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blue240z

Hello everyone, I've been looking around the forum and enjoying everyone's garden so I figured it was about time to post up my own even if it is only months old and pales in comparison to most here! We are located in San Diego about 8 miles up the coast on top of a hill so freezing temps are rare and with clay soil, hopefully it turns out to be a good spot for growing my garden. All of the palm people that I have met have been more than generous with their time, knowledge, and plants so thanks to everyone for that! I do not yet have any good pictures of my own garden but here are some palm related pictures to introduce myself...

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Mr. Coconut Palm

Brendan,

Welcome to Palmtalk.  Nice photos.  There are some very experienced California palm growers here on this site that can probably give you all sorts of advice on what to plant in your yard.  Since you are in the San Diego area on a hill with no freezing weather, I would say try planting a coconut palm on the south side of your house and add to the growing collection of California coconut palms.  Just don't water it too much in the cool damp winters

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Chris Chance

Welcome to the forum! 

There truly is a lot of people especially down your way that have some amazing gardens. Sounds like you are in a perfect area for Southern California too! Just a list a few that will grow well in your area. Chambeyronia also known own as the Flame Thrower, Kentiopsis olivaformis, Beccariophoenix alfredii, Bizmarkia, any form of King palm, and well the lost goes on. Also there's so many gardens to visit.

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GottmitAlex

Welcome to PalmTalk!!

What are you planning on planting?

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blue240z

The software is being very picky with which photos will upload and when...The collection so far includes acathophoenix rubra, archontophoenix myolensis and purpurea, chamadorea microspadix and stolonifera, pritchardia schattaueri, a couple chambeyronias, and a dypsis leptocheilos. More photos soon!

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blue240z

The backlit palm above is a Coccothrinax barbadensis

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DoomsDave

Brendan:

Nice to meet you!

You have come to the right place.

We'll never say your palms are ugly, though I suspect you never listened anyway . . . .

More pictures!

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blue240z

Hi Dave! Ask and you shall receive...

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blue240z

This chambeyronia has a lot of color, should turn out pretty awesome...forgetting which dypsis next to it

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blue240z

microspadix and teddy bear

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blue240z

bigger hookeri and a little trunk on the king next door.Small chamedorea radicalis hard to see with weeds of identical color around it. That's about up to speed, as you can see I'm a visuals type of person

Brendan

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ThePalmNovice

As the others have already said welcome to palm talk! It's always a pleasure to see new people getting started with palm trees. You'll find each garden on here is unique and the users are from all different levels of experience. Don't worry, not every yard has to be overflowing with rare super-tropical palm trees to look great. The pictures you've shown already are fantastic! As you can probably guess from my username I'm in about the same boat as you, just getting started with growing a palm trees. You seem to be off to better start however.

Those are a huge variety of species, a few of which I've yet to familiarize myself with. Of those I do know I can assure you you've picked out some good ones. Have fun watching them grow over the years, and be sure to keep track of these pics to look back on! 

 

 

 

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topwater

Is the fifth pic acoelorrhaphi wrightii?  Could you get a bigger pic, it's a stunner!

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Chris Chance

Well it looks like you're off to a great start already! Nice to see everything is getting planted too. Soon they will spread the roots and beef up.

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Palm Tree Jim

Welcome and let the fun begin!

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blue240z

Thanks everyone! Topwater I believe it is. There's a couple huge clumps at Balboa Park in San Diego near the greenhouse

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foxtail
On 2/4/2017, 8:22:12, blue240z said:

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This one for a PC wallpaper :greenthumb:.

Welcome!!!!

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PalmTreeDude

Nice palms! 

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blue240z

These past couple weeks my collection has grown rather quickly from generous donations and local buys and from a large batch of palms from floribunda, thanks to Bret, Joe Palma, and Jeff Marcus! My favorites today are laccospadix australasicus, dypsis rosea, and lanonia dasynthia...

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BPK Palm Addict

Brendan, You have a nice looking collection started.

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Pando

Great pictures Brendan! I hope you don't mind if I Pandofied™ these two exceptional images, just a little:  ;)

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DoomsDave

pant pant pant

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DoomsDave

Wait a bit and you can have plants like these:

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DoomsDave

In a few decades you can get a garden like this

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blue240z

Pando , those edits look great I need to get lightroom for my computer. Would you mind sending me the files? I'm thinking a 20x30 of that bottom one would look great on my wall...Dave, one can dream!

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Pando

Brandon, for those two images above I wasn't using Lightroom. I just increased shadow detail slightly with windows photo editor and posted them here. Great shots though.

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BPK Palm Addict

Brendon and Pando,

Those two photos are really inspiring. Makes me want to drag out the real camera when I get back to my garden. 

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blue240z

Quick update with Euterpe Edulis, Chamaedorea woodsoniana, Roystonea Regia, Lutescens (golden form),and Cyphophoenix Nucele. Can anyone ID the Caryota? There's a couple shots of the key parts including the waxy leaf bases. That sharpie mark shows about 10 inches in 2 weeks, pretty quick especially considering how much mass there is to the spear.

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blue240z

Update on the yard- some things died and others are growing quite quickly. Hopefully everything makes it through the winder unscathed! 

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blue240z

Several new areas of the yard have been planted out recently and also one very large tree in our yard has fallen down and taken out of the fronds of my unidentified caryota. My dogs have developed a taste for palms trees , particularly the rare and slow growing varieties! So all of my plants are now fenced off and the ones that are, mostly are spiky and unappetizing. Many of my palms were eaten down to the spike and slowed significantly. A few of the new and recovering plants- mini banana, fruiting chamaedorea, microspadix recovering, a reddish sugarcane, a very sad caryota, and the ever growing nursery area.

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blue240z

I figured it might be a good time for a little update since things are looking semi pulled together, a few lost here and there but mostly everything growing.This Parajubaea was just dug from another garden (pot planted 15g) and it the spear was marked and hasn’t moved. Fingers crossed it doesn’t die! 

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