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Daryl

Finally found some time to post a few photos from our recent visit to Stan Walkley's in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland.

Stan has been a prominent Palm and Cycad nurseryman here for a very long time, as well as a PACSOA and IPS member for longer than any of us can remember. I'm sure quite a few of you have known or have met Stan over the decades.

We were fortunate enough to be invited over to see Stan's personal collection a few weeks ago, enjoying the setting in perfect Queensland winter sunshine...

Here are a few photos taken on the day

 

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Not a bad spot to have some nibblies and a cuppa!

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The garden is full of wonderful specimens - some rare, some unusual and some just really well grown!

Here are some Mule Palms...

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Quite a collection of hybrids including these Hyophorbes

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Stan has some good silver palms too , including these Bizzies...

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More silver goodness...Copernicia hospita

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And more...

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More Copernicia goodness...

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What do these large petioles belong to???

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They belong to this Tahina which is reaching for the sky....

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Here's a couple more monsters growing in the garden...

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At the other end of the scale...some smaller species...

Chamaerops humilis...is there anywhere this palm won't grow?

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And this lovely little Chamaedorea 

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Stan has some great Dypsis as well...

True D.ambositrae

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D.mananjarensis mealy bug markings

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A couple more Copernicias...

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Obviously there are many more palms of note in this garden...but that's all for tonight due to my agonisingly slow Internet connection!  Let me know if you'd like to see more.

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Palm Tree Jim

Incredible garden and thanks for sharing with us!

And yes......more pictures!

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Palmensammler

Wonderful garden and please more pictures. What kind of Chamaedorea is it?

Eckhard

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Nico94

Chamaedorea stolonifera?

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Thanks @Darylfor the awesome pics of these specimen palms. Who wouldnt want more pics haha 

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RJ

Amazing.... :greenthumb:

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redant

great garden

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palmfriend

Spectacular!!! Amazing photos - I am glad I have got some (still young though) Copernicias planted out.

Keep it going!

Best regards from Okinawa -

Lars

 

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NOT A TA

Very nice grounds! More pics please!

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joe_OC

Magnificent garden.  To have the scale and discipline to not over plant the landscape is commendable.

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HtownPalms

Very impressive!

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Cindy Adair

Just gorgeous! Pouring rain here so perfect time to enjoy Stan's amazing garden with such excellent photos.

Thanks Daryl!

I have already copied the link to this topic and emailed it to others and suggest you all do the same.

Some folks don't know what they are missing by not checking out Palmtalk on a regular basis.

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krishnaraoji88

Very nice! Please post more if you have the time!

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The Gerg

Simply spectacular.

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realarch

Thanks for posting Daryl, what a magnificent place. With such a large property, it's almost harder to landscape effectively than a smaller suburban lot.

You guys must have been close to palm heaven that day.

Tim

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Kim

Thanks so much for the photos, Daryl! I really like the way the garden is laid out, plenty of room to see the palms. Certain areas look like they will feel more dense as the palms head skyward, must be a very pleasant experience walking through it. 

Got a pic of Stan and his favorite palm, by any chance? Trying to link the name to a face...

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Swolte

Ugh, now I remember why I should stay in the cold-hardy forum... Did love the Chamaedorea pic!
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Jim in Los Altos

Simply stunning!

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I'm glad everyone is enjoying the photos so far...here are a few more...

This is what greets you from the street...

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Livistona fulva grove...one of the best Oz Livistonas IMO...

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All kinds of Silver...

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More Copernicias...

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And more...

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7 hours ago, Kim said:

Thanks so much for the photos, Daryl! I really like the way the garden is laid out, plenty of room to see the palms. Certain areas look like they will feel more dense as the palms head skyward, must be a very pleasant experience walking through it. 

Got a pic of Stan and his favorite palm, by any chance? Trying to link the name to a face...

Kim, this is Stan in the blue shirt...Telling us about his dwarf Pritchardia...Satakentia also photo-bombing...:D  Excuse the photo quality, but the palmtalk server compresses the photos and they lose all their resolution...

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A couple of Dypsis photos...

Hybrid Madagascariensis x Decaryi I think?

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Dypsis rosea has been badly attacked by Cane Beetle Borer...prognosis is not good...

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Another  Dypsis hybrid...

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Dark Mealy Bug...

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Some New Caledonians...

Young Kentiopsis oliviformis

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Burretiokentia hapala flowers...

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Dypsis saintelucei crown in the late arvo sun...

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Ravenea hildebrandtii

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Stan also collects Broms (and many other types of plants such as Cycads and Baobabs to name a few)... here are some of his beauties (probably about 10% of his Brom collection)

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Also found these Harlequin bugs all over the place...

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That's enough photos for now...please let me know if you want more?

 

Daryl

 

 

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Palm Tree Jim

Once again.....thanks!

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Kim

Wow! Just WOW...

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