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Pal Meir

Acoelorraphe is a very very good choice :greenthumb::) and yours look really marvellous! :wub:A. is also a most excellent indoor palm which can be kept in pots for many decades (if you don’t forget to give them daily lots of water :crying:).

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Josh-O
9 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

I also guessed right, sort of.

Some day, this will be a STUPENDOUS PSSC meeting, with PogoBob next door, oh I wanna run screaming down the street, but it's time to go to bed for tomorrow's stupendous meeting.

have fun at the meeting today Dave.:winkie:

I wish I could attend but I have some family commitments I cant get out of..:(

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Josh-O
8 hours ago, Monòver said:

:yay::yay::yay: AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

Amazing!!!!! Where do you find this jewels??!!

this was dug out a garden in Orange county about 1hr 15min from my garden. it was planted as a big 5 gal 50 yrs ago.

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Josh-O
7 hours ago, palmfriend said:

Josh,

absolutely great and it looks really nice!

With all the driveway still attached it most have been heavy like a tank!:D(or almost)

It`s a beautfilul palm and I think it really fits in!

Thank`s for the funny day.

best regards

 

I'm glad you liked this thread and thanks for playing along :) 

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Josh-O
7 hours ago, Kris said:

Dear Josh.......Super ! :greenthumb:

Love,

Kris.

 

thanks Kris :) 

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4 hours ago, Cindy Adair said:

It looks great! Totally the opposite of what I have mostly done.

You go to great lengths and work very hard to install gorgeous big palms. And like the newest Singapore Garden it shows!

I take a serrated trowel and dig a tiny hole for tiny palms. And then wait. And wait. And wait.

And plant more seeds in pots like I did yesterday. And wait some more.

Congratulations!

I'm on the same page as you with growing lots of palms from seed as well.

I couldn't believe how some of these bigger palms just fell on my lap so I scooped up the opportunities quickly.

Someday I will get to gardens by the bay :) Untill then I'll keep creating my slice of paradise:greenthumb:

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Josh-O
1 hour ago, Yunder Wækraus said:

Fantastic!

thanks :):):) 

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1 hour ago, nachocarl said:

Oops, that was weird.....didn't see the rest of the tread.  I think a queen would still be nice though.B)

 

maybe I'll dig one of your 15 queens out of your garden..lol

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Dr. George
11 hours ago, Josh-O said:

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Looks like there is another hole to be filled. What are your plans for that one? - gmp

 

 

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5 hours ago, nachocarl said:

Oops, that was weird.....didn't see the rest of the tread.  I think a queen would still be nice though.B)

 

Good Eye George.

I'm not sure yer?

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Kim
9 minutes ago, Josh-O said:

Good Eye George.

I'm not sure yer?

Maybe that's for the 45 year-old Jubaea chilensis? :D

Awesome work, Josh!  Funny we don't see the A. wrightii in California much.  In Florida they might be rolling their eyes at this, but they are not at all common here.  

I did not commit to a guess, because I was sure Bill S. was correct in his choice, though the size of the hole was inviting for a Jubaea, your list did not indicate a double-trunked specimen, thus the A. wrightii conclusion.  But you still have room!  And a big space for the almighty Jube! :D  Go for it! Or maybe you have a few already, I haven't kept up with this thread...  Next time Bo comes to San Diego, we are coming by for a tour.

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Dr. George
2 hours ago, Josh-O said:

Good Eye George.

I'm not sure yer?

Well, until you decide, you better put up a barrier around it - we don't want Pogobob falling into it :D - gmp

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8 hours ago, Kim said:

Maybe that's for the 45 year-old Jubaea chilensis? :D

Awesome work, Josh!  Funny we don't see the A. wrightii in California much.  In Florida they might be rolling their eyes at this, but they are not at all common here.  

I did not commit to a guess, because I was sure Bill S. was correct in his choice, though the size of the hole was inviting for a Jubaea, your list did not indicate a double-trunked specimen, thus the A. wrightii conclusion.  But you still have room!  And a big space for the almighty Jube! :D  Go for it! Or maybe you have a few already, I haven't kept up with this thread...  Next time Bo comes to San Diego, we are coming by for a tour.

you and Bo are welcome anytime :)

I do have a real nice blue"ish" jubea at the entrance of the driveway at the bottom of the nursery/gardens.

 

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8 hours ago, Kim said:

Maybe that's for the 45 year-old Jubaea chilensis? :D

Awesome work, Josh!  Funny we don't see the A. wrightii in California much.  In Florida they might be rolling their eyes at this, but they are not at all common here.  

I did not commit to a guess, because I was sure Bill S. was correct in his choice, though the size of the hole was inviting for a Jubaea, your list did not indicate a double-trunked specimen, thus the A. wrightii conclusion.  But you still have room!  And a big space for the almighty Jube! :D  Go for it! Or maybe you have a few already, I haven't kept up with this thread...  Next time Bo comes to San Diego, we are coming by for a tour.

I just found a picture. this guys is very blue

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Josh-O
7 hours ago, Dr. George said:

Well, until you decide, you better put up a barrier around it - we don't want Pogobob falling into it :D - gmp

lol...

he seemed right at home riding his bike around the pathways..lol

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Alicehunter2000

Superb placement....looks like it's always been there...gotta love the satisfaction of instant palminess that only mature specimens can achieve ...very well done! 

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14 minutes ago, Alicehunter2000 said:

Superb placement....looks like it's always been there...gotta love the satisfaction of instant palminess that only mature specimens can achieve ...very well done! 

Thanks David. :greenthumb:

like Kim said.. this may not be a rare palm but they are very hard to find here in California. Especially this size.

I have always admired this palm since I started to collect. It's nice to find big palms for the instant gratification look. 

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Pando

Here are two at the Huntington, today:

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Josh-O
1 hour ago, Pando said:

Here are two at the Huntington, today:

ldUYwOm.jpg

fantastic!! 

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Yunder Wækraus
7 hours ago, Josh-O said:

Thanks David. :greenthumb:

like Kim said.. this may not be a rare palm but they are very hard to find here in California. Especially this size.

I have always admired this palm since I started to collect. It's nice to find big palms for the instant gratification look. 

It's one of my favorite palms too. Yours is every bit as tall as the tallest stands I've seen wild in the southermost hammocks of the Everglades. 

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5 hours ago, Yunder Wækraus said:

It's one of my favorite palms too. Yours is every bit as tall as the tallest stands I've seen wild in the southermost hammocks of the Everglades. 

it took almost 3 yrs to find one this size.

wheeew! I'm just glad its in its new home

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BS Man about Palms
14 hours ago, Pando said:

Here are two at the Huntington, today:

ldUYwOm.jpg

Yup, I was thinking of Joshs' new planting when I saw those yesterday!

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7 hours ago, Yunder Wækraus said:

It's one of my favorite palms too. Yours is every bit as tall as the tallest stands I've seen wild in the southermost hammocks of the Everglades. 

it took almost 3 yrs to find one this size.

wheeew! I'm just glad its in its new home

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6 minutes ago, BS Man about Palms said:

Yup, I was thinking of Joshs' new planting when I saw those yesterday!

I'm so glad I have one in the ground now.

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PalmatierMeg
On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎45‎:‎07‎, DoomsDave said:

whoo-hoo

Now your place looks like a bank in Florida!

You're right, Dave. What is it about banks and everglades palms? Protection from fleeing robbers?

All kidding aside, that is a spectacular specimen of a palm that is due more recognition. Who'd have thought a FL native palm would be showcased in Josh's garden? I guessed Jubaea because I can't grow one and palm lovers in Cali speak of them with such reverence.

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8 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

You're right, Dave. What is it about banks and everglades palms? Protection from fleeing robbers?

All kidding aside, that is a spectacular specimen of a palm that is due more recognition. Who'd have thought a FL native palm would be showcased in Josh's garden? I guessed Jubaea because I can't grow one and palm lovers in Cali speak of them with such reverence.

although Jubea was an excellent guess. That hole defiantly was big enough for a monster jubea.

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Yunder Wækraus
7 hours ago, Josh-O said:

although Jubea was an excellent guess. That hole defiantly was big enough for a monster jubea.

Is there a monster Jubea in your future?

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Josh-O
15 hours ago, Yunder Wækraus said:

Is there a monster Jubea in your future?

already had one craned in last year:greenthumb:

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talkjk

That is an incredible plant. Jenny and I sat and enjoyed this one at the Huntington. I cant imagine the work it takes to dig one of them up. Very insperationel, with risk and hard work comes rewards.

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1 hour ago, talkjk said:

That is an incredible plant. Jenny and I sat and enjoyed this one at the Huntington. I cant imagine the work it takes to dig one of them up. Very insperationel, with risk and hard work comes rewards.

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great picture Trevor!

I need to go to that garden someday very soon :) 

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doranakandawatta
24 minutes ago, Josh-O said:

great picture Trevor!

I need to go to that garden someday very soon :) 

Josh,
I am afraid this palm will disappear very soon if you go there. It's so well matching with your first one :)

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16 hours ago, doranakandawatta said:

Josh,
I am afraid this palm will disappear very soon if you go there. It's so well matching with your first one :)

lol..... :) 

 

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Yunder Wækraus
On 5/23/2016, 9:55:06, Josh-O said:

already had one craned in last year:greenthumb:

I must have missed the picture(s) :-(

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Josh-O
11 hours ago, Yunder Wækraus said:

I must have missed the picture(s) :-(

its on page 2 or 3  of "the up and coming vista garden" thread 

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Harry

Did you remove that piece of concrete from the root ball?

I am going to stay awake all night thinking about it!

Nice work

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Sandy Loam
On ‎5‎/‎25‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎51‎:‎02‎, Yunder Wækraus said:

I must have missed the picture(s) :-(

Yunder, you have to go to the UP AND COMING VISTA GARDEN thread for full effect.  It's truly unbelievable.

Josh, that little old lady probably thanked you when it took it away (minus the piece of her driveway ....ahem).  Awesome tree, but a bit too huge for the average suburban dwelling, I'd think.  In twenty years you'll have an absolute monster.      

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Josh-O
17 hours ago, Harry said:

Did you remove that piece of concrete from the root ball?

I am going to stay awake all night thinking about it!

Nice work

Nahhh, I left it on for character.. ads to the effect of an old dug out palm

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7 hours ago, Sandy Loam said:

Yunder, you have to go to the UP AND COMING VISTA GARDEN thread for full effect.  It's truly unbelievable.

Josh, that little old lady probably thanked you when it took it away (minus the piece of her driveway ....ahem).  Awesome tree, but a bit too huge for the average suburban dwelling, I'd think.  In twenty years you'll have an absolute monster.      

in 20 yrs this thing will be mammoth!!! 

The little old lady didn't want to let us dig it out. It almost never made it to the garden..:bemused:

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Josh-O

is anyone else growing this palm in there garden?

if so please post a picture:drool:

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Ben in Norcal
1 hour ago, Josh-O said:

is anyone else growing this palm in there garden?

if so please post a picture:drool:

I am but not worth a picture!  Just a few leaves sticking out of the ground at this stage...

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