I went to Kew Gardens for my birthday on Tuesday 22nd September.
A great chance to check out the gardens and the fantastic glass houses, of which several were unfortunately closed due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, plenty of palms and exhibits were still on display and in their full glory on a beautiful sunny autumn/fall day here at 51N in southeastern England. The air temperature was around 27C / 80F at the time of visiting. Conditions are very dry at present as we have had no rainfall at all during September so far, and only around 4-5 inches of rain over the past 6 months, since 1st March.
Here is a photo-documentation of the gardens, glass houses and the various palms located within. The first of several posts...
Unfortunately some of the attractions and glass houses were closed due to the pandemic, although the main couple were still open. Please excuse me for not naming each palm individually...
Crossing on to the temperate glass house...
More to follow...
The world most northern palm island in Norway outside the port of Stavanger.
Flor og Fjare is a family business and they had this since 1995
This island is just stunning!!!
@palmsOrl and myself went over to Largo to see @SWFLchris's operation. Chris had a large selection of palms that aren't available in your typical big box outlets. I picked up two Carpentaria acuminata seedlings and a Cryosophila warscewiczii to add to my landscape. @palmsOrl posted his plunder on this thread in the Discussion forums:
Some of the inventory for this nursery is listed here:
A few of my Tampa area friends like @RedRabbit and @Chatta will be happy to know that there is at least one nursery in West Central FL where they can pick up some goodies. If you're in the Tampa region or don't mind driving over, give Chris a holler. Highly recommended!
Livistona Decora & Wednesday.
Livistona Chinensis, before my dog completely shred it to pieces its growing back but could take over a year to reach its former glory.
Livistona Australis, 5 gallon for reference.
Chamaedorea Radicalis x2, looking a little rough.
Sabal Causiarum & weeds...
Sabal Tamaulipas x2
Sabal Minor (Chipola Dwarf) x2 with more weeds
Sabal Minor (Chipola Dwarf) With Wednesday hanging out.
Brahea Super Silver
Brahea Aculeata, purchased it looking like this. Hopefully it'll thrive in the ground with some tlc.
thats it for now. Thanks for looking
I schlep through my neighborhood often because I'm one of those dog walkers twice a day. Yesterday and today I did something a little different, donning a custom made face mask, I took a real camera with me to take some photos of some of the neighbor's homes. So are a few of the homes I walk by regularly and I skipped quite a few only because eventually the dog got thirsty and I didn't bring her water bottle. First stop was the park and Lake Leucadia. Did I mention it rained a little here the last few days?