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1 hour ago, palmfriend said:

Jason,

you are creating a paradise within the paradise (Hawaii) ;) .

It is always a great pleasure to follow your updates - thank you very much!!

best regards from Okinawa (especially to your new Satakentia :) )

Lars

 

Thanks Lars!

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Palm Tree Jim

Looks like you still have some room for a few more palms......

Just sayin.

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Chris Chance

Great updates Jason! Your garden is looking amazing! That ambositrae looks a lot like the ones you had in Fallbrook. Keep up the good work. Like many one here I really enjoy seeing the progress and hopefully sometime soon I can plan a trip to see it in person. Not sure when I can make that happen at the moment. 

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Hilo Jason
23 hours ago, Palm Tree Jim said:

Looks like you still have some room for a few more palms......

Just sayin.

Of course!  Always room for more palms.  And then they grow and create canopy and create even more room.  It never ends! 

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Hilo Jason
On 7/5/2018 at 9:08 PM, Hilo Jason said:

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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Update on this palm that I believe is a hybrid of Dypsis Hankona and Sp. Bef. These photos below were taken today, about 18 months after the above photos.  It is about to split and is showing a lot of great coloring!

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On 7/5/2018 at 9:59 PM, Hilo Jason said:

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!  

 

Here’s another 18 month update. Dypsis Prestoniana x Madagascariensis hybrid. See photos above and then compare to this one below.  Talk about fast!!

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Palm Tree Jim

Jason,

The growth rate on those dypsis is incredible!

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Hilo Jason

My garden is now just over 2 years old so I think it’s time for some annual photo updates. 

But first, here’s a new planting I just finished today. 

I have a few Dypsis Lastelliana and one of them has struggled with banana moth and some rot. I’ve given it over a year and while it’s still alive I wanted to fastrack to a larger palm. I found a giant 15 gallon palm to replace it. 

Here’s the old one that would get dug up:

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overall pic of the planter. There is another Dypsis Lastelliana on the far left. Throwing funny spears but growing strong so I left that one. 

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the hole is dug and the new one is in its pot, it’s about 15 feet / 5 meters to the top of the newest spear!

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Planted:

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Opposite angle:

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more updates soon. I’ll try to take a lot of photos this weekend to post and mark the 2 year anniversary of a lot of these plantings. 

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Husain

Awesome and beautiful. Thanks for the regular updates for your beautiful garden 

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palmfriend

Jason,

the growth rate is simply breathtaking. Hawaii must be somehow blessed... :greenthumb::wub:

Please keep the updates coming!

Best regards from Okinawa

Lars

 

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Palm Tree Jim

Jason,

It's hard to believe 2 years have gone by already.

The garden continues to grow and evolve into greatness!

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Hilo Jason

A few more new plantings happened this weekend. 

First up was this Dypsis Sp Hankona. This is the third “Hankona” I have planted but I believe it’s the only true species and not a hybrid. The plumose leaflets look just like the parent plant at Floribunda. 

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leaflets:

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planted: (Dypsis sp ambanja is on the right and getting big)

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And here’s the smaller of my 2 hybrid Hankonas that is planted very close to this new planting so I can easily compare them as they mature. Very regular leaflets and much faster growing:

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The below plantings are in the back corner of my yard where I had a large coconut and very tall archontophoenix Alexandrae removed. So that opened up some new planting space. 

I bought this palm in the front as Dypsis Malcomberi Hybrid but it is turning into something different than other Malcomberi hybrids that I have grown and seen.  I’m excited to see what it will turn into.  And behind the Malcomberi hybrid is an orange Crytostachys.

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Wider view (dark photo. Sorry) also showing newly planted Prithardia Bakeri. 

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rhopolobalste Elegans:

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Pritchardia Thurstonii

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I just realized I never posted about a new planting from back in August. This is in the same back corner as the new plantings in the previous post. 

I believe this is the true Dypsis Tokoravina.  I had a slightly larger one that died suddenly a few months back so I was thankful to find one more available. I’m keeping a close eye on this one!

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Cyphosperma trichospadix:

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Ponapea Ledermanniana:

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I sprouted a couple dozen Pinanga Caesia seeds so I decided to plant a few out of 4” pots with hopes to have a mini Pinanga forest one day. 

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Those are all the latest plantings. Here are some random updated photos that I’ve taken In the past few days:

Dypsis Sp Bef:

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Cyrtostachys Renda (Orange):

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dypsis sp dark mealybug:

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The driveway planter got a fresh coat of mulch:

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Dypsis Robusta Hybrid (I think crossed with Lanceolata)

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Dypsis Nauseosa:

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Dypsis Hovomantsina (on the far left):

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Planters are filling in:

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More updated photos soon. 

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palmfriend

Jason,

what a spectacular development of your garden!

Give it five more years and your garden is going to be a real jaw-dropper in our palm growing community!

Nice work! Please keep it going (and documented) - 

best regards

Lars

 

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Matt in OC

This thread is proof that life is not fair. :floor:

Congrats,  Jason. Everything looks spectacular!

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Chris Chance

Wow Jason just wow! Can't believe how fast everything is filling in! So many colorful palms most of us wish we could grow. As said above your garden is going to be epic in 5 years. Your Fallbrook garden was amazing for California standards but you now have a dream garden for any palm lover. That robusta hybrid is beautiful! Also the dark mealybug is a stunner. Can't remember how many times you tried one here but now I can see why.

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LoamWolf

Wow! Dude I can believe how much stuff has growing since visiting in March! Amazing growth... turning into a stunning garden Jason! 

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Hilo Jason

Thank you everyone for continuing to follow this thread even though it is getting quite long!  And thanks for the positive comments as well. I hope to take some more photos soon so keep an eye on this thread. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Jason these posts is why I stay in the cold hardy forum haha just not fair all the Dypsis you can grow :yay: 

The whole time i spent in Maui and Kauai I was trying to figure out a job i could do to stay there haha . One can only dream thanks for the progress pics I'll just live my dream thru you. 

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On 12/17/2019 at 4:18 AM, Hilo Jason said:

The driveway planter got a fresh coat of mulch:

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Great photos, keep them coming!  I've adopted your method of covering up grass with mulch and plantings, because I hate mowing the grass...  :D  

The above palm is an Areca Catechu "Dwarf," right?  

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realarch

Amazing transformation Jason, your hard work is paying off......and this is just the beginning!!! In just a few months it’s changed enough for another visit. That 5 minute drive is a killer though. :shaka-2:

Tim

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MattyB

Woah.  You're killin it dude.  Nice work.

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The Gerg

Love the updates Jason.  What a true palm paradise you’re building.

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Hilo Jason
16 hours ago, Merlyn2220 said:

Great photos, keep them coming!  I've adopted your method of covering up grass with mulch and plantings, because I hate mowing the grass...  :D  

The above palm is an Areca Catechu "Dwarf," right?  

You are correct with your ID.  These are such cool compact palms. 

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13 hours ago, realarch said:

Amazing transformation Jason, your hard work is paying off......and this is just the beginning!!! In just a few months it’s changed enough for another visit. That 5 minute drive is a killer though. :shaka-2:

Tim

Come by anytime!  

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Kim

Looking absolutely beautiful. Love that hybrid Dypsis, wow the color, the shape, the size! Can't believe I still have not made it to your place. I will contact you next time I'm on island for sure.

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On 12/20/2019 at 6:24 AM, Kim said:

Looking absolutely beautiful. Love that hybrid Dypsis, wow the color, the shape, the size! Can't believe I still have not made it to your place. I will contact you next time I'm on island for sure.

Thanks Kim. And I need to visit your garden when you are back on island.

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Hilo Jason
On 11/25/2018 at 8:27 PM, Hilo Jason said:

Pinanga Coronata - 1 year in the ground.  Before:

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One Year later:

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Rocky for Scale (and good looks):

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Updated photos of this row of Pinanga Coronata, just over 2 years now from being planted as 1 gallon plants!  5 gallon paint bucket for scale  

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fast growing daughter for scale!

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And here’s the first batch of seed from these, now sprouting!

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On 10/16/2018 at 4:10 PM, Hilo Jason said:

A few more new additions to the garden.

Up first is a palm that was grown by Jeff and Suchin at Floribunda.  This palm came from seed off their own Dypsis Robusta.  Definitely a hyrbid of some sort as it's clearly not pure Robusta.  It's a pretty compact palm, but some of that could be due to the fact that it was in it's pot for awhile, and busting out of it's pot as you can see from this picture below.  Fronds are still tied up as I had just unloaded it at this point.  

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Planted:

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Another angle:

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13 months later and this palm is really growing!

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On 7/5/2018 at 9:50 PM, Hilo Jason said:

Two Veitchia Joannis, planted from 1 gallon pots:

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18 months later and these two Veitchia have grown quite a bit. 5 gallon paint bucket for scale.

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the updated photo is the opposite angle as the original but you get the idea. The palm is the foreground of the new photo is Dypsis Sp Dark Mealybug. 

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A few more updated photos around the yard.

Dypsis sp Ambanja:

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Dypsis Hovomantsina with bucket for scale, leaflets are starting to go irregular. 

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Dypsis Ampasindavae

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Carpoxylon

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Dypsis Robusta

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irriartea (2 years from a 1 gallon plant)!!

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Lemurophoenix

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Backyard. Soon to be palm jungle

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Dypsis sp Lafazamanga

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Backyard 

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Dypsis Prestoniana x Madagascariensis.  This is the smaller of the 2 of these that I have.

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As always, thanks for looking! 

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realarch

Jason, I thought your palms were fast growers.....they got nothin on your daughter! It seems they’ve both sprouted a couple of inches

since my visit last week! Enjoying the rain? Will it ever stop?

Tim

 

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