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Just planted a big 24" box mule. This is going to be one of my canopy trees for the garden.

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Danilopez89

Went to sleep looking through this thread last night and ended up having dreams about digging holes and planting palm trees.

Happy dreams...:asleep:

 

Awesome project you got going on Josh. Looks like tons of hard work but still looks like plenty of fun. :greenthumb:

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nachocarl

Just planted a big 24" box mule. This is going to be one of my canopy trees for the garden.

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I love the form on that mule, nice and droopy without any plumose!  Great looking palm Josh. 

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Ben in Norcal

Get trimmin' those Washies!  ;)

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Josh-O

Get trimmin' those Washies!  ;)

I think I'll cut them down next month. I'm going to have the stumps carved into tikis.

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Josh-O

Just planted a big 24" box mule. This is going to be one of my canopy trees for the garden.

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I love the form on that mule, nice and droopy without any plumose!  Great looking palm Josh. 

I agree, this is a very nice form.

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Josh-O

Went to sleep looking through this thread last night and ended up having dreams about digging holes and planting palm trees.

Happy dreams...:asleep:

 

Awesome project you got going on Josh. Looks like tons of hard work but still looks like plenty of fun. :greenthumb:

Thanks Daniel, I'm having a blast creating this garden. I'm hoping to have almost 1,000 feet of concrete pathways formed and poured before Christmas.

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BS Man about Palms

I keep laughing watching this thread... (in a good way Josh)... I wonder which one of us will finally make it to the others place to see their gems.. (although I did get to your Carlsbad pad)

 

Looking great my friend!

 

Can I stop by next week? Every time I google a particular palm I always come across some pictures of your garden...then I start to drool..lol :drool:

oops, just saw this.. When my work slows down from fixing AC units I'm sure we'll get together... I've got behind again with the recent heat waves.. 

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Josh-O

I keep laughing watching this thread... (in a good way Josh)... I wonder which one of us will finally make it to the others place to see their gems.. (although I did get to your Carlsbad pad)

 

Looking great my friend!

 

Can I stop by next week? Every time I google a particular palm I always come across some pictures of your garden...then I start to drool..lol :drool:

oops, just saw this.. When my work slows down from fixing AC units I'm sure we'll get together... I've got behind again with the recent heat waves.. 

no problem :) 

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Josh-O

Just planted a very nice  24" box "Cali coconut" beccariophoenix alfredii... There is no doubt this a super grower for us in Southern California.

I cant wait to see this get big and coconut like soon.

Thanks for looking..

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Josh-O

I also got this fatty 20 gal clinostigma savoryanum in the ground. It's just now at that rocket ship stage where it is growing really fast,  finally..... :) 

please enjoy the pictures.

 

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Tassie_Troy1971

:o:o  I have never seen a palm garden started this way with so many mature palm - fantastic adventure indeed !

If you don't mind me asking how old are you Josh ?  Because if you are relatively young you are going to have a canopy of rare dypsis like the Jeff Marcus garden !

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Danilopez89

Just planted a very nice  24" box "Cali coconut" beccariophoenix alfredii... There is no doubt this a super grower for us in Southern California.

I cant wait to see this get big and coconut like soon.

Thanks for looking..

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Sweeeeettah! 

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Josh-O

:o:o  I have never seen a palm garden started this way with so many mature palm - fantastic adventure indeed !

If you don't mind me asking how old are you Josh ?  Because if you are relatively young you are going to have a canopy of rare dypsis like the Jeff Marcus garden !

Hi Troy,

mi 39 yrs old :) and very determined to get a big garden by the time i'm 45yrs old..lol

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Josh-O

Just planted a very nice  24" box "Cali coconut" beccariophoenix alfredii... There is no doubt this a super grower for us in Southern California.

I cant wait to see this get big and coconut like soon.

Thanks for looking..

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Sweeeeettah! 

Thanks Danny

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nachocarl

Aw man where is the "palm a day" planting?  I was looking forward to it!  Seriously Josh, talk about instant garden.  :greenthumb:

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trioderob

best thread ever- bitchin

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Josh-O

Aw man where is the "palm a day" planting?  I was looking forward to it!  Seriously Josh, talk about instant garden.  :greenthumb:

I just planted a ton of stuff yesterday. I'll post pic's soon

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Josh-O

best thread ever- bitchin

Thanks Robert :greenthumb: Its a fun yet labor intensive project. Next up is a 60 ton crane to place boulders in the garden...yikes :) 

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Josh-O

more pictures to come shortly.....

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Josh-O

OK, got the holes dug but is was a super long day...I'll have the after pictures Monday afternoon... stay tuned...

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left side is an 20 gal Archontophoenix maxima double , middle is a 15 gal Sabalsabal mauritiiformis and the far right one is a  20 gal "TRUE BLUE" butia compacta. 

 

 

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dalmatiansoap

Getting huuuuuge

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Ben in Norcal

I don't think I've ever seen that "Butia compacta" before.  I likey.

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pogobob

I am so lucky to have Josh as a neighbor, he is like a turbo charged rhino with his enthusiasm! Some day we will have to host a Palm Society meeting!

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Josh-O

I don't think I've ever seen that "Butia compacta" before.  I likey.

They are very hard to find :( It took me a long time to get this little guy. It's the bluest butia I have seen and the trunk dosent get that big. Pictures don't do this palm any justice. 

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Josh-O

I am so lucky to have Josh as a neighbor, he is like a turbo charged rhino with his enthusiasm! Some day we will have to host a Palm Society meeting!

Bob, I totally dig the fact that we are neighbors. It's fun that we can practically walk to each others gardens.

This week I pooped out planting palms. I'm so tired and sore from moving crap around all week long...

I think a PSSC meeting would be something I would be up to when the garden is complete??

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TexasColdHardyPalms

That is an odd Butia indeed, but I kinda like it...  In a way it reminds me of a C. Humilis var. volcano.

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Tassie_Troy1971

Josh

Butia compacta is a really nice palm

Cool that you are neighbors with Pogobob as i have stayed at Bob's last time i was over !

Get a Chatham Island Rhopalostylis from Joe palma they are growing really well in Bob's garden.

 

Next time i will walk over to your garden !

 

 

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Josh-O

Josh

Butia compacta is a really nice palm

Cool that you are neighbors with Pogobob as i have stayed at Bob's last time i was over !

Get a Chatham Island Rhopalostylis from Joe palma they are growing really well in Bob's garden.

 

Next time i will walk over to your garden !

sounds good I'll have the cold beer waiting..

 

cheers!!

 

 

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Josh-O

just got a couple pictures of the palms that were just planted in those 3 empty.

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left side is an 20 gal Archontophoenix maxima double , middle is a 15 gal Sabalsabal mauritiiformis and the far right one is a  20 gal "TRUE BLUE" butia compacta. 

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Ben in Norcal

Dang, I like that Butia, Josh!

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Josh-O

Dang, I like that Butia, Josh!

Me too. It took me a couple of years to find the correct "compact" form.  I wish I could find seed so I can grow my own..

I like how blue it really is. pictures don't really do the color justice :( 

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The Steve

Dang, I like that Butia, Josh!

Me too. It took me a couple of years to find the correct "compact" form.  I wish I could find seed so I can grow my own..

I like how blue it really is. pictures don't really do the color justice :( 

I know Bill in Fallbrook had some a while back, they definitely looked different, and I think that he had some large plants.  His plants are always large.  Yard's looking sharp, and I bet you still have lots of room to plant!

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Josh-O

Dang, I like that Butia, Josh!

Me too. It took me a couple of years to find the correct "compact" form.  I wish I could find seed so I can grow my own..

I like how blue it really is. pictures don't really do the color justice :( 

I know Bill in Fallbrook had some a while back, they definitely looked different, and I think that he had some large plants.  His plants are always large.  Yard's looking sharp, and I bet you still have lots of room to plant!

I have barley made a dent in the garden. I still have a boat load of space to plant. this project is going to be a few years long...

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foxtail

:drool::drool:

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tinman10101

hey josh

i was wondering where you got that butia compacta.  i got a huge one from bill in fallbrook a couple of years back and it looked so compact and awesome.  then when i planted it, it started growing out like a normal butia.  now it looks just like a normal butia.  maybe the compactness has something to do with it grown in a pot for so long.  just wondering.  i know bill has one in the front of the house at his nursery and it looks crazy!  it is holding like 30-40 leaves and its like a solid umbrella.  well i am hoping that if i just stop trimming mine, it will at least look like the one bill has in his front yard because it is awesome!!!!

here is a pic of the one in his front yard from long ago and a pic of mine when i first bought it one from him.  it was in a 30 gallon pot. also a pic of it first planted and how it looks today, 5 years later.  just sharing my experience.

btw ... your garden looks insane!!!  hope one day i could see it in real life!!!

tin

 

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Ben in Norcal

Tin - the form on yours looks different than Josh's.  Even in the pot it looks much less upright?

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tinman10101

yes i agree ben. :D  i think there are variations with "compacta form"  ... i was just inquiring if josh received his compacta from bill skimini in fallbrook since i know he said he collected from same seed source.  cheers

 

tin

 

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Josh-O

Hi Tin,

The seed came from his Dads plant. There are a few types of "compact" form going around and in IMO they are not true to form. There is a lot of variance in this species. Who knows, mine might end up growing into something like regular butia??? I can say with confidence that mine looks nothing like yours when yours was smaller. I'm hoping it will end up looking like Bills dads tree. :)  Thanks for posting pictures of yours. Its well grown and looks like it's a very happy tree:greenthumb:

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Josh-O

I finally came to my senses today ..lol  I called in the big guns to drill some holes with a bobcat that was equipped with  a 24" W  x 4' long auger bit. It  would of normally take two guys to dig 60  15 gal to 24" box holes 3 weeks. It took us only 4 (might I say very short) hours with the help of my little friend the bobcat.

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image3.thumb.jpeg.81be7e15e0ef2a3e386161drill power baby!!

image4.thumb.jpeg.fad112cb1f6d6fbb2c12cb3 holes in less that 5 minutes, BAM!

 

 

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