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Hey! 

Couple of pics of the latest addition to my garden, not a palm this time but a small rock pool... great place to stare at the palms from ;)

Hope you like them,

J

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Alicante
On 10/8/2018 1:44:23, Jan Jo said:

Hey! 

Couple of pics of the latest addition to my garden, not a palm this time but a small rock pool... great place to stare at the palms from ;)

Hope you like them,

J

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Completely amazing! :yay:

wow, what a pleasure to take a bath there surrounded by that tropical garden. You are very lucky!

 

I personally think a couple of Roystoneas are missing there, near the pool. That would give it the Caribbean feel. ^_^

I remember you said something about Hyophorbe Verschaeffelti. I don't know if you tried them yet, with the Roystoneas, but I think they will do it very good. The coast from Almería to Málaga has lots of both species, specially Roystoneas. Even in my area I know some good looking specimens of both palms.

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kinzyjr

@Jan Jo

Love the use of stone and water!  Definitely a lush, green escape from day to day monotony.

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NC_Palms

Beautiful! I am moving to Spain soon, can't wait!

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Tyrone

You've got a really beautiful garden. Keep posting pictures.

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Jan Jo
On 8/22/2018, 2:35:28, Alicante said:

Completely amazing! :yay:

wow, what a pleasure to take a bath there surrounded by that tropical garden. You are very lucky!

 

I personally think a couple of Roystoneas are missing there, near the pool. That would give it the Caribbean feel. ^_^

I remember you said something about Hyophorbe Verschaeffelti. I don't know if you tried them yet, with the Roystoneas, but I think they will do it very good. The coast from Almería to Málaga has lots of both species, specially Roystoneas. Even in my area I know some good looking specimens of both palms.

Thanks! Sorry about the slow reply, been off palmtalk for a while... 

Not a bad idea about the roystoneas near the pool, i only have one in my garden, next to my Hyophorbe Verschaffeltii, near a south facing wall, it's the only place I feel they are safe in winter...

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but maybe near the water, palms like that would get a couple of degrees protection now??

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On 8/22/2018, 2:43:20, kinzyjr said:

@Jan Jo

Love the use of stone and water!  Definitely a lush, green escape from day to day monotony.

Thanks B)

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Jan Jo
On 8/22/2018, 11:09:48, NC_Palms said:

Beautiful! I am moving to Spain soon, can't wait!

Thanks! That's great, where to? It's a nice climate generally, especially near the coast...

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On 8/23/2018, 1:31:57, Tyrone said:

You've got a really beautiful garden. Keep posting pictures.

Thanks Tyrone! :D

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Jan Jo

Just wanted to share a couple more pics of seedlings which have lingered for a couple of years in the ground since I planted them, and have finally decided (at the same time) to take off....

This mule palm only had strap leaves at the beginning of the summer....

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And, quite close to it, the Caryota maxima himalaya has decided to finally start growing, too...

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Hope you like them, 

J

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sergiskan

Woow Jan Jo

This mule seems to be happy! 

Regards.

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On 9/9/2018, 5:23:03, Jan Jo said:

Thanks! That's great, where to? It's a nice climate generally, especially near the coast...

Thinking about the Malaga area. Not too sure yet, still trying to find the right place. 

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On 9/13/2018, 5:42:01, NC_Palms said:

Thinking about the Malaga area. Not too sure yet, still trying to find the right place. 

Definitely recommend the Malaga area, for palm climate and many other reasons... hope it works out! ;)

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1 hour ago, Jan Jo said:

Definitely recommend the Malaga area, for palm climate and many other reasons... hope it works out! ;)

The little tropic in the Iberian peninsula.

great place.:greenthumb:

 

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Jan Jo

Hey,

Just wanted to post a couple of pics of two of my Bismarck palms, to compare the growth from a year and a half ago when I last showed pics of them...

The first one seems to have grown a little...

Then... (Feb 17)

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But look at this other one...

Then (Feb 17)..

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And now (Nov 18)...

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(Same from a slightly different angle)...

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That's crazy, eh?

I think they both get roughly the same amount of sun, irrigation, occasional fertilizer... but what a difference... the second palm has better soil (more chalk in the area of the first palm), that's all I can think of...

I sometimes wish I'd brought in more good soil to my garden before planting all my palms, I never realised it would make such a difference...

J

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Hi! 

Now winter is finally over I thought I'd post a few pics of my garden... wasn't a particularly cold winter, but we had some very intense dry winds last month :(

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Jan Jo

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I know people often mention Beccariophoenix, Jubaeopsis, etc. But I find Howea Forsteriana the closest lookalike to a coconut I can grow here...

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Very fast Bismarckia, and Beccariophoenix Alfredii to the right...

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Sabal yapa

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Sabal Guatemalensis, syagrus schizophylla to the right...

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Brahea calcarea

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Archontophoenix alexandrae and Sabal Mauritiformis

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Left to right: coccothrinax barbadensis, hyophorbe indica, pritchardia minor (roystonea regia in background), ptychosperma elegans and hyophorbe verschaffelti...

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Parajubaea toralyii toralyii

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Brahea dulcis I think, and Arenga Engleri

 

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My favourite, I guess, the rockpool ;)

Hope you like them :)

J

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Hi! Just wanted to share a couple more pics: I've decided to try to make the most of my "rock pool" microclimate to try out some of the zone pushers in my collection, I even dared to buy a Veitchia Joannis, though I'm keeping them in pots for now, see how they fare this winter... I like the look of the pots round the pool anyway... hope you like them ;)

The pool...

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Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, growing relatively fast, seems to like the spot (this one I will bring under cover on the coldest nights for sure).. and behind it my showcase Veitchia Joannis. I like this palm a lot!

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From this view you can see them all, albeit some not very clearly... dypsis lutescens (in ground), cocos nucifera I've had a couple of years (must winter inside though), ptychosperma sp., wodyetia bifurcata (ok outside in winter), and the aforementioned Veitchia and Hyophorbe...20190831_171912-1032x774.thumb.jpg.2b0389b556bf0ab7749635ade5a62154.jpg

Cheers,

J

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This photo of my Butiagrus and Caryota Maxima behind I took and shared with you April last year (2018), they had looked more or less like that for 3 years...20180415_114150-774x1032.thumb.jpg.ad93e43c4c13f7f28ec48c6820dc9534.jpg.ded652eea3b180531663e9ae6197d09b.jpg

Now, I can't figure out how to get them in the frame...

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And the Caryota from another angle...!

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The Beccariophoenix Alfredii have gone nuts too...

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I guess you should never give up on slow starting seedlings!

 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@Jan Jo absolutely stunning garden, your variety of palms is spectacular, great growing :greenthumb:

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lapalmeraie

Indeed!!! Stunning. I love the variety of species and how it all comes together. :drool:

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On 9/2/2019 at 2:58 AM, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

@Jan Jo absolutely stunning garden, your variety of palms is spectacular, great growing :greenthumb:

Thanks for the compliments, much appreciated! ;)

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On 9/3/2019 at 9:01 AM, lapalmeraie said:

Indeed!!! Stunning. I love the variety of species and how it all comes together. :drool:

Hey, thanks for the encouragement!

J

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TropicalGardenSpain

Beautiful Garden! Id have to agree with you too that for the climate we have here the garden centres all sell the same 4/5 types of palms and thats your lot! Does make it exciting when you find that one palm no one else has though. im trying to create my own tropical paradise close to Alicante, i have plenty of photos on Instagram if you are interested in seeing them (tropicalgardenspain) Its great to see other people in Spain with the same interests and goals. Looking forward to seeing future pictures... and spring

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On 4/6/2019 at 3:14 PM, Jan Jo said:

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Sabal Guatemalensis, syagrus schizophylla to the right...

Jan Jo,

Love your garden!  I am also growing Sabal guatemalensis (almost 8 years from seed).  How old is yours?  I assume you also grew from seed.  The only other members that I know of that are growing this palm are @PalmatierMeg and @Briank

Jon

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On 1/30/2020 at 10:05 PM, TropicalGardenSpain said:

Beautiful Garden! Id have to agree with you too that for the climate we have here the garden centres all sell the same 4/5 types of palms and thats your lot! Does make it exciting when you find that one palm no one else has though. im trying to create my own tropical paradise close to Alicante, i have plenty of photos on Instagram if you are interested in seeing them (tropicalgardenspain) Its great to see other people in Spain with the same interests and goals. Looking forward to seeing future pictures... and spring

Hi Jamie!

Thanks! Sorry for the slow reply, just saw this... I looked up your Instagram profile but since I don't have one I couldn't open the posts, but what I could see looks incredible! Wow! (Where do you buy your palms in Spain? Looks like you were ordering from Paul Witte?)

Great work! I'll have to set up an Instagram account!

Cheers,

Jan Jo

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On 1/30/2020 at 10:44 PM, Fusca said:

Jan Jo,

Love your garden!  I am also growing Sabal guatemalensis (almost 8 years from seed).  How old is yours?  I assume you also grew from seed.  The only other members that I know of that are growing this palm are @PalmatierMeg and @Briank

Jon

Thanks Jon!

Actually I bought it already a decent size from a vendor/grower in Alicante, so not sure about the age. He seemed very confident it was that species (I think he'd collected the seed)... it's growing a bit slowly, maybe it'll pick up...

Do you have pics of yours on here?

Cheers,

Jan Jo 

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7 hours ago, Jan Jo said:

Thanks Jon!

Actually I bought it already a decent size from a vendor/grower in Alicante, so not sure about the age. He seemed very confident it was that species (I think he'd collected the seed)... it's growing a bit slowly, maybe it'll pick up...

Do you have pics of yours on here?

Cheers,

Jan Jo 

Hi Jan Jo 

Here's a pic of mine.  It's a slow grower for me also but growing much faster in the ground.  8 years from seed.  From 2018:

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And today:

 

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On 11/11/2018 at 6:15 PM, Jan Jo said:

Hey,

Just wanted to post a couple of pics of two of my Bismarck palms, to compare the growth from a year and a half ago when I last showed pics of them...

The first one seems to have grown a little...

Then... (Feb 17)

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And now (Nov 18) (from a different angle)...20181111_125923-1032x774.thumb.jpg.b8f22

But look at this other one...

Then (Feb 17)..

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And now (Nov 18)...

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(Same from a slightly different angle)...

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That's crazy, eh?

I think they both get roughly the same amount of sun, irrigation, occasional fertilizer... but what a difference... the second palm has better soil (more chalk in the area of the first palm), that's all I can think of...

I sometimes wish I'd brought in more good soil to my garden before planting all my palms, I never realised it would make such a difference...

J

Hey! 

Was just looking back over some of my old garden pics, thought I'd post a few updates... 

In particular one of my Bismarckias continues to grow as if on steroids... 

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One of the others has grown a bit, but much much less... 

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On 9/9/2018 at 11:31 AM, Jan Jo said:

Just wanted to share a couple more pics of seedlings which have lingered for a couple of years in the ground since I planted them, and have finally decided (at the same time) to take off....

This mule palm only had strap leaves at the beginning of the summer....

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And, quite close to it, the Caryota maxima himalaya has decided to finally start growing, too...

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Hope you like them, 

J

The same palms, a couple of years on... 

The Caryota has put on some height, as have the beccariophoenix alfredii pair (which I now see I planted a bit too close together... d'oh) 

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The mule palm has expanded too, it's very difficult to photograph now. .. 

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Believe it or not, this view in 2017...

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... Is now this view.. 

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The tiny Jubaeopsis seedling you can see in the first pic (now totally ecclipsed by the Livistona Nitida which was also planted small, shortly after the first photo) has grown a little bit too... 

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Still one of my favourites, despite it's lack of "glamour", my Howea Forsteriana... 

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Hidden behind it, my Cyphophoenix Nucelle still chugging along, unfazed by the towering grove of Strelitzia above it.. 

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The pool area... IMG_20200811_184233_copy_750x562.jpg.39cada5508d27c747e2d86b709759926.jpg

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Sheltered to one side, the palms that alas have to go in for the winter.. Bottle palm, cocos nucifera and small adonidia seedlings.. 

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And just a couple more of different corners of the garden... 

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There are more but I don't want to be boring... 

Hope you liked them ;)

J

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Fantastic garden, congrats. 

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