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Let's see today's activity..

Few materials i  took along with me, Perlite,Bone meal(a byproduct derived from fish),Hacksaw blade and a cutting player..

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Today we first planted Corypha umbraculifera : Talipot palm. And below is the visuals of that work..

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Still of the cut open barrel

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Kris

Now lets see the planting work of Yellow Latan Palm : Latania Verschaffeltii.

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Kris

Now we shall see the planting work of Medemia Argun Palm : Nubian Desert Palm.

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Cont..

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Love,

Kris.

 

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Kostas

That planting site has been a blessing for your plants Kris. You are truly unloading monsters in the ground!!:drool:

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Kris

Dear Konstantinos "Well Said". :)

Now lets see today's Palm Planting activity..

We planted Bismarckia Nobilis, Phoenix Theophrasti and Sabal BlackBurniana.

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Bismarckia nobilis :-

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Kris

Cont..

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And the above Theo is one of the 3 theo's sent to me by Bro.M@x,Italy.

 

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Cont..

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BTW this palm came to me from Bro. M@x,Italy.

Love,

Kris.

 

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Kostas

Awesome! 

You grew that monster Bismarckia in that pot yourself? Wow! What soil did you use? They hate pots for me

What soil did you use for Borassus as well?

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jardinierpalmiertrat

very nice work and Park:greenthumb:

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Kris

Dear Konstantino, Glad you liked our method of growing palms.The soil mix that we prepare is basically consists of course grade washed river sand,Red soil,and granite chips(blue metal chips).How we mix and its quantity details are in most of my "Palm Maintenance" Threads & Topics. Everything is explained there. Kindly go thorough it. And another important thing is well water(ground water),hot direct sunlight in our roof top garden and regular dosage of Di-Ammonium-Phospate(also called as DAP),Bone meal,Seaweed granules,Neem Composite etc.were feed to these palms.

And palm trees germinate and grow fine for me in one liter mineral water bottles,Terracotta pots And big industrial barrels too.And you must visit all my "Palm maintenance" threads to see how we have operated.

 

Dear Sette,Thanks for visiting this thread and for your encouragement.

 

Love,

Kris.

 

 

 

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Kris

Celebrating world yoga day,21June. In the park there was crowd,some people performing yoga for others to learn..

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Love,

Kris.

 

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Kris

Hi Friends,

Yesterday we gave a Christmas tree to this park.Actually its Botanical name i do not know.This plant was becoming too big to be kept indefinitely in containers at our house,So thought it would be happy if place in the ground.Since its grown in a semi-shade region of our house garden,thought would consult before planting it in a semi-shade are or will it take full sunlight and harsh summers.

Here are the visuals of that plant :

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Vehicle entering the park entrance..

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This is the area where i have decided to planted this tree,but its a semi-shade region of this park,don't know wheather it will be beneficial or not ?

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Here's a still of my son for height comparison..

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Once this planting work begins i will post stills of it.

 

Love,

Kris.

 

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Monòver

This is Araucaria excelsa. 

It grows better in full sun and in the future, it will be a monster.

Nice tree!!!

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Pip

Araucaria heterophylla (synonym excelsa) are very popular for coastal plantings over here.

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Kris

Thanks Friends for its botanical name.And for those nice visuals.

A place has been selected and a pit has been dug..and its allowed to breath.In the coming week most probably we might plant it.Here's a visual of it.

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Pedro 65
9 minutes ago, Kris said:

Thanks Friends for its botanical name.And for those nice visuals.

A place has been selected and a pit has been dug..and its allowed to breath.In the coming week most probably we might plant it.Here's a visual of it20160722_084623.thumb.jpg.07f92cde07a93b

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Kris, imo, you need to find a spot with more space, it will take up that "whole " area and what about the poor stunning young Schizostachyum brachycladum  bamboos, hard to find a "better" looking Bamboo, have a good rethink.  Pete :) 

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Dear Pete,

I do share your concern,But that pit was dug up by the park authorities taking note of their water line,sewage line,park lighting cable and their main 230volts current cable.

And do you know how many years it took for me to make contact with the park authorities.Many of my palms and plants that were root bound in pots just dried up due to lack of proper garden space to grow.So whatever garden space they alot for my palms iam taking it.I hope you understand.

Thanks for your time,

Love,

Kris.

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Pedro 65
1 hour ago, Kris said:

Dear Pete,

I do share your concern,But that pit was dug up by the park authorities taking note of their water line,sewage line,park lighting cable and their main 230volts current cable.

And do you know how many years it took for me to make contact with the park authorities.Many of my palms and plants that were root bound in pots just dried up due to lack of proper garden space to grow.So whatever garden space they alot for my palms iam taking it.I hope you understand.

Thanks for your time,

Love,

Kris.

Hi Kris, while the Schizostachyum's are still young , it would be best for them to relocated to another position ,  keep up with yr great input to the gardens.

All best  Pete :) 

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Alicehunter2000

Kris, can't believe your son is that big already....seems like he was just born a couple of years ago. I know you took a break from PT while he was small but now that he is getting bigger he can start gardening with you....and your PT participation has once again increased.

Pretty cool that the park is interested in your collection. What has been their thoughts during the process? Do they think of you as just some eccentric palm dude....

or have they started consulting with you as an expert plant person.....are they starting to see the value of the exotic plants you are giving to them? As with any new garden like this....the real results of your hard work will reveal themselves as the palms and trees start growing to majestic proportions....I hope you live close enough to enjoy your work often.

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Kris

An visual update on  Araucaria heterophylla Planting work...

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The pit was later filled up with river sand,coarse grade perlite,and neem composite as the soil in the park is hard clay.

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After watering this pot,we tried to pull this plant gently...it just glided out of the pot.

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A close-up shot !

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Dear David,

Glad you liked the park and our work that has gone into it.Yes,my son is growing fast like washy robusta ! He is 7 years old. And yes he loves gardening like us.What i noticed in the park is all walkers,park authorities etc were impressed with  Bismarckia nobilis  and other palms that had silver/blue leaves.And when i showed few stills of grown-up specimens of those,They were stunned by its beauty.

As you said it will be a beautiful public garden in years to come..more particularly for the future generations to admire.

Thanks and Love,

Kris.

 

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Today i delivered few palms to this park,which were growing in our roof top garden..

Brahea Armata, Chamaerops Humilis,Cardboard Palm(Cycad),Chamaedorea Sefritzii Palm,Golden Bostern Fern,Ficus Elastica(Rubber Tree Variegata).

Once the planting work of the above plants commence i will update,with visuals.

Love,

Kris.

 

 

 

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Here are the visuals of today planting work..

Ficus Elastica(Rubber Tree Variegata) :

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The dug up pit is filled and leveled with river sand,perlite and neem composite...

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Cardboard Palm (  Zamia furfuracea ).

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Med Fan Palm :

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Med fan is out off its pot..

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Root ball 

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Golden Bostern Fern :

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Chamaedorea Sefritzii Palm :

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After cutting off the one liter mineral water bottle in which it remained all these years..

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Brahea Armata :

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Of all my Blue Hesper palms,This one had great colour so made it a point that it must be planted in the park..

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Thanks and love,

Kris.

 

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Alicehunter2000

MORE!

BTW, According to Eric, one of your Corpha that you gave me years ago is surviving at Leu Gardens in Orlando...the others didn't make it in my climate...but at least one survives!

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Kris

Thanks for the information David, And my Spl thanks to our Eric..:greenthumb:

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Lets see today's activity. Few Agaves and one yucca were planted which were delivered by me earlier.They are all the off shoots from the mother plant that are growing with me.And we delivered that phoenix hybrid palm along with a plant which looks and puts out white flowers like Frangipani but trunk has tiny thorns here and there.

Now lets see the visuals :

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This is where they have decided to plant it...I hope it turns out to be a pure CIDP !

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This is the other plant delivered today..it will be planted in that cement ring seen near-by.

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Lets see the Agave and yucca plantings..

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Below is the stripped yucca,we have trimmed most of the leaves as it has tiny teeth as seen on a hacksaw blade making it difficult to transport and plant.

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More updates as and when they occur..

 

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We will all enjoy further updates as they stretch their roots into the soil. So rewarding to see these I am sure!

Thank you for the story and pictures I enjoy with my big mug of British style hot tea across the world this morning!

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21 hours ago, Cindy Adair said:

We will all enjoy further updates as they stretch their roots into the soil. So rewarding to see these I am sure!

Thank you for the story and pictures I enjoy with my big mug of British style hot tea across the world this morning!

Thanks very much for your comments,And glad you liked the posts.

 

Love,

Kris.

 

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