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Here’s my front yard from my front door.

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kinzyjr

Fantastic view, Dave!  Your own personal jungle!

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palmfriend

Very nice!

I need a couple more years to get something similar in my garden but I am working on it! :greenthumb:

Thank you very much for sharing!

best regards from Okinawa

Lars

 

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realarch

Oh yeah, that looks nice and soothing.

Tim

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DoomsDave

Wow, thanks for the fast accolades!

The big fat gray trunk on the far right is a Roystonea borinquenia; the skinny burlap-looking trunk to its left belongs to a Cocothrinax dussiana (the source of some of the seed I gave away earlier); to the left of that is a small Cocothriniax dussiana, kind of mixed up with a Rhapidophyllum hystrix. Immediately next to the brick path left of that is a Dypsis albofarinosa, and the dangling leaf belongs to a Dypsis baronii with 18 trunks.

Clivias are blooming in yellow and orange. The pink flowers on the far right are Alstromerias, which I planted right after I moved here, more than 15 years ago.

That golden-green plumose leaf near top right-center belongs to a Syagrus Sancona. The dark green Screen of Doom is comprised of Arenga engleri. Just beyond it is my neighbor's ugly-[expletive] roof.

A crowded garden can look bigger.

 

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kinzyjr

Out of curiosity, does the Roystonea borinquenia ever produce seed?

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sandgroper

That is a very pleasant view to have in the front yard mate, looks like a nice place to sit on a warm day with a cold tinnie.

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DoomsDave
2 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

Out of curiosity, does the Roystonea borinquenia ever produce seed?

So far, no.

But hoping. Meantime, getting seed from habitat in PR.

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Jim in Los Altos

Dave, your years of hard work and imagination have paid you back in a grand way!

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Brucer

Thats brilliant. A bit like my front and back yard. It simply makes me feel good to brush against palm fronds as I walk around my garden. Rhapis is especially good for that. I used to go on business trips to Asia, and stayed in flash Hotels. They always had big bunches of palm fronds and flowers all over the place in huge vases, and it took me a while to realise what the stuff on my clothes was......stuff from the flowers, cause I brushed against them all. Beautiful garden Dave.

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Palmensammler

Hi Dave,

love this view. You're so lucky to live in an area where you can grow them outside.

Your pictures always make ma feel like on holiday.

Have a nice Sunday

Eckhard

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jardinierpalmiertrat

Fantastic place !!!! Very nice landscaping.

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Kris

Very nice :greenthumb:

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ChrisA

Extraordinary Dave!  That a front yard can be so private and soothing is something I can’t imagine.  A nice, cold Margarita in the shade of those palms on a hot day would be a sure way to slough off any stress!

 

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BS Man about Palms

Same vision I have! Great work Dave!!

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Keith N Tampa (ex SoJax)
12 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Here’s my front yard from my front door.

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Beautiful, and incredibly lush for SoCal.  If you’d said it was HI, I wouldn’t have questioned it for a second.

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Palm Tree Jim

Looking great DD!

Time well spent.

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Moose

Where do you have hidden the Garden Gnomes of Doom? :D

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quaman58

Now that's a gorgeous view Dave. A place to decompress from a day in the dark tower..

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Chatta

Really amazing landscaping there!

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Brett in Mission Viejo

Awesomeness, Dave! Springtime in La Ha Brah!

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GottmitAlex

Just fabulous! ! Wunderbar DD!!!!!

 

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DoomsDave

How about the rest of you?

Show us your peaceful palm havens at the end of a hard day . . . .

We know they're wonderful!

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Chatta


This area's a work in progress but its coming along ;)

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Moose

If the Denizen of Doom were an artist and his Garden of Doom is his canvas of Doom, I would say he was greatly influenced by the late Ralph Velez :D

Enjoy your Garden today, we don't what will happen tomorrow. :huh:

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/56512-concern-for-leilani-estates-as-lava-moves-eastward-underground/

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Gonzer
7 minutes ago, Moose said:

If the Denizen of Doom were an artist and his Garden of Doom is his canvas of Doom, I would say he was greatly influenced by the late Ralph Velez :D

Enjoy your Garden today, we don't what will happen tomorrow. :huh:

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/56512-concern-for-leilani-estates-as-lava-moves-eastward-underground/

Well said Moosey

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DoomsDave
19 minutes ago, Moose said:

If the Denizen of Doom were an artist and his Garden of Doom is his canvas of Doom, I would say he was greatly influenced by the late Ralph Velez :D

Enjoy your Garden today, we don't what will happen tomorrow. :huh:

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/56512-concern-for-leilani-estates-as-lava-moves-eastward-underground/

 

11 minutes ago, Gonzer said:

Well said Moosey

I'm influenced by everyone . . . .

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DoomsDave
26 minutes ago, Chatta said:


This area's a work in progress but its coming along ;)

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You've got me beat already!

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Josue Diaz

Dave that is amazing! It really speaks to your creativity. You have to be a true visionary to create something like that with years' worth of vegetative layers. A true art form. Bravo. 

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Moose
2 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

 

I'm influenced by everyone . . . .

Not under the influence of Doom :( 

Garden Gnomes of Doom must have a hidden still :huh:

Or Palm Poltergeists of Doom :blink: are gathering

Dementors of Doom

I see the Star Trek (original series)  influence now ... :innocent:

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sandgroper

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palmfriend
2 hours ago, sandgroper said:

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Wow - spectacular!

As mentioned above - at my young garden things are just starting to shape up but I love it already...

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Best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

 

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sandgroper

You have some great looking palms there Lars, it’s already looking good mate! It’s a lot of fun playing around and seeing the results of your efforts as they grow.

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DoomsDave
On 5/5/2018, 10:01:38, Brucer said:

Thats brilliant. A bit like my front and back yard. It simply makes me feel good to brush against palm fronds as I walk around my garden. Rhapis is especially good for that. I used to go on business trips to Asia, and stayed in flash Hotels. They always had big bunches of palm fronds and flowers all over the place in huge vases, and it took me a while to realise what the stuff on my clothes was......stuff from the flowers, cause I brushed against them all. Beautiful garden Dave.

You'd likely get a bit overstimulated in my garden. Palms EVERYWHERE.

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Tyrone
On 06/05/2018, 10:10:43, DoomsDave said:

Here’s my front yard from my front door.

D007B7B1-A604-49E1-80F6-0C392BB8A473.thu

Now imagine this with a deep Barry White voice. "Oh Yeah"

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DoomsDave
27 minutes ago, Tyrone said:

Now imagine this with a deep Barry White voice. "Oh Yeah"

How about this . . . . .

All those orgasmic moans and groans  . . . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLdSYF0WxyE

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Cikas

Soo beautiful and lush looking garden!!! 

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kinzyjr

This time of year, sitting in my garage next to this with a cold glass of ice water:

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Kim

Dave, a stellar place to hang out under the swaying of the palms. Your hard work is paying dividends. Love the lilies and Clivia, the contrast of the brickwork.

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