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Moose
On ‎9‎/‎1‎/‎2015‎ ‎7‎:‎25‎:‎38‎, Josh-O said:

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.

 

 

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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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It's got to be seeding already :o

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Moose
On ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎6‎:‎46‎:‎31‎, Josh-O said:

Hey gang, I just planted a very cool hybrid today. Its a Jubea X Queen. I bought it 2 years ago when it was a 2 leaf seedling. This hybrid seems to be growing very fast and should be a home run palm in 4-5 years. Is anyone else growing this hybrid?? 

 

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Oh my Josh, how are these palms doing?

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Josh-O
11 hours ago, Moose said:

It's got to be seeding already :o

yes it is. made many little babies thus far

 

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Josh-O
8 hours ago, Moose said:

Oh my Josh, how are these palms doing?

a monster now. sold 2 planted out the one pictured

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Josh-O
21 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

Josh is the best!

thanks Alex :)

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Josh-O
21 hours ago, sandgroper said:

What a fantastic looking garden, obviously a lot of hard work has gone into creating it but your efforts really show in the results!

a labor of love for sure

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Josh-O
23 hours ago, Hilo Jason said:

Great to see some new pictures and updates on this thread. Thanks Josh! 

no problem, its fun to get back into the posting mode. Been busy building the nursery.. may have a grand opening next spring??????????????????????????

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Briank
On 2/3/2018, 10:41:06, Josh-O said:

It has been a good while since I have posted on this thread. I have planted sooooo many cool things I have planted lately but I first wanted to share a  couple noteworthy palms doing great I saw the other day so I thought I would post a couple updated pics.

 

jubaeopsis caffra is now holding a bunch of seed. sorry the seed is not going to be for sale :(

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dypsis mananjarensis "Mealy Bug" going on 4 rings of trunk

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sabal pumos has just exploded

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I’m not a big Sabal Guy, but this might be next on my list.    I gave away my Uresana :( 

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Briank
On 6/6/2018, 9:21:46, Josh-O said:

just planted a few nice bentinckia condapanna today in the main garden area. It's been a long time since I have planted any palms and posted pictures. I hope these will grow up to be really nice specimens some day soon?

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Man those spots looked like prime spots for some Phoenix Robelienii’s,  or the ever Popular Sago Palms!  Home Depot running a Special on them! Lol.    Nice choice!

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Briank

When we gonna see these in the Garden? Lol Ship them over from Hawaii on a Boat 

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Josh-O
On 6/12/2018, 2:17:48, Briank said:

When we gonna see these in the Garden? Lol Ship them over from Hawaii on a Boat 

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lol...

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Josh-O

some updated pics I took around the garden. I'll post more when I can. Thanks for looking :)

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a couple nice accent agaves went in the other day to ad some nice color

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Sandy Loam

Nice!  And I was just noticing that this PalmTalk thread is now a good thirty pages long. Wow!  Josh, you garden has sparked a lot of interest, having gradually turned into the ultimate palm museum.

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Josh-O
1 hour ago, Sandy Loam said:

Nice!  And I was just noticing that this PalmTalk thread is now a good thirty pages long. Wow!  Josh, you garden has sparked a lot of interest, having gradually turned into the ultimate palm museum.

Crazy that this thread has gone this far. It's fun to get back into planting again and has been a good source of stress relief. I've been super busy building up the nursery and have neglected the fun part of my business. Thanks for your kind words and I hope to post more updated and new planting pictures this summer.

Cheers :)

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Josh-O

its been a while but I thought I would post some updated pictures of the garden today.

Enjoy :)

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Josh-O

my Tahina S. is now on super growth mode. Getting to be a chunky monkey now

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Josue Diaz
2 minutes ago, Josh-O said:

its been a while but I thought I would post some updated pictures of the garden today.

Enjoy :)

dude. yes. 

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Josh-O

My trick is to grow my future garden plants as big as possible in the greenhouse before planting them in the garden.  This gives me a huge advantage to get a small plant big quick.

the goal is to grow up a well established 5 &15 gallon plants before they are  planted outside in the garden. This will greatly increase the chances for better acclimation with a more robust root system. I will have more pictures  coming soon on what I will be planting in the garden this spring. Lots of dypsis and new-cal plants are  my main drivers but I also understand diversity is the key.

Here are a few sneak peeks on what I have growing to plant in the display garden this year and years to come.Its going to be a very busy planting season for us and I'm excited to start posting again on this thread.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the visuals :)

 

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Josh-O
On 6/9/2018 at 11:59 AM, Moose said:

Oh my Josh, how are these palms doing?

I'll post updated pictures hopefully tomorrow. its HUGE now

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Merlyn2220
On 7/15/2018 at 1:32 AM, Josh-O said:

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That one's really beautiful!  I have a "Joe Hoak" Desmettiana and a "Ray of Light" Attenuata, and this one looks a lot like the Joe Hoak but with the size and fast growing of the Attenuata.  Where did you find that one?  Sell me an offset!!!  :D 

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Palm Tree Jim

Josh, the garden has come so far in only a few years.......well done!

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Josh-O
2 hours ago, Palm Tree Jim said:

Josh, the garden has come so far in only a few years.......well done!

Thanks Jim, you around Monday? having a few people over for a garden visit

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4 hours ago, Merlyn2220 said:

That one's really beautiful!  I have a "Joe Hoak" Desmettiana and a "Ray of Light" Attenuata, and this one looks a lot like the Joe Hoak but with the size and fast growing of the Attenuata.  Where did you find that one?  Sell me an offset!!!  :D 

Thanks, This particular clone came from a collector friend of mine a few years ago. This is a really nice clone of varigated attenuata for sure. I have a few more that are going to get planted in a few weeks. I will have some off sets ready in the near future. Already sold most of them locally for a good penny ;)

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Charles J.

Wow Josh, you have quite the setup!

Keep up with fresh pictures and the great work! 

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Neil C

Your garden is filling out super fast. Only seems like yestetday you were putting in the concrete paths. Looks great!

Regards Neil

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Palm Tree Jim
4 hours ago, Josh-O said:

Thanks Jim, you around Monday? having a few people over for a garden visit

I will PM you for details.

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Josh-O
14 hours ago, Charles J. said:

Wow Josh, you have quite the setup!

Keep up with fresh pictures and the great work! 

I'll do my best

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Josh-O
10 hours ago, Neil C said:

Your garden is filling out super fast. Only seems like yestetday you were putting in the concrete paths. Looks great!

Regards Neil

Time does fly. I'm still in awe of those concrete pathways. they came our super nice. Thanks Neil :)

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Fusca

I just saw this post (30 pages?!) for the first time yesterday!  I'm speechless.  I guess I should have stayed in SoCal an extra couple of days back at Christmas time when I was out there to get the tour, but I didn't know what I was missing!  I guess I'll have to make another trip out there this year.  Great work!

Jon

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Josh-O

This one is for you Moose.  I took these pictures today. 

Jubea x queen currently 

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Hilo Jason

Great to see you posting on here again Josh! 

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Josh-O
12 hours ago, Hilo Jason said:

Great to see you posting on here again Josh! 

funny thing is I have not stop planting but took a break from posting on PT. Facebook kinda too over for a min..lol

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palmfriend

Josh,

thank you for your updates - absolutely spectacular! 

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Looking at an image like this and imaging this spot in a couple more years.... This is going to be more than jaw dropping!

Please keep us posted -

best regards from Okinawa

Lars

 

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Josh-O
15 hours ago, palmfriend said:

Josh,

thank you for your updates - absolutely spectacular! 

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Looking at an image like this and imaging this spot in a couple more years.... This is going to be more than jaw dropping!

Please keep us posted -

best regards from Okinawa

Lars

 

Thanks for the kind words Lars :)

I'll be back at it next week. it looks like the rain is finally slowing down. It has been challenging to work in the garden with everything always being so wet and not drying out.

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Palm Tree Jim
On 2/28/2019 at 10:12 AM, Josh-O said:

its been a while but I thought I would post some updated pictures of the garden today.

Enjoy :)

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I remember when I visited during the walkway installation.....such a different look!

Well done my friend.

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The Gerg

Josh, this is absolutely incredible. I am so envious. I used to to go to your house and buy palms from you anytime I visited my brothers family in Carlsbad. I haven’t been down there in awhile but next time you have got to let me visit your new garden/nursery.

You are doing what most of us just dream about doing.  Very well done.

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8 hours ago, The Gerg said:

Josh, this is absolutely incredible. I am so envious. I used to to go to your house and buy palms from you anytime I visited my brothers family in Carlsbad. I haven’t been down there in awhile but next time you have got to let me visit your new garden/nursery.

You are doing what most of us just dream about doing.  Very well done.

Suuuuuper good to hear from you Greg!!! come on by anytime. Its worth the trip down. trust me ..lol I have a full functioning nursery and HUGE garden chocked full of the good stuff :)

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Josh-O
On 3/8/2019 at 5:41 AM, Palm Tree Jim said:

I remember when I visited during the walkway installation.....such a different look!

Well done my friend.

with all this raid I'm expecting some great growth this year. the weather is gonna be in the mid 70's soon. Birds are already building nests in the palm trees.....

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Josh-O

Today's plantings under the much appreciated sunshine.

  Dypsis marojejy 'mad Fox'

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