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using the cranes whip line to throw the tree off balance so that it will lay down correctly.

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Tad

the second one prooved to be a little more difficult in getting situated on the truck so as not to be too tall or tooo wide

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Tad

we needed to trim a little here and there to get the height and spread under control, before tarping, NO ONE IN THE WHOLE CRACKER NEIGHBORHOOD HAD A CHAINSAW?!?!?!?

"we all have our yards done here."

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Tad

so that was the big Olive tree moving experiment. I got home around 9:30 last night ahead of some foul weather.

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Xavierdlc61887

lighting was crazy huh tad :P lightning was hitting close to my house its was super loud......my tv kinda flashed and then came back on it was crazy didnt sleepy till 3 and went to work at 6....blahhhhh :P no sleep but im used to it :D anyways nice looking olive trees kinda look like the wild olive trees we have here growing wild :P.....that brings me to another point how do u germinate those things or do u just recommend just go to rio grand city and park in the side of the road and start digging :P

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Exotic Life

Nice pictures tad,

About the olives, you see also here more and more people are buying olive tree's for the garden... The tree's are really a hype here the last few years... tree's of that sizes can you also buy here ... but they are really expensive so not so much people has buy tree's from that size.. But prices are going down a little the last couple years but a couple of 1000 euro's still being a lot of money! :)

Robbin

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Tad

Robbin these trees are evidently abundant in california, they were purchased from an old grove that was scheduled for demolition by a developer.

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The aluminet came in and here we are putting it up, hopefully it works!

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another shot of the aluminet

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almost done picture and 2 night shots, forgot I left the camera in the green house,

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Tad

my tillandsia log, I picked up a basket full the otherday at another wholsalers and glued them to this oak limb.

Second pic is a greyish tillandsia that somehow made its way into my coat pocket from a trip to Mexico one time, I told it it couldnt stay here and needed to go back home, but it wouldnt listen.

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some croton cuttings that I have been playing with.

Air roots on a buddah belly cutting,

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Desert rose seedlings, these things are amazingly fast sprouters..like overnight!!!!

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Tad

Rhino beetle feeling the effects of Lorsban4e,

rhino beetle trying to make a getaway to eat more palms,

rhino beetle feeling the effects of the size 13

these miserable bugs should be extinct, and I couldnt care less what valuable role they play in the rainforest, THEY SUCK!!

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Tad

Timor black bamboo, bambusa lako I think, this will be this weekends new victim of propagation.

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Tad

sunset shot of the washie on the corner of the big cinco de mayo shadehouse

Mules and bizzies along the front of the cinco de mayo shade house

royals have really jumped this spring

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Tad

my red nanners

buddahs belly bamboo

picassos paint brush crotons

plumerias in bloom

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Xavierdlc61887

hey tad where can i get some of those seeds of the desert rose :D my mom wants to try them out :D ok well nice queens ....are those the ones i asked u about last time ;D ok well laters and hot weather were having here in texas dont u think :P wait till august :evil: da calienta tiempos are sure to make us lose a few pounds :P

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Tad

bromeliad clump stolen from my dads house

another tillandsia

and another, these too are from Mexico....

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Tad

the seed can be ordered from ortanique, www.ortanique.com,

what queens? the mule palms?

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Tad

seashore palm, allogoptera arenaria(sp?)

dacts

sylvestris and canaries

meds

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Xavierdlc61887

lol didnt read right they are royals :P um i feel dumb and thanks for the source :D

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Tad

no worries

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Xavierdlc61887

wow waking up to seeing that every morning :D thats living the high life right there :D

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palmsrgreat

Tad,

Nice "fireball" bromeliad's. Rick in Ft. Lauderdale gave me 2 clippings from his yard last year and one grew a double clump and the other died as a friend pulled it out the ground to "look" at it, I know, he's not that bright.

Anyway, interesting looks at some other things, you know the mules are my fav though.

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Tad

Thanks Michael, I am going up to H town to deliver a load of palms to a grower in alvin and then I am stopping in at teas nursery in Houston, to get some more tillandsias.

they seem to really like living in the prop house so I am going to splurge and get a mess of them, they seem easy enough to grow

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palmsrgreat

Give me a holler before you come, I'll need some things and I also have a thing or two for you.

I make it to Tea's about 2x a year. Specifically for a 4 cubic foot bag of #4 Pharok Perlite and coarse vermiculite. Only place in town I can find these materials of the size I need. Their prices are very high but the selection makes up for it. I've also been known to pick up quite a few used pots, another item which is suprisingly hard to find around here.

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Tad

some of the new tillandsias I picked up.

long trip ,crummy week, glad its over.

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a few of the other tillandsias,

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Desert rose update, these things are really quick growers.

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galveston1602

As always I love seeing these shots from around your place.

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Tad

Thank you Allen, if your ever planning on coming down to the valley let me know and I will give you the nickel tour!

we always look forward to having visitors.

Tad

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Palmetro

Hola Tad

Interesting that we see diferent things on your nursery besides palms (olives trees, agaves, desert roses etc) by the way, what kind of soil are you using on the desert roses?? pure perlite???

Saludos

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Tad

No, not pure perlite, but the mix contains 1/2 or better perlite so that in the high humidity of the prop house we still drain well and dont damp off.

I will pull some update shots in the afternoon.

Here is a pic of some newly rooted olives.

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Tad

5000 olive cuttings, a week and a day after processing.

action shots of misters

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Pivi

Palms. We would like to see PALMS.

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Tad

I had to do a little engineering on the cool wall system, the pumps were only partially submerged and were generating a bit of heat and catching some serious salt build up from our city water. I plumbed in this barrel and it fully submerged the pumps, dropped the temp a good 10 degrees and added a much needed resivoir in case of water shut off, I estimate this cool wall evaporates about 200 plus gallons a day when its hot! Ducky likes the water 74 to 78 degrees f. the otherday when it was really hot and we were processing cuttings I dumped five bags of ice in the barrel it was really chilly but it didnt last long, the barrel gets turned over about 3 times an hour with both pumps running.

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Tad

crazy cool cell shots

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desert rose still going strong, buddah belly cuttings arerooting out, a cool elephant ear and sonorafans reading my thread even though he proclaimed his dislike for monster threads:)

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current temps and humidity reading in propagation house

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