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redant

Insane, really have to love palms to own this many beast. Just a fraction of the population. This area is the lowest, wettest part of my yard, a perfect place for them.

 

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Meangreen94z

What are those Pines doing mixed in? You’re not dedicated enough. Kidding, the yard is gorgeous. Maybe one day, with the right piece of property I’ll have something similar.

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Mr. Coconut Palm

Wow, Doug.   Impressive!

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redant
3 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

What are those Pines doing mixed in? You’re not dedicated enough. Kidding, the yard is gorgeous. Maybe one day, with the right piece of property I’ll have something similar.

My wife loves the pines, of course she's not picking up the pine cones.

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greysrigging

The Horror.....( apologies  stealing a line from Apocalypse Now )
And to @DoomsDave for stealing his pic.
And us Carpy growers thought we have frond issues.....mate, you're going to need a Quad Road Train side tipper combo to deal with the fronds....lol !https://www.trailermag.com.au/featured/article/bres-new-quad-side-tipper-road-train
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But seriously... love your garden !!

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kinzyjr

@redant They look awesome, as does everything else!  Thank you for sharing!

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donalt

beautiful property ! you should hold tours (I'd visit!)!

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OC2Texaspalmlvr
27 minutes ago, donalt said:

beautiful property ! you should hold tours (I'd visit!)!

I agree , I'd pay to take a tour =) First pic is an Attalea off to the left correct ? 

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DoomsDave

Well, mate, if you're ever up this way, give me a shout!

I've given lots of tours.

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DoomsDave
1 hour ago, greysrigging said:

The Horror.....( apologies  stealing a line from Apocalypse Now )
And to @DoomsDave for stealing his pic.
And us Carpy growers thought we have frond issues.....mate, you're going to need a Quad Road Train side tipper combo to deal with the fronds....lol !https://www.trailermag.com.au/featured/article/bres-new-quad-side-tipper-road-train
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But seriously... love your garden !!

Well mate, if you're ever up this way, gimme a shout!

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redant
29 minutes ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

I agree , I'd pay to take a tour =) First pic is an Attalea off to the left correct ? 

correct, the picture doesn't do it justice. The trunk (or where a trunk should be by now) is massive, the Syagrus botryophora to the right of it, can't see the crown give some idea of how tall it is. To the right of that is my spottle (or so it's suppose to be)  I have had a few palmtalk people here before., most are now growing some of my palms.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Ill definitely try to see your garden one day =) That Attalea is just awesome :drool:

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redant
5 minutes ago, OC2Texaspalmlvr said:

Ill definitely try to see your garden one day =) That Attalea is just awesome :drool:

Any time your in FL your welcome to a tour. The last couple to visit where from the Netherlands. 

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redant

Here's a good guessing game, the two palms on the edge of the picture, furthest left and right. ?

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The Gerg

A truly beautiful tropical garden. Looks very peaceful. (Until BOOM.....a royal frond crashes down).

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Dypsisdean

So Doug - how do you manage your old fronds - pile them on site, or take them away? I just had to start a new "mountain," as the old ones aren't shrinking as quickly as I'm piling.

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Antti

Beautiful garden. Really like it.

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redant
11 hours ago, The Gerg said:

A truly beautiful tropical garden. Looks very peaceful. (Until BOOM.....a royal frond crashes down).

We spend a lot of time on our porch, they certainly make there presence known when they come down. 

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redant
6 hours ago, Dypsisdean said:

So Doug - how do you manage your old fronds - pile them on site, or take them away? I just had to start a new "mountain," as the old ones aren't shrinking as quickly as I'm piling.

My property is about 800 ft deep from the road, house about midway. All the fronds from the front go curbside and get picked up by our waste company (they probably hate me). The ones in the back I pile up and burn. I use a Sawzall to remove the crown from the frond as they dry so much slower and burn what's dry at the time.  It gets tough when the rainy season starts.

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kinzyjr
12 hours ago, redant said:

Here's a good guessing game, the two palms on the edge of the picture, furthest left and right. ?

Dypsis lanceolata?

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redant
3 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

Dypsis lanceolata?

Good guess by the trunks, now start thinking way more tropical. You can see the fronds on the one on the left.

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PalmatierMeg

Love the Lost World jungle look. Five royals are enough for me, including my lovely violacea.

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redant
2 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Love the Lost World jungle look. Five royals are enough for me, including my lovely violacea.

50 Probably would have been enough for me. :rolleyes:

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DAVEinMB
On 6/1/2020 at 12:23 PM, redant said:

Insane, really have to love palms to own this many beast. Just a fraction of the population. This area is the lowest, wettest part of my yard, a perfect place for them.

 

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This is stupid!

 

Ya know... in the complimentary way haha

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redant
2 hours ago, DAVEinMB said:

This is stupid!

 

Ya know... in the complimentary way haha

My wife agrees lol.

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DoomsDave

Oh

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Becky

look at their trunks !!!!

they’re just so BIG so ENORMOUS 

“I like big trunks and I cannot lie . . .”

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Kim

Well that's just gorgeous! Truly magnificent. 

But I'm glad I'm not the caretaker! :lol:

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greysrigging
On 6/2/2020 at 4:08 PM, Dypsisdean said:

So Doug - how do you manage your old fronds - pile them on site, or take them away? I just had to start a new "mountain," as the old ones aren't shrinking as quickly as I'm piling.

Oh OH.... that's one of those questions that is asked from time to time of the dedicated palm enthusiast.... we have difficulty in answering truthfully and lie awake at night pondering how on earth we are gunna deal with them... my trucks and trailers have done thousands of trips to our local green waste dump ( luckily its free in Darwin ) and I still have mountains of them....
'Don't ask don't tell'.....lol !

 

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redant
8 hours ago, Kim said:

Well that's just gorgeous! Truly magnificent. 

But I'm glad I'm not the caretaker! :lol:

One should not be scared of physical activity :rolleyes:  Once in a blue moon my wife help out, she doesn't last long.

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redant
3 hours ago, greysrigging said:

Oh OH.... that's one of those questions that is asked from time to time of the dedicated palm enthusiast.... we have difficulty in answering truthfully and lie awake at night pondering how on earth we are gunna deal with them... my trucks and trailers have done thousands of trips to our local green waste dump ( luckily its free in Darwin ) and I still have mountains of them....
'Don't ask don't tell'.....lol !

 

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I have a 12ft trailer I can drag to the back behind an ATV when things just get to wet to burn.

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sonoranfans

This is a gorgeous tropical rainforest for sure.  I have lived in a number of houses and planted ~500 trees myself, when I was young it didnt phase me.  At my age, that looks like ALOT of work with possibly a tractor, chainsaws, sawzalls, all kinds of tools, and lots of energy.  I do think just being out and taking care of a garden is therapeutic, much healthier than sitting around.  But there are limits for me.  As the palms grow bigger the work increases.  Fortunately the royals self shed...  I do not envy the workload of maintaining it. 

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Merlyn2220
On 6/1/2020 at 12:23 PM, redant said:

Insane, really have to love palms to own this many beast. Just a fraction of the population. This area is the lowest, wettest part of my yard, a perfect place for them.

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Every time I see your jungle, the more in awe I am!  The time, years of growth and dedication is just awesome, thanks for sharing!

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redant
On 6/1/2020 at 9:04 PM, redant said:

Here's a good guessing game, the two palms on the edge of the picture, furthest left and right. ?

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So due to the lack of guesses :floor: The two palms are Areca catechu, been in the ground since 2011. I had another in the ground that croaked in the 2009/2010 cold. Really hope they fruit before the next big cold snap.

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Merlyn2220
2 hours ago, redant said:

So due to the lack of guesses :floor: The two palms are Areca catechu, been in the ground since 2011. I had another in the ground that croaked in the 2009/2010 cold. Really hope they fruit before the next big cold snap.

I was too busy drooling over the palms to notice the pop quiz.   :yay:

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