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Chamaedorea radicalis trunking babies.

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Butia x Jubaea growing in to much shade.

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Part of the back patio.

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Last but not lease, some more Butia palms.

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This is a funny looking Butia but I love it anyways.

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Same butia from different angle.

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This concludes my Spring photos, Hope you all enjoyed them and I will post again come early September for the finally of garden pics.

Have a great summer and see you all on the board.

Roger.

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SailorBold

Roger- Nice Chammie. and your brahea is looking great. I added some 'ceriferas' this spring too.. hope they will do better here I hear they are hardier than the green form. I really like the blue plants lol

Heres to Summer.

Jimmy

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Palm crazy

Yes the cerifera is much hardier than the green form, I found that out many years ago and have been saying the same thing ever since for the last 10 years, If you can’t go green then go silver. LOL!

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End of the Summer Photos 2015.

livistona chinensis

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melianthus major.

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bromeliad billbergia nutans queen's tears

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canna musifolia.

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patio.

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Jubaea x butia.

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dypsis baronii.

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chamaedorea glaucifolia.

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chamaedorea plumosa.

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garden pic.

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phormium, nz flax. 

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I really like silver foliage. 

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Continuing the show. 

mule palm x butiagrus nabonnandii.

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fuchsia specious, hardy to 32F, but root hardy to z8. 

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summer chocolate.

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abutilon orange. 

butia x jubaea.

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canna.

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hardy bromeliad.

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gerbia daisy blooming again. 

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 rosa joseph’s coat .

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two year old red banna.

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tree fern, D.A.

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trachycarpus princeps.

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cordyline and silver palms.

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schefflera.

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some butia’s on the east side of the garden. 

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part of backyard jungle. 

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to keep the slug off the opuntia in winter, I grow them in container on trachy trunks. 

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More foliage plants.

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understory is sometimes very dense.

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hardy begonia from S.E. Africa. but not hot and humid hardy. 

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cordyline red sensation.

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asters.

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regular butia.

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jxb.

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canna flowers.

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Thanks for looking will  post a few more tomorrow….

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Josh-O

looking real nice!!

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Peter Timmermans

You have an amazing variety of plants. Beautiful. I wish I could grow the Summer Chocolate. Stunning colour.

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Ben in Norcal

Amazing what you accomplish up there, Roger.  You may be jealous of us in higher zones, but the lushness you achieve is not replicable down here!

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Thanks everyone for the nice comments.  

Last photo now. 

Arenga angler, the Formosa palm. Five more years and this palm will look really awesome. 

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Orange abutilon, this one is a keeper.

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cordylines as ground covers.

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cycads

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Green butia trunk.

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basjoo

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every summer I add one more new interesting plant and this year it goes to bergenia dumbo, love the big leaves. I have it growing on palm trunks.

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Gardening is so much fun especially when you let the garden do all the work. I’m at the point now that all I do in summer is water and relax and enjoy. Thanks for looking. 

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Sanips

Awesome garden! Very tropical looking. I love your Albizia 'Summer Chocolate' It must be a delight seeing it blooming. And thanks for showing your bromeliad, I didn't know that species.

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southpacific73

That garden is like a dream jungle, so lush and green. I wish I could replicate that up here but some of the species of plants is very hard to find or get. Keep posting more pics as I would love to see the growth on those plants.

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Thanks everyone for looking at my little paradise in Olympia, WA. It’s just a regular city lot. The garden is 20 years old and it has change many time from a cottage garden to big leaf (hardy) plants to palms and exotic plants around the world. I use plants that do ok here and a lot are from similar climate like the PNW from around the world, like NZ, Africa, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, etc. 

We are bless on the west coast to be able to grow a wide variety of plants that other parts or the county can’t do, do to, to much heat, humidity or drought. CA,\ HI is probably the two places that can outdo the PNW in plant selection. I love desert plants but they don’t like my part of the PNW very much. South and North ( in WA) of me is warmer and dryer so they can grow things like agave really good. But I still like to try and see what limits I can get away with. Sometime thing only last a few years before a bad winter take them out for good, but in the last few years I’ve been growing tender plants in container and replacing some with more hardy but interesting tropical looking plants that need no protection. If you think my garden is cool exotic looking now, you should have seen it 10 years ago when I was really pushing the limits, LOL! 

Josh thanks for the kind comments. Loved seeing all you have done to your garden. 

Peter it took me three tries to get Summer Chocolate to grow here. The thing I learn about this plant is, its not very drought tolerant. Don’t stop trying. 

Ben I bet I could do a good lush garden even in CA. Just need to use the right plants that are drought tolerant. Yeah some of the plants I have will not grow beyond z8 but there so much more cool stuff I could try down there. 

Sanips thanks but sadly the Summer Cholo.  hasn’t bloom yet but that ok, since the foliage is so awesome. The bromeliad I have is the hardiest in the world to z8, it goes by several names but I know it as… Fascicularia bicolor var. canaliculata, hardy to 8a and doesn’t need full sun. 

Southpacific73, thanks man. You’re in 8b,  (I’m 8a) so you should be able to grow lots of cool plants, keep looking into local nursery and mail order nursery to find things you can’t get locally. BC has lots of cool exotic nursery up there. I was thinking next year to show pics of before spring and at the end of summer to show how much they grew. But if you go back to page one and look at what the garden looks like then to now, you can really see how much things have grown this year. 
Even I was surprised by this. 

The reason my garden is so lush looking is thanks to irrigation.

The rest of this year will just be flowering shrubs into fall and winter but will try and post some here. 

Thanks everyone! I look forward to seeing more garden posting form you all this fall. Every garden is special in their own way. 

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Exotic Life

Great looking garden with so many varieties. 
Your Butia's looking good! If that all is going to be big you have your own jungle.

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Great looking garden with so many varieties. 
Your Butia's looking good! If that all is going to be big you have your own jungle.

Thanks Exotic Life. 

The garden is 20 years old so some palms are very tall and about half out of 70 palms are 6’or under.  Add trees and shrub and it already feels like a jungle to me. 

Here a few updated pics from the front yard. Fall colour peaks late October but runs till the end of November.  Rains returns tomorrow so got these pics today. 

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Few summer flowers still blooming. 

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Some fall foliage turning, Japanese maple ‘coral bark’.

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Miscellaneous palms. 

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Neil C

Great garden! Loving all your ceriferas.

 

Regards Neil

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Exotic Life

Awesome cerifera!
I grow one in the garden here as well but it is a bit smaller.

How many different palm species do you grow? 70 is the number of palms I think?

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Palm crazy

Awesome cerifera!
I grow one in the garden here as well but it is a bit smaller.

How many different palm species do you grow? 70 is the number of palms I think?

I grow trachycarpus of course, chamerops, chamaedorea, livinstona, butia, jubaea x butia, butia x jubaea. That all the ones in the ground all 70 of them, lol! 

Thanks Neil, really love that palm specie too. I think I have 7 of those.  Garden needs another 5 years for everything to get bigger, right now a lot of palms are all the same height so its hard to see them all. Once the trachycarpus start to grow taller than the butia it will look pretty cool. 

It raining cats and dogs here today, and we need it after a record warm growing season. This heavy rain should help with all the wild fires in Eastern WA .

It’s also a tropical rain so it nice and humid out. 

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Exotic Life

Awesome cerifera!
I grow one in the garden here as well but it is a bit smaller.

How many different palm species do you grow? 70 is the number of palms I think?

I grow trachycarpus of course, chamerops, chamaedorea, livinstona, butia, jubaea x butia, butia x jubaea. That all the ones in the ground all 70 of them, lol! 

 

Well done! 
 

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