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I'm a bit tired and have to force myself to take pics, but here are some of "the boys".

Camera "warm ups" within an hour of arrival at Mission Bay.

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Under the "silver" Jubea...

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An early assult on our Modulators place...ALWAYS a special treat.

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tired, I'm out..

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Gbarce

Nice to see "East meets West"

What's that palm everyone is gathering around in the 3rd picture?

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spockvr6

(Gbarce @ Jan. 25 2008,08:31)

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What's that palm everyone is gathering around in the 3rd picture?

Looks like a real beaut of a Dypsis decipiens!

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PatientPalms

That just looks like trouble...  :D  

Keep the pictures coming!

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TikiRick

What? Ken and Jeff were in Southern California and no national live feeds of an afternoon police chase on the California highways? They must have been looking at palms.

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PalmGuyWC

Yeah, we need a little excitement in Calif. since O.J. is in the slammer. I'm sure the Florida boys will drumm up a little excitement. Nice to see them standing under the one palm they can't grow in S. Florida.

Dick

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BS Man about Palms

(spockvr6 @ Jan. 25 2008,05:37)

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(Gbarce @ Jan. 25 2008,08:31)

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What's that palm everyone is gathering around in the 3rd picture?

Looks like a real beaut of a Dypsis decipiens!

Larry is correct, although you can't tell from this angle, but there is it's "twin" right behind it, about 10% smaller!  (YES, they take up a lot of room)  :D :D

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I forgot to post this..  Ken spied this up a little ways in the silver Jubea.

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As, I said early on, I'm notoriously bad at remembering to take pictures!  I enjoy the moment!!!  But, I'm sure the guys will have plenty to post soon.  

This is a fatty Rhopy var "Chatham Island" they liked a lot we saw at Pogobobs after leaving Deans.

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Oh yes, Ken found a beer at Bobs to warm him up...  :D

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After Bob's, he took us to Ron S's in San Clemente also to see his place and the GIANT Dypsis Big Curly in front.

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Kris

Thanks very much dear Bill for those 007 stills and i must say that iam not surpised seeing bond in So Cal,since his work always warrants constant travell around the globe !

And by the way Bond,where is money penny ?  :)

And Bill those jubea stills are fentastic ! And its nice to see even our Modulator also covered in your stills_I hope they are all classified.... :D

thanks & love,

Kris  :)

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Color at Ron's place

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Then a quick jaunt to Rick L's where I spied a "Joey" in the ground, I was shocked!!!!  :o

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From the deck of Rick's I spied 007 in a weak moment..... I could've taken the shot. . . . . . :cool:

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cobra2326

That Rhopalostylis is beautiful.  It's quite a sight along side that Monstera and Chambeyronia (?).  Almost makes me wish I lived there....

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deezpalms

Will the guys be back in Diego at all before they leave? I'd really like to meet the two of them!!!

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Zac in NC

Looks like you guys are having a good time.

Zac

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bubba

Those Jubea's and Rhap's are phenomenal.Look's like Tallahassee weather,where you got to keep a Pabst Blue Ribbon going just to keep your teeth from chattering.Please call and I will assist in arrangements for Bail money.

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

(BS @ Man about Palms,Jan. 25 2008,01:32)

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I'm a bit tired and have to force myself to take pics, but here are some of "the boys".

Camera "warm ups" within an hour of arrival at Mission Bay.

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:) Hi Bill,

Love those fatties, in the picture. :D I mean the beautiful

size and gurth of the palms, Cool..

Cheers Mikey. :)

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_Keith

OK, so pardon while I go slightly off topic here, but those palms are absolutely magnificent.   It seems to me it took more than one man's lifetime to grow them, and they will continue through several more lifetimes given the proper care.  So, a while back there was a thread talking about what in your garden might still be here in a hundred years.  Maybe the best thing you can do is, in your last will and testament, is to will your palms to the local botanical garden.  This is their best chance to really be around in a hundred years.  It is also a good reason to either volunteer in that same garden, or at least join as "a friend of ?? garden."    If they know you in a meaningful way, there is a much greater chance that might actually take your palms and do something meaningful with them.

Just a thought.

Keith

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Surf Guy

(BS, Man about Palms @ Jan. 25 2008,09:44)

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Then a quick jaunt to Rick L's where I spied a "Joey" in the ground, I was shocked!!!!  :o

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Is that Joey in the ground?!

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Surf Guy

(Surf Guy @ Jan. 25 2008,23:15)

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]Then a quick jaunt to Rick L's where I spied a "Joey" in the ground, I was shocked!!!!  :o

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OOPS! I mean to ask is it growing in San Diego?

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(Surf Guy @ Jan. 25 2008,20:20)

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(Surf Guy @ Jan. 25 2008,23:15)

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]Then a quick jaunt to Rick L's where I spied a "Joey" in the ground, I was shocked!!!!  :o

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OOPS! I mean to ask is it growing in San Diego?

San Clemente!!

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Just one tonite...

Matty suprised us first thing this morning at the Container Ranch. He thought there was gonna be Ranch Hand tryouts....

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Walter John

Great to see a gathering of the palm clans.

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bruno

It seems you had fun. I wish I could drive around your places some day and talk with all of you palm fanantics.

A question: how do you manage to have such an enormous decipiens in post 3? Lots of fertilizer and water? I have not seen any here with such wide leaflets. bruno

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(bruno @ Jan. 26 2008,02:53)

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It seems you had fun. I wish I could drive around your places some day and talk with all of you palm fanantics.

A question: how do you manage to have such an enormous decipiens in post 3? Lots of fertilizer and water? I have not seen any here with such wide leaflets. bruno

Bruno,

Thats the handiwork of our moderator Dean. He holds all the secrets!  :D

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(Wal @ Jan. 26 2008,01:23)

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Great to see a gathering of the palm clans.

Wal, next we need a USA to Australia expedition, or the other way around!  :)

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We arrived at Gary L's place after a delay to get Ken a replacement camera. (Later the old one was found, but won't be retrieved until Saturday)

Here l to r, Gary, Len (LJG), and Jeff listen to Ken regale about moving a palm or two...as Garys great view resides in the back.   This is the Garden that had the fire go thru just months ago.

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Here Gary and Jeff discuss who has the largest "blue carrot"  (Rav. xerophila).

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While Len looks on thinking "wait till you guys see mine"

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Jeff was frantically waving to Ken "to be careful on the rock up there"!! ......

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Moments later Jeff fell from the shot.. :D

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Note Ken smiling.....

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Standing next to Garys Beccariophoenix "no-windows".

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bgl

Great pictures everybody! And seems to me, Jeff and Ken forgot to bring their mittens... :D

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LJG

Bill, have you seen my wallet?

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Dypsisdean
It seems you had fun. I wish I could drive around your places some day and talk with all of you palm fanantics.

A question: how do you manage to have such an enormous decipiens in post 3? Lots of fertilizer and water? I have not seen any here with such wide leaflets. bruno

Sorry Bruno,

I don't know what to tell you. If I do anything differently than my other palms, its that this palm doesn't get regular overhead watering like the rest of the garden. Only periodic very deep watering with a sprinkler for 12 hours or so at a time. So I allow it to dry out quite a bit between waterings.

Other than that, just normal fertilizer (except for the last 4 years), but I am blessed with very deep rich soil.

Or it may be from a super secret source. I bought this palm in the early 1990s from Bo's leaving town sale. Maybe he knows something we don't.  :)

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bgl

Maybe I do....that's why I am here on the Big Island! :D  Ohhh...you were talking about the D. decipiens of course - nope, no secrets there! :P

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Heres more from Thurs.

Jeff and Ken marvel at one of Gary's Hedyscepes.   :D

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