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trioderob

if you want the killer "Lotusland" look - dont leave out the other goodies !

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trioderob

and that's where living in southern cal kicks some .................

we can grow almost ANYTHING here !

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Trava

My wife just said-Is this from another planet?

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trioderob

or the "Huntington" - same vibe

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trioderob

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.

- Steve Jobs

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Brahea Axel

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.

- Steve Jobs

Rich guys can afford saying this sort of thing.

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trioderob

nice avatar dude.

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

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trioderob

What can I give Him, / Poor as I am? / If I were a shepherd / I would bring a lamb, / If I were a wise man / I would do my part, / Yet what I can I give Him, / Give my heart.huntington_desert_garden1.jpg

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turfpro01

This is the look im going for, Im love my agaves, yuccas, and cycads as much as palms.

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Zeeth

It's like a doctor seuss world

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Alicehunter2000

Are these paintings or drawings?....definitely a different look.

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waykoolplantz

Nice but where's Dino ?

The prehistoric look ain't for me. Palms,,Bamboos,,Crotons,,Bromeiads and a sprinkling of Orchids.

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trioderob

they are not paintings or drawings

even with palms I love a prehistoric look

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dalmatiansoap

huntington_desert_garden1.jpg

Must be Eden!

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Hammer

Thanks for posting these Rob...the quotes too. I love the look. I've carved out a small strip in my back yard for just such a garden look. But I was only allowed a small area.

The rest of the place is for palms, broms and other tropical plants.

Sure wish I had just a little more space for more succulents

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Alicehunter2000

Got to have some setting on the camera or photoshopped maybe....watercolor setting?

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rick

Got to have some setting on the camera or photoshopped maybe....watercolor setting?

Looks like it was an overly sunny day and the camera couldn't handle the amount of contrast. Still makes for an interesting shot even if it isnt exactly realistic.

http://www.bambooandmore.info/2013/04/ganna-walska-lotusland-3.html

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_Keith

Could be an HDR setting, or just a little digital processing. So many tools now, so much fun. But the line between art

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Palm crazy

What can I give Him, / Poor as I am? / If I were a shepherd / I would bring a lamb, / If I were a wise man / I would do my part, / Yet what I can I give Him, / Give my heart.huntington_desert_garden1.jpg

If anyone can tell me how to get my backyard to look like this I’ll give them a million dollars or million seeds! Love the lotus land look. Cheers!

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Tracy
On 12/20/2013 at 11:55 AM, trioderob said:

if you want the killer "Lotusland" look - dont leave out the other goodies !

 

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I agree wholeheartedly!  Doing my best in small spaces.  Spring is a great time with the Aloes adding their bright colors!

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Josue Diaz
21 hours ago, Tracy said:

I agree wholeheartedly!  Doing my best in small spaces.  Spring is a great time with the Aloes adding their bright colors!

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what a kick ass Aloidendron "Hercules"! I have a very young one in my yard. 

I have Aloidendron tongaense

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Josue Diaz

A young Aloidendron Hercules

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Aloe elgonica

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Josue Diaz

Aloe striata

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Josue Diaz

Aloe thraskii

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and this unknown Aloe hybrid

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Tracy
11 hours ago, Josue Diaz said:

young Aloidendron Hercules

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Give it room and watch it boom!  Mine was planted from a stout 1 gallon in late 2010 for perspective.  My experience for the first 6-7 years was a doubling of mass (not necessarily height), every year.  

On a different species but still in the Aloidendron family, next Autumn I will be planting my Aloidendron pillansii in the garden.  I'll leave it in a pot over summer and plant it at the beginning of it's growing season.

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iwan

My kingdom for a Zone 8B tree aloe! 

 

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iwan

Josue, you should try one of your A. striata in deep shade.  They look very interesting when etiolated.  Kind of octopus like.

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Silas_Sancona
13 hours ago, Tracy said:

Give it room and watch it boom!  Mine was planted from a stout 1 gallon in late 2010 for perspective.  My experience for the first 6-7 years was a doubling of mass (not necessarily height), every year.  

On a different species but still in the Aloidendron family, next Autumn I will be planting my Aloidendron pillansii in the garden.  I'll leave it in a pot over summer and plant it at the beginning of it's growing season.

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Agree w/ Tracy,  the one i stuck out front has barely moved height-wise but is stretchin' out.. Might throw a little extra water on it this year vs last year to see if it speeds up a tad more, and see if it helps w / the sun tanning the tops of the leaves had last year also.       

Thats a real' nice pillansi btw..  Assuming it came from George?

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Tracy
10 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

Thats a real' nice pillansi btw..  Assuming it came from George?

:greenthumb:

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jimmyt

Pretty cool stuff you people......   Wish I could grow this stuff in the ground like that. (sigh)  Mother nature say NO!

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Meangreen94z

I’ve been looking for an Aloidendron Pillansii. Did you purchase it from a member on here? Is he available to contact? Thanks.

-Daniel

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iwan

Nice, clean landscape Tracy.

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Tracy
On 4/18/2019 at 10:51 PM, Meangreen94z said:

I’ve been looking for an Aloidendron Pillansii. Did you purchase it from a member on here? Is he available to contact? Thanks.

-Daniel

Hi Daniel.  yes, the Aloidendron pillansii came from George Sparkman who is a member here.  He normally posts a link to his monthly updated availability list in the for sale segment or you can go straight there with the link:  http://cycads-n-palms.com/ 

On 4/19/2019 at 2:43 PM, iwan said:

Nice, clean landscape Tracy.

Thank you!

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GDLWyverex

I have 1 large planter in my rooftop garden dedicated to succulents and cacti, though there are many many many others interspersed throughout the garden as I tend to love having them growing as a ground cover under the palms and cycads.

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Richard

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