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Palm Garden in Sergipe, Brazil

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Gileno Machado

We travelled last weekend to visit and enjoy the hospitality of some friends who invited us to visit their nice palm collection in their cattle ranch. The property is located 450 km to the south of Recife, in the State of Sergipe, close to the Rio São Francisco mouth.

Hoover and Liana are still in the process of landscaping the areas around the main houses and shadehouse. They've started planting the first palms some 9 years ago and then went buying seedlings of every different species available, first in their State, then in the region, the Country, etc...now they're in the seed germinating advanced stage (I've seen another similar story...).

Anyway, their palm collection is simply sensational and surprisingly diverse, considering the location...They are great enthusiasts of palm and cycad cultivation and I've certainly enjoyed and learned a lot visiting them (and bringing back home more than 20 new different species thanks to their incredible generosity...).

Let's see some of their palms:

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Dypsis madagascariensis

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Beccariophoenix madagascariensis windows

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Liana and the latania loddigesii

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Young Dypsis onilahensis

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Brahea armata in foreground

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Syagrus cearensis

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Bismarckia nobilis silver

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Barbara and kids among the royals

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Euterpe oleracea clump

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Large Phoenix roebellenii, maybe a hybrid

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Ravenea rivularis

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Livistona decipiens

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Heliconias

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Phoenicophorium borsigianum

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Aiphanes aculeata

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Well, I`ll post other pictures tomorrow...they have more than 200 palm species in the ground...and many new treasures in their shadehouse.

Ravenea hildebrandtii

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merrill

Spectacular! Darn near unbelievable!

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paulgila

yes,beautiful pics & an unbelievable garden!

i am living in the wrong hemisphere :angry:

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Chuck B

Beautiful gardens.I love that Beccariophoenix.You may have persuaded me to buy one.Some many palms,so little time,(sigh).Thanx for the great shots.

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Gbarce

very nice!! and I just discovered another palm for my wish list: Aiphanes aculeata

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JeffreyApolloBeach

Good looking garden!!!

On post  #17, there is a palm to the right and behind the person walking that looks like it has an orange crownshaft.  Is that an Areca vestiaria?

One thing I notice is that the garden doesn't have much canopy is the form of trees.  Looks like most palms in the garden take at least 3/4 day of full sun.

Oh, and I love the color of the house!!!

Jeffrey

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BS Man about Palms

Gallery style with grass! I love it!

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Kris

Dear Gileano  :)

My head is spinning seeing that beautiful garden and most perticularly your still resolution,how did you accomplish it...can we all know that secreat ?

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lots of love,

Kris  :)

And by the way the terracotta & pottery work is amazing !And i noticed that your stills are shiviring and resizing as though its linked to photobucket account...have you done what i think you have done ? _ God you are Good !  ???

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deezpalms

Great garden Gileno!!!

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freakypalmguy

Thanks Gileno, that's an awesome looking garden. Some are always so against lawn, but when I see pics like these it definitely makes me think otherwise. Very lush.

Matt

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bgl

Gileno,

Great pictures and great looking palms, and that's an outstanding garden! Always nice to see photos from "new" palm gardens. What kind of rainfall do they get in that area? Is it seasonal?

Bo-Göran

Jeffrey - palm to the right in post#17 looks like a Cyrtostachys renda.

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Al in Kona

Love seeing palm gardens from around the world.  They are all different in their own way and that is what makes each one so unique, interesting and in this case very beautiful as well.  

Tho' a well kept weed and insect free lawn is beautiful, it can be a lot of work to keep it that way and also a big water user, which leads me to the question of rainfall in that area?  Do they have to do a lot of supplemental watering at times?  Anyway, they certainly know what they are doing - proof is in the pictures!  Thanks Gileno for sharing this very nice garden with us and we look forward to more pics yet.

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MattyB

What is the orange coloration on the trunks?  It looks like the wood beam has it too?  Is that like the orange algae stuff that grows on the Koa trees in Hawaii?

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tikitiki

(MattyB @ Jan. 22 2008,15:38)

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What is the orange coloration on the trunks?  It looks like the wood beam has it too?  Is that like the orange algae stuff that grows on the Koa trees in Hawaii?

Its from minerals in the irrigation system. It will stain anything.

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TikiRick

It is iron in the well water. Many cars and buildings here in SoFla have it too.

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

:) WOW, nice garden .What a trip that would have

been  EXCELLENT, thanks for that Gileno.

Cheers Mikey. :)

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mike453

Thanks for the show, they have realy done a great job. I can imagine how it will look in 10 years :D  Looking forward to more!

                           Regards, Mike

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