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Palmlover_78

You have 7 Christmas Palm seedlings, 30 Trachy seedlings and currently germinating 25 pygmy's in a small a apartment, and when it comes time to sell them, you don't want to , and have no where to put them :P

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Tyrone
On 6/5/2021 at 11:43 AM, Darold Petty said:

Thanks Meg,  I can be somewhat compulsive.  The palm was Howea belmoreana.  This species has a more variable frond than does H. forsteriana.  I had an in-ground plant when a friend came over.  He was working as an informal palm broker for SoCal palms up to the Bay Area.  He remarked that Rancho Soledad nursery had a much better frond form, in 24 Inch boxes.

 Well, I left at 5:00 AM a few days later.  The truck was a 1978 Toyota mini-truck, 90 HP,  I really had to row the gearbox.  I drove 490 miles to Rancho Santa Fe in north San Diego county.  I bought the best one of six available, wrapped it up like a mummy, went to the fast food drive through, and hit the freeway northbound.  I made it about 2/3 rds of the distance home by dark, and stopped at a freeway motel.    Too tired to eat dinner !  :winkie: 

Hard core. Respect. B):D

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Scott W

Your wife tells you you're going to need more property for the palms....:lol::lol:

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oasis371

When you live in NJ/Zone 7a/b but have half the collection of Fairchild's.

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DoomsDave

Someone in this conversation is a palm nut:

Person 1: "Oh, wow, such a nice palm garden!"

Person 2: "Yeah, but where's the house?"

P1: "Who cares about the house? We aren't here to see the house!"

P2: "I have to go the bathroom . . . . "

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JohnAndSancho

If you can blow your friends off because "I have to water my palms," and they don't question it. 

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JohnAndSancho

When a downstairs apartment opens up and you kinda wanna move into it because there's more patio space. 

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JohnAndSancho

When you're trying to watch the College World Series (Hail State), you need to cook dinner, need to walk the dog, do laundry, take the trash out, etc etc 

 

But there's a nice breeze blowing and you just wanna sit outside and vibe with your palms. 

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palmsOrl

When you have zone 11 palms in Orlando

When you check Palmtalk 20 times per day

When you make your own zone maps

I could go on ...

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DoomsDave

When yew participate in threads like this…..

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Phoenikakias

When you can communicate with other palm nuts using the palm slang, that is old, no more valid names of palm genera and spp, but nevertheless you understand each other.

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JohnAndSancho

When your apartment manager sends you, and only you, an email asking you to bring your palms inside due to high wind potential from a tropical storm. 

 

I literally went to my neighbors to let them know - but only I got an email from management. Also fwiw I brought every pot that weighs less than 30 pounds inside lol 

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GottmitAlex

you have Palmtalk as your homepage.

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DoomsDave

When you don’t really care that much about these Covid lockdowns because you’re already on the tropical palmy spot you want to be.

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DoomsDave

Go where? For a tropical vacation?

Why?

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Victor G.

...you keep the pit of LITERALLY every date you eat in order to plant it

...you plant palms near on the walkway which isn't even your property

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Frond-friend42
On 6/9/2021 at 10:12 AM, DoomsDave said:

Someone in this conversation is a palm nut:

Person 1: "Oh, wow, such a nice palm garden!"

Person 2: "Yeah, but where's the house?"

P1: "Who cares about the house? We aren't here to see the house!"

P2: "I have to go the bathroom . . . . "

P1: Can you please pee on the palms. We don't want all that natural fertilizer to go to waste.

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Darold Petty

  "My garden is honored by your contribution of nitrogen"     :winkie:

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redant

You start killing off old established common palms you are not overly fond of to plant young uncommon palms.

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Kim

I've been giggling at my screen through 2 pages of comments. :lol:

... a few from my perspective...

You buy property 5,000 miles away from where you live because the climate is better for growing palms.

You fly to Hawaii for a month and spend 85% of your time picking up dead fronds and pulling weeds, and you're perfectly happy about it.

Your compost heap is taller than you are (all 3 of them).

Your Instagram account has as many photos of palms as of your children and/or grandchildren.

You always put a drink can or a shovel in a photo to demonstrate the size of your plants.

It irritates you to see morphologically incorrect artwork representing palms.

You get photos texted by friends and family asking for IDs of interesting plants they see because you are faster and more accurate than googling.

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DoomsDave
2 hours ago, redant said:

You start killing off old established common palms you are not overly fond of to plant young uncommon palms.

You edit your collection (for good cause) and choke back the tears . . . .

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Palm Tree Jim
2 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

You edit your collection (for good cause) and choke back the tears . . . .

Isn't that the truth!

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Palm Tree Jim

Better yet, decide to move to another country with a climate that allows you to grow just about anything.

Only 6 weeks away for me.

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kinzyjr

A coworker asks you for help designing an outdoor dining area since they want it to have a tropical look.

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JohnAndSancho
8 hours ago, redant said:

You start killing off old established common palms you are not overly fond of to plant young uncommon palms.

When I give plants away to my employees, they say "so you're gonna buy something more rare and exotic now?" and I'm like "shut up and appreciate this palm."

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Neil C

You take your kids with you to the Botanical gardens so if you get stopped with seeds you can say it was them that collected them!

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palmfriend

 

14 hours ago, redant said:

You start killing off old established common palms you are not overly fond of to plant young uncommon palms.

 

11 hours ago, DoomsDave said:

You edit your collection (for good cause) and choke back the tears . . . .

Truly spoken!

I am exactly at this point at the moment! I LOVE this forum! :greenthumb:

 

best regards 

Lars

 

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Cindy Adair

So funny all!

I know I am a palm nut because I gave up a paid job to move far from friends and family and work harder caring for more and more palms for zero salary.

 

 

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GottmitAlex

you go to Tecoman, Colima, Manzanillo, Colima and Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco to take palm pics.

I'll upload many once I we get back.

 

 

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idesign123

You go to the San Diego Zoo and only take photos of the palms ("They have animals here too?")

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hbernstein

When you make a career of it!

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Billy
4 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

you go to Tecoman, Colima, Manzanillo, Colima and Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco to take palm pics.

I'll upload many once I we get back.

 

 

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Tecoman is the closest thing to heaven as far as I'm concerned Unfortunately it's the deadliest city in Mexico...

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Jeff Searle

My Lipstick hybrid. "Lipstick Queen".

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Will

...you ask your family and friends on vacation to bring back some palm seeds for you.

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dalmatiansoap
On 9/15/2021 at 2:44 PM, Victor G. said:

...you keep the pit of LITERALLY every date you eat in order to plant it

Tell me about it :D

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EJ;)

Instead of yours kids....

your phone is full of pictures of new fronds and flushes ! 

that you show off to anyone who will listen!

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JohnAndSancho

When a guest at the hotel you manage calls you to talk about the plants in your office window and even though you're insanely busy, you drop what you're doing to talk about your plant collections

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Elvis Cruz
On 6/5/2021 at 10:03 AM, Valhallalla said:

Along the same lines, when you notice the palms in a movie/TV show are quite obviously not correct for the geographic location the scene is supposed to be set in and it really bothers you. For example, the scene is supposed to be deep in a jungle somewhere in southeast Asia yet the only palms around are Majesties, Queens and Dypsis lutescens.

Yes!   Full Metal Jacket, set in Vietnam, but the scenes are full of Phoenix canariensis they transplanted to make it look tropical.

Forrest Gump, also in a Vietnam scene, has Sabal palmetto.  (Filmed in South Carolina.)

Spy Game, some of its Vietnam scenes are in a grove of Phoenix dactylifera.

 

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Elvis Cruz

You order a Greek salad with pigafetta cheese.

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