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STEVE IN SO CAL

(palmotrafficante @ Jan. 28 2008,18:07)

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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 :)

We knock our skeeters silly with wildfires, then bury them with mudslides....works for us  :;):

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

:) Hi Guys,

 Great to be able to put Names and faces to some of the guys

Enjoying themselves.

Great Trip had by all by the looks of things & Lots & lots to see, Thanks to all

for showing/ sharing All

Your Pictures with us.

Cheers to all, Regards.

Mikey.

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Jeff Searle

Well........I'm, HOME !! My wife's going to let me just post this one quick reply (have more important things to do :D ). What a great trip we had. I can't even think of where to start. I took well over 300 hundred pictures(don't worry, they won't all get put on, don't want to bore some of you). But, I will start out by saying that Ken and I couldn't of had a better time. And I sincerly mean that. Everyone we met was extreamly nice and helpful. We met alot of new people and caught up with some old friends that I have not seen for quite some time. And I just would like to thank everyone for treating us so warmly. But, special thanks to Bill, he spent so many hours with us driving us everywhere. It made things go so much more smoother. Thanks Bill! I owe you!

Jeff

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Palm Guy

(BS @ Man about Palms,Jan. 27 2008,02:07)

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At the front of Cuesta Linda we found this awesome dypsis...

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Wow...That Dypsis does look awesome. Not sure, but it looks like a hybrid of Lutescens and Cabadae. I'm very impressed with the variety of palms in the post. Makes me want to get some more seeds. Thanks alot guys!

It looks like you guys had fun.

Cheers,

Mike F

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Al in Kona

All I will say is that mosquitos can really ruin the fun of being outside in a palm garden or anywhere for that matter.  Even with our fast draining soil and no standing water (except in the bromeliads and our Coqui tree frogs help out with that) we still do have some mosquitos at certain times of the year.  However, they are not enough to bother so that we don't want to be outside.  However, in some of the wetter areas of the island mosquitos can be quite bothersome at times.

Yes, I'm sure spraying can help but what do they use and what are the short or long term side effects.  Do those chemicals used work their way into the water table or soils and thereby get into the food chain?  I also hesitate to spray some of those insect repellents on my skin to be absorbed into the bloodstream.  Not even mentioned are the various diseases mosquitos can infect us with.  Anyway, it's something to think about or be aware of.

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LJG

Michael (Ferreira),

I believe this to be the same plant that Rancho Soledad has been selling as many things. The latest is Dypsis psammophila. Which it is not of course.

It is more Dypsis albofarinosa then anything else. I have the Rancho Soledad plant in shade and looks like this one. However it looks like it can take fun sun and does better with it.

What do you think Bill? You saw both.

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bubba

Len, I meant Spindle.Any idea how old?Skeeters worry me as much as Gators.

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bubba

That stated,I do agree that the Floridians have probably gained alot of respect for that terrific stuff in California.

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BS Man about Palms

Jeff-- (and Ken!), It really was my pleasure. :)

Mike, just wait, theres some more suprises coming!  (Just a mini-clue, the recent palm Matty got from Dean appears to not be the largest in So Cal!)

Len- I think I agree with that clumper, Jeffs is in full sun and compact, yours is shaded and looks stretched.

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BS Man about Palms

Glad everyone is enjoying it. Tonite will be sporadic.

Continuing on, I spotted this, I think it was Livistona domigiana ?  Jeff was taking notes, I hope he got it.

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We went around the pond... No pictures.. :(  But I was looking for some "hidden" Ceroxylon I saw last time.  I couldn't find it, but Jack and I spied this Attalea sp.

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I think it looked pretty good considering its outside in LA and its January!  :)

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As we were walking back to the conservatory, we spied this. I wonder if they were anywhere near Lotusland in November....  :(

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Once inside the conservatory, Jeff was in his element...

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Photo ops were everywhere, I didn't take many because everyone else was.

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Note the SEEDING Joey Palm under Jeffs elbow.  He said they even have a hard time with them in Florida.

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Just before Ralph Velez was to start his presentation, Paul and Bob took me out to get pics of a "Meyrta" like I was getting from Peter.  Turns out they're different, COOL!

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I believe this was "Moonlight"

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This was the "standard model" Meyrta.

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It appears the photo above is useless, enjoy it anyway.

Peter got me a "Meyrta Balanse" from New Caledonia as shown elsewhere.

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On the way back, Bob and I spotted this "Whateveritis"

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It looked pretty cool.

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At this point it got dark and the passage of time occured. Ralph gave his slide show about Costa Rica, I couldn't take pictures, so there.

Also, the auction started after that, I was too busy buying palms and Cycads to take a pic.

Got a few things, including a Dioon Merolae. Remember that.

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After that, a merry caravan traveled along to El and La Hoagies.  La Hoagie met us after playing hookey from the banquet for some useless, unacceptable, unexplainable reason.

But we were happy to see her.  :)

I think its pretty cool that Jack put that line horizontally along the front of his house so he could remember how tall his palms were when he planted them.  

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This is a fairly terrible picture of the view just to the "southeast" of Jacks, I believe.

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This picture at least gets more people we know in it!

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STEVE IN SO CAL

Bill...pretty sure the palm in post 130 is a Brahea.

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BS Man about Palms

OK

It got dark, We all went home happy and sad.  IT started raining pretty hard.

What would I do the next day?  ???

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_Keith

(BS, Man about Palms @ Jan. 28 2008,22:42)

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On the way back, Bob and I spotted this "Whateveritis"

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Common name here is Japanese Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana).  They are just starting to bloom here.  And they hold the blooms for a month or more.

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DoomsDave

Bill!

You were the host with the most, on the whole West Coast . . . . .

Thank you for helping squire our guests on Sunday!

The tree in posts 138 and 139 is a Magnolia solangiana (someone correct me on the exact name, but that's close) and it blooms rabidly in the winter.  It's one of the few plants that will grow both here and in Ohio and just as well, too.  Also Magnolia stellata.

dave

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Ken Johnson

Oh MY God!!!!!

What a fantastic trip! The experience was near nirvana. The Cali palms were bitchen and trippin but the people were the best part!

Thanks BS Man About TVR's!!!!!!! And to all that welcomed us to their gardens. I just now uploaded my pix and will sort through and post soon.

So Cal ROCKS!

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PatientPalms

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I'm diggin' the virtual vacay...  Keep those photos rollin' gents!

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Urban Rainforest

What an awesome palm garden tour!!! I have toured most of those gardens myself and they are some of my favorites! Thanks for posting BS man. Keep the pics coming.

Steve

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DoomsDave

Steve, I'll need to tour yours one of these days, and worship at the Shrine of the Real Ambositrae, or whatever it is . . . .

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BS Man about Palms

Well, I said my goodbyes to the Florida guys and the "other" So Calians and Kim, Paul , Alan and I headed back that night, we ate at a great Carribean place near Alan and were tuckered out.... Kim and Paul kept goin on home.....

What would I do Sunday?  It was raining cats and Dogs Sat night, but Sunday dawned pretty dry, well sorta.  Thats it, I was in!

ONE garden, they were goin too, I had never been to before!  I had to go, he had said I could come in the past, I had just never made it..............

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I went, I smiled I was happy!   I drove back up to meet Dave (the overnight entertainment host :D ), Jeff and Ken at  LOUIS HOOPERS.

For you noobies, if you have one of those "super durable" Chamadorea Hooperiana's, its named after this dude!

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Louis is the closest one to the sidewalk.  Dave is resplendant in his blue converse of course.

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I'm glad that both Ken and Jeff have safely checked in.....

we now return to our tour...

Here is Louis' Dioon Merolae

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SEE! I got one JUST like it at the banquet, Its just mine is 25 years "more fresher"  :P

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Well, I'm out for the night, but I thought I'd leave a tease.

I expected some certain palms at Louis', OTHERS I did not!!

THIS, is one of the "OTHERS"

What do you think it is? I'll tell you what it was decided tomorrow... :)

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OK, I can't resist, heres some more of it.

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Oops! It appears my focus, er, something was messed up!

Try this..

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elHoagie

(BS, Man about Palms @ Jan. 28 2008,19:51)

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After that, a merry caravan traveled along to El and La Hoagies.  La Hoagie met us after playing hookey from the banquet for some useless, unacceptable, unexplainable reason.

But we were happy to see her.  :)

I think its pretty cool that Jack put that line horizontally along the front of his house so he could remember how tall his palms were when he planted them.  

LaHoagie was out buying the beer, and cranberry juice for Jeff :) Seriously, I'm glad you guys stopped by our place even though there's not many palms to see yet. And thanks to Ken for ID'ing all the Copernicia and Coccothrinax I have in my greenhouse...

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BS Man about Palms

Sleep on that!  :cool:  (the mystery, not La Hoagie) ???

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(elHoagie @ Jan. 28 2008,21:47)

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(BS @ Man about Palms,Jan. 28 2008,19:51)

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After that, a merry caravan traveled along to El and La Hoagies.  La Hoagie met us after playing hookey from the banquet for some useless, unacceptable, unexplainable reason.

But we were happy to see her.  :)

I think its pretty cool that Jack put that line horizontally along the front of his house so he could remember how tall his palms were when he planted them.  

LaHoagie was out buying the beer, and cranberry juice for Jeff :) Seriously, I'm glad you guys stopped by our place even though there's not many palms to see yet. And thanks to Ken for ID'ing all the Copernicia and Coccothrinax I have in my greenhouse...

Yeah Jack, Thanks to Ken, Sorry your Satakentia "isn't one", but then again, neither is mine !  :D

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