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On 11/16/2019 at 3:37 PM, Sandy Loam said:

Send us the website link! Looking forward to it.

Once the site is finished I will post it on palm talk. Still under construction :)

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Josh-O
23 hours ago, Merlyn2220 said:

I built one big 4" raised bed in the backyard, and built it up with 75% sand and 25% topsoil mix.  I have about 50 agaves types in the ground, the only ones i have had problems with are a Nickelsiae, a Rum Runner and one called Durango Fandango.  Everything else does pretty well here, just everything is dead flat and boulders cost a lot per ton!!

Boulders are expensive even here in California. I'm blessed with the ones I have naturally occurring at the nursery.

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Butch
13 hours ago, Josh-O said:

Boulders are expensive even here in California. I'm blessed with the ones I have naturally occurring at the nursery.

True... I was working on a jobsite once, where the builder paid a contractor to haul off some huge boulders (6'-8'), that were in the way of construction... The designer later decided that they need some rocks in the landscaping... They bought back the same boulders that the had paid to get rid of... They weren't cheap...

Butch

 

Oh, Josh I have read this entire post (all 32 pages) and am just amazed by what you have done... "You've come a long way, baby" as the old cigarette commercial said;)..

 

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Josh-O
10 hours ago, Butch said:

True... I was working on a jobsite once, where the builder paid a contractor to haul off some huge boulders (6'-8'), that were in the way of construction... The designer later decided that they need some rocks in the landscaping... They bought back the same boulders that the had paid to get rid of... They weren't cheap...

Butch

 

Oh, Josh I have read this entire post (all 32 pages) and am just amazed by what you have done... "You've come a long way, baby" as the old cigarette commercial said;)..

 

Thanks for the very kind words Butch!!! This project has been a passion of mine and will always be a work in progress :)

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Dypsis 'white triangle' is a gorilla now

Cabadae x decaryi

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msporty

BUMP! This is such a great thread. Any chance we can be wowed with some updates??

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since creating this thread sooo many years ago lots of my bigger palms have out grown their original locations. I had planted this copernicia curtissii blue form under low hanging power lines thinking it would never get that tall. Boy! Was I wrong.. lol  It grew very fast for me in my red sandy DG soil. This particular species produces pups at the base which is very unusual for the copernecia genus.  The blue form of curtissii is very hard to come by. I'm feeling grateful to have such a rare gem to look at when I walk my fairviewnursery.com nursery display garden

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freakypalmguy

Been on a self imposed multi year palm hiatus, so this is the first time I’ve seen this thread, super impressive work you’ve done there. Wow! Been sitting here drooling all day going through this thread. I’m stuck in quarantine since I currently have a case of covid, so this was a great read today while I’m sick. 
 

How’s that B. compacta doing? I have a similar one and it’s been a slow grower.

 

Matt

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Chris Chance
On 11/19/2019 at 6:58 PM, Josh-O said:

Dypsis 'white triangle' is a gorilla now

Cabadae x decaryi

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Man that's beautiful! I Definitely have to get me one!

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Briank
On 11/24/2020 at 8:43 PM, Josh-O said:

since creating this thread sooo many years ago lots of my bigger palms have out grown their original locations. I had planted this copernicia curtissii blue form under low hanging power lines thinking it would never get that tall. Boy! Was I wrong.. lol  It grew very fast for me in my red sandy DG soil. This particular species produces pups at the base which is very unusual for the copernecia genus.  The blue form of curtissii is very hard to come by. I'm feeling grateful to have such a rare gem to look at when I walk my fairviewnursery.com nursery display garden

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You mean those Pups couldn’t have been put into a 3ga Pot w my Name written on one when you transplanted that monster? Lol

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Eastendr

I enjoyed trawling through this thread this morning. Thank you for sharing!

(Is it weird to admit I enjoyed the concrete work in your nursery almost as much as the palms?)

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Josh-O
On 11/26/2020 at 10:39 AM, Eastendr said:

I enjoyed trawling through this thread this morning. Thank you for sharing!

(Is it weird to admit I enjoyed the concrete work in your nursery almost as much as the palms?)

it is quality work :) It really sets apart my garden in a ton of ways

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On 11/26/2020 at 1:22 AM, Briank said:

You mean those Pups couldn’t have been put into a 3ga Pot w my Name written on one when you transplanted that monster? Lol

hahahaha

you can come look at it any time you want :)

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On 11/25/2020 at 5:31 PM, freakypalmguy said:

Been on a self imposed multi year palm hiatus, so this is the first time I’ve seen this thread, super impressive work you’ve done there. Wow! Been sitting here drooling all day going through this thread. I’m stuck in quarantine since I currently have a case of covid, so this was a great read today while I’m sick. 
 

How’s that B. compacta doing? I have a similar one and it’s been a slow grower.

 

Matt

The butia compacta is a beast now. Its probably the bluest palm in the nursery garden now

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Just now, Josh-O said:

The butia compacta is a beast now. Its probably the bluest palm in the nursery garden now

get well amigo!!

 

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Zombia A is is starting to go vertical. This has been an extremely slow grower for me but well worth the wait :)

 

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freakypalmguy

Hey Josh, How did the Accoelloraphe handle its transplant? Did you dig it in one day, or root prune it over time? I have a decent sized one that is in a bad spot at my house that I want to move to a different spot but I don’t wanna kill it, any tips? Thank you

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TropicalGardenSpain

Hi Josh, I’ve been doing a couple of pages per night for the last few nights and I’m pretty sad that I finished the thread! By far the best thing I have seen on the internet! Your garden project is amazing! I love the effort you put in and the different types of palms you have sourced, I’m pretty jealous you have access to such cool palms especially all the dypsis hybrids! I live on the costa Blanca south in Spain near Elche and we have a very similar climate and your project is a great motivation for me and has given me lots of cool ideas. We are very limited here so I’m trying to get as many types of seed as possible and this year hope to build a decent green house ( nothing like what you have lol) just for personal use. Keep up the good work and if I even manage to get over to California one day I would love to visit! 
 

again.... such an awesome place you are creating! Someone should come and make a video for you like what they have done for Floribunda B)

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