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I figured I would start a new topic giving an update on some of my palms and other things growing in a Virginia garden.  Now that I've had a little more free time, I've been catching up on quite a bit of weeding and such.  It's still a work in progress.  Hopefully, I can get the photos to load.  Ever since getting a different phone I've had some difficulties uploading photos, so trying the computer.

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SEVA

The Butia odorata, Syagrus romanzoffiana, and Rhapidophyllum hystrix are the only palms visible, but there are 4 Trachycarpus fortunei in there.

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palmsOrl

That is a very tropicalesque scene you have created there.  Well done.

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SEVA

Sabal minor

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Sabal minor (again), Cestrum sp. in the background if I remember correctly, and another Butia odorata.

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Same Sabal minor

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Sabal minor again and horsetail, which I'm constantly pulling up.

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Last one of this Sabal minor

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Cestrum sp.

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Rhapidophyllum hystrix being engulfed by a lantana (I swear this thing gets bigger every year and it's spreading by seed and vegetatively).

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Yucca sp.

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Cycas revoluta beginning to grow new leaves.

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PalmTreeDude

Awesome palms! 

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SEVA

Gardenia

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Cornus elliptica.  I couldn't believe how long this stays in bloom when I first got it and I love that it is evergreen.

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Some kind of citrus. The root stock took over after a navel orange died.  It's been in the ground for a few years now and remains evergreen.

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Came to visit one of the needle palms

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Queen palm trunk

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Tree frog in the cannas

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Another

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Sabal Birmingham recovering from most of it's fronds being bitten off.

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Another Sabal Birmingham recovering from fronds being bitten off/ chewed on.

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SEVA
42 minutes ago, palmsOrl said:

That is a very tropicalesque scene you have created there.  Well done.

Thank you

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19 minutes ago, PalmTreeDude said:

Awesome palms! 

Thanks. I've got so many more that need to go in the ground.  One of the pindo palms looks like it's sending up a spathe too.

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kinzyjr

@SEVA

Planning on using any Sabal palmetto?

Love it!  Keep up the nice work!

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1 hour ago, kinzyjr said:

@SEVA

Planning on using any Sabal palmetto?

Love it!  Keep up the nice work!

Yup. I have one in the ground that I grew from seed. It's not much to look at, but I'll take a pic tomorrow.  I have several still in pots (all were grown from seed).  In addition to Sabal palmetto, I have Sabal Brazoria, Sabal mexicana, Sabal uresana, Sabal Louisiana, Sabal Tamaulipas, more Sabal minor from my own plants, and Sabal etonia growing in pots.  I have Sabal bermudana seeds planted, but they haven't germinated yet. Hopefully they will, but I've tried germinating these in the past without success.

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RJ

Looks fantastic thanks for sharing, and way up in Virginia! :greenthumb:

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RaleighNC

How long have you had the Syagrus in the ground? You must be protecting it pretty well.

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RJ

What's chewing your palms? Deer? I would think that a palm would be pretty low on the diet of vermin. 

 

 

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PalmatierMeg

I can't believe that is So. VA. Such a stellar, tropical looking garden. Kudos for your hard work.

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mdsonofthesouth

Lovely garden! 

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palmsOrl
14 hours ago, SEVA said:

Queen palm trunk

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Wow, I don’t even see frogs like that here.  Not that they aren’t present, I just usually see toads if anything.

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Chester B

Looks fantastic.  The citrus rootstock is most likely Poncirus trifoliata, which is hardy down to zone 5 I believe.

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15 hours ago, SEVA said:

Sabal minor again and horsetail, which I'm constantly pulling up.

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The only time I would ever see horse tale growing on it's own was in pretty wet area's. (This was zone 4b-ish) Are you in a low spot?

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17 hours ago, RJ said:

Looks fantastic thanks for sharing, and way up in Virginia! :greenthumb:

Thanks.  Many folks are surprised at what can grow here, but this part of VA is within the Southeastern Evergreen Forest Region (Coastal Plain from east TX to the James River in VA).  I just wish more folks would take advantage of our warm climate.  The queen is something I do not expect, of course, but it would be nice to see more of the others.  I'll see the occasional palm here and there, but not many until heading to VA Beach.  

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15 hours ago, RaleighNC said:

How long have you had the Syagrus in the ground? You must be protecting it pretty well.

I planted it in March 2016.  It definitely receives protection every winter.

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12 hours ago, RJ said:

What's chewing your palms? Deer? I would think that a palm would be pretty low on the diet of vermin. 

 

 

I can only guess, but I think it was the new dog.  I've seen him attempt to chew one of the Sabal minor palms, but did not catch him biting the Sabal Birminghams.  I once had deer bite off the leaves and kill a Washingtonia before, but it was a very small newly planted palm.

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9 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

I can't believe that is So. VA. Such a stellar, tropical looking garden. Kudos for your hard work.

Thank you

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