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Josh-O

I thought it would be fun to start a thread on my up and coming garden in Vista California. I wasn't planning on doing a thread but I got pressured into by a few PSSC members.. you know who you are...lol :mrlooney:

My wife and I bought and investment property almost 3 years ago in Vista California. My wife doesn't understand the palm disease like most of my friends so I needed a place to plant a garden where I can grow bigger stuff. I've been officially working in the garden for about 6 months. It's been a very slow project but its finally starting to pay off. I recently started planting palms on the south facing slope in a good micro climate. I've wanted to do this for some time now and I have finally made it a reality. The garden is located on 3 acres and was covered in very old stressed out Avocado trees that were neglected by the former property owner. It took several months-1 year to cut and remove all the trees and stumps. A total labor of love for sure. Now that I have all those avo's cut down the garden is a blank canvas ready to be created. The soil is dreamy.....Its has a 2 foot clay silt cap followed by pure DG and is easy to dig with a sharp shovel. My end goal is to just create a tropical oasis that will bring me joy and have a cool place to enjoy a Mai Tai. :)

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I recently trenched and now have all the hard pie for the irrigation laid in place (that took much longer than planned) with the help of a very good palm buddy.

post-7434-0-90497700-1441148335_thumb.jp (BEFORE) Digging a pretty big hole for a palm I'm going to have craned in

post-7434-0-39859300-1441148483_thumb.jp (AFTER) Jubaeopsis Caffra has successfully been craned in place

MANY MORE PICTURES TO COME....

I plan on updating this thread every so often with some pictures of recently planted palms, rare trees, ETC

Please enjoy and thanks for looking :greenthumb:

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Pando

Whoa, 3 acres! Good luck Josh!

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Really full garden

Very exciting project.I look forward to seeing its progress!

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Josh-O

Thanks Ando I'll need it...

I'm only gonna focus on a section about 1/2 of an acre for now

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Josh-O

Very exciting project.I look forward to seeing its progress!

Me too :)

I'll keep pictures coming

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DoomsDave

SCREAM

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Pip

Looking forward to see what comes next.

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Josh-O

Ill post a couple more pic's tomorrow.

That Jubaeopsis is officially the first palm to planted in the garden

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Yunder Wækraus

Looks like a lot of work, all of it worth it :-)

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Jim in Los Altos

What a great start, Josh. A Jubaeopsis to die for and very expensive I can imagine. Just curious. Were any of the avocado trees worth saving? They make great understory canopy and are so tropical in appearance. Keep us posted on progress!

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Ben in Norcal

Nice Josh! Are there any structures on the property? Any long-term plans for the property besides shedloads of palms? :mrlooney:

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bgl

Josh,

What a super exciting project! And the Jubaeopsis caffra - way to go with your first palm! :) I believe that Mai Tai may happen very soon! :mrlooney:

Have fun (and I know you will)!

Bo-Göran

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Gtlevine

Love seeing new gardens created.

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Kennybenjamin

Cool Josh...... Starting off with baby palms I see, why don't you put a few bigger ones in :)

Good luck with it and have fun

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BS Man about Palms

I hope the other palm you plant near the Jubeaopsis can hold up the other end of a hammock...

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Josh-O

What a great start, Josh. A Jubaeopsis to die for and very expensive I can imagine. Just curious. Were any of the avocado trees worth saving? They make great understory canopy and are so tropical in appearance. Keep us posted on progress!

I did manage to save 5 big avocado trees that produce good fruit. I love the way they look and wanted to maintain some kind of trees in the garden. The avo's are on the right side of picture # 2

yeah that Jube set me back a few pennies..lol

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Josh-O

Nice Josh! Are there any structures on the property? Any long-term plans for the property besides shedloads of palms? :mrlooney:

there are two homes on the property that are enclosed in their own fences separate from the garden. Its a perfect scenario for the garden :greenthumb:

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Josh-O

I hope the other palm you plant near the Jubeaopsis can hold up the other end of a hammock...

That picture will be posted very soon :mrlooney:

I already have the holes dug for the next batch of trees to be planted

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Josh-O

Josh,

What a super exciting project! And the Jubaeopsis caffra - way to go with your first palm! :) I believe that Mai Tai may happen very soon! :mrlooney:

Have fun (and I know you will)!

Bo-Göran

Thanks Bo, It does put a big smile on my face planting cool palms. I'm having a blast

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Josh-O

Thanks Ben :)

I have some BIG dypsis that were planted.

pictures will come shortly

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OverGrown

Congrats on being able to build your dream space! Post lots of pics!

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Josh-O

Thanks Peter, I will post more pictures in the next couple days

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Dypsisdean

Only one thing more exciting than starting a brand new garden. And that's watching it grow and mature.

Looks like there is plenty of excitement in your future.

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realarch

With that kind of space you're doing the right thing.........thinking big!

Good luck on the ambitious enterprise.

Tim

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Josh-O

Thanks Dean.

My Carlsbad garden is completely planted out. So having a really big garden is just what the doctor ordered. I'm stocked!

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Hilo Jason

Very cool thread and I look forward to watching it all progress. Sounds like a real nice property you got in Vista if it's 3 acres and has 2 houses on it that you can rent out! I keep hoping that my next door neighbors in Fallbrook will one day want to sell their house so I can buy it, merge the yard into mine and rent out their home. Maybe one day.

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nkbish

Have fun with the new space. I started 2 years ago with 3 acres and it's lots of room. Do you have a well?

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Chris Chance

Nice Josh! That's going to be a nice big garden. That Jubaeopsis looks great! I just got moved into a new place but not much to show off yet and not that much space. I'm jealous haha. Keep it up and looking forward to updates!

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Monòver

Congratulations!!

I hope you will post more pictures.

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DoomsDave

You're stoked, not stocked . . . .

I'm stoked too!

(The garden gets stocked.) :)

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foxtail

Congratulations Josh, it's going to be a paradise.

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Kim

What a great beginning for a palm garden, wow! That Jubaeopsis caffra really caught my attention. Sweet!

Congratulations on your new plantings and may they increase exponentially. :)

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nachocarl

Mai Tai's and some good Vista beer! You certainly have the room out there and already some very nice specimen palms! It will be fun to watch it grow and develop! :greenthumb:

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Yunder Wækraus

I'm also curious to know how you'll be able to irrigate the property

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PalmatierMeg

3 acres! What a palm canvas! A lot of work but ultimately a source of pride and accomplishment. Keep us posted, Josh. Reminds me I should take a some photos of my little .61 acre paradise.

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Josh-O

Have fun with the new space. I started 2 years ago with 3 acres and it's lots of room. Do you have a well?

no I don't have a well yet. It's defiantly a thought I might pursue.

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Josh-O

Nice Josh! That's going to be a nice big garden. That Jubaeopsis looks great! I just got moved into a new place but not much to show off yet and not that much space. I'm jealous haha. Keep it up and looking forward to updates!

Thanks Chris.

I just noticed that my jubaeopsis has 3 flowers on it. It set viable seed last year form the first time.

cheers..!

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Josh-O

What a great beginning for a palm garden, wow! That Jubaeopsis caffra really caught my attention. Sweet!

Congratulations on your new plantings and may they increase exponentially. :)

thanks Kim :)

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Josh-O

I'm also curious to know how you'll be able to irrigate the property

the trick is drip, great soil with water retention and mulch...home run!! :greenthumb:

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