I’m on big island working for the month at the hospital in Waimea. Took a small trip down to Hilo on what turned out to be a rainy day but still saw some nice things. Enjoy!
I hope @Hillizard doesn't mind me borrowing this photo of his for this post He was at the Osher Rainforest exhibit in San Francisco when he took this photo. He was not able to get an i.d. at the exhibit. The photos were posted in @Jdiaz31089's palms of San Fran thread where I asked the palm's i.d. but there were no answers. Does anyone here know?
Is it a Mauritia species? Is it Sabal mauritiiformis? It's certainly not a Corypha, right?
I found this variegated Raphis while tooling around Hilo and I swiped it up! I have no experience with these types of Raphis but have always been a "lurker" in this department. I was very glad to find this! It had some bugs but i know I can get that under control.
I hope somebody that knows about the Japanese classifications could ID this one. I am going to start doing internet research.
I recently went on a boondoggle to Bill Austin's garden and nursery to allegedly plan logistics for the upcoming HIPS garden tour September 20th. Luckily I only had to make a weak effort at sighting parking and membership tent locations before Bill asked if we wanted to walk the tour route. Here we are looking at a beautiful Dypsis basilonga.
And, yes, there was Dypsis Hovomantsina stealing another heart. What a beauty! The only thing that would be better is seeing a few very nice sized ones in his nursery with my name on them!
Of course, Dypsis carlsmith is a big boy too. And Bill says a lot of this stuff was put in the ground only 7 years ago, giving hope to those of us just starting out.
Even Bill's garden art is massive, here is the Big Island's version of a garden gnome.
Travel to the heart of Brazil with Director Julie C. Malzoni for some surprising palm habitat.
See the new smart palms of Dubai!
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