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cramming in a few more before 08! :)

this is the tower/antenae block, hopefully these washies will run out the door this spring!

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Tad

dacts and sylvestris, then these rows blend into a massive section of canarys

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washies and meds

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Tad

little washies and cidps.

this is going to be a great shot for next year to compare a years worth of growth.

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Tad

backside

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the last row of washies

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Tad

I really like this book.

lots of good information, some of the cold tolerance numbers kinda not sure but we are going to do some testing!!

excellent book, got it from my parents for christmas!!

Thanks Dad!

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Tad

my fave bouganvilla, semi thornless variety, I belive the name is surprise.

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Tad

My horticultural supply house, KBW excellent group to work with!!

Kinney Bonded Warehouse, Donna Tx., Tyler Tx, and Allende Mexico!!

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Ginger, red bloooms I belive!!

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Tad

multi tasking,  :P

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Tad

Thank you everybody who participated in this thread, I had fun doing it and the 08 thread is gonna be nifty, I just know it. I would like to thank my wife and kids for putting up with my mania and of course my Dad who is responsible for my love of plants!!

Happy new year to every one!!

Thank You

Tad

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galveston1602

Thats about the best ending ive ever seen to a thread LOL!

thanks again for all the detailed pics!

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Exotic Life

Hi,

Good looking picture's with a happy end! I'm looking forward to te new treath from 2008 :)

Also i love to see a picture's of you're queen field at the end of 2008 :)

Robbin

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Jeff Searle

Tad,

     Ohh, and I thought you were sky-rocketing to 1,000 post. Post # 732 was pretty good....... :D

Jeff

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Tad

1000 posts? hmmm I never thought about that? :) the new 2008 thread will be along shortly, sorta need a rest for a bit

I am glad you all like d it.

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BS Man about Palms

Great ending!  Paul?  Matty? taking notes?  :D

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bgl

Tad,

Great thread! You've a very impressive operation there. And I too got a laugh out of post #732!

Happy New Year! :)

Bo-Göran

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bubba

Great post!Keep them coming.Post 733 was also great for some of us who have changed a few of those over the years!

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Tad

you guys are great, thank you,

so do you want a new thread, as I did say I would start a new one or do you want to continue with this one?

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aussiearoids

Tad , what an epic post mate , but tell me when are you going to get serious ?

hehehehehehe  Seriously you would have to be the most full on serious palm grower around . Never seen so many rows .. Lots of canefarmers up here devoted a few paddocks to growing palms . Not many left now , saw one get dozed down and replanted with sugarcane , so sad as there was lots of Archo. purpurea in the front rows .

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Tad

Michael, the ducks guts, I am just wrapped to be here :)

seriously though, I am small potatoes in the grand scheme of things.

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Utopia Palms

Hi Tad

You have an amazing farm and garden there with plenty of hard work that has gone it there!! By the looks of things, with plenty more to come, you know you have started a monster but a nice one! You have your own little bit of paradise custom made!! I’m sure Dial would have a few extra plants that would look good in your garden, tell him I said that, hint hint!!! There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day over here you start at one end and by the time your just about finished you need to start again, it’s lucky we all love what we do us palm and plant Nuts. Great work and an excellent thread!!!! I must put more time into looking at the board in 2008 as I miss a lot of great listings.

All the best for 2008 and say Hi to Dial and Crockett for me.

Clayton

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Tad

Thanks Clayton, the dodgy weasels are duck hunting in Mexico, they should be back by the weekend!!

and I got word they went out foraging in the brush with out me :angry:

yeah its gonna get big and wooly outta control here real quick with spring approaching. I am really looking forward to getting on with it!!

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freakypalmguy

No rest for you mister, get to work on that new thread :D J/K Enjoyed this thread a lot and looking forward to "The Farm III ".

You should put a link to this thread in the  first post of the 08 thread, that way new peeps will get to see it easier as it drops back into the depths of the board.

Take care,

Matt

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deezpalms

Yeah, let's see some more Tad. Ugh, that is if there is more?!!  :D

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Tad

oh, theres more all right...muhahahahahahahahaha... just you be patient!

all when the time is right.

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FRITO

*patiently awaits*  :)

this is a great thread. Tad you should post a "how I caught the palm bug" thread. Id guess your father had a love for plants too?

keep up the good work and I definently look forward to the new year and its forthcommings!

Luke

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Tad

getting awfully close, and I got a super duper photo o rama road trip coming up..if it all goes right its gonna be a blockbuster, it will have action , adventure, braheas,and everything!!

If it dont pan out I still have a lot of super duper pics and stuff for the new thread!! :)

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JT in Japan

Tad, this is an epic, palm-loving story that deserves a bump. Anyone who's been around since 2007 will enjoy revisiting glimpses of your grand-scale farming; anyone who's joined PalmTalk since 2008 will have their eyes wide-opened to the details, varieties, efforts, and scale of your borderlands operation. It took me three sessions over as many days to read the whole thing, but what a rewarding read!

Thanks.

JT

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SanDimas

BUMP......

updated pics, especially your children after 5 years?

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paulgila

tad hasn't been around for quite a few years.

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Keith in SoJax

What happened to Tad? Anyone hear from I'm lately?

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_Keith

Ken was the last person I know of to see him. Couple years back I think.

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Ken Johnson

I'm sure he's fine but he told me he kind of lost interest in posting. His place was like mine, except in Texas!

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bubba

Sure miss all those Tin Horn Nancy snark calls. When he and Steve from Houston came rolling at you or yours, it was sure to be a long night. Wish I could remember all those Texas witticisms.

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_Keith

And the thread goes on. (Whispers beat in the background)

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_Keith

BUMP. I am heading down Tad's way next week and will definitely look him up. If anyone has his non-PT email address or other contact info, please PM me with it.

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Moose

BUMP. I am heading down Tad's way next week and will definitely look him up. If anyone has his non-PT email address or other contact info, please PM me with it.

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