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Josh-O
13 minutes ago, Palm Tree Jim said:

Josh, did you ever review the drone video????

We need to do it again minus the Santa Ana winds!

since I'm such a big slacker I have not downloaded the video yet

I had a feeling I was forgetting something :(

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Josh-O

I'm officially back at it...! After taking a much needed break I'm now in full planting mode. Here are some palms I planted today.

enjoy the pictures below :)

Dypsis Affinis

this palm is a show stopper...

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Josh-O

Dypsis sp. Jurassic park

Its hard to believe but this was only a 1 gal a year ago. That's some fast growth indeed

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Josh-O

Ravenea Juliette

I wanted to plant this species out as a big 1 gal. I wanted to watch this guy grow over the years rather that planting out a big one.IMG_8850.JPG.c300f63a3692bcbee94c26f7509IMG_8851.JPG.d59432f459fe6507712e1dbdbef

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Josh-O

why not throw a tree into the mix :)

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Matt in OC
14 minutes ago, Josh-O said:

Dypsis sp. Jurassic park

Its hard to believe but this was only a 1 gal a year ago. That's some fast growth indeed

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No friggin way!

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GottmitAlex
42 minutes ago, Josh-O said:

Dypsis sp. Jurassic park

Its hard to believe but this was only a 1 gal a year ago. That's some fast growth indeed

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Did you apply mycorrhizal fungi to the palms at any point?

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Josh-O
On 2/13/2017, 9:21:21, GottmitAlex said:

Did you apply mycorrhizal fungi to the palms at any point?

none

O' Natural

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Josh-O
On 2/13/2017, 8:52:25, Matt in OC said:

No friggin way!

way!

I sprouted some seeds and they are also hauling some serious Ass.

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Hilo Jason
On 2/15/2017, 8:20:11, Josh-O said:

way!

I sprouted some seeds and they are also hauling some serious Ass.

Crazy growth on that thing!  I've had mine for years and it's half the size of the one you just planted! 

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Josh-O
19 hours ago, Fallbrook Jason said:

Crazy growth on that thing!  I've had mine for years and it's half the size of the one you just planted! 

I had it in the green house. I'm sure this had a lot to do with it.

The one at my Carlsbad garden is half the size and twice as old.

I might have got lucky with some really good genetics on this guy?

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Briank

Looking good. Perfect gardening weather with all the rain we getting. Then 5 days of sun shine then 2-3 days rain every week lol 

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Gonzer
On ‎2‎/‎13‎/‎2017‎ ‎8‎:‎34‎:‎15‎, Josh-O said:

enjoy the pictures below :)

Dypsis Affinis

this palm is a show stopper

Josh, I'm confused by the name. "Affinis" is a botanical term denoting 'close to' or 'nearly like'.

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Pando

Dypsis Affinis

I "nearly like" that :mrlooney:

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Josh-O
On 2/20/2017, 11:34:05, Briank said:

Looking good. Perfect gardening weather with all the rain we getting. Then 5 days of sun shine then 2-3 days rain every week lol 

gotta love that :)

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Josh-O
On 2/21/2017, 6:20:48, Gonzer said:

Josh, I'm confused by the name. "Affinis" is a botanical term denoting 'close to' or 'nearly like'.

dypsis affinis was what is was labeled as when I bought it way back when

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Josh-O
On 2/21/2017, 7:37:16, Pando said:

Dypsis Affinis

I "nearly like" that :mrlooney:

your easy to please Ando :floor:

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Josh-O

I'm not sure who won? the Mule palm or me.....

since I let this palm root in the ground for 2 yrs since it was a wee 6' tall skinny 24" box due to not knowing where I wanted to plant it. Ok, it was laziness.

I decided to tackle the beast today. It took 3 guys to load it up in my truck and then drive it to the end of my property where my garden is. the trunk is as big as a basket ball and weighed several hundred pounds for sure!! I decided to use it as a canopy tree seeing how damn fast it has grown in only 2 yrs time. maybe someday soon I will plant a cute New-Cal or dypsis in its shadows?

 

enjoy the picks.

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Josh-O

gotta say it put up a good fight!!

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Josh-O

got lucky and scored yet another massive Ravenea X for the fairview garden. Not sure how this one will fair since all the dirt fell off the roots. It was growing in pure sand. I dug it out last Friday. I did manage to get a very good cauterization on the cut roots. That should give it a fighting chance I hope...?

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IMG_9042.JPG.c820eed319e6ac01bb2ce0af388now at my garden

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IMG_9044.JPG.a49383399b24006c28fdac5ec6call tucked in and ready to grow..

 

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Sandy Loam

Josh, that mule is huuuuuuuge. Hopefully, it will grow a six foot trunk for you soon.

I just noticed that there are some canopy trees in the background, including you February 13 photos.  Are those the famous Acacea Dealbata? What do you think of them as canopy trees? 

 

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Josh-O
30 minutes ago, Sandy Loam said:

Josh, that mule is huuuuuuuge. Hopefully, it will grow a six foot trunk for you soon.

I just noticed that there are some canopy trees in the background, including you February 13 photos.  Are those the famous Acacea Dealbata? What do you think of them as canopy trees? 

 

so far I'm a big fan of them. They ahve a lot of color and character IMO.  Mine are still small and have only reached heights of 10-20' tall and some have not branched out yet. I'm hoping for a good spread and look forward to their first bloom.

 

are you growing any?

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OverGrown
2 hours ago, Josh-O said:

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That's an awesome looking mule palm!

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Sandy Loam

No, I was thinking about growing Acacia Dealbata for "instant" canopy, but I hesitated when I heard about their aggressive reputation. Apparently they haven't "taken over" at your place, which is good news.

 

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Josh-O
13 hours ago, Sandy Loam said:

No, I was thinking about growing Acacia Dealbata for "instant" canopy, but I hesitated when I heard about their aggressive reputation. Apparently they haven't "taken over" at your place, which is good news.

 

gotcha, I now have 6 acacia dealbada  planted at the garden. Its a fun tree to watch grow since they grow so darn fast.

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Josh-O

I checked out the mule palm this morning and I don['t think it knew half of its roots were cut out when we popped the box from the ground.

 

these are tough as nails

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Josh-O

I know I posted these pics on a separate thread but I thought it would be fun to update this thread. Its been a long time since I posted here...lol

I just planted these palms a couple weeks ago

 

6' tall Tahina Spectabilis

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Josh-O

syagrus coronata x butia ororata

20 gal 4-5' tall

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Josh-O

just planted a couple more Dypsis gems in the fair view garden recently. I though these would be fun to sare with everyone.

Dypsis Aff. tokoravina

I'm not sure what this is going to turn into but I did see a pretty good size one on my recent travels to the islands and I was blown away.

image2.jpeg.a96cd2d56b8df1c360bea04a298fpotted up on 6/16

image3.jpeg.4976000384a0183283a372841898leaves are starting to go irregular

 

image1.jpeg.64c6ca04366c7a807a823ff2defa5 gal

 

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Josh-O

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its a fast grower unlike the robusta type. I have both in my green house and theses are clearly different than dypsis Robusta. I hope it becomes a monster someday soon

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image7.jpeg.3a144f6cc40caef961e2391f60bcDypsis onilahensis to the right

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Josh-O

also planted this Dypsis lanceolata x Dypsis Pembana

pretty cool hybrid. I'm curious if this will come out as a good cross or just look like one of the parents???

If anyone is growing this please post some pics. I would love to see what this will look like down the road.

cheers!

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Hilo Jason

Cool new additions Josh. 

I think I might have a Pembana x Lanceolata cross. Bought it as a seedling from Kevin weaver a couple years ago. It was labeled Pembana and was with several flats of Pembana seedlings. But this one stood out to me, was twice as big as the rest and a cool orange coloring. Now I know that Dypsis can vary in color and doesn't mean they will keep the color or be a hybrid. But this one just looked different from the rest. Here's a picture below. Not the best lighting. You can see the Lanceolata leaflets though. I'm curious what this grows up to be. It's fast though that's for sure!

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Hilo Jason

Close up on the base:

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sur4z

Quite a project...looks great...I tend to go for instant gratification too...too bad you didn't bury the power lines before you began; but ultimately the palms will edit them out.

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Tomw

Wow! I cannot remember a thread that I have enjoyed more than this one! Thank you so much for sharing the design and implementation of this spectacular garden. This garden shows that if you take the time and effort to plan it out ahead of time the results can be amazing (and they are)!  :greenthumb::greenthumb:

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Josh-O
On 5/3/2017, 8:20:44, Fallbrook Jason said:

Close up on the base:

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looks alot like mine Jason. super fast grower. It is out pacing my pembana and lanceolata 2-1 for sure.

I wish I would have put this in the ground sooner but I did not know where I wanted to plant this out until a couple weeks ago.

yours look amazing!!! from what I understand there were a few that floated around 2 years ago from a backyard Hawaii grower. That's where mine came from. It was an intentional cross and when they came up I jumped on them super quick.

 

cheers!!

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Josh-O
On 5/3/2017, 1:15:19, sur4z said:

Quite a project...looks great...I tend to go for instant gratification too...too bad you didn't bury the power lines before you began; but ultimately the palms will edit them out.

i hear that. cant wait for those power lines to disappear. someday soon I hope :)

thanks very much for the kind words. This has been a very intense labor of love

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Josh-O
On 5/4/2017, 7:38:20, Tomw said:

Wow! I cannot remember a thread that I have enjoyed more than this one! Thank you so much for sharing the design and implementation of this spectacular garden. This garden shows that if you take the time and effort to plan it out ahead of time the results can be amazing (and they are)!  :greenthumb::greenthumb:

Tom, I'm super glad to hear this!!

This had been a very slow planed out garden from the beginning. I didn't want to impulse plant anything and take my time with my design.

thanks for noticing :)

cheers!!

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GottmitAlex

You should take video of your wonderful garden using a drone, Josh. Your place in Vista is nothing less than spectacular.

Cheers

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