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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'?

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'?

Hi Ron, I gave it a lot of thought and considered mulch pathways. The reason why I decided to go with concrete pathways is I'm on a fairly steep slope. last rain fall we has did a good number on the pathways and was a mess to clean up and repair. If I was on flat ground I would do mulch walkways in a heart beat. I'mm gonna mulch around all the palms though.

As soon as I find another black stem I will POST PICTURES :lol:

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Josh-O

I hope we get some rain tonight. We need it

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Ben in Norcal

Absolutely poured here overnight and off and on throughout the day today - we got SOAKED!

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Josh-O

Absolutely poured here overnight and off and on throughout the day today - we got SOAKED!

Gosh, we got some minor sprinkles only. I saw the radar for your area and it was red and yellow on the Doppler. Enjoy the free water :)  

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LJG

Wow, you have done a lot since I have been away. Can't wait for the next visit.

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Josh-O

Wow, you have done a lot since I have been away. Can't wait for the next visit.

I have been a busy beaver! I can't wait to hear about your trip.

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Josh-O

Ok, here it is. I had a few people PM me to post  my butia cap. X parajubea cocoides. 

this was a 2 strap leaf seedling 2 yrs ago. I planted it out as a 15 gal plant a few weeks ago.

SUPER FAST grower

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Tassie_Troy1971

what fertilizer are you using josh ?

 

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Josh-O

I use best palms plus. It's fairly inexpensive and is a pretty darn good fertilizer for my palm trees. It comes in 50 pound bags and is roughly $40 

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Josh-O

what fertilizer are you using josh ?

 

 I fertilize about every four months with this product. It's more of a time release fertilizer 

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Tassie_Troy1971

josh

Are you going to plant any Rhopalostylis sapida

Great Barrier Island and Chatham island are the best ones.

Also Rhopalostylis baueri cheesmanii  ?

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Josh-O

josh

Are you going to plant any Rhopalostylis sapida

Great Barrier Island and Chatham island are the best ones.

Also Rhopalostylis baueri cheesmanii  ?

yes sir. I have lots of those. I have not planted any in the garden as of yet. I'm planning on planting a small grove of all 4 species to show case the differences each represent. 

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Josh-O

We finally finished laying out all the pathways in the garden on Thursday.The pathway project has taken much longer than expected and ended up being just under 800' of walkways that meander through the garden. here are a few pictures of last section of pathways that go through a small grove of avo's

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Josh-O

I decided to bring in a few MONSTER 25 gal bottles palms into the garden. I already have one planted but I decided to plant a few more. I just brought these bad boys in today. They have between 30-33 rings of  and have 3' of solid wood trunk and will plant out at 12'+ tall

the last picture is next to a 30" box for scale.....

 

enjoy the pictures :) 

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Josh-O

looks like rain is coming Sunday?  I hope all my pathway grading does not get ruined since I don't have any concrete poured yet.

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Rafael

Josh, this is an incredible instant landscaping project! That was quite an impressive work.

i am looking forward to more pics :36_14_15[1]: :interesting:

 

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Josh-O
11 minutes ago, Rafael said:

Josh, this is an incredible instant landscaping project! That was quite an impressive work.

i am looking forward to more pics :36_14_15[1]: :interesting:

 

I'm going to do some more planting next week. I'll post more pictures when I do :) 

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OverGrown

Man.. this is becoming Palmtalk's Opus!   Great collection of plants and it's nice to see them with immediate gratification!  You had mentioned the paths being 3 ft wide, if there is room for it, and no grade issues, I'd recommend pouring them wider...3ft only allows for single file walking, looks too narrow in proportion to most gardens and makes for a frustrating time when you have to maneuver plants to and from, etc.  Unless you have some large runoff areas, I wouldn't worry too much about the rain since it would only help with compaction.  Keep up the good work!

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Josh-O
7 hours ago, OverGrown said:

Man.. this is becoming Palmtalk's Opus!   Great collection of plants and it's nice to see them with immediate gratification!  You had mentioned the paths being 3 ft wide, if there is room for it, and no grade issues, I'd recommend pouring them wider...3ft only allows for single file walking, looks too narrow in proportion to most gardens and makes for a frustrating time when you have to maneuver plants to and from, etc.  Unless you have some large runoff areas, I wouldn't worry too much about the rain since it would only help with compaction.  Keep up the good work!

Thanks Peter,

I'm stuck at 3' wide pathways. the garden is on a sloping hillside and wraps around the side of a hill.. If I had flat ground I would of have done 4-5' wide pathways for sure.

I have a contractor coming over to give me a cement quote for the protect. I decided to go with color stamped concrete.

 

Cheers :) 

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Peter Timmermans
On 13-11-2015 05:17:16, Josh-O said:

I decided to bring in a few MONSTER 25 gal bottles palms into the garden. I already have one planted but I decided to plant a few more. I just brought these bad boys in today. They have between 30-33 rings of  and have 3' of solid wood trunk and will plant out at 12'+ tall

the last picture is next to a 30" box for scale.....

 

enjoy the pictures :) 

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Stunning palms, Josh. No chance of growing them here. Your palmetum is fantastic! Congrats.

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Josh-O
9 hours ago, Peter Timmermans said:

Stunning palms, Josh. No chance of growing them here. Your palmetum is fantastic! Congrats.

Hi Peter, Have you tried to grow them indoors? They make very good potted house plants 

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Moose
17 hours ago, Josh-O said:

Thanks Peter,

I'm stuck at 3' wide pathways. the garden is on a sloping hillside and wraps around the side of a hill.. If I had flat ground I would of have done 4-5' wide pathways for sure.

I have a contractor coming over to give me a cement quote for the protect. I decided to go with color stamped concrete.

 

Cheers :) 

 

Josh - Hope your GC don't know palms. If he does and sees the $$$$$ value of what's planted, he may adjust your quote accordingly. 

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Josh-O
3 hours ago, Moose said:

 

Josh - Hope your GC don't know palms. If he does and sees the $$$$$ value of what's planted, he may adjust your quote accordingly. 

the GC is a friends buddy and has done over 40 pathways for palm gardens here  in So. Cal.

the funny thing is that he really doesn't know anything about rare palms. :greenthumb:

He is a great concrete-smith

 

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Tassie_Troy1971

unbelievable project !

Are you going to build a house on site ???

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Josh-O
20 hours ago, Tassie_Troy1971 said:

unbelievable project !

Are you going to build a house on site ???

there are currently two homes on the property. one is a 2200sqft ranch style house that I rent out. The other is a 650 sqft studio house/granny flat I'm going to use as an office.

the garden is fenced in on 2 1/2 acres and keep separate from the rental properties.

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Josh-O
15 hours ago, aivalima said:

Great job!!!

Well done!!!

thanks George. It's been a labor of love.

 

Welcome to palm talk:)

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Yunder Wækraus

If this project turns out like all of us think it will turn out, you will need to consider seriously whether you can set up a non-profit to preserve it past your gardening years and make out open to the public. I wish I could time travel 40 years and see how everything filled in. (I'm thinking of the Ruth Bancroft garden up in the Bay Area.)

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Josh-O
6 hours ago, Yunder Wækraus said:

If this project turns out like all of us think it will turn out, you will need to consider seriously whether you can set up a non-profit to preserve it past your gardening years and make out open to the public. I wish I could time travel 40 years and see how everything filled in. (I'm thinking of the Ruth Bancroft garden up in the Bay Area.)

not a bad idea. :greenthumb:

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John Case
19 hours ago, Josh-O said:

not a bad idea. :greenthumb:

Ruth is still up and kicking at 106! Wheelchair bound but mentally sharp....

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Josh-O
13 hours ago, John Case said:

Ruth is still up and kicking at 106! Wheelchair bound but mentally sharp....

Whoa! 106!!!!! That's amazing.

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Josh-O

Wellllllllll, I was back at it again this last couple days.

I took advantage of the summer like weather we had and put a few more palms in the ground.

Dennis W. stopped by for another PRA (like his 20th) to help out with planting a few dypsis and some other cool nuggets.

please enjoy the pictures :) 

 

I decided to go ahead and plant out this massive  dypsis saintelucei. I have been holding out to see where I could plant this specimen to best show case its splendor. It;s not everyday one this size comes along and I wanted to make placement count.

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Josh-O

here is a triple planted Dypsis pembana that I decided would make a nice entry plant as you first walk into the garden.

I planted a 5 gal; and 2 15 gals in the same hole to give it a big clumping effect right from the start.

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Josh-O

here is the Livistona saribus. this was planted out from a very large overgrown 15 gal

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Josh-O

say hello to my little syagrus cearensis.. It suckered 4 times but I may cut off two stems to give it the famous double look?

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_Keith

Incredible on-going effort.  It will be exciting to watch it continue to grow.

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Josh-O
1 hour ago, _Keith said:

Incredible on-going effort.  It will be exciting to watch it continue to grow.

Thanks Keith :greenthumb: It will be interesting to see how the garden evolves over the years.. So far I have a huge head start with big instant trees.

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Josh-O

is anyone else growing  syagrus cearensis ?

I use to hate this genus and now I love it.

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Josh-O

happy thanks giving everyone!! 

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Moose
On 11/24/2015, 11:23:41, Josh-O said:

here is a triple planted Dypsis pembana that I decided would make a nice entry plant as you first walk into the garden.

I planted a 5 gal; and 2 15 gals in the same hole to give it a big clumping effect right from the start.

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Can't seem to locate Triode in any of the pics ? :huh:

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