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another 750 right here...

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Phoenix sylvestris, these have been in 38's too long, I like to shift them into gallons sooner, but space and time have not allowed

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phoenix dact, which also have spent too much time in the trays

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meds, these were planted late in august and some are still germinating

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this is a root maker brand plug cup, I bought this container system as an experiment several years ago, then never used them, so I tried these dacts in them the idea is the wide open spaces air prune root tips causing more root growth... I guess

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another shot, less root circling etc

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here is a typical root ball from the root maker brand plug system

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here is a 38 ct tray plug vs. root maker

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they are all going in gallons and I will continue the test to see which if either produce a better palm, some nurserys I know swear by the rootmaker, we will see.

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I dont know why but the guys didnt want to work of the trailer today, the wind was blowing 90 to nothing and I think they dont like it because the trailer/potting table sits they would be eating potting soil all day.

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on to the red trailer to be shuttled to the big shade house.

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1st load on the way to the shade house

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stacked in blocks of 50, easy for inventory and weeding.

not to far to reach across etc.

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tequila agave rooted out these may ship to a grower in georgia, as is, if not they will bump into gallons and go out to retail in the spring

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Roberto bringing in another set of dacts

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a different kind of leaf pattern varigated ginger, I have some in my yard and I like these alot better than the regular old kind

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(palmotrafficante @ Dec. 26 2007,20:17)

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this is a root maker brand plug cup, I bought this container system as an experiment several years ago, then never used them, so I tried these dacts in them the idea is the wide open spaces air prune root tips causing more root growth... I guess

I bought plants this year in a pot, which the vendor said air pruned the roots for less circyling.  It is similar to the one in your pics.

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some kind of ground cover, I am sposed to grow a bunch of this for a local architect, but thats an 08 project for sure

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yes keith thats definatley one, dont know which brand but I have seen them before, at nursery shows.

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Zamia picta, I got these from redlands last january when I was down in Florida for the tpie show!

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I thought they were goners after last years cold and ups kicking thier butts on shipping them home.

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a little orchid blooming, these are not anything spectacular but I had alot of fun when I found them, they are native to somewhere in Mexico, but I got these from a mailorder place years ago :;):

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I grew them on this rock, and they stuck quite well

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another grouping a fixin to do theyre thang, these are growing in a half of a palm trunk I hollowed out with a chainsaw!!

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a table load of washies that got all funked up on me?

I dont have a clue why but this whole batch got up to a certain size and started crapping out, I had other batches from different trees, never missed a beat?!?!?!

just one of those things, but it is that kinda setback that is the reason I germinate so many seeds.....cant have production interrupted

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ceriferas, these are some erratic germinators as well

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some are huge and others are just starting to pop

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copernicia macroglossa the cuban petticoat palm.

I am trying a couple of these, I got them last year after seeing some at Jeff Searles place....a must if your ever in the area!!

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slow as the dickens, but they are so worth it!!

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almost a year but its rooted out this tall one one gallon, I will plant these in the new palm garden , another 08 tease :;):

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Mystery Livistona....I bought a couple..didnt know what they were or would be, Now I wish I had bought a few more... isnt that always the way it happens?

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dypsis a whole batch of palms , i just cant seem to get as wild and excited about as the rest of the folks here on this board, they just dont get me excited, I have a few but who knows what kind they are.

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some more of the lil buggers

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teddy bear I think

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I have a bigger one but the dogs chewed the top up a little bit and its kinda ugly,alive and making a come back but kinda ugly

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not quite a lutescens, the leaf tips squre of a bit, another dypsis but I couldnt tell you which one!

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nannorrhops supa silver,

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this one is growing out in my ponytail patch, I dont know how it got there, I couldnt even guess, the ponytails came in as a bulk load bareroot from Mex....truly a mystery!

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I at first thought it was maybe some kind of brahea, but on further inspection and guestimation,consulting of some one waaaaayyy more knowledgeble than my self ala Mr. Richard Travis figured nannorrhops.... look for these in the 08 thread!!

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I love cycads, but Texas just doesnt have the market for them like kalifornia does

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