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Nothing’s quite as pretty as Maxie in the morning

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Phoenikakias
On 12/18/2021 at 7:09 PM, DoomsDave said:

Here’s Slapsie Maxie again, this morning different angle.

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Not much difference (in the sky). Does it ever rain there?

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DoomsDave
7 hours ago, Phoenikakias said:

Not much difference (in the sky). Does it ever rain there?

It’s been raining the past couple of days. About 4-5 cm.

Best Christmas present ever; we’ve really been short on rain in California, especially in the south where I am.

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Kim

I don’t usually bother to post pics of my itty-bitty California garden with very few palms. Here is Howea-ville with a few P. Roebelenii that were here before me, on a blustery Christmas Eve morning.

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DoomsDave

Lest anyone disbelieve here’s a picture from a gloriously rainy Christmas Eve.

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Tracy

Pritchardia flynnii in the morning sunlight

Bananas in the morning light (yummy for breakfast with my guavas)

Early morning view looking east up my street along the side of my property and beyond.

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The Gerg
9 hours ago, Tracy said:

Pritchardia flynnii in the morning sunlight

Bananas in the morning light (yummy for breakfast with my guavas)

Early morning view looking east up my street along the side of my property and beyond.

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Tracy, a very palmy house in what appears to be a palmy neighborhood. Nice morning view indeed.

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Tracy

Shooting wide allowed me to get a lot of things stuffed in close all fitting into the photo frame.  Another distorted view of the morning light on some clumping Dypsis, a Cycas debaoensis, Chambeyronia (Kentiopsis) oliviformis, and a few other miscellaneous plants. (If you click on the photo, it will load a much crisper file than the thumbnails shown with the text).

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Billy

‘Twas an insanely beautiful morning today after a somewhat cloudy day yesterday…Here’s a few random photos from around the yard A couple small B. Alfredii glowing in the morning sun, a few shots of my little aloe garden, a howea fosteriana frond plus a shot of my “pinot noir” Aechmea blanchetiana to throw some variety in there:shaka-2:

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Tracy
4 hours ago, Billy said:

Twas an insanely beautiful morning today after a somewhat cloudy day yesterday…

That it was, just enough cloud coverage to make for a little color in the sky before the sun rose.  I was walking by with the dogs this morning and didn't see any signs that the Eugenia were being removed yet, so either you haven't started the project of opted to treat them with something to kill them first instead.  I was searching among the bromeliads in the front to see if I could find any Alcantarea imperialis, but didn't spot any among your diverse selection.  I always enjoy the broms mounted on top of the king palm stump, gives it the appearance of a crown. 

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Billy

We've only removed three of them so far and there's probably another 20+ stumps to go so it'll just be a matter of time but I've been lagging on it. I think I'll take your advice and try to chainsaw out as much as possible and then rent a small stump grinder from HD to get rid of the rest. In the meantime I'm brainstorming other areas to squeeze in more palms and hopefully spruce up the curb appeal. I can't stand the queens but my pops planted em and he's attached to them so I'll just work on incorporating rare palms wherever I can. You've inspired me with the crazy collection you have going! Definitely going to chainsaw out a few roebellinis in the front to open up space and be able to add some new palms. I've got a list going of potential candidates but I'm definitely open to any suggestions as you obviously have success with growing tons of palms in our climate. I'm thinking of throwing a blue chamaerops humilis out in the front to get some silver blue color going, maybe a rhopalostylis, pritchardia, chambeyronia macrocarpa or houailou, and as far as dypsis there's at least 10 that I'm interested in (heteromorpha, pembana, prestoniana, onilahensis, leptocheilos, saintelucei, lanceolata, robusta, decaryi, etc.) As far as the alcantarea imperialis, she's hiding behind a few ti plants. I got it at Gardens by the Sea last winter and it's probably tripled in size since then! Give a holler next time you're walking by Hope all is well

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Billy

Here’s a couple photos of the imperialis (one from last night and one from this morning) It’s been in this same spot and seems to like it but I’m thinking if I move it out into more direct sun it may turn more red? Definitely a possibility…

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