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How much were the Neos? I almost bought a couple at John Fairey today but got a female Zamia vazquezii instead. 

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amh
12 minutes ago, necturus said:

How much were the Neos? I almost bought a couple at John Fairey today but got a female Zamia vazquezii instead. 

How are the prices at the John Fairey Garden nursery?

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necturus
1 minute ago, amh said:

How are the prices at the John Fairey Garden nursery?

It's a mixed bag. There were some decent deals. Other things were pretty steep. Prices have definitely gone up since the last spring sale.

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Just now, necturus said:

It's a mixed bag. There were some decent deals. Other things were pretty steep. Prices have definitely gone up since the last spring sale.

Are the cycad prices fair? 

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necturus
1 minute ago, amh said:

Are the cycad prices fair? 

The Zamia were in very large pots and were $100 or more. Guess it depends on your perspective. Pretty fair compared to retail. I'm still kicking myself for only buying one of the two big Zamia vazquezii at the Natural Gardener a few years back for $35.

Conversely, they had a C. panzhihuaensis in a gallon pot for $90. That seemed steep.

Craig told me they are reserving Ceratozamia for the garden since they lost some, so none will be for sale.

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Meangreen94z
5 hours ago, necturus said:

How much were the Neos? I almost bought a couple at John Fairey today but got a female Zamia vazquezii instead. 

The 5ish gallon size were $75 for about an 18 inch cactus. The bigger 25 gallon were around 4 feet or so, one was maybe closer to 5 feet tall, all $775. You can get 1 gallon Neo’s at East Austin Succulents for $15-20 for 6-8 inches. Last time I was there they were pretty much out of those.

I would say the 5 gallon size are the way to go, that’s the size when they really start taking up speed, and don’t get damaged as easily.

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Collectorpalms
7 hours ago, necturus said:

The Zamia were in very large pots and were $100 or more. Guess it depends on your perspective. Pretty fair compared to retail. I'm still kicking myself for only buying one of the two big Zamia vazquezii at the Natural Gardener a few years back for $35.

Conversely, they had a C. panzhihuaensis in a gallon pot for $90. That seemed steep.

Craig told me they are reserving Ceratozamia for the garden since they lost some, so none will be for sale.

Sorry guys but it’s rather tricky to list plants for their sale, only for them to tell you they are for the garden actually, and was a misprint. There were more than a few plants. That’s what I call a deceptive “bait and switch” whether intentional or not. ( frankly it was, I inquired awhile back and they were listed right up to the sale). I had plans to go, but instead went and collected free palm seeds.


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necturus
5 hours ago, Collectorpalms said:

Sorry guys but it’s rather tricky to list plants for their sale, only for them to tell you they are for the garden actually, and was a misprint. There were more than a few plants. That’s what I call a deceptive “bait and switch” whether intentional or not. ( frankly it was, I inquired awhile back and they were listed right up to the sale). I had plans to go, but instead went and collected free palm seeds.


I miss Yucca Do!

 

 

 

Yeah, it's a little odd they listed Ceratozamia kuesteriana in their teaser email but apparently only ever had one big plant they weren't going to sell. Oh well, it doesn't bother me too much.

My biggest disappointment was how they limited garden visitation to two tours. Being able to explore the garden at our own pace last Budding Out Sale was on the event's highlight.  With that said, I also can imagine many reasons why they'd want to limit access.

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Anyone, in the local TX area see any 15 gallon or close  Canary Island Date Palms yet this year? ( something I can fit in the back of a truck and plant with 1 or 2 people) I checked out the ones at PP in New Braunfels and they were just too overpriced in my mind. They were what I would normally see in 5 gallons for 29.99 instead of $130 in 7 gallon oversized pots. I need 1 or 3.

Palm Paradise did have field dug sabals and Pindos that were ok priced, but everything else was higher than most places.

HEB plus along 35 and in north San Antonio had great prices on regular shrubs and trees but had no palms ( this was in March or early April I think)

That 5/7 gallon Pindo at Vivero Nursery in Austin is the same size and price at Lowes in Bryan, TX. $89, something that use to be around $35 a decade ago or $50 last year...

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Little Tex
3 hours ago, Collectorpalms said:

Anyone, in the local TX area see any 15 gallon or close  Canary Island Date Palms yet this year? ( something I can fit in the back of a truck and plant with 1 or 2 people) I checked out the ones at PP in New Braunfels and they were just too overpriced in my mind. They were what I would normally see in 5 gallons for 29.99 instead of $130 in 7 gallon oversized pots. I need 1 or 3.

Palm Paradise did have field dug sabals and Pindos that were ok priced, but everything else was higher than most places.

HEB plus along 35 and in north San Antonio had great prices on regular shrubs and trees but had no palms ( this was in March or early April I think)

That 5/7 gallon Pindo at Vivero Nursery in Austin is the same size and price at Lowes in Bryan, TX. $89, something that use to be around $35 a decade ago or $50 last year...

Some in Bacliff and Bigger ones in Conroe

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Graydon

Consider taking a trip to the Rio Grande Valley.  Nursery 495, Muñoz and the Tree of Life all have large palms and countless tropicals for much less.  It helps to bring cash and speak Spanish.  There are other palm dealers as well all around the RGV. 

 

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NBTX11

Paradise Palms is overpriced, but they do have a decent selection for this area.  The do have Washingtonia Robusta for like 26 dollars.  Everything else is jacked up prices.  

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Collectorpalms
2 hours ago, NBTX11 said:

Paradise Palms is overpriced, but they do have a decent selection for this area.  The do have Washingtonia Robusta for like 26 dollars.  Everything else is jacked up prices.  

They had field dug beautiful Pindos for $700 that were worth it. They had several feet of trunk, but alas they never made it in my soil in the past. So no on those.

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NBTX11
On 5/5/2022 at 12:37 AM, Collectorpalms said:

They had field dug beautiful Pindos for $700 that were worth it. They had several feet of trunk, but alas they never made it in my soil in the past. So no on those.

Yeah, I really wish Pindos would grow here.  They are beautiful.  I tried growing a couple and they just sat and languished in the soil before dying.  Gave up on them.  And that was with warm winters with barely any freezes.  I can count on one hand the amount of OK looking pindos here.

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Fusca
On 5/3/2022 at 2:49 AM, Collectorpalms said:

Anyone, in the local TX area see any 15 gallon or close  Canary Island Date Palms yet this year?

Ryan, if you have the time I'd consider what @Graydon suggests.  Adams Gardens Nursery in Harlingen is another option.  They have field-grown CIDP for $50/ft. CT as small as 3' for $150.  6' for $300 is quite a bit less than the $1,800 you were quoted in another thread for what looked like a bit smaller palm than 6'.  I'm planning to get a 3' Phoenix rupicola for the same price.  PRICELIST | AdamsGardensNursery

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Collectorpalms
30 minutes ago, Fusca said:

Ryan, if you have the time I'd consider what @Graydon suggests.  Adams Gardens Nursery in Harlingen is another option.  They have field-grown CIDP for $50/ft. CT as small as 3' for $150.  6' for $300 is quite a bit less than the $1,800 you were quoted in another thread for what looked like a bit smaller palm than 6'.  I'm planning to get a 3' Phoenix rupicola for the same price.  PRICELIST | AdamsGardensNursery

 

These most likely ARE from Adams nursery.  Had no idea you could buy retail from them.

for 48 hrs, To rent a full pickup from enterprise ( $580), gas 800 miles. 15mpg at $3.80 ($200). a 12 FT trailer from uhaul ($100), which is unavailable anyhow on the dates I checked, I am already up to $900 and no palms yet. 20 years ago, when first landscaping good idea! But for 1 palm, not really worth the time and effort. If I want 3 or more then YES.

How do you buy retail from  Adams, a place that advertises wholesale?

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Little Tex

Contact the number

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Collectorpalms
11 minutes ago, Little Tex said:

Contact the number

Yeah, I read between the lines. Although I saw a google review that said Wholesale only,

I looked at google maps. I saw in the fields some large Nannos and Brahea. I wonder if those transplant badly and not advertised, anyhow we are talking major expense to get them here and planted. 

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GoatLockerGuns

FYI...The H-E-B Plus on the corner of 1604 and Bandera in San Antonio is currently selling 25G Bismarckia nobilis, Phoenix roebelenii, Syagrus romanzoffiana, and Washingtonia spp.

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Collectorpalms
22 hours ago, GoatLockerGuns said:

FYI...The H-E-B Plus on the corner of 1604 and Bandera in San Antonio is currently selling 25G Bismarckia nobilis, Phoenix roebelenii, Syagrus romanzoffiana, and Washingtonia spp.

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I would try a Bismarkica 1 more time! I have sprouted seedlings. But a 25Gall is tempting. 

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Htown Palms

Its mostly tropical house plants, but Tall Plants in Houston sometimes has interesting palms. They aren't very cheap and their inventory is constantly changing but worth checking out if you are close by. They are the only place around here where I have seen Howea forsteriana for sale. 

I know someone already mentioned it but i wanted to add that Sometimes JRN nursery has coconut palms. Not JRN 2. I asked the lady at JRN and she said they are NOT related in any way. 

I haven't been, but people on the forum have mentioned Flamingo Gardens in Galveston. 

Other than that everywhere else in the Houston area that has palms has been mentioned in this thread. 

 

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Little Tex

Has anyone mentioned Nautius Nursery in Houston? They have a massive selection, Trunking bizzies, coconuts, spindles, foxtails, livistona, butia, mules, jubea, syagrus, CDIP, and sylvestris, and not just palms, fruit trees, agave, flowers, its massive, and the prices are very good, coconut with 4 feet of trunk, 275.99, 15 gallon butia, 170

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Collectorpalms
2 hours ago, Little Tex said:

Has anyone mentioned Nautius Nursery in Houston? They have a massive selection, Trunking bizzies, coconuts, spindles, foxtails, livistona, butia, mules, jubea, syagrus, CDIP, and sylvestris, and not just palms, fruit trees, agave, flowers, its massive, and the prices are very good, coconut with 4 feet of trunk, 275.99, 15 gallon butia, 170

Nope never heard of it. This it?

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Swolte
10 hours ago, Little Tex said:

Has anyone mentioned Nautius Nursery in Houston?

Thanks for sharing. Looks interesting. Gives me something to explore after bringing folks to the airport!
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