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As we stood around and talked with Len, our "days" hosts had other obligations, so a "food PRA" had an intriguing appeal to our empty stomachs!

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BS Man about Palms

(krisachar @ Jan. 27 2008,21:48)

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Dear Burt Newman  :)

thanks for the explination..

love,

Kris  :)

By the way bill who's house is that,where there are lots of cycas.is he our forum memeber !if so why did he not give us a tour of it earlier ? iam speachless & stunned by that beautiful garden !

Kris, he has been on palmtalk briefly, all too briefly, he was on to post right after Len had his palms stolen from his place. Jeff posted that he had some stuff taken from his house too.  :angry:

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SO, we met MattyB and Pohonkelapa for::::::: what else? ... . . . wait for it...  SUSHI at Pauls local fave place.

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I found out Jeff was a SUSHI vigin........

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While Ken proved to be in the expert waters and was ordering without looking at the menu.  He told us he will sometimes take fish in he catches for sushi consumption.

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At some ponit I heard Ken say you were a "cool customer" or the like if reached down and "sucked out the eyeball of a prepared fish and ate it!  :P

I was just content with the "Uni with Quail egg" I had at that point.  Jeff did quite well, thankyou!

OK- that previous picture where Ken is looking at a menu?,  well he had his eyes closed the whole time.....

And thus ended day 2.

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As the day started early the next morning Kim came to the house with Paul and Jeff and Ken met us for a VERY quick tour of the "Container Ranch".

Take my word for it.      I don't have any pictures.

Also, you may want to reread some posts, as I am wont to edit until my time deadline. :D

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As we left and headed north, Kim said she was game to touch "something big at PogoBobs".  

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So she obliged.  We all watched. But she had her eyes closed the whole time.   Then we left.

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We then left with Bob and Braden, his son and picked up Alan, Kims brother, and then crammed in a breakfast on the way to the banquet.

It was a "camera-free" pickup and breakfast, trust me again.

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I found my camera in my pocket again as we got to the Huntington so I could snap this pic.

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l to r - if squinting, would be: Phil, Ken Johnson, Ashton, avb (aka-Alan) (out of Ashtons head),  Palmgrover and Pohonkelapa (in back with Alan looking at them), Jeff from Trabuco Canyon, and Jeff Searle (007)

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We headed out to "see the Huntington" with at least 10 palmtalk members together.  (Have someone else post group photo here) :(

First pic I shot was this Variegated Trachy.

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Look at those stripes!!!

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Then some Livistona Carinensis, smaller and larger.

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Same thing for Brahea Pimo.

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THEN, like a beacon in the distance, or moths to a flame, it was spotted on the horizon drawing you to it from all around.

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First, by Paul and Ken.

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As others approached, the word of the "Brahea decumbens ahead" was passed along....

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Reverance of its beauty was duly enjoyed.

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In back in gray sweatshirt- Braden, w/blue jacket and Cap- PogoBob, in red jacket and cap- Bud Zager, in shorts to the right- el Hoagie (Jack Sayer). The rest you know.

And I'm out for the night....more tomorrow

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Kris

Dear Bill  :)

the silver-white coloured fan palm,what is it ?

is it a breha armeda(the blue hasper palm)or is it some

other breha species..it looks so unnatural to the eyes !

but i love it !

thanks & love,

Kris  :)

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Walter John

I love these posts, the gathering of palmophiles out in the fields of play.

Looking forward to more, and Jeff what's the deal with the army jacket ? didn't bring anything else ?  :D  

Like I'm one to talk about fashion  :;):

Keep em coming Bill and others.

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Tad

(BS, Man about Palms @ Jan. 28 2008,01:34)

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We headed out to "see the Huntington" with at least 10 palmtalk members together.  (Have someone else post group photo here) :(

First pic I shot was this Variegated Trachy.

3rdday003.jpg

Look at those stripes!!!

are those big thorns on the varigated trachy? ???

or might it be a varigated med fan?

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PalmGuyWC

Tad,

I noticed that too.  It's a Chamaerops.

Dick

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fastfeat

Bill--

Looks like you're the west coast version of Ryan. Great shots and documenting here!

Looks like good times...

Len--

Your place looks especially awesome!

Thanks for posting these.

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Phil

It was great seeing Ken and Jeff at the Banquet.  These two guys have great palm professions in Florida and it's always fun to talk about the trade.  Different genera thrive out here in California compared to Florida.  We all try to grow what does best for our areas.   As many of you know, Jeff's Nursery in Ft. Lauderdale makes available to Floridians lots of good sized rare species.  Ken plays with the "big boys" and has successfully tranplanted many huge rare palms with excellent results (a true specialty in its own right)  Including newer growers like Christian, Justen and others who  propagate back there, I hope you Floridians support all of these palm growers.   It ensures that rare palms will be part of the future.

Phil

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(PalmGuyWC @ Jan. 28 2008,04:39)

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Tad,

I noticed that too.  It's a Chamaerops.

Dick

OK- I defer to others here. Since the "green variety" is everywhere, I don't bother to pay attention to them much.  (kinda like Kris and Dypsis :D )   Sorry

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(krisachar @ Jan. 27 2008,23:33)

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Dear Bill  :)

the silver-white coloured fan palm,what is it ?

is it a breha armeda(the blue hasper palm)or is it some

other breha species..it looks so unnatural to the eyes !

but i love it !

thanks & love,

Kris  :)

Kris, if it was post 93 you are refering to, the name is there.

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Gbarce

(fastfeat @ Jan. 28 2008,07:46)

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Bill--

Looks like you're the west coast version of Ryan. Great shots and documenting here!

Looks like good times...

Len--

Your place looks especially awesome!

Thanks for posting these.

Len -- I agree with fastfeat!! Ca you show us more pictures of your garden??

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Tim McKernan

Thank you for the pictures and narratives. That looked like a great visit. Those were beautiful gardens.

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BS Man about Palms

Stay tuned, there are pages to come. (starting again later tonite)

I should add, I went back up on Sunday to tour some more and for the first time I couldn't take more due to a full memory!  88 shots!!

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PalmGuyWC

Bill,

I wasn't trying to be "pickey" about the Chamaerops. You did a great job of giving us a tour of some fabulous private palm gardens. You sure gave those guys from Fla. a whurl wind tour. I'm envious as hell and would have been worn out about half way through. I don't see how you visited so many places in such a short time......I mean, we do have body functions like eating and sleeping!! :) Thanks again.

Dick

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Jeff and Ken,

I'm amazed by all the stuff you were able to squeeze into just a few days - lots of palm people to see and plenty of great gardens! :)  Almost like a mini-Biennial - except you didn't have to wait for the bus! :D

Bo-Göran

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MattyB

I sure was a pleasure to meet Ken and Jeff.  We had a great time at dinner.  Ken is a good hugger  ???

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bubba

BS,Any idea of the age of that Bucaneer Palm on Post 59.Thanks for your hard work.

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(BS @ Man about Palms,Jan. 28 2008,01:00)

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SO, we met MattyB and Pohonkelapa for::::::: what else? ... . . . wait for it...  SUSHI at Pauls local fave place.

2ndday052.jpg

I found out Jeff was a SUSHI vigin........

It is becoming a trip for the ages already. I wish I could have gone, there are some amazing gardens and collections out west. Len's place looks fantastic. The collection he has put together has some serious age to it already. I could have done some damage at the sushi place. I have been known to consume quite a bit of it when out with friends and family. I am surprised Jeff went in there, I wonder what he ordered?

BS, Man about Palms · Posted on Jan. 28 2008,09:55

Stay tuned, there are pages to come. (starting again later tonite)...I should add, I went back up on Sunday to tour some more and for the first time I couldn't take more due to a full memory!  88 shots!!

I am waiting paitiently Bill, so keep the photos coming. You have captured quite a bit, but I think it's time for you to upgrade to a larger memory card. :)

Ryan

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freakypalmguy

Nice pics BS. Looking forward to the rest.

Maybe Jeff or Ken got some more pics of Len's. If not, maybe Len can go out and snap a few instead of that little teaser Bill threw out :D

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LJG

(bubba @ Jan. 28 2008,10:22)

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BS,Any idea of the age of that Bucaneer Palm on Post 59.Thanks for your hard work.

That is actually Hyophorbe verschefeltii. Jeff does have a large Pseudophoenix sargentii that was from a FL shipment years ago.

If it has trunk in SoCal, chances are it had its start in FL. In fact I know of no one that germinated their own seed here and has a trunking palm.

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(freakypalmguy @ Jan. 28 2008,11:47)

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Nice pics BS. Looking forward to the rest.

Maybe Jeff or Ken got some more pics of Len's. If not, maybe Len can go out and snap a few instead of that little teaser Bill threw out :D

Matt, (and others who asked)

Thanks for the comments. The garden is young so I never post pictures. After touring Gary's, Jeff's and Randy's, I felt I have some major years to go. As Ken Johnson said when he was here "It is an up and comer".  :D

Thanks to a strained marriage, depleted retirement funds and a drop in company reserve funds, I now have a nice, young garden. :P

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(BS, Man about Palms @ Jan. 28 2008,01:00)

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SO, we met MattyB and Pohonkelapa for::::::: what else? ... . . . wait for it...  SUSHI at Pauls local fave place.

2ndday052.jpg

I found out Jeff was a SUSHI vigin........

W H A T ? ! ? !

You didn't have any Pho?

With the King . . . .  :o  :o

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Al in Kona

Just want you guys to know I'm enjoying this thread of the two FL guys (Jeff & Ken) visit to SoCal and the gardens you are visiting.  Makes me wish I could have flown over and joined you to visit, talk palms and see some of those SoCal gardens too.  Anyway have fun despite the colder than normal weather.  La Habra Dave ran into similar weather when he visited FL I guess.  

Hope to see some of you in Costa Rica in May.  That should be fun and warm too!

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MattyB

We could tell Jeff was a Sushi-novice when he tried to order chili.  But he had no objections to trying it.  I think he liked what he tried.  He even liked the Saba which is vinegared mackarel and can be a bit fishy.  Ken seemed to be an experienced sushi eater.  He was asking for more exotic selections like Abalone, and Sperm Whale.  I didn't even know that was a choice but Ken says he eats it all the time in Florida.

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Gtlevine

I think the Florida folks will have a little more respect for what we can do on the west coast.

Gary

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STEVE IN SO CAL

(Gtlevine @ Jan. 28 2008,16:43)

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I think the Florida folks will have a little more respect for what we can do on the west coast.

Gary

Sin mosquitos... :P

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freakypalmguy

(LJG @ Jan. 28 2008,15:04)

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(freakypalmguy @ Jan. 28 2008,11:47)

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Nice pics BS. Looking forward to the rest.

Maybe Jeff or Ken got some more pics of Len's. If not, maybe Len can go out and snap a few instead of that little teaser Bill threw out :D

Matt, (and others who asked)

Thanks for the comments. The garden is young so I never post pictures. After touring Gary's, Jeff's and Randy's, I felt I have some major years to go. As Ken Johnson said when he was here "It is an up and comer".  :D

Thanks to a strained marriage, depleted retirement funds and a drop in company reserve funds, I now have a nice, young garden. :P

Ha, you want to see up and comer, most of the stuff I plant anymore are seedlings because that's all I can afford. Some of my stuff you have to trip on first before you know if its even there :D

You are not that far from me, I just might have to take a jaunt down your way to see for myself. Looks great in the pic.

Matt

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(STEVE IN SO CAL @ Jan. 28 2008,16:56)

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(Gtlevine @ Jan. 28 2008,16:43)

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I think the Florida folks will have a little more respect for what we can do on the west coast.

Gary

Sin mosquitos... :P

I will take mosquitos over mudslides and fires any day.

you can spray for mosquitos :)

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