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Jeff Searle

After about 2 hours of visiting, we finally had to say our good-bye's and off we left. Thanks Louie, I had a great visit, and hope to see you in south Florida next year.

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We then rode over to Bill Dickinson's house to see his Lytocaryum wedd. cross with Syagrus.

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Here he is standing with his Ravenea moorei.

Not many pictures now, because of a steady rain .

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Some seeds that were the product of hand pollination off of his hybrid.

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Our last garden for the afternoon was at Ralph Valez's house. What a jam packed collection of palms! I had always heard of this,now I was finally there to see for myself.

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Stangeria growing .

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Laccospadix australasica

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A small hybrid, Chamaedorea tenella crossed with C. geonomiformis.

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Dave with this monster Jubaea.

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A very silver Nannorrhops

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And some bromo's on the trunk.

Thanks to all for those that spent so much time with us. We enjoyed your company immensely. I learned alot, that there are many more palms that can be grown in So-Cal. than I ever realized. It was a trip to remember.

Jeff

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Gtlevine

Jeff, I think post 209 is a giant Butia Capitata from the looks of the trunk.

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BS Man about Palms

(Jeff Searle @ Feb. 06 2008,19:01)

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The base of Dypsis sp. "OCWS"

By Jove!  I think he's got it!!!!   :D

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BS Man about Palms

Jeff!  Thanks for the tour revisited!!! It was GREAT to have you both out here!!!  Hope to see you real soon!

(When is Ken gonna post more? )   Ken?

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bgl

Thanks for all the great pictures! Good to see that Louie is still going strong. Visiting Louie when I lived in SoCal was always a great experience! And it's always exciting to get another glimpse of Ralph's personal jungle! The indisputible master of planting stuff close together! :)

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(Gtlevine @ Feb. 06 2008,23:03)

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Jeff, I think post 209 is a giant Butia Capitata from the looks of the trunk.

To all,

Bill,Dave, and Ken, we need some help. What is it?

Jeff

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gsn

(Jeff Searle @ Feb. 06 2008,22:23)

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Dave with this monster Jubaea.

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The only thing I will say is if that is a butia,they don't grow them like that here in Florida! :D  But what do I know? :laugh:

That thing has a massive trunk,bigger circumfrance(sp)wise by twice,maybe three times,than any butia I have seen here. And I have seen some BIG mature specimens!

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elHoagie

(Jeff Searle @ Feb. 06 2008,16:22)

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Jack gave the tour through his greenhouse, and boy was he excited to show us all EVERY palm. :D  Thanks Jack.

I'm glad you guys had some time to stop by, especially since there weren't too many palms to look at.  I could tell everyone was excited about my two year old seedlings in 4 inch pots, so I took it slow and gave the details of each one...

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BS Man about Palms

(Jeff Searle @ Feb. 07 2008,09:42)

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(Gtlevine @ Feb. 06 2008,23:03)

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Jeff, I think post 209 is a giant Butia Capitata from the looks of the trunk.

To all,

Bill,Dave, and Ken, we need some help. What is it?

Jeff

It looks like a cross to me.

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Moose
On ‎1‎/‎31‎/‎2008‎ ‎9‎:‎43‎:‎40‎, Jeff Searle said:

Dypsis baronii. Lots of these in So-Cal.

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Not sure if this is the elusive var. 'Black Stem"?

 Is that Triode hiding around the corner fiddling with some locks? :huh: 

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Moose
On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2008‎ ‎8‎:‎15‎:‎34‎, Jeff Searle said:

Gary pointed out this very rare palm known as Dypsis sp. White stem.

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Whoa! Wonder if this rare beauty has matured to the seeding stage yet? :interesting:

 

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Moose
On ‎2‎/‎6‎/‎2008‎ ‎10‎:‎07‎:‎39‎, Jeff Searle said:

Dave under a large Kentiopsis oliviformis.

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Could this be the infamous stare of Doom? :huh:

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Jeff Searle

Thanks for bumping my topic. What great memories ,gardens  and friends!

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Matt in OC

Great bump!

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Dypsisdean

Whoa - that was already ten years ago???

Well, the palms all look bigger and better today, and so do we - (minus the bigger part). :)

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BS Man about Palms

I've lost weight since and had a great time with those two!

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