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Hi there,

 

usually my garden is not really presentable in early winter right after the typhoon season but since we had NO

typhoons at all this year (except there was a single very week one in late August)  I thought I would show some images

of my palms after an almost perfect year of growth.

Here we go:

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Outside left, two washies (from seeds) and lately planted out...

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...a young Copernicia (seed grown). It is definitely thriving. It gets a lot of sun and is protected from three sides. I will see how it goes with the washies side by side - if necessary I will

make a decision later.

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Alexander palms - growing extremely well over here and looking beautiful! (seed grown)

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Our local hero - Adonidia merillii, fully loaded with seeds.

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Recently moved and showing great growth in its new spot - P. pacifica (from seed). The new leaves are already looking very healthy - it seemed it was about time to give a

better place to grow.

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A bit hard to make out - a D. pembana (from seed). It has already two suckers and grows very well, too.

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Undamaged for the first time since planted out four years ago - C. samoense (from seed).

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In deep shade, L. naumanii.

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Almost same spot, a C. nucifera curves back after being hit hard by a typhoon a year ago. 

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Crown looks very healthy, too.

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Another, almost blown over C. nucifera gets a nice curve, too. Hit by the same typhoon in last year's August.

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Hard to get in one pic, ...

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...and we will get some nice coconuts next year.

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A P. rupicola, a bit close to the Coconut palm but it does well - an emerging beauty. (seed grown)

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Moving on - C. umbraculifera (seed grown).... I hope I can keep it...

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My largest Alfie (from seed), towered by my...

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...super nice looking pair of V. joannis (seed grown).

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D. album (from seed)

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H. forsteriana - an absolute flawless grower. (purchased at out home depot six years ago)

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Behind it in shade, a young Saribus rotundifolius. (from seed)

...

 

 

 

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Hanging in - but not looking well after a warm, humid summer - J. chilensis.

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The opposite - using every day to grow, V. metiti, sprouted last fall.

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Doing very well but taking its time - D. robusta. (from seed)

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First try this year - P. borsignianum.

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In deep shade, too - two C. metallica. Very well growing.

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Sprouted in June, N. brunnea. Unbelievably fast.

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The only survivor from a seed order but doing well now - B. fenestralis.

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Growing very well, too and makes me prout - D. album var. aureum. (from seed)

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A bit dense but the palm itself does well - C. harlandii.

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This one has probably enjoyed the typhoon-free fall the most - B. nickobarica (from seed).

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Here my Indian coconut - grown from a nut from an Indian vegetable store in Tokyo.

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Already pretty tall, C. mitis.

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Moving around the corner, in front African oil palm, in the back an emerging monster, P. sylvestris.

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Moving the camera to the right, another Alexander palm and a V. joannis. Beneath in shade...

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L. chinensis.

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Reaching the backside of the house - planted out two months ago, B. nobilis.

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Behind the house my L. chinensis and washie grove, at the opposite corner...

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Another pair of P. rupicola.

Ok, I hope you liked the little tour -

thank you for your time and best regards from Okinawa

Lars

 

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Kim

Looking good! Very palmy indeed!

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Ben in Norcal

Great progress Lars!

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Reyes Vargas

Nice Lars.  My favorite is the livistona chinensis and the curving coconuts.  Nice work.

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kinzyjr

Wonderful garden, Lars!  Seeing it never gets old.

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Mangosteen

Very impressive palm garden, especially considering the majority are "seed grown". (No Clinostigma savoryanum from the "neighboring" Bonin Islands?)

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Chris Chance

Beautiful garden! I love the diversity.  

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Hi everyone,

thank you very much for your kind replies! It is really encouraging especially during these (Covid caused) hard times - 

I almost jumped when I found the IPS quarterly for the first time in my mail box three weeks ago, it made me really

feeling connected to our palm enthusiasts/world out there...

Well, truth is, the pc's mouse broke when I created this thread which forced me made it much shorter than planned

and to finish it almost abruptly...

So, I hope it is ok to add two, three more pics before quoting some comments...

Here we go:

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This species caught my eye instantly when looking at images of Dave's garden for the first time and I am glad to have now one (seed grown) over here, too - D. leptocheilos.

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At the bottom of a V. joannis - well protected, L. ramsayi. (seed grown) 

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A pure joy - V. spiralis. (seed grown) 

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Surrounded by plenty of other plants to protect it from violent winds caused by typhoons - very slow but looking good, C. ponapense. (from seed)

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This bottle palm really deserves its name...Cheers! ;) (purchased it as it was treated like a bonsai, couldn't let this happen) 

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D. decaryi - one of the rare plants I could purchase at our home depot. Looks really good, I think.

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An additional image from behind the house - growing in deep shade of my washies, groups of young H. forsteriana.

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Another image from behind the house after leaving the "Livistonia/washie grove" - a sabal (species?), grown from a collected seed somewhere

here on the island - looks really promising, I think.

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Between the sabal and the P. rupicolas at the (next) corner - presented at the end of the former thread -a rocketing 

P. sylvestris, max. four years old. (seed grown, too) 

Al right, that is what I actually wanted to show this time...

On 11/27/2020 at 12:36 AM, Kim said:

Looking good! Very palmy indeed!

 

On 11/27/2020 at 1:52 AM, Ben in Norcal said:

Great progress Lars!

@Kim& @Ben in Norcal - Thank you very much! I am really appreciating your comments!

On 11/27/2020 at 2:28 AM, Reyes Vargas said:

Nice Lars.  My favorite is the livistona chinensis and the curving coconuts.  Nice work.

Even if very common over here - L. chinensis definitely has its charme! The typhoon caused curving of the coconuts might turn out as a real show stopper,

we will see - I will keep the forum posted.

8 hours ago, kinzyjr said:

Wonderful garden, Lars!  Seeing it never gets old.

As I mentioned ones - now a garden check takes more than hour, an hour of pure joy in my life! (And) I guess there is more to come... :D

6 hours ago, Mangosteen said:

Very impressive palm garden, especially considering the majority are "seed grown". (No Clinostigma savoryanum from the "neighboring" Bonin Islands?)

Without international palm seed suppliers my garden wouldn't contain more than five or six species. I am very thankful for the opportunity to order worldwide.

Regarding your question, please check this -

 I hope it answers your question.

5 hours ago, Chris Chance said:

Beautiful garden! I love the diversity.  

Chris, that is exactly what it makes so interesting to create a palm garden over here. 

In my "bullpen" are already waiting seedlings of D. renda, H. ramsayi, W. filifera and others to be planted out, latest seed order has arrived days ago with

P. hillebrandi and C. leptostachys seeds...

I think there is probably a lot of potential of what can be grown and I am going to find it out WITH JOY! 

best regards from Miayko -

Lars

 

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Hilo Jason

Looking great Lars.  Thanks for posting these updated pictures, I always enjoy seeing your garden and the hard work you put into it. 

 

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mike in kurtistown

I really enjoyed this tour of your garden. Thanks.

Mike

 

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On ‎11‎/‎29‎/‎2020 at 4:14 AM, Hilo Jason said:

Looking great Lars.  Thanks for posting these updated pictures, I always enjoy seeing your garden and the hard work you put into it. 

 

Jason,

Thank you very much for your kind words! I always follow your own updates with joy, so I am glad that I could give something in return.

My garden is still young, so I am sure I can still provide many further updates, too. ;)

On ‎11‎/‎29‎/‎2020 at 6:14 AM, mike in kurtistown said:

I really enjoyed this tour of your garden. Thanks.

Mike

 

Mike,

Thank you very much, too! I am glad you liked it!

I really hope to pay one day Hawaii a visit again - not tomorrow but someday - and to stroll through some of its botanical gardens and to say

"Hello" to one or two Hawaiian palm enthusiast, too.

Until then, best regards -

Lars

 

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DCA_Palm_Fan

Simply stunning.  :wub:

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The Gerg

Yet another beautiful palm talker garden. :D

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