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The Indispensable Shovel

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realarch

First of all, Happy Holiday's everyone! I've never been so appreciative of having, maintaining, and wandering through my garden over the last year. I can't imagine otherwise.

OK, the shovel. The primary use for this tool is giving scale to some of the palms in the garden. Because of the rocks, it's totally useless on my property for it's intended design. Lately, the shovel seems to be comparatively smaller next to, what used to be, cute little plants. Anyway, here are some recent photos.

Tim

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Kerriodoxa

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realarch

Mauritia flexuosa. This thing is getting 'scary' huge. 

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realarch

Dypsis saintelucei

Dypsis carlsmithii

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realarch

Dypsis robusta

Voanioala gerardii

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realarch

A couple more......

Licuala ramsayii

Pelagodoxa henryana

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DoomsDave

@realarch! Mighty nice shovel you got there!

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Tracy
8 minutes ago, realarch said:

Voanioala gerardii

Love the very long leaflets on this palm.  It really stands at this size.  And of course I love everything else you just posted.  I knew the Kerriodoxa would get big leaves, but holy guacamole Tim, I didn't realize they would get that big.  I'm laughing at where I had mine planted now but don't have to worry about it outgrowing the space anymore, it succumbed to my cool damp winter conditions about 5 years ago.

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DoomsDave
46 minutes ago, Tracy said:

Love the very long leaflets on this palm.  It really stands at this size.  And of course I love everything else you just posted.  I knew the Kerriodoxa would get big leaves, but holy guacamole Tim, I didn't realize they would get that big.  I'm laughing at where I had mine planted now but don't have to worry about it outgrowing the space anymore, it succumbed to my cool damp winter conditions about 5 years ago.

OMG! Please Mr. or Ms. Kerriodoxa, please don't eat me!

I've got some that are hanging on, but I doubt I'll live to see maturity.

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PalmatierMeg

Tim, it's all so wonderful.

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Palm Tree Jim

Well done sir!

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Kim

This should be a weekly puzzle: "Where's the shovel?" That Mauritia flexuosa hides it well! :lol: 

Love it Tim! Thanks for the update.

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The Gerg

I always love seeing your garden pics. Your palms are superb.

So do you use a jack hammer for digging holes on your property?

 

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Gonzer

Although your shovel is nice I'll always be partial to that grungy red sneaker for scale comparison, but that's just me.

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redant

Amazing how well palms grow in that rock. Stunning.

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Stevetoad

Good God!!! Awesome Plants you got there!

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realarch

Mahalo for the comments!

Dave, as far as shovels go, it's a mighty fine looking implement. Don't worry about the Kerriodoxa, they just lick you every now and then. 

Tracy, the Voanioala has been slow but steady. Nothing too special about it at this point. Hope your Kerriodoxa didn't suffer too much. I've got three planted fairly close together, they are just too beautiful.

Meg, coming from you, I appreciate the compliment.

Jim, :shaka-2::shaka-2:, double shakas

Kim, it's like 'Wheres Waldo' in that particular shot. Geeze that damn thing is getting big. 

Greg, thanks man, luckily I can find pukas here and there where I can get a small hole. The roots will find their way and do the rest. 

Greg, the other Greg, yeah the gnarly red sneaker is a PT institution. I will say the handle on the shovel is gnarly in it's own right. 

Doug, yeah, it amazes me as well although they don't always reach their max potential. Sometimes that's not a bad thing.

Steve, as often as I'm in the garden and look up, my refrain is......Geeze-us. 

Tim

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mike in kurtistown

Tim,

One of these days, I will need to retire my orange bucket and start using a shovel. What are you going to use when your shovel is just too small - maybe it is already in some cases?

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96720

A shovel is also useless on my property I use a bar and water takes at least an hour to dig a 5 gallon hole but my palms don’t grow anything like yours, so jealous!!!

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Matt in OC

It’s like the rest of us are just playing in the minor leagues. Well done, Tim. Aloha! 

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Sabal Steve
On 12/17/2020 at 11:57 AM, realarch said:

Dypsis robusta

Voanioala gerardii

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That’s a magnificent Voanioala, Tim

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