Uncarina grandidieri. I believe I saw one first at Fairchild Gardens (in Miami,Florida the location of the 2014 IPS Biennial for those of you far away). I have a very small plant in a pot with rocks sheltered from excessive rain in Puerto Rico. Even I've been reluctant to subject it to full force of the wet season rains by putting it in the ground. I think mine came from Gardino nursery in Florida if anyone's interested.

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Dypsisdean

OK Jeff - It's time to start showing us the good stuff.

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Jeff Searle

Bill,

I really appreciate in hearing that and glad your enjoying the pictures.

Ari,

There's still a few more to come, stay tune.

Randy,

Thank you, the croton in question is one I call "Jack Pot". it looks even better in person.

Cindy,

Thanks for the information, when I get a few minutes, I'll do a research on that name.

Dean,

Oh boy! I sure hope your kidding! :lol: But it has been fun sharing the pictures, and was way over due.

Edit,

Cindy, I did find the name in one of my books and it IS the same plant in question. Thanks so much! The great thing I also found out is, it's native to one of my favorite countries, Madagascar.

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