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PSSC Meeting, Taylor and Muir Gardens

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Hello San Clemente!

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Today's PSSC tour included 2 very mature gardens in Orange County, California.  The first was the garden of Bill and Shala Taylor, where cycads and dinosaurs live in perfect contentment.

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The house is perched on a steep canyon. Palms planted years ago well below the level of the house and pool are dramatically overhead now.

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Many were flowering and fruiting.

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Really tall Pritchardia...

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Cozy art studio located away from the main house on the canyon rim with a view of the palms. The canyon is reflected on the glass.

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Ed Green with Latania palm. I think he said it would be the red form. Many of us mistook it for a green Bismarckia, but as Ed pointed out, the leaf bases and trunk are quite different from the standard Bismarckia.

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Really nice pebble work at the house next door (also owned by the Taylors).

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The Muir garden is a true collector's garden.  A discussion was underway as to the correct species of this Kentiopsis.DSC_7999.thumb.jpg.1f925fd319460afa75c43572479e19c7.jpg

It was soon determined by BS Man about Palms to be (correction) pyriformis, not magnifica. Don Tollefsen and Bob DeJong are in agreement.

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A wide variety of palms were on view...

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...including this impressive Jubaea  chilensis... (photo below)

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...and a variety of Pritchardia, identities unknown to yours truly.

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Some type of Ficus filled the center of the lot giving dense canopy to all below.

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Did anyone catch the name of this lovely crownshafted palm? I feel like I should know it... :mrlooney:

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It was a great outing, massively palmy! 

Anyone else with photos or commentary, please post!

 

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Hilo Jason

Thanks for the pictures Kim!  Looks like a couple of great gardens! 

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Jim in Los Altos
On 7/20/2019 at 8:43 PM, Kim said:

The Muir garden is a true collector's garden.  A discussion was underway as to the correct species of this Kentiopsis.DSC_7999.thumb.jpg.1f925fd319460afa75c43572479e19c7.jpg

It was soon determined by BS Man about Palms to be (correction) pyriformis, not magnifica. Don Tollefsen and Bob DeJong are in agreement.

DSC_8000.thumb.jpg.24f26c3b3ad39cc9db9abc40b866988c.jpg 

A wide variety of palms were on view...

DSC_8001.thumb.jpg.075abf32f011deca49f60e33f17d419a.jpg

...including this impressive Judaea  chilensis... (photo below)

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...and a variety of Pritchardia, identities unknown to yours truly.

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Some type of Ficus filled the center of the lot giving dense canopy to all below.

DSC_8009.thumb.jpg.6dc8a5a7eddd96d2fef0bd917f4453d0.jpg

Did anyone catch the name of this lovely crownshafted palm? I feel like I should know it... :mrlooney:

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It was a great outing, massively palmy! 

Anyone else with photos or commentary, please post!

 

Great pictures Kim. Thanks for posting. One note, that palm referred to as a Jubaea couldn't possibly be one. The crown shafts and skinny trunk  point to something else. Not sure what but I'm sure someone will chime in. Looks like Kentiopsis. 

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The Gerg

Hey Jim, the Jubaea is in the pic below that note. Not the pic above.  :) 

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Kim

Yes, all the captions are first, the photos below.

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The Steve
On 7/20/2019 at 8:43 PM, Kim said:

The Muir garden is a true collector's garden.  A discussion was underway as to the correct species of this Kentiopsis.DSC_7999.thumb.jpg.1f925fd319460afa75c43572479e19c7.jpg

It was soon determined by BS Man about Palms to be (correction) pyriformis not magnifica. Don Tollefsen and Bob DeJong are in agreement.

DSC_8000.thumb.jpg.24f26c3b3ad39cc9db9abc40b866988c.jpg 

A wide variety of palms were on view...

DSC_8001.thumb.jpg.075abf32f011deca49f60e33f17d419a.jpg

...including this impressive Jubaea  chilensis... (photo below)

DSC_8004.thumb.jpg.b14b8558a6836a0fdfc4c5cff90abcd5.jpg

...and a variety of Pritchardia, identities unknown to yours truly.

DSC_8006.thumb.jpg.b82bab9e48dacedbbbd4947a8a6e33a3.jpg

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Some type of Ficus filled the center of the lot giving dense canopy to all below.

DSC_8009.thumb.jpg.6dc8a5a7eddd96d2fef0bd917f4453d0.jpg

Did anyone catch the name of this lovely crownshafted palm? I feel like I should know it... :mrlooney:

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It was a great outing, massively palmy! 

Anyone else with photos or commentary, please post!

 

Could the last one be a R. Bauerii?

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Kim
2 hours ago, The Steve said:

Could the last one be a R. Bauerii?

Yes, I think you are correct. One was actually labeled R. Baueri v. cheesmanii, but not sure if it was that one.  There were several Rhopalstylis in the garden. Here is a tall one:

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BS Man about Palms
On 7/20/2019 at 8:43 PM, Kim said:

The Muir garden is a true collector's garden.  A discussion was underway as to the correct species of this Kentiopsis.DSC_7999.thumb.jpg.1f925fd319460afa75c43572479e19c7.jpg

It was soon determined by BS Man about Palms to be (correction) pyriformis, not magnifica. Don Tollefsen and Bob DeJong are in agreement.

DSC_8000.thumb.jpg.24f26c3b3ad39cc9db9abc40b866988c.jpg 

A wide variety of palms were on view...

DSC_8001.thumb.jpg.075abf32f011deca49f60e33f17d419a.jpg

...including this impressive Jubaea  chilensis... (photo below)

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Thanks for posting these Kim! I miss your photologs!! 

BUT, it was a Kentiopsis "pyriformis"... not a "piersoniorum"...or  "magnifica" as the sign said.

And Jim.. that was a "stiffy/upright" version of Jubea.. a bit on the slim side for a Jubea I'll admit. Many of us decided the the yard was starting to show the effects of underwatering in places.

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Kim
28 minutes ago, BS Man about Palms said:

Thanks for posting these Kim! I miss your photologs!! 

BUT, it was a Kentiopsis "pyriformis"... not a "piersoniorum"...or  "magnifica" as the sign said.

And Jim.. that was a "stiffy/upright" version of Jubea.. a bit on the slim side for a Jubea I'll admit. Many of us decided the the yard was starting to show the effects of underwatering in places.

Oops! My bad... I guess I wasn't paying close attention to the discussion, too busy snapping pics...

Correction applied!

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DoomsDave

Thanks @Kim for joining us and memorializing a grand day with lovely pictures!

I took a few, but none to compare the ones produced by Kim's Paparazzi CameraR.

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