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Back to the front yard real quick for one planting of a new addition that had to get into the ground.  When you have great Palmtalk neighbors, you end up being given sweet plants like this when visiting their yard!  (thanks Tim!)

Cyphophoenix Alba busting out of a 5 gallon pot! 

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In the ground:

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That's it for now.  More to come very soon.  I'll leave you with this sunrise picture from the back yard:

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sandgroper

This is a fantastic thread, you're doing an amazing job on your garden mate, I'm keen on seeing if some of these palms are available here in Western Australia.

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Palm Tree Jim

Looking great Jason!

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Chris Chance

I can't believe how much work you have gotten done Jason! It's looking like and incredible garden is already coming to life. I'm definitely going to have to plan a trip.

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realarch

Geeze Jason, the C. Alba looks great. I'm glad it found a good home.......it would most likely still be in it's pot at my place.

Tim

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Darold Petty

We need more pictures of Rocky !  :D

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palmfriend

As I have already written - what a beautiful thread! Your local suppliers seems to have

all kind of great palms available... (I envy you ;) )

Best regards and please keep it coming -

Lars

 

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On 6/9/2018, 9:00:24, Darold Petty said:

We need more pictures of Rocky !  :D

I agree Darold!  Here's Rocky yesterday exploring around the Wailuku river which is on the north side of Hilo and feeds the very well knownRainbow falls as it gets closer to the ocean. 

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And here he is right now as I read Palmtalk and he takes a nap after our morning walk.  I'd say we both have it pretty good!

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On 6/8/2018, 10:30:36, sandgroper said:

This is a fantastic thread, you're doing an amazing job on your garden mate, I'm keen on seeing if some of these palms are available here in Western Australia.

Thank you!  I'm glad you are enjoying it. I am having a good time posting it all. 

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On 6/9/2018, 5:28:23, Chris Chance said:

I can't believe how much work you have gotten done Jason! It's looking like and incredible garden is already coming to life. I'm definitely going to have to plan a trip.

Thanks Chris! It is coming along nicely and I'm glad that I've had a lot of time to focus on the garden. You definitely need to come out for a visit. 

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On 6/9/2018, 8:14:45, realarch said:

Geeze Jason, the C. Alba looks great. I'm glad it found a good home.......it would most likely still be in it's pot at my place.

Tim

Thanks again for that palm (and many others)!  It has opened a few short leaves since being planted so I'm hoping it will kick into gear soon once it's roots are settled in. 

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20 hours ago, palmfriend said:

As I have already written - what a beautiful thread! Your local suppliers seems to have

all kind of great palms available... (I envy you ;) )

Best regards and please keep it coming -

Lars

 

Thanks Lars. Yes I am beyond fortunate to live fairly close to both Floribunda and Bill Austin which is where the majority of my palms have come from. 

Much more to come still! 

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LJG

Dang man. What a bunch of work you have done. Looking sweet. You found some amazing palms to start with as well. Your friends in Hilo will be stoked to dig some of those when you move again :blink:

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redant

Great stuff, a new garden is always fun.

 

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9 hours ago, LJG said:

Dang man. What a bunch of work you have done. Looking sweet. You found some amazing palms to start with as well. Your friends in Hilo will be stoked to dig some of those when you move again :blink:

Hah, no plans of moving anytime soon, but then again I wasn't planning on moving here either.  It happened so quick.  You never know! 

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Some more plantings in the backyard.  

On the far left of this picture, Marojejya Darianii, planted from a 3 gallon pot: 

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In the back corner of the yard, near the coconut (the large trunk in this photo), a Cyrtostachys Hybrid:

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In this same back corner planter area, this is Hydriastele Sp 'East Sepik':

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And to the right of the Hydriastele is a palm I bought at the Hawaiian Island Palm Society annual banquet as "Dypsis Sp" and some people thought it might be a hybrid of some sorts.  I'm thinking its probably Dypsis Lanceolata, but time will tell.  To the right of the Dypsis is a Pinanga that got too much sun before planting it in this section and I honestly can't remember the species it is.  Too many new palms to learn out here! 

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Some palms waiting to be planted:

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And a different angle of the trio of Pinanga Maculata with morning light hitting them:

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A few Ti plants starting to go in around the yard thanks to Tim (realarch).  These are with the Hydriastele Beguinii 'Obi Island Form':

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Back out in the front yard, this Dypsis Hovomantsina is opening a new leaf:

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Time to go shopping again!  Here's a fresh new load of palms.  From left to right: Dypsis Robusta (I think), Dypsis Malcomberi Hybrid, Iriartea Deltoidea, 2 - Areca Catechu Dwarf and an Areca Vestiaria Red.

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Close up of the Dypsis Malcomberi Hybrid:

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Areca Catechu Dwarfs and the Areca Vestiaria Red: (with some other stuff behind them)

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A couple of Dypsis Onilahensis type palms in the middle of this picture:

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Iriartea Deltoidea:

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I planted the Iriartea Deltoidea right away as it was very ready to go in the ground and yellowing a bit.  I am still trying to get it to green up a bit with different fertilizers.  

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And the Dypsis Ampasindavae was opening a new leaf nearby in the front yard:

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Back to the backyard for some more planting:

On the left is Hydriastele Affinis (tallest cane is recovering from some short fronds), and on the right is Dypsis 'Baby Red Stem'

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This palm below is interesting to me.  I got it from Floribunda and it originally had a tag on it that said "Dypsis Ambositrae", but then that was crossed out and "Bef"? was written.  To me, it looks a bit more like "Sp Bef" than Ambositrae, but there  are some differences to me.  So this is another one that time will tell what it is.  Planted from a 5 gallon pot: 

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Another view of the Crytostachys Hybrid mentioned a couple posts earlier:

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Dypsis Robusta (I think, bought without a tag) and the Marojejya Darianii mentioned earlier is behind it on the right.  I removed some of the grass near the Marojejya to make that planter a bit larger.

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Here's a closer picture of the palm mentioned in the post above as Ambositrae / Bef.  I feel like there's more color that other "Sp Bef" that I have seen.  But I'm curious if anyone reading this has any thoughts.  If so, please chime in.  

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Dypsis Tsaravoasira:

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Dypsis Malcomberi Hybrid:

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Here's a Dypsis Sp? that I am very excited about.  It's a healed Dypsis, so will probably get big.  The leaflets are grouped and almost plumose, new fronds open with a pinkish / red coloring AND it has mealy bug type markings on it!  I have no idea what it is!  

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Maly bug type markings:

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Grouped leaflets:

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Anyone have any ideas?  

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A very big project in the back yard was a long planter that runs along the fence.  This planter was packed full of scrappy bushes.  I wish I had some before photos, but I don't seem to have any.  So you'll just have to imagine a very un-appealing and boring planter that was overgrown.  After several days of tearing out brush and clearing the area, I was able to start planting.  

The important aspect of this planter is that if palms in this area get tall, they will block the ocean view, so I chose plants that would not get too tall, or if they do, they will be multi trunking palms that can be cut if needed, if the tallest canes eventually do block the view.  

A couple of solitary Areca Vestiaria on the far right:

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Pinanga Phillipinensis:

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Dypsis Baronii Type?

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Dypsis Onilahensis?

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Areca Catechu Dwarf:

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Another Dypsis Mystery.  This was in a 4" pot and was very overgrown.  Probably a hybrid of some sorts.  I know it looks a bit like Dypsis Lutescens, but I strongly believe it's something different.  We will see eventually! 

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Markings on the crown area:

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I love what the storms can look like here.  Since we look out east, over the ocean, we have a great view of the storms as they approach the island.  

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And while we don't see the sunsets on this side of the island, like they do on the Kona side, that doesn't mean we don't have some magical sunset coloring thrown on our house and yard!  

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Back to the plants, here's Dypsis Ambanja.  This new spear was pinkish colored and after I took this photo, it turned very white!  

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I was excited to start finding some nice Hibiscus at the big box store in town, here are a few:

"Sonny Stollings"

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"Space Oddity"

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"Acapulco Gold"

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"Acapulco Gold" in the ground with Dypsis Baronii? in behind it. 

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More palms in the backyard:

Actinokentia Divaricata:

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Chambeyronia Hookeri:

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Caryota Ophiopellis:

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Cyphosperma ?? 

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A few more photos of that long planter along the fence:

Dypsis Onilahensis:
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Areca Catechu Dwarf:
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Dypsis Arenarum:
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Dypsis ??  Some type of Baronii type I think

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Dypsis Albofarinosa Hybrid:

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Close-up showing the red coloring / fuzz starting to develop:

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Although this place is amazing for growing plants, that doesn't mean we don't have fatalities.  One of the 2 big Carpoxylon Macrospermum that I planted started going downhill a couple months after being planted.  I treated it, but the rot set in.  Leaves started declining quickly and it started leaning.  I knew it wasn't going to make it.  

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Leaning:
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So I tore it out and went shopping.  I wasn't able to find another Carpoxylon at the same size, so I decided on another species and bought this nice Burretiokentia Viellardii:

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I cleared out a few large clumps of shell ginger in the back and starting preparing another small planting area.   I planted a couple of Cyrtostachys Renda along the wall, to give some privacy (and color) down the road between us and the neighbor house.  And in the wheel barrow is a 15 gallon Kentiopsis Oliviformis:

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Kentiopsis Oliviformis in the fround.  Areca Catechu behind it on the left in front of some ginger plants that I left for now.  The area with the Areca Catechu gets A LOT of water flowing through it as all of water from the street behind us flows through our rock wall in this area and then disappears down a hole in our yard!  Maybe some sort of old lava tube, or just hollow ground from centuries of lava layering.  Thousands of gallons of water flow down this mystery hole (not pictured)!! 

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Mulch spread in the planter.  More palms will go in this area soon, I'm still figuring out what.  I'll update the thread here once that happens! 

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Palms4Steve

Awesome. I’ve totally enjoyed the beautiful transformation of your garden.

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Two Veitchia Joannis, planted from 1 gallon pots:

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Dypsis ?? - Baronii Type:

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This is a plant that was bought as Dypsis Prestoniana.  It was grown from seed and I've seen the parent plant that the seed came from.  I personally see a difference in this plant than other Dypsis Presoniana that I've seen and grown at this stage.  There's very little to no heel, It's not tillering down into the ground at all, and it's showing different markings than what I usually see on Prestoniana at this size as well.  In California I was very fortunate to get a Prestoniana x Mahajanga Hyrbid, and I think this might be something along those lines as well.  It looks exactly like what I had in California when it was a small palm.  

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I found a good place for this in my backyard and started digging, and I hit rock!  I knew I wanted this in this particular spot so after about an hour of hammering and O bar work, I got the rocks out and had a much larger than planned hole!

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In the ground:

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If my thoughts are correct about this being a hybrid, I'm sure I will see the growth rate kick in very fast.  The palm I mentioned in my california garden was one of the fastest growing palms I ever planted in that garden, so I can't even imagine what that means for growth here in Hawaii! 

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That's a lot of new posts, so I will leave it at that.  I still have some more photos to sort through and organize.  But the majority of plantings are now posted here.  I hope you all enjoy and I will continue to update this thread as I have the time, plant new palms and see some nice growth.  

 

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cristi

Thank you for sharing with us, it looks amazing. So many tropical species together ...wonderful.

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Jesse

Wow Wow Wow!:yay:

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