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This is one of those Southern California winter days that’s so glorious it’s like a happy hallucination. 

Nice to get out of the house.

Houses are really great, especially when surrounded by a palm garden. They’re really  nice to live in, of course, but it’s also cool to be able to get up on the roof and reacquaint oneself with palms that have gotten tall.

And, Happy Holidays to all!

Here are the tall Teddy Bears, Dypsis leptocheilos.

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DoomsDave

Here’s a panoramic shot facing north. Mostly Chambeyronias and Archontophoenix tuckeri.

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And another more northwest

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DoomsDave

Spanky, a big Roystonea regia up close.

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Facing southeast with Butch the biggest Roystonea regia to the right.

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DoomsDave

Ptychosperma elegans in baby making mode.

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And its brethren/sistren immediately adjoining.

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DoomsDave

A big hulking Jubutea hybrid in the backyard 

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DoomsDave

A nice view to west southwest more or less

Tall palm is Syagrus picrophylla with Archontophoenix purpurea in front, with big mule fronds on far left.

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Gazing up into Butch’s magnificent crown 

we’re not hallucinating, thank heaven.

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Another view to west southwest with tall Roystonea oleracea on the left and Spanky on the far right

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Tall Archontophoenix tuckeri on left with tall Pritchardtia “lanaiensis” in the center.

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jimmyt

Nice view Dave!  Roof looks good too!

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DoomsDave

Hard to believe it’s real sometimes.

Here are teddy bears with Happy Hurricane Hybrid Archontophoenix, now about sixty feet tall.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

@DoomsDave im really mad at myself that I didn't see your garden before I left SoCal

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DoomsDave

Cocothrinax miraguama 

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realarch

Looks great Dave. We’re you wearing those slip resistant red sneakers? 

Tim

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RedRabbit

You’ve got a great garden @DoomsDave! I also like that you can see the mountains from your roof. :)

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James760

Amazing :yay:

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DoomsDave
17 minutes ago, realarch said:

Looks great Dave. We’re you wearing those slip resistant red sneakers? 

Tim

Always 

But forgot to photograph 

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James B
54 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Hard to believe it’s real sometimes.

Here are teddy bears with Happy Hurricane Hybrid Archontophoenix, now about sixty feet tall.

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60 feet!!!!!! Wow has to be one of the tallest Archontophoenix in California.

Awesome shots Dave!

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DoomsDave
42 minutes ago, James B said:

60 feet!!!!!! Wow has to be one of the tallest Archontophoenix in California.

Awesome shots Dave!

Thanks but I’ve seen hundred foot Archontophoenix 

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DoomsDave
1 minute ago, GottmitAlex said:

Merry Christmas @DoomsDave !

Oh yeah 

Fruhliche Weinachten to you too!

Left out the umlaut sorry 

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James B
34 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Thanks but I’ve seen hundred foot Archontophoenix 

In Cali? That’s awesome I’d love to check those out some time. 

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3 minutes ago, James B said:

In Cali? That’s awesome I’d love to check those out some time. 

They're on the "West Side" like BH, etc. Though the Editors of Doom are busy, too . . . .

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JohnAndSancho

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who names all their palms :floor:

 

Goals for getting out of this tiny apartment and building my own palmy paradise here in Texas. 

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DoomsDave
4 minutes ago, JohnAndSancho said:

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who names all their palms :floor:

 

Goals for getting out of this tiny apartment and building my own palmy paradise here in Texas. 

I have dopey names for everything, including cars, cities, etc.

If you want seeds, send me a PM.

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The Gerg

Great shots Dave. I have to come visit some day.

Also, awesome title to this post.

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Palm Tree Jim

Great pics DD.

And from the look of things, the new roof is complete!

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PalmatierMeg

What and awesome jungle, Dave! I love it!

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necturus

Does the hybrid Archontophoenix set seeds? I may already asked this. If so, mea culpa. Fantastic yard... forever jealous.

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Darold Petty
12 hours ago, JohnAndSancho said:

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who names all their palms :floor:

 

 

I have two Trachycarpus wagnerianus, they are siblings from the same seed batch, one is male, the other female, their names are Siegmund und Sieglinde.  :winkie:

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JohnAndSancho
30 minutes ago, Darold Petty said:

one is male, the other female, their names are Siegmund und Sieglinde.  :winkie:

I have 2 pots of C Elegans named Lenny and Carl, and 2 D Lutescens that are named Sherry and Terry. My first R Rivularis is named Groot :lol:

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DoomsDave
2 hours ago, necturus said:

Does the hybrid Archontophoenix set seeds? I may already asked this. If so, mea culpa. Fantastic yard... forever jealous.

The HHH sets bucketloads of seeds, most of which are not fertile, alas.

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kylecawazafla

Absolutely stunning photos! I can't believe how tall many of your palms are! How many years ago did you start planting in your yard? 

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DoomsDave
7 hours ago, kylecawazafla said:

Absolutely stunning photos! I can't believe how tall many of your palms are! How many years ago did you start planting in your yard? 

Thanks!

Most of the big stuff was planted starting in 2006 and after though some date from as early as May of 2003.

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Mandurah Brad

Hi Dave,

Awesome looking garden mate. Majesty Views all around. Awesome pics

cheers
Mandurah Brad

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wimmie
On 12/20/2020 at 1:52 AM, DoomsDave said:

Spanky, a big Roystonea regia up close.

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Facing southeast with Butch the biggest Roystonea regia to the right.

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Wow, and amongst all these beauties you are also growing a Trachy?

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dalmatiansoap

Butch is just:drool:

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Josue Diaz

i can't believe how devoid of palms the landscape looks in the distance. At ground level, they're everywhere as you're driving, but from your roof it looks like your neighbors only grow deciduous z5 trees lol. 

 

Beautiful shots as always, and the roof looks great!

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amh
42 minutes ago, Josue Diaz said:

i can't believe how devoid of palms the landscape looks in the distance. At ground level, they're everywhere as you're driving, but from your roof it looks like your neighbors only grow deciduous z5 trees lol. 

 

Beautiful shots as always, and the roof looks great!

This is a great observation.

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amh

These are wonderful shots. What's your tallest specimen?

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