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Briank

Got a Facebook Memory from 3 years ago when I was about 6 months into my Palm / Plants Craze,  and its kind of crazy how fast my knowledge and new Passion has taken me.   And how I really need to buy another Place so I can start on my next Garden ! I still got the backyard to finish but thought I would share.  Enjoy 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Talk about a yard transformation :yay: looking great :greenthumb: I'm sure everyone in the neighborhood knows who has the palm fever haha. You prolly have even passed the bug onto some of your neighbors too. Looks like youll have to start planting palms in there yards !!! Does your backyard look this good too ?

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Chris Chance

Wow looks great! All that hard work is paying off. 

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Briank
3 hours ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

Talk about a yard transformation :yay: looking great :greenthumb: I'm sure everyone in the neighborhood knows who has the palm fever haha. You prolly have even passed the bug onto some of your neighbors too. Looks like youll have to start planting palms in there yards !!! Does your backyard look this good too ?

I’m working on it.  It has a lot of Palms,  but still only 1/2 way done.  Have to plant bunch of stuff this week and figure out what I’m gonna use for Canapy Palms back there.  Work in progress.  I have helped some of my neighbors w Bromeliads,  or other plants.  None of them still want to deal w Palms.  They all succulent lovers.   Took some Plumerias from me though 

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PalmatierMeg

Wondrous transformation. I'm an advocate for the jungle look.

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gilles06

Little space but a lot of stuff! :rolleyes:

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Briank
43 minutes ago, gilles06 said:

Little space but a lot of stuff! :rolleyes:

Fits my personality.  I’m an all in kind of guy like to standout from all the Desert Succulent scapes I see in my neighborhood. Drives me crazy hahha

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Briank

I just really wanted some Shade.  My house is like a sauna in summer.   Old house no insulation.   Hotter inside than outside.  Hope it helps lol. 

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palmsOrl

That result is phenomenal Brian! 

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DoomsDave

That is a stunning transformation.

Hmm.

Be warned that palms won't shade your house much, though they'll also not drop leaves on it and rot your roof joists.

DON'T plant any big fish-tails . . . .

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Briank
7 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

That is a stunning transformation.

Hmm.

Be warned that palms won't shade your house much, though they'll also not drop leaves on it and rot your roof joists.

DON'T plant any big fish-tails . . . .

Lol I got 2.  My dad loves them.  I’ve told him I want to pull them.   But he gets all cray cray cause he seen one big one near by.  Gonna have to cut em down in middle night while he sleeps hahaha I don’t mind having 1.  

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Palm Tree Jim

Nice growth for 3 years.

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DoomsDave
Just now, Briank said:

Lol I got 2.  My dad loves them.  I’ve told him I want to pull them.   But he gets all cray cray cause he seen one big one near by.  Gonna have to cut em down in middle night while he sleeps hahaha I don’t mind having 1.  

Maybe plant some C. mitis, instead, they don't get too big and if they do fall over, they won't hurt anything. Yeah, after this winter I have a touch of Caryota-phobia.

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Merlyn2220

That's great growth in 3 years!  I bet that walkway is a pain to get through now, but in a couple of years some of those palms will go from chest- and eye-stabbers up to just overhead.  I'm hoping to do the same with a "palm arch" over a walkway in my back yard, but I might make the walkway 5 or 6 feet wide.  :) 

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Chester B

I would love to see a shot from the street looking at the house.

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Fusca
4 hours ago, Briank said:

I’m working on it.  It has a lot of Palms,  but still only 1/2 way done.

Amazing what you can fit in such a small space!  Looks great Brian!

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Chester B

Looking good.  Hard to believe that only took 3 years!

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Briank
5 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

Maybe plant some C. mitis, instead, they don't get too big and if they do fall over, they won't hurt anything. Yeah, after this winter I have a touch of Caryota-phobia.

You had 1 you cut down from power lines, did your other one fall Down Dave? In back yard ?? 

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redant

So much nicer then just another typical lawn. Great job.

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DoomsDave
2 hours ago, Briank said:

You had 1 you cut down from power lines, did your other one fall Down Dave? In back yard ?? 

I had one fall over in the Super Bowl Sunday Eve windstorm; the others six in all were cut down.

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The Gerg

Welcome to the jungle baby......

Pretty quick transformation. It’s funny cause I actually like both looks. The young, neatly groomed palm garden like in your first pic where you can really see and appreciate each palm, and I also like the jungle look. Both look great to me. My wife doesn’t so much like the wild jungle look but I have to admit my neatly groomed palm garden is turning semi jungle. It’s a delicate balance.

Anyways, your yard looks great Brian.

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Briank
1 hour ago, The Gerg said:

Welcome to the jungle baby......

Pretty quick transformation. It’s funny cause I actually like both looks. The young, neatly groomed palm garden like in your first pic where you can really see and appreciate each palm, and I also like the jungle look. Both look great to me. My wife doesn’t so much like the wild jungle look but I have to admit my neatly groomed palm garden is turning semi jungle. It’s a delicate balance.

Anyways, your yard looks great Brian.

I know !!! I like em both too.  I look back and think man it was so easy to manage and enjoy.  

But even today I’m always looking to improve it everyday.  I even think of pulling palms sometimes but dad hates we killing anything.  Lol  i tend to enjoy the jungle look more.  Can’t go wrong.  And initially I told myself over plant and decide to move n add from what my eyes told me.  You just get exited to try new things and learn as you go.  

 

 

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Briank
On 6/10/2019 at 8:10 AM, Chris Chance said:

Wow looks great! All that hard work is paying off. 

Some day yours will look like it too.  I’m telling you Plant Brahea Decumbans.  As much blue as you can,  and maybe Hybrid Syragus as you can in your heat.  corontata, cocoqueens, mules, and go w the livi’s man I’m tellin you they grow fast n great.  

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Chris Chance
2 hours ago, Briank said:

Some day yours will look like it too.  I’m telling you Plant Brahea Decumbans.  As much blue as you can,  and maybe Hybrid Syragus as you can in your heat.  corontata, cocoqueens, mules, and go w the livi’s man I’m tellin you they grow fast n great.  

My garden is getting there. My backyard is small and has three different mules, cocoqueen, Beccariopheonix, and Parajubaea sunka.  Only livistona I have now is chinensis but plan on getting more later. Originally I was going to work the front this spring but got to save money at the moment. 

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Briank
9 minutes ago, Chris Chance said:

My garden is getting there. My backyard is small and has three different mules, cocoqueen, Beccariopheonix, and Parajubaea sunka.  Only livistona I have now is chinensis but plan on getting more later. Originally I was going to work the front this spring but got to save money at the moment. 

All good choices.  And great thing about can do it as you go.  I’m saving too,  and working on backyard slowly.   Although I did just shell out 400-500$ on sabals and some others last month haha. Just wanted to get them into ground for this summer season. 

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Chris Chance
35 minutes ago, Briank said:

All good choices.  And great thing about can do it as you go.  I’m saving too,  and working on backyard slowly.   Although I did just shell out 400-500$ on sabals and some others last month haha. Just wanted to get them into ground for this summer season. 

Thanks! I worked the back first since it's the area I spend the most time at. The front has grass at the moment and I have an association so I have to submit plans and what not. Going for the same sort of look as yours actually.  Going to add rock formations in some areas and pathways.  Gardens are always work in progress though. 

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palmfriend

Great work!

That is exactly the style I like - creating a jungle like look and you did very well!

After a while you can't look through your garden to see the other end, you got to step back and forth and turn

half way around and while doing this you will always find something new to look at you haven't seen during your first sweep...

Thank you for sharing!

best regards from Okinawa

Lars

 

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