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MarkbVet
1 hour ago, Ben OK said:

I built this new bed today on a hillside on my property. The soil is such a heavy clay that I have lost multiple trees on this spot over the years. So I dug into the hill in order to plant on top of the clay. Since the roots aren't in the clay at all, hopefully they will do well there. I plan on just putting a small hoop house over them in the winter, since none of them will appreciate ice or snow.

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Over a period of years, underlying clay soil tends to subsume/suck up the overlying looser soil; if you have enough depth to your overlying soil bed, then a nice trick to keep it from eventually becoming clay is to put a layer of coarse drainage gravel on top of the clay (plus or minus landscape fabric) before laying down the upper soil layer.  This keeps the better draining soil layer from being lost into the clay, and the gravel provides even better drainage beneath your planting soil layer.   Nice plants by the way!!  :-)

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Jesse PNW

@Ben OK is that a hybrid on the left of the Chamaerops?

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Ben OK
50 minutes ago, MarkbVet said:

Over a period of years, underlying clay soil tends to subsume/suck up the overlying looser soil; if you have enough depth to your overlying soil bed, then a nice trick to keep it from eventually becoming clay is to put a layer of coarse drainage gravel on top of the clay (plus or minus landscape fabric) before laying down the upper soil layer.  This keeps the better draining soil layer from being lost into the clay, and the gravel provides even better drainage beneath your planting soil layer.   Nice plants by the way!!  :-)

That is good info. I wish I had looked into it beforehand. I had never even considered that. We will see how long the soil sticks around since I didn't take any precautions. I did use the very sticky clay I dug out as motar though. Not really to hold things together as well as mortar. Just to fill gaps between the rocks to prevent my good soil from washing out in hard rains.

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Ben OK
51 minutes ago, Jesse PNW said:

@Ben OK is that a hybrid on the left of the Chamaerops?

No hybrids here. It is just a weird butia. It has been a really sickly light green for years in a pot now. I have tried all manner of different potting soils, fertilizers, and amendments. It seems determined to stay its sickly color. We will see if life in the ground helps at all.

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Jesse PNW

Oh I was looking at the trunk, it looks more woody like a Jubaea and less fibery. fiber-y.  Fibrous. 

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Trustandi

I just saved and planted this Chamaerops from a Lowe's compost bin. Hopefully i could resuscitate it. Oh wow I am such a palm addict, I need my fix :floor:

 

 

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Ben OK
8 minutes ago, Trustandi said:

I just saved and planted this Chamaerops from a Lowe's compost bin. Hopefully i could resuscitate it. Oh wow I am such a palm addict, I need my fix :floor:

 

 

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I don't blame you. I have done the same thing with cat palms before. Waste not, want not.

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CiprianS

I have just planted two small seedlings, I will plant some more but first I need to acclimatize them with the outside weather. The ones that I have just planted stayed outside for more than a week so they should be fine... I hope. :) 

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Chad king NC

After having to remove a large silver maple in the front yard I saw the opportunity to plant 3 new trachies.

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Allen

Put out a little Bulgaria

 

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CiprianS

Last night and this morning I have planted the below two Filifera. The other two that I have are doing so well since I planted them less than a year ago and I hope these two will follow them. This evening I will also pour some vitamin B to them to stimulate their root growth.

I will keep on watering them for a day or two and after that I will also put some crushed marble in their edging.

 

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NWpalms@206

Finally got the 20g Jubaea x Queen planted! South wall all day sun in a raised bed that’s being built around it. The Nanus (Maybe hybrid) is next,  it should stay under window height forever. This one was pretty heavy had to get creative. 

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Collectorpalms
13 minutes ago, NWpalms@206 said:

Finally got the 20g Jubaea x Queen planted! South wall all day sun in a raised bed that’s being built around it. The Nanus (Maybe hybrid) is next,  it should stay under window height forever. This one was pretty heavy had to get creative. 

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Glad to see good Weather. Does your JxS Have the fish hooks on the ends of the newest fronds?

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NWpalms@206
1 hour ago, Collectorpalms said:

Glad to see good Weather. Does your JxS Have the fish hooks on the ends of the newest fronds?

Mine has no hooks on any ends new or old 

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CiprianS

I planted another two Sabal Mexicana small seedlings yesterday (thank you @Fusca for the seeds). Now I am done with my two rows of Sabals. A total of thirteen are planted there out of which there are two Riverside, eight Palmetto and three Mexicana. Unfortunately, I did not manage to have them perfectly on the same line, but once these small seedlings get bigger I will redo their edging in hexagonal shapes and I will mask the not straight line on which they are planted.

I still have a little bit of space in the back of my garage where I also planted the two Filifera, I think I will plant there another Mexicana and two Uresana. 

 

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Nomad NYC

The only palms that I have managed to plant this spring so far were two of my Georgia - sourced seed-grown Sable Minor plants, up at my summer house on the island of Martha's Vineyard ( Zone 7A ) last April :

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For five years they barely grew in their pots - so hopefully they should do well up there. While it is in Zone 7A,  Martha's Vineyard does have a mild oceanic climate, the temperature is generally moderate for that latitude , ( not too cold in winter , but it also doesn't get very hot in summer - something that Sabal Palms love ).

 

 

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NWpalms@206

What I’m pretty convinced is a nanus hybrid but sold as nanus, is planted next to JxS. It was completely rootbound in a 20g which had to take several years, and is about 32” (camera angle looks like 34”) each new frond is only a few inches higher than the last. It’s under a window and has 2ft until it’s too tall. So a little risk of a transplant later if it turns tall but not looking like it so far also was told it’s at least 12yrs old already. A different look to it for sure any guesses welcome _____x Nanus? Nanus x_____? Different green and Undersides are bluish camera doesn’t capture it well maybe nanus x princeps? 

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Chester B

I’ve planted a lot this spring but not very many palms, I’m running out of room

Sabal Rosei

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NWpalms@206

15g Trachycarpus Princeps “Green Form” some call “Nova”  got a sunny south spot by the deck. This one should get tall fast with a thin trunk and long petioles. White undersides of fronds like the Princeps Blue/Silver or “Stonegate” form. 

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Chester B

Trachycarpus Nainital 

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NWpalms@206
On 5/31/2022 at 9:14 AM, Chester B said:

Trachycarpus Nainital 

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Where may I ask did you acquire the nainital? I’d like to get one or two from a good source. 

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Chester B
40 minutes ago, NWpalms@206 said:

Where may I ask did you acquire the nainital? I’d like to get one or two from a good source. 

Raintree tropical in Silverton, Or.  They sell them as takil, but they are actually Nainital.  Adults are on site.

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NWpalms@206
1 hour ago, Chester B said:

Raintree tropical in Silverton, Or.  They sell them as takil, but they are actually Nainital.  Adults are on site.

I still gotta get out there they always got good stuff! And One Green World too. Hoping end of summer palm a road trip where I get to swing by both with a trailer lol. 

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NWpalms@206

Another one hit the dirt, a 15g T. Takil. Takil one of my top favorite palms, I have 4 more that will grow over winter in 15g and hopefully be this size next spring to plant. One is a triple trunk from one seed so technically 6 more! Think Chamaedorea Radicalis next 

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Collectorpalms
On 5/31/2022 at 11:14 AM, Chester B said:

Trachycarpus Nainital 

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Yea! I have this one and it actually looks like the one in your picture.

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Chester B
1 hour ago, Collectorpalms said:

Yea! I have this one and it actually looks like the one in your picture.

The fronds are very hard, almost like vinyl with much deeper ridges than the typical fortunei. 
 

The mature palms are like very thickly trundled fortunei with  stiff fronds similar to a wag but more the shape of a fortunei. 

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CiprianS

This morning I planted another three small Sabals behind the garage in my backyard. In total, I have twenty-five palms planted in my backyard now. Hopefully, all of these small ones will start moving so that I won't have to replace any of them next spring.

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And below all of the ones that I have behind my garage.  Three Sabal Uresana, one Sabal Palmetto (the only one planted last year from all of these ones behind the garage), one Sabal Mexicana, and two Washingtonia Filifera.

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Chester B
On 6/3/2022 at 11:52 AM, NWpalms@206 said:

I still gotta get out there they always got good stuff! And One Green World too. Hoping end of summer palm a road trip where I get to swing by both with a trailer lol. 

Don’t wait too long. After this year it’s up in the air if they’ll still be in business.  

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NWpalms@206

Some rocks to finish off. 

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teddytn
22 minutes ago, NWpalms@206 said:

Some rocks to finish off. 

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Very nice :greenthumb:

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Nomad NYC

Last week on the first of June , I managed to finally one of my next to last remaining pot-bound Sabal Minors in the southwest corner of my yard, nestled amongst a big patch of Adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa) yuccas :

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I had originally planted another Sabal Minor at this very location about two years ago,  but unfortunately  it didn't survive the winter - I had planted it at the very end of Summer in September , and It most likely didn't have the time to establish itself. Hopefully this one will be far more successful.

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Allen

Teddy visited and loaded me up some more Sabals.  He is going to be the Sabal capital of TN.  Thanks Teddy!

 

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Jesse PNW

@Allen you can never have enough Sabals.  And I love those Collocasia fallax, I've got to get some as well. 

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NWpalms@206

Thamnocalamus tessellatus, apparently the only bamboo native to South Africa. My first my bamboo planted, although there’s one clump over in a far corner of property that was here when we bought the land, Some form of fargesia probably. 

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NWpalms@206

Trachycarpus F. “Tesan”  got a forever home and it was needed, Was Very pot bound now ready to stretch its roots. Pretty robustly structured palm. Another one off the list. 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Butia odorota - Ravanea Rivularis with a lean and newly acquired BJxS front and center. We added some calidora alocasia - Maui plant - crinium Lilly- and a couple curcuma the next day. 

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Jesse PNW

@NWpalms@206 I got a bunch of "tesan" seedlings from Garry at coldplant, they were the easiest germinating Trachycarpus seeds in my limited experience.  I'm excited about them.  Trunks are very interesting on those you've got there, they look quite smooth like the fibers are very fine.  There aren't a lot of pics or info online.  Keep us posted!  

Are those from Dave Alvarez? 

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NWpalms@206

Jesse PNW It’s just the one Tesan actually,  the kinda lighter green one that was planted in ground. And ya it’s kinda unique trunk very thick, with more spaced out, bigger petioles, and a more “wooly” type fiber not as stringy for lack of better terms. Would make sense as to why it’s claimed as the hardiest trachy. Just thick features and trunk seems insulated well. This one was from Patrick actually. 

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Chamaerops humilis, up by the old shop to be remodeled next year for rental. Trying to plant a palm a day. I’ve still got half dozen or so for this year. Then need to start thinking protection methods for the few that will need it. In PNW summer goes by quick! Oh and some bananas and nice flowers I’m not sure the species of . 

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Xerarch

It’s no longer Spring but all the same here are some things I’ve planted recently. 

some mules, special thanks to @richtrav for being willing to part with them  

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