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For in-ground palms I like the Dig 0-10 GPH adjustable drippers on a stake, they are in packs of 10 and 25 at HD. This is for the fact that they are adjustable, they stay put, tube goes in on the side, they can remain slightly elevated from dirt, can be cleaned by just unscrewing the cap, and work quite well.

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Smaller plants I have use the Dig 1 or 2GPH button drippers, but sometimes you are not quite sure if anything is coming out of them or not...

Ando, I use those exact drip emitters at my Carlsbad garden where I live. I'm considering using these in Vista? They are very versatile since they GPH range is so broad.

 

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Josh-O

I use the DIG stuff too. I mostly use the button drippers but I have to keep a close eye. They'll get clogged and then pop off the tubing making for a mess. I've found that soaking the tubing in hot water helps attach it to the drippers. Overall it's a good setup and the price is right. 

Matt, What GPH out put do the button emitters put out? I'm not sure those will work for me since I cant run the 3/4 poly tubing close enough to many of the palms.

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Matt in OC

I use 1, 2 (mostly), or 4gph, depending on the plant, but I have a relatively small garden so I'm able to run the tubing pretty close to everything and then I use the 1/8" tubing directly to the button drippers. 

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Josh-O

I use 1, 2 (mostly), or 4gph, depending on the plant, but I have a relatively small garden so I'm able to run the tubing pretty close to everything and then I use the 1/8" tubing directly to the button drippers. 

Thanks for the feed back :) 

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Josh-O

Well, it finally happened. My  dypsis mananjarensis is officially trunking. I carefully pulled two of the old leaf bases off yesterday morning. I was very surprised to see how orange the trunk actually was. this is my favorite palm in the "vista garden" 

 

enjoy the pic's :) 

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I decided to go with Ando's recommendation with the drip emitters. I worked all day last Thursday and was only able to complete 2 of the 12 irrigation zones I need to hook up.

I'm still working on grading the pathways in preparation of having concrete poured. Thanks everyone for all your awesome PM's and reply's to this progressive thread.

Cheers :) 

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Pando

Looks nice Josh! :)  I should get there sometime to check this project out.

One more recommendation - before pouring concrete, put some empty 3/4" pvc pipes across the path at strategic places and cap them. You never know when you need to run more irrigation lines or wires for low voltage landscape lighting. PVC is cheap, and it will save you the headache of trying to push things under the concrete later on.

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I decided to go with Ando's recommendation with the drip emitters. I worked all day last Thursday and was only able to complete 2 of the 12 irrigation zones I need to hook up.

I'm still working on grading the pathways in preparation of having concrete poured. Thanks everyone for all your awesome PM's and reply's to this progressive thread.

Cheers :) 

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In few months, it will look like Gardens by the Bay Singapore, wonderful garden :)

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I decided to go with Ando's recommendation with the drip emitters. I worked all day last Thursday and was only able to complete 2 of the 12 irrigation zones I need to hook up.

I'm still working on grading the pathways in preparation of having concrete poured. Thanks everyone for all your awesome PM's and reply's to this progressive thread.

Cheers :) 

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In few months, it will look like Gardens by the Bay Singapore, wonderful garden :)

Thanks Philippe :)  I still have a lot to put in the ground before our planting season comes to an end. When the pathways go in the garden it should really come alive with character. 

 

Cheers

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Josh-O

gonna be planting tomorrow...

stay tuned peeps!!!

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Josh-O

Well, I put planting off for a couple weeks to work on getting the pathways laid out to get ready for concrete. I had a couple of PRA helpers in the garden today to help out.

The weather was perfect for getting the hands dirty.

IMG_2933.thumb.JPG.7e118378547f6ef31a124Dennis W. and Adam M.(Akamu on palm talk) discussing palms on a quick break.

 

Adam showing off his manly muscles while tamping the pathway. (my hero:D

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thanks again fellas for coming out and dropping some sweat in the garden!!

 

 

 

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BS Man about Palms

Nice work by the lads there Josh!!! 

BTW... has the mealy bug managed the "magic 3" "  of push on the spear yet?  That way I would be reasonably safe it made it from the transplant..

(Sorry if you already mentioned it... this is a big thread! :D )

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Nice work by the lads there Josh!!! 

BTW... has the mealy bug managed the "magic 3" "  of push on the spear yet?  That way I would be reasonably safe it made it from the transplant..

(Sorry if you already mentioned it... this is a big thread! :D )

Hi Bill, Since I planted it it it has pushed 20 inches of new spear. I marked it last month when Len was over and it has moves 6 inches since then. I think I'm in the clear.

The only palm I'm a bit concerned about is that ravenea sp. kengahli (how ever you spell it) I have lost 9 fronds. It has seemed to have stabilized now and still has about 10 fronds left.I have treated that palm twice just as a preventive measure. 

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topwater

Josh, I had to quit watching for a while when you put in the giant Clinostigma, the SoCal envy was getting too bad. :)  Your place is solid awesomeness and win!  Keep the pics coming, please.

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Josh, I had to quit watching for a while when you put in the giant Clinostigma, the SoCal envy was getting too bad. :)  Your place is solid awesomeness and win!  Keep the pics coming, please.

Thanks Don. It defiantly a labor of love :) 

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Pando

It defiantly a labor of love :) 

Josh, a nice Freudian slip there, perhaps? :D

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Josh-O

It defiantly a labor of love :) 

Josh, a nice Freudian slip there, perhaps? :D

hahahahahaha :)  funny..

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foxtail

Goooooo Josh!!! :greenthumb::lol:

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Josh-O

Goooooo Josh!!! :greenthumb::lol:

:lol:B)

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NESH

Amazing job Josh.  This is very inspiring to see you build such a great garden starting with these specimens.   I can only imagine what it will look like in time. I would love to come out for a visit soon.  Go BIG Dypsis or Go Home!

More pics please!!!

 

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Josh-O

Amazing job Josh.  This is very inspiring to see you build such a great garden starting with these specimens.   I can only imagine what it will look like in time. I would love to come out for a visit soon.  Go BIG Dypsis or Go Home!

More pics please!!!

 

Hi Jwad, you are always welcome to the garden. text me when your ready to swing on by. :) 

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I got side tracked today and did not get any palms in the ground instead I opted for a PRA

Eddie Green payed a visit today and had a blast as always. here are some pic's from today's adventure.

Enjoy :) 

IMG_2955.thumb.JPG.c028fccdaa93e404db58aflowering pseudophoenix sargentii

IMG_2959.thumb.JPG.5ea22b7ff1d7979cee26eslick willy (dypsis sp. Beff)

IMG_2960.thumb.JPG.39617a9e8d2edc71ce5f8trunking mealy bug palm

IMG_2961.thumb.JPG.a09410583011a03bc2091seeding Tri bear

IMG_2962.thumb.JPG.25c4fae5d727de35d5221in between a white triangle (left) and D. Prestoniana(right)

Thanks for coming By Eddie :) 

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Josh-O

Since we are slated for a mother of all winters. We have been working overtime to get the pathways carved out so we can pour concrete ASAP. I don't want all this hard work to go to waste :( and wash down the hill.

Here are some pictures of the pathways that have been laid out.

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there is going to be roughly 800 ft of pathways when completed. 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures :greenthumb:

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Matt in OC

Man, that is a ton of work. Looking amazing, Josh!

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Josh-O

Man, that is a ton of work. Looking amazing, Josh!

Thanks Matt, I can honestly say that I'm very soar. lol 

been dropping  sweat over there

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doranakandawatta

OMG, did you leave one or two palms in Gardens By the Bay? It must look very bare now!

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Josh-O

OMG, did you leave one or two palms in Gardens By the Bay? It must look very bare now!

lol... this is the other side of the garden. I have not planted any palms there yert. It's still a blank canvas and I'm not sure what to plant yet. all the palms are still there.

 

your garden is amazing BTY :) :drool:

I love looking at you morning and evening garden posts. Keep them coming!!:greenthumb:

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John Case

How big is the lot?

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samirbouag

woooooooooow! so good and beautiful palms you've got, and bravo for the good job you've done in your garden :)

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doranakandawatta

OMG, did you leave one or two palms in Gardens By the Bay? It must look very bare now!

I mean (and I am jocking): did you take all the palms from Singapore Gardens by The Bay ? (where I have been very impressed by all the mature palms they planted around 2011). 

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/37247-silver-garden-in-gardens-by-the-bay-singapore/#comment-581671

And , starting Doranakanda gardens only with seedlings, I admire the beauty of more adult palms you plant. In fact, I am very jealous (lol)

 

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Josh-O

How big is the lot?

John, it's 3 acres total. I'm only going to plant out a little over an acre.

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Josh-O

OMG, did you leave one or two palms in Gardens By the Bay? It must look very bare now!

I mean (and I am jocking): did you take all the palms from Singapore Gardens by The Bay ? (where I have been very impressed by all the mature palms they planted around 2011). 

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/37247-silver-garden-in-gardens-by-the-bay-singapore/#comment-581671

And , starting Doranakanda gardens only with seedlings, I admire the beauty of more adult palms you plant. In fact, I am very jealous (lol)

 

:) some fell into my lap

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Josh-O

woooooooooow! so good and beautiful palms you've got, and bravo for the good job you've done in your garden :)

Thanks Sam! It's been a labor of love :) 

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Moose

 

Its your dream garden so I guess your sold on the concrete pathways. I would have made the paths with hardwood mulch? It would only improve your soil overtime and looks really cool. It works really well in Jeff Searle's garden. 

When are you planting the monster Dypsis 'Black Stem'?

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