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If I remember my camera, there's a Royal about two miles west of me in West University Place (near

SW Houston) that has been in the ground for maybe five years (that I have been able to see above an

8' fence) and is probably 25' tall. We froze last year, but the previous four years averaged were 10a here.

Steve

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Tad

i jave sent various royals to H town thru friends and customers, havent checked back on them in a while, Livingston Tx nursery oreded a couple this morning, and conroe usually takes 10 ro 20 at a time,

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Xavierdlc61887
it could be, I personally am acountable for about 8 to 10 thousand a year just in one gallons

lol hmmm i just got about 31 - 3 foot washingtonias from walmart.....tad......all for 31 plus tax wooo lol i wasnt going to get them but my cousin wanted to check out some plants that i am going to landscape his house.....he liked how i did my yard and wants his landscaped as well :D then i see them there marked for a $1 a pop i got real happy(soo tad is that a good price???) anyways take care and thanks again for the palms :D anytime u wanna help out again :P holler at me and ill be there :P

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Pivi

Everything is cheaper in the USA. I'm envy :P

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Tad

not everything pivi, I remember in ukraine, it cost more to drink water than it would have to drink vodka!

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NBTX11

Tad, please come up here and plant 10,000 Washingtonias in my town so we can look like the valley too. :mrlooney:

I've done a few covert plantings but I'm just one small time guy.

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Tad

jim just start flipping seed in every flower bed with a sprinkler system on it, like all the mickey d's etc just collect a big bag of seed, not hard to do and start flipping them out all over town!

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NBTX11

Great idea, I will do that!! My washies aren't seeding yet, they are only about 8 ft tall (3-4 yrs old) so I will have to acquire some seeds elsewhere until mine put out seeds. My office has some 40 footers but the seeds are so high, I don't know if I can get em. Guess I will just covertly "borrow" some seeds off someones trees.

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Tad

just sweep them up off the ground,

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NBTX11

How long are Washy seeds viable that have been laying around on the ground

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Tad

should be good for a while

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Xavierdlc61887

my 20 foot washy just started seeting seeds again :P never picked them up off the ground and the seeds never germed but then again they are mixed in with the grass so maybe they just blend in thre :P

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Tad

swamp cooler is up and running, drops temp about 10 degrees, we only have one fan running right now, been a long hot sweaty day!

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Tad

thermostats guts as they get installed

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when this is all done I am going to get some bromeliads and spiff the inside up!!

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Tad

did a little landscaping this afternoon, a row of livistona decoras and some little clumped christmas palms, behind this area I am going to dump a bunch of fishtails, and royals..with some other stuff thrown in here and there...Giant red banana's, etc etc for a big flush jungle look.

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Tad

also transplanted a spindle palm, hope it makes it this one survived the snow in 04

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re-landscaping the side drive using some livistona decoras, and some livistona sp? australis I think if anybody has a guess feel frre to chime in , the pygmy dates were exsisting but are removed for relocation here in just a few minutes.

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using some field grown royals, decoras in place and here come 2 more mystery livistonas!

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Tad

a few more shots, driving across the grass always upsest the wife, ooppps but honey its for the greater good!

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will put up big water rings till its all heaked in then come back ..fine grading and understory stuff still to come

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the big roebellinis get consolidated into 2, 95g containers until they are sold or I decide to re use them in the landscape.

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NBTX11
just sweep them up off the ground,

Tad, did what you said and picked up a bunch of Washy seeds off the ground. But these seeds have probably been on the ground for 6 months or more, since last year sometime at least. Do you think they are still good? Have you had good germination rates with older washy seeds. If not, how fresh do they have to be. Suppose I could just throw em in a pot and see how they germinate. Or should I wait for this years batch of seeds.

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Tad

give them a whirl, but fresh seeds are better and soon be available in an abundance

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NBTX11

I picked up about 100 seeds from 2 different Washies. There were literally thousands of them laying around. I then cleaned off the seeds and put them in warm water, and discarded the floaters. They looked fairly viable, some were newer than others. This will be my first washy germination attempt. Maybe I will start a separate thread on the progress to not hijack this one...thanks...

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Xavierdlc61887

syersi, washy are like weeds :P just sow them and they will germ no problem :P i got some old potting soil and i stuck a fig cutting and several washy seeds started germing :P

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deezpalms

I agree Xavier, I've had many washy seeds land in my potted palms and just germinate and grow right there! Washy's and canary's as well. As far as I'm concerned they're both weeds if they pop up in my other plants!

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Xavierdlc61887

hey but those weeds are worth money :P so they arent "bad" weeds they are "good" weeds :D

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Pivi
not everything pivi, I remember in ukraine, it cost more to drink water than it would have to drink vodka!

don't know about that... here bottle of water costs around 1.25 US$ and bottle of vodka cost around 15US$ (the cheapest one).

1 liter of gasoline is 2.15 us$ which is 8 dollars a gallon.

sorry for of topic

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Kris

Dear Tad :)

i do not have words in praise of your work,my reference is to your farm.great job and its clear that you are putting all those 100% to that line of work.and iam very envious about your dedication... :)

viewing this thread page after page reminds about our famous epic called ramayana & mahabaratha...or for that matter homar & iliad epics from europe...

whatever we name it,i simply bow down to your dedication & love for plants(Palms)!

I think you are an inspiration to all would be nursery guys & whole sale farm growers..iam shure many from different continents have already made up their mind to do something that you have already established over these years..

And iam reminded of my grand-dad,who always kept telling me that,always do what pleases you and while doing that work give 100% of your concentration to that work.He is no more but iam seeing what he has said in visual form in your thread ! Double thumbs-up to you my friend. :)

thanks for the lovely visuals,

lots of love to you & your kids,

Kris :)

And by the way the thread_"The Farm" should be called as the epic of this forum !

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Tad

Kris, namaste! I thank you for your kind words, I am preparing to got to San Antnio Texas to oversee the moving of 2 very large olive trees, if it all goes well I will post pictures! meanwhile here are some quick pics from the new improved green house.

For all of you who read these pages a great big THANK YOU! feel free to reply/chime in etc!.

these 3 pics are 2 trays of croton cuttings I made from some that I had around the house.

the next one is a seed pod from one of my orchids.

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some orchids staghorn ferns and tree ferns

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Tad

Can anybody identify this palm? I brought it back from one of my mexico trips and its done quite well.

it is really thorny underneath.

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conditions next to cooling pad :)

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loaded up with diesel this morning for the road trip, 2.08 cents per gallon! :) highway rip off convient stores kiss my rear end!

viva mexico!

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male? female? no idea, I gues it doesnt matter much since the next closest bizzie is 8 years away from being bloomong size!

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Tampa Scott

I am thinking it may be a male Bizzy . I have a female and I have never seen little flowers on the inflorescence as your photo shows.

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Made it to San Antonio about 6:30 in the morning, wild lightning storm and some rain, but not enuff to stop job.

these to european olive trees are well over 100 years old,they were brought in from california.

my Job was to get them loaded on an 18 wheeler so they can be sent to a jobsite in Houston !

They each weigh somewhere between 8 to 10,000 pounds each. they have been sitting in this mulch bed for about 6 months!

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after getting the crane in place,and doing some quick figuring, surveying the fence and hedge which the owner didnt want damaged, we get the first tree wrapped and get the straps in place

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FLYING OLIVE TREES SPOTTED IN SWANKY SUMMER GLEN NEIGHBORHOOD!

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