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James Belgium

Hi

Got today a call from somebody from USA about this topic,  he wanted to have some info about what i was growing here in Belgium so  I promised him a reply

we live here in zone 8a wet and cold winters and wet summers ...

when we moved here i started to plant my personal collection in the back garden  in 2008 i am going to do the front garden , so I expect a lot off fun in 2008

in my personal collection i have here trachys trachys and trachys , some butias, chamaerops , jubaea, r. hsyrix, sabal and in a very protected spot some chamaedorea radicalis

Also some phoenix palms but they receive full cover in winter

For the moment it is here outside -4°C

so i hope the winter is soon gone  brrr...

Warm regards from Belgium

and Happy Holidays

James verhaegen

www.europalms.be

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Jeff Searle

James,

    Welcome to the board, and hope to see you post more pictures over time.From the looks of your picture, one would never guess you live in Belgium. It looks very lush and green.

Jeff

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JEFF from Trabuco Canyon CA

Thanks guys for sharing these rare gems!

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jdapalms

Here area few pictures from California that I took in October. These palms are growing at my nursery in Deluz (Fallbrook area) Northeast corner of San Diego County.

Butia archeri, about 15 year old . This is a mature plant.

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Another view

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Trachycarpus nanus

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jdapalms

Some Brahea palms at the nursery that are about 20 years old.   

Brahea bella ?

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Brahea berlandieri ?

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Brahea decumbens

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Wai`anae Steve

Toby,

  Your home looks like it would fit in Wai`anae.  What I mean is the bars on your windows.  Do you have worries of people breaking in?  A lot of homes here have similar bars because of the bad drug problem here w/many breakins in some neighborhoods.

Steve

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Eric in Orlando

Heres a few at Leu Gardens, Orlando,FL;

Chuniophoenix hainanensis

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Borassodendron machodonis

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Licuala peltata var. peltata

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Cryosophila warscewiczii

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Eric in Orlando

Trachycarpus latisectus

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Sabal palmetto 'Lisa'

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Livistona speciosa

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Trithrinax brasiliensis

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Eric in Orlando

Calamus erectus

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Beccariophoenix madagascariensis

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Chamaedorea fragrans

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Caryota ophiopellis

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Eric in Orlando

Arenga westerhoutii

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Acanthophoenix rubra

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Aiphanes lindeniana

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Bactris mexicana

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Eric in Orlando

Oraniopsis appendiculata

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Rhopalostylis baueri var. baueri

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Wallichia caryotoides

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Syagrus picrophylla

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Eric in Orlando

Geonoma schottiana

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Pinanga philippinensis

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Phoenix rupicola x roebelenii

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Dypsis baronii

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Eric in Orlando

Reinhardtia gracilis

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Ravenea madagascariensis

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Gaussia maya

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Salacca wallichiana

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realarch

Bought this in a 1 gal. container from a local Palm Society sale years back and finally got it in the ground about 4 years ago and it's really a happy camper. The tag said Trithrinax acanthacoma, but I think the new name is brasiliensis. Gotta watch the spines and leaf tips though, pretty unforgiving.

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palmislandRandy

Thanks for the eye candy! :P  Randy

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Gbarce

Now I've done it.  I now have about a dozen impossible to obtain "must have" palms swimming in my head.

James Belgium - Awesome palms and an even more awesome garden --and in Belgium to boot!  I agree with Jeff its definitely very tropical in feel.

JDA - Butia archeri is amazing - a natural bonsai!  And I like the Braheas too.  I only have brahea armatas no and they are still tiny.

Eric - I don't even know where to begin.

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Peter

Great diversity Eric!  Love the A. westerhoudtii.

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osideterry

Eric, nice shots from the Leu! I hope my Beccariophoenix looks like that some day. All the palms look extremely healthy. It's always more enjoyable looking at palms I have chance at growing.

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MattyB

(jdapalms @ Dec. 18 2007,19:39)

QUOTE
Here area few pictures from California that I took in October. These palms are growing at my nursery in Deluz (Fallbrook area) Northeast corner of San Diego County.

Butia archeri, about 15 year old . This is a mature plant.

ButiadwarfSp.jpg

Another view

ButiadwarfSp-1.jpg

Trachycarpus nanus

FallbrookOct2007023.jpg

Thanks for the pics Jerry.  So here's the million dollar question:  How the heck do you keep these dwarfs from being eaten by the wascally wabbits? ???

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jdapalms

Matt, this is a good question it, seems that these critters have a taste preference. Most of the palms that I plant have to be protected with wire cages. It's quite the challenge to keep gophers, rabbits and ground squirrels from destroying our plants. We're lucky that deer don't come in.

Here are a few more pictures.

Brahea decumbens?

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Brahea aculeata?

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Brhea nitida

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MattyB

Whoah, that B. nitida is purdy!

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Jeff Searle

Jerry,

 That Butia archeri is nice and I guess is really slow. I can't quite tell from the picture, but how tall is the palm? It's too wet here to grow these.

Jeff

And we want to see the really rare stuff from the house in Hawaii when you get a chance,OK? Thanks!

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Kris

Dear James verhaegen & Dear Eric  :)

thanks for such beautiful pictures of lovely palms...

my eyes were just feasting..i must say for me the christmas feasting has already began_So thanks for those lovely stills.. :)

lots of love,

Kris  :)

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jdapalms

Jeff,

That Butia archeri is about 2ft tall.

We are in California at this time for the holidays. I will post some pictures from Hawaii when I return.

Jerry

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Gileno Machado

Wow...this is my kind of favorite topic !!

Now where are the heavyweight folks in Australia? Clayton,...Mikey,...Jay??

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

(Gileno Machado @ Dec. 21 2007,07:24)

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Wow...this is my kind of favorite topic !!

Now where are the heavyweight folks in Australia? Clayton,...Mikey,...Jay??

:) Hi Gileno,

I'll add in the Morning, You to Jay, and sure a few of the others

will do the same, Clayton man,  :laugh: ,, I know your

flat out but something nice, Talk to you later. :P  :laugh:

Cheers all ....Mikey...

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Exotic Life

James,

Can you remember me? I'm robbin, i was at you're home when you was moved to there in the beginning. I came for the Canna bulbs that i had buy from Benny van Broeck..

I know you're garden as one green grassfield, but the picture's know they look beautifull. I must came again and take a look :)

Robbin

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

(Gbarce @ Dec. 19 2007,11:40)

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Now I've done it.  I now have about a dozen impossible to obtain "must have" palms swimming in my head.

James Belgium - Awesome palms and an even more awesome garden --and in Belgium to boot!  I agree with Jeff its definitely very tropical in feel.

JDA - Butia archeri is amazing - a natural bonsai!  And I like the Braheas too.  I only have brahea armatas no and they are still tiny.

Eric - I don't even know where to begin.

:) Hi Gene,

Some great photo's guys love it, great to see ,

And As said by a number of people, Wow...

Cheers Mikey

James ,Excellent area , great work a true tropical look.

welcome aboard. Regards Mikey

Jerry

some truely choice palms keep them coming man.

Know you've got other super palms, Thanks for sharing.

Regards  Mikey.

Eric,

Gene said it all. Thanks heaps  very Nice indeed.

Mikey.

Hi Gileno,

As promised, lets just start with one for now.

This one's a true Hydristele no true name a 'sp'

no name, not sure if one's being connected to this

palm yet, the first shot what she looks like

This has the old tag on.(H. 'sp' via Bogor B/gardens)

Wow the entire leaf is super thick, This plant is a clumper

& in ground gets larger. I've removed  the suckers to

get more of this one.

Now 2nd shot, it's about to flower again ,thats what I'm pointing at ,another collector (Arden Dearden) has one

the same size plant with set seed just on,(Very young set)

I'm sure theres guys out there that must have this plant

come on show guys show som other sise's

Cheers for now.

Mikey. :)

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck
:) 2nd pic.

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Gbarce

Wow Mikey that Hydriastele is a beauty.  Looks like a cross between a Pelagodoxa Henryana and a Sommeria Elegans -- and its a clustering palm!!  That must turn out to be a very impressive specimen.

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

Hi Gene,

I'll have a look to find some of the other photos of

this palm for you to see.  It is a really nice looker for sure.

Regards Mikey :)

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Gbarce

Bump- we were just getting into the groove of things.

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Jeff Searle

(Gbarce @ Dec. 27 2007,01:57)

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Bump- we were just getting into the groove of things.

Gene,

 I'll look around and see if I can find something else. It's gotta be super duper rare though, huh ?

Jeff

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PalmGuyWC

Jeff,

How about posting a pic of your Ravenea xerophylla?  I somehow missed seeing it at your BD party.

Dick

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PatientPalms

(Jeff Searle @ Dec. 27 2007,08:43)

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(Gbarce @ Dec. 27 2007,01:57)

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Bump- we were just getting into the groove of things.

Gene,

 I'll look around and see if I can find something else. It's gotta be super duper rare though, huh ?

Jeff

I love it...  Jeff I think since we (palmophiles) are so engrossed with our love for the rare and unusual we get our reailty skewed...  Take a drive down any neighborhood built in the last 25 years and look around at what is planted...  Your whole shadehouse is full of super duper rarities!   :cool:  Pseudophoenix sargentii is a local around here, but when was the last time you saw one on the average front yard?

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Gbarce

(Jeff Searle @ Dec. 27 2007,08:43)

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(Gbarce @ Dec. 27 2007,01:57)

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Bump- we were just getting into the groove of things.

Gene,

 I'll look around and see if I can find something else. It's gotta be super duper rare though, huh ?

Jeff

Thanks Jeff- we mere palm mortals all need something to aspire for in 2008.

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Ken Johnson

I took some shots around the fame while Dave and I were taking a look.

I don't have lots of real rare stuff, in fact maybe none at all compaired to Jeff but I do have some perty ones.

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Jeff Searle

(Ken Johnson @ Dec. 27 2007,11:31)

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I took some shots around the fame while Dave and I were taking a look.

I don't have lots of real rare stuff, in fact maybe none at all compaired to Jeff but I do have some perty ones.

Ken,

    The first, a Copernicia (?) looks great. Is it C. rigida, or maybe a C. cowellii ? Come on, keep them coming! I know you got some good size Carribbean stuff, things that are not seen very often.

Jeff

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Jeff Searle

(PalmGuyWC @ Dec. 27 2007,09:09)

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Jeff,

How about posting a pic of your Ravenea xerophylla?  I somehow missed seeing it at your BD party.

Dick

Dick,

    Oh, I'm sorry you did'nt get a chance to see it. It was only a matter of about 50' away from the patio where everyone was. I'm going to get a shot of it soon.

Jeff

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