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Closing scenes in the land of Sand and Sun Pt. #2A: Parting shots from Boyce Thompson

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Took a break in the heat yesterday to explore Boyce Thompson one more time yesterday. Couldn't have been more perfect timing since the Arboretum is at peak spring bloom. Focus yesterday was trying to catch as many uncommon things in flower, and fill in gaps where i hadn't explored on the last visit. As was the case last time, not disappointed  at - all.

A little sad i'll be a bit too far away to check in regularly once out of the desert, but still close enough to make a trip or two each year. Anyway, as was the case last time, starting things off w/ the Arboretum's palm collection. Exploring sections of the Garden i'd missed last time, have to say, there are a lot more palms here than i'd have thought, esp. Brahea and Sabal uresana. May be more specimens of S. uresana here than even down at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson.

**As you can see, boldening the text for this series of threads this time to make it a bit easier on the eyes.**

Spring scenes from the Palm Grove:

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Monster Euc. as you look back toward the Australian Garden from the grove:
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Random Phoenix sp. in other spots in the park/ Arboretum:
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Missed this last time.. Sabal parviflora /S. palmetto v. parviflora:
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This too.. Brahea elegans, or so labeled as.
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Brahea edulis, at over 2K ft in the Desert:
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Future Tiki, lol
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A rare sight in the desert, where people live anyway,  fat Washingtonia filifera w/ skirts:
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Brahea armata, and their fuzzy petioles:
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Brahea brandegeei
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...Sick of Sabal uresana yet??  But!, but!, there's so many... ( Many more than i took pictures of ) Didn't think so.:yay:
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Onward to the rest of the garden. As usual, broken down by plant group.

Enjoy!!

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Chester B

Looks great.

Where are you moving to?

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1 hour ago, Chester B said:

Looks great.

Where are you moving to?

6 hours over the hill to the west of here, North county side of San Diego.  Would've been out there last year if not for COVID.

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37 minutes ago, Silas_Sancona said:

6 hours over the hill to the west of here, North county side of San Diego.  Would've been out there last year if not for COVID.

Welcome to San Diego. We will have to set up a nice PRA once you get settled.

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Chester B

Mmm sounds less toasty

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1 minute ago, Chester B said:

Mmm sounds less toasty

:greenthumb: That's the best part. & will be able to grow Orchids again, outside too, lol

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96720

What is the plant in the last picture with the white blooms?

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3 minutes ago, 96720 said:

What is the plant in the last picture with the white blooms?

Anacua, Sugarberry, Ehretia anacua.  More pictures of the Arboretum's specimens in the " Tropical Plants " section of the forum in my last thread there.  Good luck find any for sale here in the valley. Practically unknown out here. comes from S. Texas. Same part of the state where Texas Ebony, and Texas Olive originate.

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Thanks!! Maybe I can find one online. Or from Shamus O’Leary 

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Silas_Sancona
23 minutes ago, 96720 said:

Thanks!! Maybe I can find one online.

Definitely try online, or maybe pm any of the Texas P.T. crew to see if someone might send some seed. ..Or make a trip up to Boyce in a few months.  Should mention fruit is edible and supposedly quite tasty.

Here's a link for you ( or anyone else ) who might start from seed.
https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/645366

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