Just picked up these 2 beautiful plants to go
with my other jubes thanks again Dave.
Had a question. A while ago I bought 4 Chambey's, this was after I visited Dave's Garden in La Habra coincidently, as his are just amazing! lol.
I found a grower that had a bunch of 5ga's that were Sun Acclimated. Was important to me as I don't have a ton of shade and didn't want to watch them get all burned up coming from greenhouse.
Well I put 2 in ground last month no problem doing great. Waited on the other 2 as I was thinking were I wanted to put them.
I had one that I got that was a little loose, as it had a small stake in the pot as it was bit top heavy, guess the roots had not set into pot or whatever causes that. Didn't think much of it I bought it anyways thinking I would just stake it when I put into ground.
Well I dug whole yesterday, and went to remove from the pot today but was having trouble. Noticed I couldn't even slightly pull from the base out of pot. So I started to remove some of the soil from the pot to losen it up. I finally got it out of Pot and noticed this. Looks like this is what happens when a Plant is grown in Pot to long?? The roots were not going through the holes at bottom, creating a Root ball around the bottom. I could not really loosen up all the roots or remove the soil they were firmly stuck together. I did my best, and still put it in the ground, staking it and firmly packing amended Soil into the ground.
I am not sure if it will make it, or whats going to happen, but I will give it a chance in the ground, and let the Palm Angels decide I guess. Take a look and let me know what you think. Have never run across this before in any of the Palms I have bought before.
Cannot figure out how to rotate pics. They are upright on my phone.
With All that Fresh Rain yesterday, a Head cold could not have stopped me today from Diggin some holes I have been waiting to dig! I have 2 BIsmarkias I needed to put in ground and a Fresh Kentiopsis O. To put in the ground!! Courtesy of DoomsDave on the Kentiopsis! Its now in the ground! Found a half day sun spot for it!
With all this El Nino we are suppose to get, and this being my first Fall/Winter of planting palms, I have been wondering if getting all my Palms into the ground as soon as possible, or wondering if I should wait till after ? So decided Ill put larger potted ones into the ground, and maybe wait on the smaller 1-5ga for spring!
In the past week, I have put 2 5ga Livistona Netida's into the ground, 2 Dypsis Pembana, 2-5ga Livistona's, and a 5GA and 15GA Bismarkia's.. Figuring the water were going to get will help them the first season into ground.
Still learning and having fun.
I wish you a very happy birthday. I am sure many IPS friends will celebrate with you and I hope your big Royals will not deliver dead leaves today