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Dypsis sp. Fine Leaf or D. ambositrae "Fakey"

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D. onilahensis

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Same with seeds.

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A real pretty succulant growing.

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This was definitely one of the most beautiful and talked about palms on our tour. Rhopalostylis sapida var. Chatham Islands.

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Another beautiful palm was this Burretiokentia vieillardii.

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Some more of Bob's nicely placed blue cycads.

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B. vieillardii in flower.

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This was Bob's famous Syagrus I think he grought back from Mexico. The name escapes me now. But very different looking.

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Bill and our host, Bob DeJong. Thanks Bob, we enjoyed it very much!

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From Bob's house, we drove over to Rick Stickland's house to see one of the biggest Dypsis sp. "Big Curly" in all of Southern Cal. What a beauty.

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The massive size of this trunk was incredible. Also the collection of bromo's was pretty good as well.

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A beautiful Howea.

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You know how they say,"you learn something new everyday"? Well, I learned that you guys have a mole problem outhere, and Bill showed me this mole trap.

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Looking from the balcony of Bill's house, you can see parts of the ocean. But later this year, the view will be even better, because of these two Canarie's that are dieing.

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Matty stopped over early in the morning on his way to LA.  I think he's trying to be one of the new "ranch hands" for Bill and he's being tested on a common palm. :D

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On friday morning we left early and all met up at Gary's property. He said he has 6 acres, has many nice palms already established and with so much more room to expand. Here's Gary standing on the far left, Len, Bill and Ken.

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Thanks for the pics Jeff!  I really enjoyed seeing the  Rhopalostylis.

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A very happy Dypsis decipiens. It reminded me when I saw these planted in Madagascar with the large boulders and rolling hills. Hint,hint....plant lots more of these.Imagine what they would look like in 15-20 more years!

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A nice group setting.

Jeff, thanks, I wish we could grow these here in South Florida.

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More large Dypsis decipiens.

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This was the one palm that I was looking forward to seeing when I arrived at Gary's. It's I think, the largest Ravenea xerophylla growing in So-Cal. Correct me if I'm wrong. This is probably close to the same age as mine growing for me. I hope he plants many more of this one as well, because it's a "WOW" palm. :)

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Another beauty was this.............Brahea decumbens??? Help me someone. We don't see these at home.

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One of many views looking down in the valley.

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A giant,robust Triangle palm, Dypsis decaryi.

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Something from Madagascar. Growing very happy.

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Ken and the BIG rock.....

Ken and I was wondering as we walked around, that it would be nice to have some of these big boulders back at home in our landscapes. Very expensive I would imagine.

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Clump of Chamaedorea plumosa.

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Gary and I with a Beccariophoenix sp. "No windows" I think.

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This was a group planting of small Jubaea's.

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Not sure on this one....help!

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I want to say this was a Rhopalostylis (?)

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This I think was Hedyscepe canterburyana.

This guy's got some incredible stuff growing up here. For those of you that have never been up here before, it's really worthwhile going to.

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Archontophoenix purpurea.

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I need help on this one....

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Jubaeopsis caffra

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Ravenea glauca

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Same as above.

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A very nice robust Ravenea hildebrantii.

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Dypsis onilahensis.

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