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Garden Lot Photos, Cape Coral, FL, 01-06-21

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This afternoon I took photos of my largest garden area, which I call, no kidding, "Garden Lot". We bought this 125' x 125' 3-lot site in 2011 before Cape Coral began to emerge from the Housing Bust, during which the Cape had the 2nd most foreclosed real estate market in the US. Houses remained vacant for years, residents fled the state and no one would spring for vacant land at any price. We bought this barren patch of weeds and fire ants with the intention of creating a garden that would block the view of the newly built LCEC electrical substation, also known as "Osama bin Laden's FL Vacation Compound" for its sandy pink stuccoed concrete block walls. The erector set is installed but to this day the substation remains unfinished and inoperable. Par for the course in Cape Coral.

The first palms we planted were 5 Bizzies in 3-5g pots. We later added another Bizzie as point because it was so purple. Now it is silver and huge. Juxtaposed with and behind the Bizzies we planted Livistonas. We wanted all decoras but ended up with 2 decora, 2 australis and 1 mariae courtesy of a nursery with suspect expertise that shall remain unnamed. Fast forward 9 years and what you will see in the following photos is what you get.

Vacant End Lot: Sabal sp and flowering bottlebrush & Cocos trunk, bananas, bottlebrush

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Garden Lot Views: south side

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Leaning Coconut of Irma

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Livistona mariae

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Sabal palmetto of unknown age. Lot mowers had hacked it to the ground 6x per year for possibly decades. It just barely fits inside our property line so we decided to give it a chance to grow. This is what we have after 9 years.

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Copenicia prunifera

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Livistona saribus w/black teeth

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Borassus flabellifer

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Cocos nucifera Dwarf Red Spicata Twins

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Copernicia alba, Chamaerops humilis & Agave americana mediopicta

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Dypsis decaryi

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Roystonea violacea (f) & Cocos nucifera Dwarf Red Spicata single

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Bazza

Thanks for the post and especially the photos, Meg!  You have a very nice variety there!

Especially love the Madagascar Palms. Even if they're not a palm - they are very cool looking!

I have 5 of them in 7 gal. pots and still trying to find the right place to plant them here! :lol:

 

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PalmatierMeg

Garden Lot views from the west side. I am standing in front of bin Laden's towering compound walls.

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When I returned from across the street I was met by our cat Lizzie who read me the riot act about being too close to the road, so I let her escort me back into the lot.

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Allagoptera arenaria

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Sabal guatemalensis

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Sabal bermudana

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Butia yatay - sold to me as B. purpurascens, which it is not.

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Bismarckia nobilis canopy

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Bismarckia nobilis female with seeds

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Bismarckia nobilis silver leaf

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Elaeis guineensis, pinnate leaf

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Tahina spectabilis

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Livistona australis (f) & Livistona decora (r)

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Livistona australis

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Attalea cohune

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Gaussia maya

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Livistona muelleri

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Final photos before I go.

Garden Lot View north. Behind me is a very price-y assisted living called - I kid you not - "Palmview"

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Copernicia berteroana

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Allagoptera brevicaulis

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Copernicia baileyana

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Attalea phalerata

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Gaussia gomez-pompae

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Copernicia gigas - seeds collected in Cuba 2014

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Dioon edule 'Queretaro Blue'

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Copernicia proctorii - large palm that produces scant crops of seeds

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Gaussia princeps

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Sabal palmetto 'Lisa'

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Sabal minor 'Emerald Isle Giant'

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Syagrus kellyana

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Sabal palmetto 'Mocksville' - reputedly extra cold hardy phenotype from NC

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Schippia concolor

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Dypsis pusilla with two trunks and new red leaf

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12 minutes ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Behind me is a very price-y assisted living called - I kid you not - "Palmview"

Very nice of you to give them such a nice view of your spectacular palms!  :greenthumb:

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PalmTreeDude

Wow that is very cool! Those are some happy palms.

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