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Funkthulhu

Greetings from balmy Omaha, NE!

I'm currently dealing with a R.rivularis with all the old leaves browning fast. Considering the water tolerance I'm thinking root-bound. Could it be lack of light? (been a bit dark this winter) Its ever so slightly younger/smaller twin is thriving 5 feet away, while this one is perhaps on the very edge of showing some trunk. (assuming I stop the brown out)

Also, a collection of 8-10 new species I got from my last walk-about in a Florida neighborhood, all germinated and slowly pushing out shoots.

My freebies from Costa Rica have all sprouted and are hanging on so far, if slow to rise. The seedlings from Australia continue to survive despite their mistaken identity as cat-salad. I hope to actually see what the leave look like when full and unbitten.

Lastly, I now have bananas growing in the office of my new job, along with the seedlings I rescued so far from the cat-saladbar.

Perhaps some photos in the near future, I need to take a census of the survivors of this winter after a move to a new house last year and spending most of this winter in the basement under grow-lights.

-Erik

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NApalm

Checking in from Logan, Australia.

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joe_OC

Huntington Beach, CA checking in.

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Hammer
Greetings from balmy Omaha, NE!

I'm currently dealing with a R.rivularis with all the old leaves browning fast. Considering the water tolerance I'm thinking root-bound. Could it be lack of light? (been a bit dark this winter) Its ever so slightly younger/smaller twin is thriving 5 feet away, while this one is perhaps on the very edge of showing some trunk. (assuming I stop the brown out)

Also, a collection of 8-10 new species I got from my last walk-about in a Florida neighborhood, all germinated and slowly pushing out shoots.

My freebies from Costa Rica have all sprouted and are hanging on so far, if slow to rise. The seedlings from Australia continue to survive despite their mistaken identity as cat-salad. I hope to actually see what the leave look like when full and unbitten.

Lastly, I now have bananas growing in the office of my new job, along with the seedlings I rescued so far from the cat-saladbar.

Perhaps some photos in the near future, I need to take a census of the survivors of this winter after a move to a new house last year and spending most of this winter in the basement under grow-lights.

-Erik

Omaha?!! Thought you were in Lincoln. My dad has two Washies and a Needle Palm in Omaha. I will be in your area later this year. Will let you know when I'm in town and maybe we can link up.

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IHB1979

Checking in from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.

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Z4Devil

Verena aka Z4Devil ( :D ) --> check in from Gladbeck, Northrhine Westphalia, Germany

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Nemesis. No outdoor palms available. The pics of the Lytocaryum and Acantho gangs follow very soon.

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doranakandawatta

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Hi !!!

Too cold here! too hot and dry in Sri Lanka!

Lots of love to all Palmtalk friends

Philippe

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Funkthulhu
Greetings from balmy Omaha, NE!

I'm currently dealing with a R.rivularis with all the old leaves browning fast. Considering the water tolerance I'm thinking root-bound. Could it be lack of light? (been a bit dark this winter) Its ever so slightly younger/smaller twin is thriving 5 feet away, while this one is perhaps on the very edge of showing some trunk. (assuming I stop the brown out)

Also, a collection of 8-10 new species I got from my last walk-about in a Florida neighborhood, all germinated and slowly pushing out shoots.

My freebies from Costa Rica have all sprouted and are hanging on so far, if slow to rise. The seedlings from Australia continue to survive despite their mistaken identity as cat-salad. I hope to actually see what the leave look like when full and unbitten.

Lastly, I now have bananas growing in the office of my new job, along with the seedlings I rescued so far from the cat-saladbar.

Perhaps some photos in the near future, I need to take a census of the survivors of this winter after a move to a new house last year and spending most of this winter in the basement under grow-lights.

-Erik

Omaha?!! Thought you were in Lincoln. My dad has two Washies and a Needle Palm in Omaha. I will be in your area later this year. Will let you know when I'm in town and maybe we can link up.

Does he keep them outside?!? (Now I'm curious...)

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sonoranfans

Currently working 3000 miles from my palms in florida :indifferent: . Want to get back to tend to my palms. I have 53 palms(34 species) on 0.3 acre zone 9b/10a, it is starting to look like a jungle in the making... Cold hardy palms are in more exposed areas out front, crownshafted more tender ones in back in an emerging canopy area. I do appreciate palm talk and did donate, hope it got there... If not for palm talk, eh, I would have bought a house more inland(colder), never would have looked outside the few bland selections of palms in the big box stores... and would probably not be very enthusiastic about palms... As it is, I am a feared grass killer, deciduous tree chopper, with a taste(but not for hearts like some of you) for feather and fan palms from hyophorbe to copernicia.

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JasonD

Checking in from San Francisco's foggier side, growing:

Parajubaea sunkha

Chamaedorea microspadix

C. hooperiana

C. linearis

Plectocomia himalayana

Brahea edulis

Brahea moorei

Phoenix loureiroi var. humilis/pedunculata

Howea forsteriana

H. belmoreana

Rhopalostylis sapida

R. baueri

Hedyscepe canterburyana

Pritchardia sp. (martii? minor?)

Livistona fulva

Ravenea sp. aff. glauca

Trachycarpus latisectus

T. martianus

T. fortunei 'Wagnerianus'

We had a very light frost in January that didn't hurt any of the palms, I don't think, though some of the other subtropicals/cloud forest plants got nipped, like Tibouchina hetermalla, Bartlettina sordida, Deppea splendens, and babaco, Vasconcellea × heilbornii.

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ghar41

Greetings from central California, one the worlds great food producing regions.

The almond blossoms are due any day which means Spring is on the way!

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Vidalii

checking in, and waiting for the rains to come, we need some soft water here in townsville australia

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fiji jim

Bula vinaka from Fiji,

Still cleaning up after the last blow. Cyclone that is.

Bizi and pigies looking rather ratty though but now about 7 weeks of recovery, much better.

Here's wishing All a good year.

Jim

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daxin

Checking in from Mountain View, California. Wish it was the other Mountain View in Hawaii. Current palm count is 33. All too young to show.

Many here will probably be interested in an update of the Butia X Parajubaea of the late Mr. Dick Douglas. I was in Walnut Creek last weekend and made a detour.


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NatureGirl

I Just re-joined the IPS- Finally, It's good to be back!

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JLeVert

Here I am from Augusta, GA. Growing lots of cold-hardy palms from Butia to Trithrinax to Sabal and lots in between. We just had a big rain yesterday and more to come next week. Low for the winter at my house: 29.5F. Not bad for being so far north.

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JakeK

Howdy!

Checking in from the arctic.

I've been growing palms seasonally outdoors for the last 16 years, but only really started to increase my knowledge since joining IPS and Palmtalk in 2006. There is no better place on the interwebs for people with a passion for palms or who just want to learn more. I've tried to grow the hardiest palms outdoors, but I got lazy with the protection and over time they all succumbed to the elements, but thankfully my in-laws have a ranch in the low cloud forests of Ecuador, so now I'm back to growing palms outdoors.

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Got Palms

Checking in from Whittier Ca with a little red in the garden.

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Cindy Adair

Thanks to all for checking in. Great to hear from you!

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Josh76

Hi all,

Checking in from west London, UK here. Have been interested in palms since the age of about 15 (I'm 36 now) but only moved back to England in 2010 after spending 11 years in Australia. I have an increasing collection of small palms that I've grown from seed but nowhere to plant them. I have plans to contact parks and public gardens in London and (hopefully) start some small palmetums in and around London. Either that or some guerilla palm-planting! Large palms (Trachycarpus fortuneii, Chamaerops humilis, Phoenix canariensis, Butia odorata, and even Washingtonia robusta) are becoming an increasingly common sight in this city these days so I think people are ready for a palmetum!!

I love checking this forum on a daily basis and reading about what people are growing all over the world. I've seen some truly inspiring photos on here as well so thanks to everyone for your contributions and keep 'em coming!

Never happy to settle anywhere for too long, I do plan to move to Mexico in the next 5-10 years or so and hope to continue growing plants there. Hola a todos los miembros allá.

Josh :winkie:

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palmz

Ok , i'll play . Palmz checking in i've got to be in contention for the number one lurker :-( .My garden has taken a beating this winter and I can't wait for spring !!!!

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awkonradi

Andrei in Burlingame, California, checking in. I live about 15 miles south of San Francisco. I am a newbie, and I just have seedlings. I love everyone else's pictures.

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Palm Tree Jim

I can join this game.....checking in from Laguna Hills, CA.

Can not wait for spring time to arrive!

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buccaneers37

Checking in from Sunny Brandon, Florida

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LauraAnu

Hi,

Checking in from the sunny Caribbean. A recent picture of the back garden.

Laura

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Miccles

(Standing to attention): "Michael - North Queensland - checking in.... SIR!" :mrlooney:

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Rafael

Check-in from Pooooooortugaaaal!

I loved to check-in on my way to Nong Nooch too :)

Growing cold-hardy palms, but also 9b and 10a palms, dealing with two different gardens and, by the way, loving this mild winter!

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palmazon

This is me checking in this morning from my palmy, weedy mess in So California this morning..

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Bill- does Dave know you're wearing his pants?

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Mandrew968

Greetings all! My name is Andrew, I'm 29 years old and I am born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am always looking for new additions to my 3 properties in Cutler Bay and so far, have around 700 species of palms. A lot of people grow lots of different plants, but I am pretty much in it, just for the palms! If it's really rare, I'll take 10, please! :)

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BS Man about Palms

This is me checking in this morning from my palmy, weedy mess in So California this morning..

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Bill- does Dave know you're wearing his pants?

Rare designer issue :P

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Jeff Searle

Greetings all! My name is Andrew, I'm 29 years old and I am born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am always looking for new additions to my 3 properties in Cutler Bay and so far, have around 700 species of palms. A lot of people grow lots of different plants, but I am pretty much in it, just for the palms! If it's really rare, I'll take 10, please! :)

700?

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Jastin

Greetings all! My name is Andrew, I'm 29 years old and I am born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am always looking for new additions to my 3 properties in Cutler Bay and so far, have around 700 species of palms. A lot of people grow lots of different plants, but I am pretty much in it, just for the palms! If it's really rare, I'll take 10, please! :)

700?

700? Which ones?

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doranakandawatta

Andrew,

So young and already 700 species in 3 properties!

I give up and sell Doranakandawatta, I am too old and too poor; only seedlings and one virgin jungle... :winkie:

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Mandrew968

Just did a quick inventory and it seems these are some of my favorite genus:

Chamaedorea - 25 species

Coccothrinax - 15 plus species

Copernicia - 14 plus species

Dypsis - 20 species

Heterospathe - 8 species

Licuala - 15 species

Ptychosperma - 11 species

and Rhapis - 8 species. If I did a New Cal collection count it would be 13 species.

the rest of my collection is too long to list right now and a lot of spelling! :bemused:

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Mandrew968

Andrew,

So young and already 700 species in 3 properties!

I give up and sell Doranakandawatta, I am too old and too poor; only seedlings and one virgin jungle... :winkie:

It doesn't take long to aquire an extensive collection--don't give up! It does however take a while for them to grow--most of my palms are seedling to juvenile plants(relatively few palms in my collections are sexually mature).

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Oliver K.

I'm checking in from Munich, south Germany.

Currently suffering (with my palms) from the low temperatures and light of the winter season. Since 2008 I grow tropical palms (indoors and in my indoor glasshouse) and cold hardy palms (on my balcony).

It's hard sometimes, but I'm proud to say I keep some little gems alive, like Johannesteijsmannia magnifica, Licuala cordata, Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, Licuala 'mapu', Pelagodoxa henryana, Verschaffeltia splendida etc. Don't ask me what I'm gonna do with them when they grow bigger...my biggest Palms so far are a Caryota mitis and a C. obtusa, but they still fit in the room :) Most palms grow slower here due to less heat and light.

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Bill Austin

WOW Oliver thats quite a challenge I would think and you have a licuala cordata congrats.

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doranakandawatta

Hi Oliver!

Nice to see you checking in!

How is your Carpentaria?

Don't ask me what I'm gonna do with them when they grow bigger...

I would like to invite you and all of them in Doranakanda garden, you and they would be happy!
Since I know that palms from Florida enjoy the Singapore climate, why not traveling from Germany to Sri Lanka?

Regards

Philippe

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Oliver K.

My two Carpentarias are suffering from the same conditions as the other palms, but they also are surviving (yet).

If you also give me a place to stay in Doranakanda while visiting them once in a while, that might be an option some day ;) .

But judging from the current growth rate, I expect that to be during my retirement (at least with most Palms).

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