It would appear so, but was due to an overdue cleanup... Copernicia berteroana to its left not looking too shabby either! Who knew these subtropical species would thrive in the Arizona desert?
Had a Copernicia berteroana freeze and die this past winter,so a new planting space just opened up,in an already full garden.Decided to go with another species of Copernicia for the replacement.Here's a super blue yarey I grew from seed I collected in habitat,in Cuba.Let's see what it can do,now that it has space to stretch its roots!
Just received two Pseudophoenix Sargentiis in the mail from Florida. They look great! Whats the best route to take, to get these guys in the ground as soon as possible here in Arizona? Let them adjust to the weather here and keep them in pots in a shady area. Or is the summer in Florida pretty similar to the one in Arizona, that I can just put them in the ground? Or is there another route I can take. Thank you.
It's my first summer with my Royal here in arizona and I noticed over the last few days that the second newest frond is already looking a little toasty. I water heavily three to 4 times a day and when I check the dirt, it is not dried out.
I also give it arizonas best fertlizer once a month.
Any suggestions or will it adapt over time.
Please see below, its the frond on the right :).
Still quarantining here in Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise), FL. And it's been a while since I posted any photos. I spent several weeks sewing masks and surgical caps for my son and daughter-in-law on the medical front lines as well as masks for my husband and me. It's also been hot and sweltering as well as drought stricken around here and because of that and that the monthly injection I give myself for chronic migraines ran out a week early, I was unable to spend much time outside. But..... We got a whopping 0.4" of rain this past week (the rest of the FL got 10x that) followed by one last gasp of cool, dry air and I was able to rectify my oversight and take some photos.
About a month ago someone on PT asked me to take updated photos of my Caribbean Garden in front of the house. Around 95% of the palms in this garden come from that part of the world. The few interlopers are grandfathered in because they were planted before I adopted a unifying theme for this part of the yard. The genus Coccothrinax forms the backdrop. Some of them were planted as far back as 2004 and have weathered multiple hurricanes and tropical storms. If I were forced to plant only one genus of palm, Coccos would be my choice. They are tough yet elegant and the sight of those starlike leaves swaying with the breeze can brighten anyone's soul.
Caribbean Garden Views, Cape Coral, FL, 2020