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Silver Chamaerops in the failing light of evening

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DoomsDave

Went out to the garden, in order to seek serenity; and saw the palms mission accomplished!

Show us your silver palms in the light of evening?


Hell any color ...

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JohnAndSancho

Does green count? D. Lutescens, 2 Majesties, a Washy, and a Queen on my cold and very windy patio. 

 

Also I am in no rush to pull the Christmas lights off of the very thorny Washy. 

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Bazza

That's a beautiful palm, Dave.....especially in that last pic........egads! :shaka-2:

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sonoranfans

Silver palms look great at the edges of the day as they brighten up the yard, green is darkness.  SIlver palms reflect lots of light and when the sun power goes down the reflected portion is more visible than the transmitted portion(chlorophyll absorbs in transmittance.  So bismarckia, silver chamaerops, brahea armata, copernicia hospita, blue bailey and fallaense all glow after sunset andalso on full moon nights IF they are out in the open.  I always enjoyed the waxy fan palms for this reason, whether in arizona or florida, they light up the yard at the edges of the day near sunrise and sunset.   You can slo use spot lights to make them stand out in the dark like sentries in your yard.   there are a few silver feathers that can also reflect light but the small leaflet disperse the light so much its not as dramatic.

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Bazza

I have landscape lighting with many of my palms spot lighted.

I prefer the lighting to come on just as the sun sets. It's on a photocell so automatic.

What's interesting (and worthy of a whole new thread) is different approaches to how to light up a particular palm.

Mostly elevating the light to get it up and into the canopy has been my focus on the variations I am experimenting with.

My big D. lutescens for example has two "wall washers" fastened to two of it's trunks about head high and they do a pretty good job of lighting up the canopy of fronds. The reflection of the light outwards and back down provides a wonderful setting after hours - extending the period of time for one to enjoy one's gardens.

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James B

Distance shot of the northwest side garden 

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James B

Another distance shot with my larger Roystonea beasting in the foreground 

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James B

Little A.Tuckeri from you Dave, A.Maxima, a little A.Maxima also from you Dave, and a triple A.Beatricea 

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James B

A.Alexandrae, D.Lutescens, A.Maxima, double Euterpe Eudilis, Chambeyronia Watermelon form.

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Brett in Mission Viejo

Thanks DD for this. Just ran outside for silver at night, you can most likely easily name the species!

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DoomsDave
48 minutes ago, James B said:

Little A.Tuckeri from you Dave, A.Maxima, a little A.Maxima also from you Dave, and a triple A.Beatricea 

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Not little for long!

 

21 minutes ago, Brett in Mission Viejo said:

Thanks DD for this. Just ran outside for silver at night, you can most likely easily name the species!

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Panting huff huff 

you tell me huff huff huff 

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Brett in Mission Viejo

Interestingly, I did a test with Google Photo Search app and it got the genus correct on each of those but did not identify the species correct for the Brahea species.

 

1) Brahea Super Silver

2) Brahea Decumbens

3)Nannorhops Ritchiana

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James B
37 minutes ago, DoomsDave said:

Not little for long!

 

Panting huff huff 

you tell me huff huff huff 

There’s silver under the leaves of those Archontophoenix I swear! Haha

5 years from now I bet they will be towering overhead.

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